Analysis of Geometrically Nonlinear Structures / Edition 2

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This book provides a simple extension of the methods of linear structural analysis to the case of geometrically nonlinear effects. Its importance derives from the theorem stating that "in the presence of pre stress, geometrically nonlinear effects are of the same order as linear elastic effects". It is the precursor of efforts to include nonlinear effects in elementary discussions of structural analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402016547
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Overview 1
Ch. 2 Linear Structural Analysis 23
Ch. 3 "Exact" Analysis of Trusses 41
Ch. 4 Nonlinear Analysis of Plane Frames 71
Ch. 5 Nonlinear Analysis of Space Frames 93
Ch. 6 Nonlinear Analysis of Membranes 121
Ch. 7 Cablenets and Fabric Structures 151
Ch. 8 Three-Dimensional Beam-Columns 187
Ch. 9 Nonlinear Analysis of Shells 205
References 239
App. 1 Member Stiffness When Beam-Column Effects are Included 243
App. 2 Determinants 247
App. 3 The Rotation Matrix 249
App. 4 Perturbation Methods Applied to Plane Beams 257
App. 5 Introduction to Computer Programs 259
App. 6 Graphics on a PC 267
Index 271
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