Concepts, Methods and Paradigms - Stability and Bifurcation of Structures - The Elastic Cable: from Formulation to Computation - Nonlinear Mechanics of Three-Dimensional Solids - The Nonlinear Theory of Beams - Elastic Instabilities of Slender Structures- The Nonlinear Theory of Curved Beams and Flexurally Stiff Cables - The Nonlinear Theory of Plates - The Nonlinear Theory of Cable-Supported Structures - The Nonlinear Theory of Arch-Supported Structures - Discretization Methods.
This book reviews the theoretical framework of nonlinear mechanics, covering computational methods, applications, parametric investigations of nonlinear phenomena and mechanical interpretation towards design. Builds skills via increasing levels of complexity.
Covers all leading aspects of nonlinear structural problems in a single volume
Provides a wide spectrum of problem solutions in nonlinear structural mechanics and dynamics
Presents new developments in computational methodology, combining asymptotics with path following techniques