Analysis and Design of Elastic Beams: Computational Methods / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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State-of-the-art coverage of modern computational methods for theanalysis and design of beamsAnalysis and Design of Elastic Beams presents computer models andapplications related to thin-walled beams such as those used inmechanical and aerospace designs, where thin, lightweightstructures with high strength are needed. This book will enablereaders to compute the cross-sectional properties of individualbeams with arbitrary cross-sectional shapes, to apply ageneral-purpose computer analysis of a complete structure todetermine the forces and moments in the individual members, and touse a unified approach for calculating the normal and shearstresses, as well as deflections, for those members' crosssections.In addition, this book augments a solid foundation in the basicstructural design theory of beams by:* Providing coverage of thin-wall structure analysis andoptimization techniques* Applying computer numerical methods to classical designmethods* Developing computational solutions for cross-sectional propertiesand stresses using finite element analysesIncluding access to an associated Web site with software for theanalysis and design of any cross-sectional shape, Analysis andDesign of Elastic Beams: Computational Methods is an essentialreference for mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineers anddesigners working in the automotive, ship, and aerospace industriesin product and process design, machine design, structural design,and design optimization, as well as students and researchers inthese areas.
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About the Author
WALTER D. PILKEY is the Morse Professor of Engineering at the University of Virginia. He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles and books, including Formulas for Stress, Strain, and Structural Matrices and Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors, Second Edition, both published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
Beams in Bending.Beam Elements.Beam Systems.Finite Elements for Cross-Sectional Analysis.Saint-Venant Torsion.Beams Under Transverse Shear Loads.Restrained Warping of Beams.Analysis of Stress.Rational B-Spline Curves.Shape Optimization of Thin-Walled Sections.Appendix A: Using the Computer Programs.Appendix B: Numerical Examples.