© 1993

Topics in Applied Mechanics

Integration of Theory and Applications in Applied Mechanics

  • J. F. Dijksman
  • F. T. M. Nieuwstadt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bridge building

  3. Experimental mechanics

  4. Role of local effects in the analysis of structures and dynamic systems

    1. Keynote paper

      1. R. de Borst, P. H. Feenstra, H.-B. Mühlhaus, J. Pamin, J. C. J. Schellekens, L. J. Sluys
        Pages 89-95
      2. A. P. S. Selvadurai, A. ten Busschen, L. J. Ernst
        Pages 97-110
      3. H. Braam, B. R. W. Haverkate
        Pages 111-118
      4. M. H. J. W. Paas, J. van den Eikhoff
        Pages 127-136
      5. P. H. M. Timmermans, W. A. M. Brekelmans, J. H. P. De Vree
        Pages 147-154
  5. Local effects and fluid flow

    1. Keynote paper

      1. G. J. F. van Heijst
        Pages 155-162
      2. W. E. A. Mahu, M. C. A. M. Peters, M.-P. Verge, A. P. J. Wijnands, B. Fabre, A. Hirschberg
        Pages 163-171
      3. R. Akkerman, G. Rekers, J. Huétink
        Pages 173-180

About this book


In collaboration with the Contact Group Experimental Mechanics in The Netherlands and under the auspices of the Technological Institute of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Ingenieurs Vereniging (Royal Flemish Society of Engineers), the Department of Ap­ plied Mechanics of the Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs (Royal Institution of Engineers in The Netherlands) organised the second National Mechanics Congress in The Netherlands, on November 16-18, 1992. About hundred participants from universities and industrial research laboratories in The Netherlands and Belgium discussed topics around the theme: Building Bridges, Integration of Theory and Applications in Applied Mechanics. Building bridges is of course one of the main tasks of a civil engineer, in order to improve the infrastructure of our society. Strength, stiffness and stability have to be guaranteed for a large number of years of service. Localised effects such as shear lag in longitudinal stiffeners, small cracks in concrete structures and effects of corrosion may on the long tenn lead to catastrofic failure of bridges. During the congress J.P. Gailliez presented a talk about the hydraulic ship lifts in the Canal du Centre in south Belgium. Built more than a hundred years ago, the elevators still are in a perfect condition and are recognized now as an industrial archeological monument.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. F. Dijksman
    • 1
  • F. T. M. Nieuwstadt
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips ResearchEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Laboratory for Aero and HydrodynamicsTechnical University of DelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Topics in Applied Mechanics
  • Book Subtitle Integration of Theory and Applications in Applied Mechanics
  • Editors J.F. Dijksman
    F.T. Nieuwstadt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-2442-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4926-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-2090-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 374
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering, general
    Classical Mechanics
    Numeric Computing
    Civil Engineering
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