W. T. Koiter's Elastic Stability of Solids and Structures

W. T. Koiter's Elastic Stability of Solids and Structures

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This book deals with the elastic stability of solids and structures. It begins with fundamental aspects of stability, relating the basic notions of dynamic stability to more traditional quasi-static approaches. The book is concerned not only with buckling, or linear instability, but most importantly with nonlinear post-buckling behavior and imperfection-sensitivity. After laying out the general theory, Koiter applies the theory to a number of applications, with a chapter devoted to each. These include a variety of beam, plate, and shell structural problems and some basic continuum elasticity problems. Koiter's classic results on the nonlinear buckling and imperfection-sensitivity of cylindrical and spherical shells are included. The treatments of both the fundamental aspects and the applications are completely self contained. This book was recorded as a detailed set of notes by Arnold van der Heijden from W. T. Koiter's last set of lectures on stability theory, at TU Delft.

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 180.34 x 256.54 x 22.86mm | 748.42g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521515289
  • 9780521515283
  • 1,725,004

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Author Information

Arnold M. A. van der Heijden is an advisor for HESTOCON, a technical drawing and design company in Breda, Netherlands. He received his Master's and PhD degrees, with honors, in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics under Professor Koiter. He has been a technical and scientific staff member in the Applied Mechanics Lab at Delft University of Technology, an Honorary Research Fellow at Harvard University, a professor at Eindhoven Technical University, a board member of the Department of Applied Mechanics of the Royal Dutch Institute for Engineers, and co-editor (with J. F. Besseling) of the Koiter symposium book Trends in Solid Mechanics. Dr van der Heijden has worked on staff and/or consulted for many corporations including Royal Dutch Shell plc (Pernis and the Hague), CAB Utrecht, with HESTOCON to develop RDW safety approved vehicle bumpers, ABB Lummus Global, and as a project leader of ATEX at General Electric Advanced Materials. He is currently working on improvement safety management for ProRail.

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