Stability of Elastic Structures

  • N. A. Alfutov

Part of the Foundations of Engineering Mechanics book series (FOUNDATIONS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
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  3. N. A. Alfutov
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  5. N. A. Alfutov
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 321-339

About this book


The subject discussed in this book is the stability of thin-walled elastic systems under static loads. The presentation of theses problems is based on modern approaches to elastic-stability theory. Special attention is paid to the formulation of elastic-stability criteria, to the statement of column, plate and shell stability problems, to the derivation of basic relationships, and to a discussion of the boundaries of the application of analytic relationships. The author has tried to avoid arcane, nonstandard problems and elaborate and unexpected solutions, which bring real pleasure to connoisseurs, but confuse students and cause bewilderment to some practical engineers. The author has an apprehension that problems which, though interesting, are limited in application can divert the reader's attention from the more prosaic but no less sophisticated general problems of stability theory.


Technische Mechanik applied mechanics mechanics stability structure structures

Authors and affiliations

  • N. A. Alfutov
    • 1
  1. 1.M-1 DepartmentMoscow State University of TechnologyMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08498-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49098-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1384
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-6237
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