The Mechanics of Jointed Structures

Recent Research and Open Challenges for Developing Predictive Models for Structural Dynamics

  • Matthew R.W. Brake

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Perspectives on the Challenges of Joints Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 11-23
    3. Matthew R. W. Brake, David J. Ewins, Clay B. Wynn
      Pages 25-36
    4. David Nowell, Matthew R. W. Brake, Melih Eriten
      Pages 37-42
  3. Experimental Techniques for Studying Energy Dissipation Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 45-58
    3. Daniel R. Roettgen, Matthew S. Allen
      Pages 91-97
    4. Scott A. Smith, Simone Catalfamo, Juan C. Bilbao-Ludena, Matthew R. W. Brake, Pascal Reuß, Christoph W. Schwingshackl
      Pages 109-133
    5. Hugh G. D. Goyder
      Pages 135-147
    6. Muzio M. Gola, Chiara Gastaldi
      Pages 181-204
  4. Derivation of Constitutive Equations Based on Physical Parameters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 207-221
    3. Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 231-253
    4. Matthew S. Allen, Brandon J. Deaner, Daniel J. Segalman
      Pages 255-278
    5. Noussa Bouchaala, Jean-Luc Dion, Nicolas Peyret
      Pages 331-353
    6. Keegan J. Moore, Mehmet Kurt, Melih Eriten, D. Michael McFarland, Lawrence A. Bergman, Alexander F. Vakakis
      Pages 355-379
  5. Numerical Techniques for the Analysis of Jointed Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Johann Groß, Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 415-426
    3. Matthew R. W. Brake, Johann Groß, Robert M. Lacayo, Loic Salles, Christoph W. Schwingshackl, Pascal Reuß et al.
      Pages 427-450
    4. Daniel R. Roettgen, Benjamin Seeger, Wei Che Tai, Seunghun Baek, Tilán Dossogne, Matthew S. Allen et al.
      Pages 465-489
    5. Adam Brink, D. Dane Quinn, Daniel J. Segalman
      Pages 511-524
    6. Malte Krack, Lars Panning-von Scheidt
      Pages 525-538
    7. Robert J. Kuether, Matthew R. W. Brake, Matthew S. Allen
      Pages 539-560
    8. Robert C. Flicek, Matthew R. W. Brake, David A. Hills, James R. Barber
      Pages 561-582
  6. Epistemic and Aleatoric Uncertainty in Modeling and Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. Marc P. Mignolet, Matthew R. W. Brake, Daniel J. Segalman
      Pages 585-592
    3. Daniel J. Segalman, Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 593-603
    4. Marc P. Mignolet, Pengchao Song, X. Q. Wang
      Pages 627-650
    5. Brett A. Robertson, Matthew S. Bonney, Chiara Gastaldi, Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 651-672
  7. Perspectives on the Future of Joints Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 673-673
    2. Matthew R. W. Brake
      Pages 675-689
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 691-702

About this book


This book introduces the challenges inherent in jointed structures and guides researchers to the still-open, pressing challenges that need to be solved to advance this critical field. The authors cover multiple facets of interfacial mechanics that pertain to jointed structures: tribological modeling and measurements of the interface surfaces, constitutive modeling of joints, numerical reduction techniques for structures with joints, and uncertainty quantification and propagation for these structures. Thus, the key subspecialties addressed are model reduction for nonlinear systems, uncertainty quantification, constitutive modeling of joints, and measurements of interfacial mechanics properties (including tribology). The diverse contributions to this volume fill a much needed void in the literature and present to a new generation of joints researchers the potential challenges that they can engage in in order to advance the state of the art.

  • Clearly defines internationally recognized challenges in joint mechanics/jointed structures and provides a comprehensive assessment of the state-of-the-art for joint modeling;
  • Identifies open research questions facing joint mechanics;
  • Details methodologies for accounting for uncertainties (due both to missing physics and variability) in joints;
  • Explains and illustrates best-practices for measuring joints’ properties experimentally;
  • Maximizes reader understanding of modeling joint dynamics with a comparison of multiple approaches.


Aleatoric Uncertainty Cost of Joint Failures Iwan Element Joint Joint Economics Jointed Structures Measurement techniques for Jointed Structures Model Reduction Techniques, Reduced Order Models for Structures with nonlinearities Savings Due to Joints

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew R.W. Brake
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringWilliam Marsh Rice UniversityHoustonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56816-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56818-8
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