© 2002

New Approaches to Structural Mechanics, Shells and Biological Structures

  • H. R. Drew
  • S. Pellegrino

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 104)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Calladine’s Contribution

    1. C. R. Calladine
      Pages 1-10
    2. H. R. Drew, S. Pellegrino
      Pages 11-21
  3. Structural Mechanics

    1. F. Abbassian, S. Willson, A. J. L. Crook
      Pages 23-41
    2. G. Augusti, P. M. Mariano, F. L. Stazi
      Pages 43-56
    3. N. A. Fleck, M. F. Ashby, V. S. Deshpande
      Pages 81-89
    4. J. A. Greenwood
      Pages 101-114
    5. Jacques Heyman
      Pages 115-125
    6. F. A. Leckie
      Pages 127-138
    7. P. G. Lowe
      Pages 165-174
    8. M. N. Pavlović, N. Tahan, M. D. Kotsovos
      Pages 189-202
    9. Alan R. S. Ponter, Haofeng Chen
      Pages 203-213
    10. K. A. Seffen
      Pages 215-227
    11. W. J. Stronge
      Pages 229-244

About this book


This Festschrift marks the retirement of Professor Chris Calladine, FRS after 42 years on the teaching staff of the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. It contains a series of papers contributed by his former students, colleagues, and friends. Chris Calladine's research has ranged very widely across the field of struc­ tural mechanics, with a particular focus on the plastic deformation of solids and structures, and the behaviour of thin-shell structures. His insightful books on Engineering Plasticity and Theory of Shell Structures have been appreciated by many generations of students at Cambridge and elsewhere. His scientific contri­ bution outside engineering, in molecular structures, is at least as significant, and he is unique among engineers in having co-authored a book on DNA. Also, he has been keenly interested in the research of many students and colleagues, and on many occasions his quick grasp and physical insight have helped a student, and sometimes a colleague, find the nub of the problem without unnecessary effort. Many of the papers contained in this volume gratefully acknowledge this generous contribution. We thank Professor G. M. l. Gladwell for reading through all of the contri­ butions, Mrs R. Baxter and Mrs o. Constantinides for help in preparing this volume, Godfrey Argent Studio for permission to reproduce Calladine's por­ trait for the Royal Society, and Dr A. Schouwenburg -from Kluwer- for his assistance. Horace R. Drew Sergio Pellegrino ix CHRIS CALLADINE SOME THOUGHTS ON RESEARCH c. R.


Cantilever DNA calculus composite material concrete deformation evolution mechanics plastic deformation reinforced concrete shells solids stability structural mechanics structure

Editors and affiliations

  • H. R. Drew
    • 1
  • S. Pellegrino
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIRO Molecular ScienceNorth RydeAustralia
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Approaches to Structural Mechanics, Shells and Biological Structures
  • Editors Horace R. Drew
    Sergio Pellegrino
  • Series Title Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0862-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6120-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9930-6
  • Series ISSN 0925-0042
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 526
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Solid Mechanics
    Classical Mechanics
    Biochemistry, general
    Civil Engineering
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From the reviews:

"The Collection of 37 papers is devoted to the retirement of Professor Chris Callandine, FRS. … They can be related to the following topics: Structural Mechanics (19), Shell Structures (9) and Biological Structures (9). … the topic is new and very innovative … . It can be recommended to graduate students (having basic knowledge in Mathematics, Mechanics, and Material Science), researchers and engineers in structural, mechanical, aerospace engineering, and molecular biology." (Holm Altenbach, ZAMM, Vol. 85 (3), 2005)