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Impact Mechanics

2nd Edition

  • Publication planned for: May 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521841887

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  • Emphasising non-penetrating collisions, the second edition of Impact Mechanics develops several different methodologies for analysing collisions between structures - from rigid body theory for structures that are stiff and compact, to vibration and wave analyses for flexible structures. A valuable reference for both professionals and advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the book builds upon foundation courses in dynamics and strength of materials. Worked examples and end-of-chapter homework problems are drawn both from industry and sports such as golf, baseball, soccer and billiards. New chapters present a generalised theory of multi-body impact, as well as analyses of visco-elastic and visco-plastic impact. Effects of local compliance on impact dynamics are more generally described, and additional examples illustrating effects of friction during impact between bodies in either collinear or eccentric configurations are included.

    • Provides a clear description of the conditions where different analytical models are required
    • Offers new examples and end-of-chapter problem sets to illustrate analyses
    • Presents analytical methods for calculating response to impact of rigid bodies (with friction), deformable structures, multi-body systems and impact propagation in self-organising systems
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: May 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521841887
    • length: 380 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 183 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 53 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to analysis of low-speed impact
    2. Collinear rigid body impact
    3. Planar or 2-D rigid body impact
    4. 3-D impact of rough rigid bodies
    5. Tangential compliance in planar impact of rough bodies
    6. Continuum modeling for local deformation neat contact area
    7. Wave propagation from impact on slender deformable bodies
    8. Generalized impact analysis of multibody systems
    9. Viscoelastic or viscoplastic impact
    10. Impact against flexible structures
    11. Propagating transformations of state in self-organizing systems
    12. Impact of sports balls.

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    W. J. Stronge, University of Cambridge
    W. J. Stronge (Ph.D. Stanford Applied Mechanics) joined Cambridge University in 1981 and currently is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mechanics in the Department of Engineering at thw University of Cambridge and an Adjutant Professor of Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics. Professor Stronge is the author of two books: Structural Models for Dynamic Plasticity (1993) and Impact Mechanics (Cambridge, 2000). Professor Stronge's specialty is mechanics of solids. He performs and supervises both theoretical and experimental research on impact response of plastically deforming solids directed towards applications in design of light, crashworthy structures and energy absorbing collision barriers. Aspects of this research are the dynamics of solids with cellular microstructure and propagation of phase transformations in reactive media. Some applications are related to mechanics of sports; in particular how design of sports equipment affects performance.

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