From the Back Cover
Theories and Applications of Plate Analysis is a unique, comprehensive volume covering static, dynamic and elastic stability analysis of plates. This valuable book addresses a large spectrum of plate problems and their analytical, numerical, computer-aided and engineering solution techniques. This book includes more than 140 descriptive, worked-out examples, making this text and reference book extremely useful in academic and professional environments.
Utilizing SI units throughout, all mathematical tools are clearly and systematically developed within the book (with an understanding of differential-integral calculus and matrix algebra) to work with such topics as:
- Classical, numerical, computer-aided and engineering solution techniques
- Linear, nonlinear and moderately thick plate problems
- Finite difference and gridwork methods
- Finite element and finite strip methods
- Computer-based plate analysis
- Yield-line methods
- Free and forced vibrations of plates
- Elastic stability analysis
Complete with a helpful CD-ROM containing 170 readily usable plate formulas and a user-friendly finite element program system, WinPlatePrimer, for static and dynamic analysis of real-life plate problems, Theories and Applications of Plate Analysis is a handy, must-have book for practicing engineers and graduate students in the fields of civil, mechanical, aeronautical, marine, architectural and mining engineering.