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Structural Impact

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107010963

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  • Structural Impact is concerned with the behaviour of structures and components subjected to large dynamic, impact and explosive loads which produce inelastic deformations and is of interest for safety calculations, hazard assessments and energy absorbing systems throughout industry. The first five chapters of this book introduce the rigid plastic methods of analysis for the static behaviour and the dynamic response of beams, plates and shells. These chapters develop the key features of the subject from an engineering viewpoint, and are followed by several chapters on various phenomena of importance to structural impact. The influence of transverse shear, rotatory inertia, finite displacements and dynamic material properties are introduced and studied in some detail. Dynamic progressive buckling, which develops in several energy absorbing systems, is then examined, while the phenomenon of dynamic plastic buckling is introduced in the penultimate chapter. The last chapter on the scaling laws is important for relating the response of small-scale experimental tests to the dynamic behaviour of full-scale prototypes. This text is invaluable to undergraduates, graduates, and professionals who want to learn more about the behaviour of structures subjected to large impact, dynamic and blast loadings producing an inelastic response.

    • A fully updated second edition of the definitive book
    • This edition includes updated references, equations and appendices
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    "This book would be a useful resource for a graduate-level course...Recommended." - H. I. Epstein, University of Connecticut

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107010963
    • length: 604 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 185 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.21kg
    • contains: 282 b/w illus. 8 tables 110 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Static plastic behaviour of beams
    2. Static plastic behaviour of plates and shells
    3. Dynamic plastic behaviour of beams
    4. Dynamic plastic behaviour of plates
    5. Dynamic plastic behaviour of shells
    6. Influence of transverse shear and rotatory inertia
    7. Influence of finite displacements
    8. Strain rate sensitive behaviour of materials
    9. Dynamic progressive buckling
    10. Dynamic plastic buckling
    11. Scaling laws.

  • Author

    Norman Jones, University of Liverpool
    Dr Norman Jones is an Emeritus Professor of Engineering at the University of Liverpool. He was previously the A. A. Griffith Professor of Engineering, headed the University's Department of Mechanical Engineering (1982–1990) and served as Director of the Impact Research Centre (1985–2005). Prior to that, he was a Professor of Ocean Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published more than 300 papers, principally on many aspects of the response of structures subjected to dynamic, impact and blast loadings which produce large inelastic strains. He is the honorary editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Impact Engineering and was editor (1983–87) and editor-in-chief (1988–2008) and is the author of the first edition of Structural Impact (1989, 1997). Professor Jones is honorary professor at Huazhong and Taiyuan Universities of Science and Technology in China, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (London) and a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

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