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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Roorda, J. (Editor), Srivastava, N.K. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1997, 1997
Edition:1st ed. 1997
Series:Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Stiffened Plates and Cylindrical Shells under Interactive Buckling
  • Parametric Studies of the Factors Affecting the Stability of Segmental Dome Structures
  • Impact Damage Sustained During Vehicle Rollover
  • Periodic Table of the Polyhedral Universe
  • Optimizing Structural Systems
  • Static and Dynamic Analysis of Tension Structures
  • Finite Elements, Plasticity Theory and Linear Programming for Dimensioning Reinforced Concrete Slabs and Walls
  • Steel Satchel Connections
  • A Study of M-? Behaviour of Flush Endplate Connections
  • Moment Frame Connections Revisited: A Fundamental Fracture Mechanics Approach
  • Lower Bound Moment Fields — A New Approach
  • Reinforced Concrete Column Design
  • Full-Section Yield Analysis of Uniformly Loaded Sector Plates
  • Service Life of Patches in Concrete Flat Slabs
  • Reliability-Based Nondestructive Inspection Planning.-The Earthquake-Resistant Design of Critically-Important Concrete Structures
  • An Improved Approximation for the Multinormal Integral with Applications to System Reliability Computation
  • New Developments in the Theory of Dynamics for Seismic Analysis of Buildings
  • On the Moment Distribution Method of Structural Analysis
  • Role of Higher Education
  • Some Musings About a Difficult Design Problem
  • Engineering Design and Computers
  • Learning Conceptual Design
  • Cosserat Continuum and Shell Theory
  • A Technique for Solving Nonlinear Problems
  • Solution of Solid Mechanics Problems by Random Walk
  • Development and Progress of the Discrete Method of Limit Analysis using “Rigid Bodies — Spring Models”
  • Dual Analysis with Equilibrium Finite Elements
  • Yielding and Flow of Sand
  • Mechanics of Buried Flexible Structures
  • Designing with Fibre-Reinforced Composites: Advantages and Pitfalls
  • Use of Polymers and Polymer-Based Composites in Structural Mechanics
  • A Finite Element Presentation of Optimum Design for Filament-Winding Composite Cylindrical Pressure Vessels.
  • Interactive Buckling in Fibrous Pultruded I-Section Composite Beams
  • Theories Behind the Development of Constitutive Relations
  • Rehabilitation of Structures by Fibre Reinforced Plastic Laminates
  • A Coherent Code for Structural Design Against Buckling
  • Large Twisting and Kinking of Thin-Walled Elastic Ribbons