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Plates and Shells
Theory and Analysis, Fourth Edition

ISBN 9781138032453
Published October 5, 2017 by CRC Press
618 Pages

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Book Description

Noted for its practical, accessible approach to senior and graduate-level engineering mechanics, Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis is a long-time bestselling text on the subjects of elasticity and stress analysis. Many new examples and applications are included to review and support key foundational concepts. Advanced methods are discussed and analyzed, accompanied by illustrations. Problems are carefully arranged from the basic to the more challenging level. Computer/numerical approaches (Finite Difference, Finite Element, MATLAB) are introduced, and MATLAB code for selected illustrative problems and a case study is included.

Table of Contents

Section I Fundamentals

1. Basic Concepts

2. Simple Structural Members

Section II Plates

3. Plate-Bending Theory

4. Circular Plates

5. Rectangular Plates

6. Plates of Various Geometrical Forms

7. Numerical Methods

8. Anisotropic Plates

9. Plates under Combined Loads

10. Large Deflection of Plates

11. Thermal Stresses in Plates

Section III Shells

12. Membrane Stresses in Shells

13. Bending Stresses in Shells

14. Applications to Pipes, Tanks, and Pressure Vessels

15. Cylindrical Shells under General Loads

Appendix A: Fourier Series Expansions

Appendix B: Tables

Appendix C: Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

Appendix D: Introduction to MATLAB®

Answers to Selected Problems

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Ansel C. Ugural, Ph.D., has been visiting and research professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow and taught at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In addition, Dr. Ugural held positions for two decades as professor and chairman of the mechanical engineering department at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has considerable and diverse industrial experience in mechanical and civil engineering in both full- time and consulting capacities. Professor Ugural received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Ugural has been a member of several engineering and educational societies, and is listed in Who's Who in Engineering.