1st Edition

Advanced Structural Mechanics

By Alberto Carpinteri Copyright 2017
    548 Pages
    by CRC Press

    546 Pages 332 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.