Problems of Elastomechanics

  • Horst Leipholz


As outlined in Section 1.1, we will now discuss stability problems in elastomechanics in connection with the fundamental concepts contained in the stability theory discussed previously. There exists a well-developed and independent theory for elastomechanics, which can be found in the literature. In addition to Refs. (1) and (2), the reader is also referred to several important works (8), which by no means exhaust the list. It is not necessary to repeat the methods and examples of these works. Instead we will critically question their contents. Modern studies on the stability of elastic bodies indeed frequently question the validity and applicability of the old concepts and methods, and the theory of elastic-body stability has, therefore, often been reformulated and classified within the overall mechanical theory of stability.


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  • Horst Leipholz
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  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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