By Arnold M. A. van der Heijden
This booklet bargains with the elastic balance of solids and buildings, on which Warner Koiter was once the world's best specialist. It starts off with basic points of balance, bearing on the fundamental notions of dynamic balance to extra conventional quasi-static techniques. The ebook is worried not just with buckling, or linear instability, yet most significantly with nonlinear post-buckling habit and imperfection-sensitivity. After laying out the overall concept, Koiter applies the speculation to a couple of purposes, with a bankruptcy dedicated to every one. those comprise numerous beam, plate, and shell structural difficulties and a few easy continuum elasticity difficulties. Koiter's vintage effects at the nonlinear buckling and imperfection-sensitivity of cylindrical and round shells are integrated. The remedies of either the elemental facets and the functions are thoroughly self-contained. This e-book used to be recorded as an in depth set of notes by means of Arnold van der Heijden from W. T. Koiter's final set of lectures on balance idea, at TU Delft.