112 pages | 50 B/W Illus.
Non-Conservative Systems: New Static and Dynamic Stability Criteria summarizes the essential properties of non-conservative elastic systems (static stability and post-critical behavior), and the importance of novel stability criteria for such systems. Beginning with the history of non-conservative systems theory, the text goes on to propose new theories regarding static stability in massless non-conservative systems, and dynamic stability in systems with mass. Experiments are included, as are computational models developed by the author, along with an extensive bibliography. This new work is a valuable new resource for those working in the area of structural stability.
History. Introduction. Static Stability of Massless Non-Conservative Systems. Dynamic Stability of Massless Non-Conservative Systems. Static and Dynamic Stability Criteria for Conservative and Non-Conservative Elastic Stability Systems. Experiments. Computational Model for the Static Stability of Multi Spring-Hinged Columns. Computational Model for the Post-Critical Response of Multi Spring-Hinged Columns. Bibliography. Index.