Solid Mechanics

"Solid Mechanics: A Variational Approach, Augmented Edition" presents a lucid and thoroughly developed approach to solid mechanics for students engaged in the study of elastic structures not seen in other texts currently on the market. This work offers a clear and carefully prepared exposition of variational techniques as they are applied to solid mechanics. Unlike other books in this field, Dym and Shames treat all the necessary theory needed...

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Engineering Design

Contrary to a lot of popular mythology, the designs of popular products and successful systems do not appear suddenly, or magically. The authors believe that symbolic representation, and related problem-solving methods, offer significant opportunities to clarify and articulate concepts of design to lay a better framework for design research and design education. Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides a substantial body of material concerned with...

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Stability Theory and Its Applications to Structural Mechanics

An integration of modern work in structural stability theory, this volume focuses on the Koiter postbuckling analyses, with mathematical notions of stability of motion. In relation to discrete and continuous systems, it bases the minimum energy principles for static stability upon the dynamic concepts of stability of motion. It further develops the asymptotic buckling and postbuckling analyses from potential energy considerations, with...

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Engineering Design

Design is a central activity in engineering. It is both a creative process not easily defined and a thought process that can, with increasing success, be externalized, articulated, and modeled. This book aims to clarify the issues, providing an operational definition of engineering design and an explication of design as a discipline. In particular, the book focuses on the contribution of AI (artificial intelligence) to engineering design. With...

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Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior

Explicitly reintroducing the idea of modeling to the analysis of structures, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior presents an integrated approach to modeling and estimating the behavior of structures. With the increasing reliance on computer-based approaches in structural analysis, it is becoming even more important for structural engineers to recognize that they are dealing with models of structures, not with the actual structures. As...

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Knowledge Based Systems In Engineering

Aimed at seniors and graduate students in a variety of fields of engineering, the book is designed as a textbook introduction to Expert Systems or Knowledge-Based Systems, emphasizing engineering applications and tools.

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