Inelastic Behaviour of Structures under Variable Loads

  • Zenon Mróz
  • Dieter Weichert
  • Stanislaw Dorosz

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Material Modelling for Cyclic Plasticity and Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Siegmund, Ewald Werner, Franz Dieter Fischer
      Pages 19-31
    3. E. Stein, Y. J. Huang
      Pages 33-50
  3. General Theory of Accomodated Inelastic Structures Under Variable Loads

  4. Influence of Geometrical Changes on Cyclic Response of Structures

  5. Numerical Techniques Applied to Industrial Problems, Damaged Structures

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 497-502

About this book


This collection of papers is a state of the art presentation of theories and methods related to the problem of the behaviour of mechanical structures under variable loads beyond their elastic limit In particular, the problems of shakedown, ratchetting, transient and asymptotic cyclic states are addressed. The volume is composed of four chapters devoted to material modelling for cyclic loading conditions; general theory of accommodated states of structures; effects of changes of the geometry on the inelastic structural response; and numerical techniques with applications to particular engineering problems. It was aimed to provide a unified approach in order to understand both inelastic material and structural response under variable loading conditions. The attempt to extend the classical shakedown theory of Melan and Koiter to geometrically non-linear problems is presented in several papers. The industrial application of cyclic plasticity to the analysis and the design of pressure bellows, compensators, turbine disks, or flange connections under thermal and pressure cycles illustrates the great potential of the numerical techniques developed for this purpose using mostly min-max approaches. The treatment of railway problems and the analysis and optimisation of pavements are further examples of important areas of applications. Emphasis was laid on approaches that take into account the fact that loading histories are often not precisely known Therefore, the center of interest lies in other than step by step calculation methods.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zenon Mróz
    • 1
  • Dieter Weichert
    • 2
  • Stanislaw Dorosz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Université des Sciences et Technologies de LilleVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4120-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0271-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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