Buckling and Post-Buckling

Four Lectures in Experimental, Numerical and Theoretical Solid Mechanics Based on Talks Given at the CISM-Meeting Held in Udine, Italy, September 29–October 3, 1985

  • Authors
  • Johann Arbocz
  • Michel Potier-Ferry
  • Josef Singer
  • Viggo Tvergaard

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 288)

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About this book


The four lectures presented in this volume discuss recent ideas such as bifurcation, catastrophe and singular theory in elastic post-buckling but avoid advanced mathematics. The influence of imperfections and boundary conditions on the maximal load of stiffened shells of revolution is studied by numerical methods. Experimental methods to test compressed structures are presented and will serve as a useful guide for engineers and physicists. Also of practical importance is the thorough discussion of the state of the art in plastic buckling of plates and shells under the influence of the constitutive laws. The lectures are intended for postgraduate students, but at the same time they should serve as a review for researchers and engineers in solid mechanics.


bifurcation mechanics numerical method plasticity

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-18312-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47875-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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