[ELSEVIER Butterworth-Heinemann LOGO] Technology: Engineering. Mechanical Fundamentals of Structural Stability George Simitses Professor Emeritus University of Cincinnati & Georgia Tech, OH & GA, USA Dewey Hodges Professor, Georgia Tech, GA, USA KEY FEATURES An understandable introduction to the theory of structural stability, useful for a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering Emphasizes elastic behavior under loads, including vertical buckling, torsion buckling and nonlinear affects of structural system buckling and stability Case examples to illustrate real-world applications of Stability Theory Fundamentals of Structural Stability, authored by two of the worlds leading mechanical engineering researchers and professors, focuses on structural stability by introducing the student to both a classical and an advanced understanding of the mechanical behavior of systems under load and how modeling the resulting strains can predict the overall future performancethe stabilityof a particular structural system. The textbook will provide a focused study of how structures behave and perform when under stress loading, including plastic deformation and buckling. The authors cover the traditional beam theory, as well as modern approaches like elastic theory. All advanced engineering students studying solid mechanics, structural analysis and design, fatigue and failure, and other related subjects need grounding in the stability of structural systems, and this book will provide that knowledge in a thorough and understandable fashion. Designed with a flexibility for either a one-semester or two-semester course sequence, this text offers a classroom-tested pedagogy, including abundant worked-out examples and insightful problems for further study. The authors have constructed a text that both students and teachers should find to be illuminating, essential reading. Contents: Mechanical Stability Models, Elastic Buckling of Columns, Buckling of Frames, The Energy Criterion and Energy-Based Models, Columns on Elastic Foundations, Buckling of Shafts, Buckling of Rings and Arches, Flexural-Torsion Buckling of Thin-Walled Beam Columns, Lateral-Torsion Buckling of Deep Beams, Non-conservative Systems and Dynamic Buckling, Work and Energy Related Principles and Theorems. Related titles: Sadd, Elasticity: Theory, Applications and Numerics, 0-12-605811-3 Rao: The Finite Element Method in Engineering, 4th edition, 0-7506-7828-3 Yang, Stress, Strain and Structural Dynamics: An Interactive Handbook of Formulas, Solutions and MATLAB Toolboxes, 0-12-787767-3Hodges, Dewey H. is the author of 'Fundamentals of Structural Stability ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780750678759 and ISBN 0750678755.