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1st Edition

Advanced Structural Mechanics

ISBN 9780415580373
Published June 5, 2017 by CRC Press
545 Pages 332 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Building on the author’s Structural Mechanics Fundamentals, this text presents a complete and uniform treatment of the more advanced topics in structural mechanics, ranging from beam frames to shell structures, from dynamics to buckling analysis, from plasticity to fracture mechanics, from long-span to high-rise civil structures.

Plane frames

Statically indeterminate beam systems: Method of displacements

Plates and shells

Finite element method

Dynamics of discrete systems

Dynamics of continuous elastic systems

Buckling instability

Long-span structures

High-rise structures

Theory of plasticity

Plane stress and plane strain conditions

Mechanics of fracture

This book serves as a text for graduate students in structural engineering, as well as a reference for practising engineers and researchers.

Table of Contents

1. Plane frames

2. Statically indeterminate beam systems: Method of displacements

3. Shells and membranes

4. Finite element method

5. Dynamics of discrete systems

6. Dynamics of continuous systems

7. Instability of elastic equilibrium

8. Theory of plasticity

9. Plane stress and plane strain conditions

10. Mechanics of fracture

11. Long-span structures

12. High-rise buildings.


A. Shape functions

B. Application of the finite element method to diffusion problems

C. Initial strains and residual stresses

D. Plane elasticity with couple stresses

E. Rotating circular disk

F. Thermal stress in a circular disk

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Alberto Carpinteri is Professor of Structural Mechanics at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Among his many awards he is Part President of the European Structural Integrity Society and of the International Association of Fracture Mechanics for Concrete and Concrete Structures; a Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the Member of the American Academy of Mechanics; Recipient of RILEM's Robert l'Hermite Medal, and of the JSME Medal of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.