Structural Analysis

  • O. A. Bauchau
  • J. I. Craig

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 163)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Basic tools and concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 3-51
    3. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 53-99
    4. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 101-135
    5. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 137-170
  3. Beams and thin-wall structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 173-221
    3. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 223-259
    4. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 261-295
    5. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 297-391
  4. Energy and variational methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 395-491
    3. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 493-581
    4. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 583-671
    5. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 673-717
  5. Advanced topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 719-719
    2. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 721-762
    3. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 763-792
    4. O. A. Bauchau, J. I. Craig
      Pages 793-817

About this book

Introduction

The authors and their colleagues developed this text over many years, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in structural analysis courses at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

The emphasis is on clarity and unity in the presentation of basic structural analysis concepts and methods. The equations of linear elasticity and basic constitutive behaviour of isotropic and composite materials are reviewed. The text focuses on the analysis of practical structural components including bars, beams, and plates. Particular attention is devoted to the analysis of thin-walled beams under bending, shearing, and torsion. Advanced topics such as warping, non-uniform torsion, shear deformations, thermal effect and plastic deformations are addressed. A unified treatment of work and energy principles is provided that naturally leads to an examination of approximate analysis methods including an introduction to matrix and finite element methods.

 

This teaching tool based on practical situations and thorough methodology should prove valuable to both lecturers and students of structural analysis in engineering worldwide.

Keywords

aerospace engineering composite material design elasticity mechanical engineering space engineering structural analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • O. A. Bauchau
    • 1
  • J. I. Craig
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2516-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2515-9
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2516-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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