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.
Table of Contents
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.
Kurt Ingerle studied at the University of Vienna (TU Wien), earning his doctorate degree in Civil Engineering. From 1971 to 2000 he served as Head of the Institute of Environmental Engineering at the University of Innsbruck. He has been awarded numerous patents, including ones in the areas of biocos wastewater treatment systems, and vertical filter wells.