Deformation Compatibility Control for Engineering Structures

Methods and Applications

  • Hanhua Zhu
  • Zhihui Zhou
  • Mengchong Chen
  • Jianliang Deng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hanhua Zhu, Zhihui Zhou, Mengchong Chen, Jianliang Deng
    Pages 1-35
  3. Hanhua Zhu, Zhihui Zhou, Mengchong Chen, Jianliang Deng
    Pages 37-102
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 103-116

About this book


This book presents essential methods of deformation compatibility control, and explicitly addresses the implied conditions on the methods’ deformation compatibility. Consequently, these conditions can be considered in engineering structure design, while the conditions on stable equilibrium can be taken into account in the design method. Thus, the designed deformation and the actual deformation of the respective structure are approximately identical, guaranteeing both the flexibility of the construction material in force transmission and the equilibrium of force in the structure.

Though equilibrium theory in engineering structures has been extensively studied, there has been comparatively little research on compatibility. In the limited researches available, the topics are primarily the theories and assumptions on the deformation compatibility, while few systematic works focus on the mechanical theoretical principles and methods of deformation compatibility control. As such, the flexibility of the construction material in force transmission and the stable equilibrium of the structure as a whole cannot be guaranteed based on these research results.

Successfully addressing this important gap in the literature, the book is intended for researchers and postgraduates in engineering mechanics, civil engineering and related areas.


Deformation compatibility control Engineering structures system Structural equilibrium states Traffic structure engineering Optimized transmission Transfer of force Tunnel engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanhua Zhu
    • 1
  • Zhihui Zhou
    • 2
  • Mengchong Chen
    • 3
  • Jianliang Deng
    • 4
  1. 1.Highway Department of Zhejiang ProvinceHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Central South UniversityChangshaChina
  3. 3.Ningbo Communications Planning Institute Co., Ltd.NingboChina
  4. 4.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1892-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1893-0
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