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Structural Impact Hardcover – Dec 26 2011

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  • Hardcover: 604 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (Dec 26 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107010969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107010963
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 3.4 x 25.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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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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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. This book introduces the rigid plastic methods of analysis for the dynamic response of beams, plates and shells, and discusses dynamic material properties, dynamic progressive buckling, which develops in several energy absorbing systems, and the phenomenon of dynamic plastic buckling. The author includes a chapter on the scaling laws because they are important for relating the response of small-scale experimental tests to the dynamic behaviour of full-scale prototypes.

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By Mil on Feb. 11 2012
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This is one of the most comprehensive references available, covering the dynamic collapse behavior of simple structural elements such as beams, plates, and shells. This book provides a wealth of information for civil, mechanical, or materials engineers engaged in solving simple impact problems.
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