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Structural Impact

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: March 2012
  • 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. It is of interest for safety calculations, hazard assessments and energy absorbing systems throughout industry. The first five chapters introduce the rigid plastic methods of analysis for the static behaviour and the dynamic response of beams, plates and shells. 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, and the phenomenon of dynamic plastic buckling are introduced. Scaling laws are discussed which are 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 learning 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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    '… will make a valuable contribution to this important and difficult area of structural mechanics. Structural Impact is well written … and can be recommended as a reference textbook …' Applied Mechanics Review

    '… a welcome addition to the collection of any upper-division undergraduate engineering library.' Choice

    Review of the first edition: '… an invaluable reference aid to a most difficult subject area, but is also structured to build knowledge progressively from very simple principles to the analysis of complex structures. This makes it a good book for teaching but also for practising engineers.' Materials and Design

    '… a pleasure to read. It can be used as a textbook at a graduate/undergraduate level and will also be valuable to practising engineers. This book is recommended strongly to anyone interested in impact …' Shock and Vibration Digest

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2012
    • 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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