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Linear and Nonlinear Structural Mechanics

Linear and Nonlinear Structural Mechanics

Ali H. Nayfeh, P. Frank Pai

ISBN: 978-0-471-59356-0

Jul 2004

763 pages

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* Explains the physical meaning of linear and nonlinear structural mechanics.
* Shows how to perform nonlinear structural analysis.
* Points out important nonlinear structural dynamics behaviors.
* Provides ready-to-use governing equations.

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1. Introduction.

1.1 Structural Elements.

1.2 Nonlinearities.

1.3 Composite Materials.

1.4 Damping.

1.5 Dynamic Characteristics of Linear Discrete Systems.

1.6 Dynamic Characteristics of Nonlinear Discrete Systems

1.7 Analyses of Linear Continuous Systems.

1.8 Analyses of Nonlinear Continuous Systems.

2. Elasticity.

2.1 Principles of Dynamics.

2.2 Strain-Displacement Relations.

2.3 Transformation of Strains and Stresses.

2.4 Stress-Strain Relations.

2.5 Governing Equations.

3. Strings and Cables.

3.1 Modeling of Taut Strings.

3.2 Reduction of String Model to Two Equations.

3.3 Nonlinear Response of Strings.

3.4 Modeling of Cables.

3.5 Reduction of Cable Model to Two Equations.

3.6 Natural Frequencies and Modes of Cables.

3.7 Discretization of the Cable Equations.

3.8 Single-Mode Response with Direct Approach.

3.9 Single-Mode Response with Discretization Approach.

3.10 Extensional Bars.

4. Beams.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Linear Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory.

4.3 Linear Shear-Deformable Beam Theories.

4.4 Mathematics for Nonlinear Modeling.

4.5 Nonlinear 2-D Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory.

4.6 Nonlinear 3-D Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory.

4.7 Nonlinear 3-D Curved Beam Theory Accounting for Warpings.

5. Dynamics of Beams.

5.1 Parametrically Excited Cantilever Beams.

5.2 Transversely Excited Cantilever Beams.

5.3 Clamped-Clamped Buckled Beams.

5.4 Microbeams.

6. Surface Analysis.

6.1 Initial Curvatures.

6.2 Inplane Strains and Deformed Curvatures.

6.3 Orthogonal Virtual Rotations.

6.4 Variation of Curvatures.

6.5 Local Displacements and Jaumann Strains.

7. Plates.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Linear Classical Plate Theory.

7.3 Linear Shear-Deformable Plate Theories.

7.4 Nonlinear Classical Plate Theory.

7.5 Nonlinear Modeling of Rectangular Surfaces.

7.6 General Nonlinear Classical Plate Theory.

7.7 Nonlinear Shear-Deformable Plate Theory.

7.8 Nonlinear Layerwise Shear-Deformable Plate Theory.

8. Dynamics of Plates.

8.1 Linear Vibrations of Rectangular Plates.

8.2 Linear Vibrations of Membranes.

8.3 Linear Vibrations of Circular and Annular Plates.

8.4 Nonlinear Vibrations of Circular and Annular Plates.

8.5 Nonlinear Vibrations of Rotating Disks.

8.6 Nonlinear Vibrations of Near-Square Plates.

8.7 Micropumps.

8.8 Thermally Loaded Plates.

9. Shells.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Linear Classical Shell Theory.

9.3 Linear Shear-Deformable Shell Theories.

9.4 Nonlinear Classical Theory for Double-Curved Shells.

9.5 Nonlinear Shear-Deformable Theories for Circular Cylindrical Shells.

9.6 Nonlinear Layerwise Shear-Deformable Shell Theory.

9.7 Nonlinear Dynamics of Infinitely Long Circular Cylindrical Shells.

9.8 Nonlinear Dynamics of Axisymmetric Motion of Closed Spherical Shells.


Subject Index.

"…useful as a graduate level textbook as well as a functional handbook for the professional engineer." (E-STREAMS, February 2005)