Nonlinear Mechanics of Structures

  • Michał Kleiber
  • Czesław Woźniak

Part of the Nonlinear Mechanics of Structures book series (MSSY, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Theoretical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 3-26
    3. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 27-51
    4. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 52-105
    5. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 106-211
    6. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 212-247
  3. Selected Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 251-362
    3. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 363-384
    4. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 385-430
    5. Michał Kleiber, Czesław Woźniak
      Pages 431-448
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 449-459

About this book


The aim of this book is to provide a unified presentation of modern mechanics of structures in a form which is suitable for graduate students as well as for engineers and scientists working in the field of applied mechanics. Traditionally, students at technical universities have been taught subjects such as continuum mechanics, elasticity, plates and shells, frames or finite element techniques in an entirely separate manner. The authors' teaching experience clearly suggests that this situation frequently tends to create in students' minds an incomplete and inconsistent picture of the contemporary structural mechanics. Thus, it is very common that the fundamental laws of physics appear to students hardly related to simplified equations of different "technical" theories of structures, numerical solution techniques are studied independently of the essence of mechanical models they describe, and so on. The book is intended to combine in a reasonably connected and unified manner all these problems starting with the very fundamental postulates of nonlinear continuum mechanics via different structural models of "engineer­ ing" accuracy to numerical solution methods which can effectively be used for solving boundary-value problems of technological importance. The authors have tried to restrict the mathematical background required to that which is normally familiar to a mathematically minded engineering graduate.


Dissipation finite element method materials mechanics nonlinear analysis stability stress structures

Authors and affiliations

  • Michał Kleiber
    • 1
  • Czesław Woźniak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6747-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0577-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-2139
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