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Statics of Rods


  • Rods, plates and shells are the fundamental components of structural mechanics

  • First and only monograph that treats rods exclusively

  • Very detailed and comprehensive

  • Contains solutions for many problems in various fields of engineering (endoscopes, spacecraft)


Part of the Foundations of Engineering Mechanics book series (FOUNDATIONS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Valery A. Svetlitsky
    Pages 1-10
  3. Valery A. Svetlitsky
    Pages 11-56
  4. Valery A. Svetlitsky
    Pages 57-87
  5. Valery A. Svetlitsky
    Pages 89-127
  6. Valery A. Svetlitsky
    Pages 129-210
  7. Valery A. Svetlitsky
    Pages 211-270
  8. Valery A. Svetlitsky
    Pages 271-319
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 321-389

About this book


The volume is devoted to mechanics of rods, which is a branch of mechanics of deformable bodies. The main goal of the book is to present systematically theoretical fundamentals of mechanics of rods as well as numerical methods used for practical purposes. The monograph is concerned with the most general statements of the problems in mechanics of rods. Various types of external loads that a rod may be subject to are discussed. Advanced technique that includes vector is used in the derivation of linear analysis, linear algebra, and distributions and nonlinear equilibrium equations. The use of this technique helps us to make transformations and rearrangement of equations more transparent and compact. Theoretical basics of rods interacting with external and internal flows of fluid and the derivation of the formulas for the hydrodynamic and aerody­ namic forces are presented. The book consists of six chapters and appendices and may be convention­ ally divided into two parts. That is, Chapters 1 to 3 contain, in the main, theoretical material, whereas Chapters 4 to6 illustrate the application of the theoretical results to problems of practical interest. Problems for self-study are found in Chapters 1, 3, 4, and 5. The solutions to most of the problems are given in Appendix B. The monograph is addressed to scientists, institutional and industrial re­ searchers, lecturers, and graduate students.


aerodynamics applied mechanics deformation dynamics fluid mechanics stability statics stress

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.MoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Statics of Rods
  • Authors V.A. Svetlitsky
  • Series Title Foundations of Engineering Mechanics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67452-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-53646-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-45593-6
  • Series ISSN 1612-1384
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-6237
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 388
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Computational Intelligence
    Classical Mechanics
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