© 2007

Mechanics of Structural Elements

Theory and Applications


  • The author systematically uses the variational principle where it is most powerful – constructing numerical procedures and deriving basic governing equations of applied mechanics of solids


Part of the Foundations Engineering Mechanics book series (FOUNDATIONS)

About this book


The book systematically presents variational principles and methods of analysis for applied elasticity and structural mechanics. The variational approach is used consistently for both, constructing numerical procedures and deriving basic governing equations of applied mechanics of solids; it is the derivation of equations where this approach is most powerful and best grounded by mathematics. The book is oriented towards experts in civil engineering, researchers, developers of software for mechanical strength, stability, and oscillation analysis; it can be used by practical engineers who employ software tools to do their job and who want to know more about the theoretical background of the strength analysis. The book will be useful to senior and postgraduate students of engineering, to professors of structural analysis at civil or mechanical engineering departments of technical universities.


Analysis civil engineering elasticity mechanical engineering mechanics stability structural analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ISC Giprostroymost197198 St.PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


From the reviews:

"The book is indented for the self-contained reference for the topic, and is aimed at practicing engineers and researchers in the field of mechanics of solids. Graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students of mechanical engineering could benefit from using the book as well. … This well-written and organized book is a reader-friendly and good-organized manual in the field of variational approaches. It can be highly recommended for experts in mechanics of solids, engineers and for graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students." (Igor Andrianov, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1107 (9), 2007)