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The History of the Theory of Structures: From Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics / Edition 1

The History of the Theory of Structures: From Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics / Edition 1

by Karl-Eugen Kurrer, Ekkehard Ramm
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ISBN-13: 9783433018385
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/23/2008
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Dr.-Ing. Karl-Eugen Kurrer has been chief editor of the journal "Stahlbau", published by Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, since 1996. His interest in the history of theory of structures from the scientific and engineering perspectives began some 30 years ago. The great success of his book "Geschichte der Baustatik" published at the end of 2002, the repeated requests for an English edition and the members of the Berlin-based VDI History of Engineering Study Group inspired him to write this revised edition.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Prof. Ekkehard Ramm
Preface to the first, German edition
The tasks and aims of a historical study of theory of structures
Learning from the history of structural analysis: 11 introductory essays
The first fundamental engineering science disciplines: theory of structures and applied mechanics
From masonry arch to elastic arch
The beginnings of a theory of structures
The discipline-formation period of theory of structures
From construction with iron to modern structural steelwork
Member analysis conquers the third dimension: the spatial framework
Reinforced concrete's influence on theory of structures
From classical to modern theory of structures
Twelve scientific controversies in mechanics and theory of structures
Perspectives for theory of structures
Brief biographies
Name index
Subject index

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