Dynamic Stability of Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483198217, 9781483223247

Dynamic Stability of Structures

1st Edition

Proceedings of an International Conference Held at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, October 18-20, 1965

Editors: George Herrmann
eBook ISBN: 9781483223247
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 324
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Dynamic Stability of Structures covers the proceedings of an International Conference on Dynamic Stability of Structures, held in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois on October 18-20, 1965, jointly sponsored by the Air Force of Scientific Research and Northwestern University. The conference aims to delineate the various categories of dynamic stability phenomena.
This book is organized into six sections encompassing 20 chapters that tackle general topics such as mathematical methods of analysis, physical phenomena, design applications in engineering, and reports of field research. The first two sections deal with the fundamentals, principles, and concept of dynamic stability, as well as an introduction to the use of computing machines as an aid in studying the motions of complicated dynamical systems. The succeeding two sections highlight the statistical aspects in the structural stability theory and certain problems of structural dynamic. These sections also look into the dynamic buckling of elastic structures and the buckling of long slender ships due to wave-induced whipping. The last two sections explore the stability and vibration problems of mechanical systems under harmonic excitation and the dynamic buckling under step loading. These sections also include discussions on the nonlinear dynamic response of shell-type structures and of a column under random loading, as well as Italian research in the field. Structural and mechanical engineers will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents


Session I

Welcoming Address

Opening Remarks

Dynamic Stability of Structures (Keynote Address)

Session II

Stability of Continuous Systems

Stability Theory and the Asymptotic Behavior of Dynamical Systems

Session III

Statistical Aspects in the Theory of Structural Stability

Dynamic Buckling of Elastic Structures: Criteria and Estimates

Session IV Survey of Problems of Structural Dynamic Stability in Vehicle Design

Stability Problems in the Control of Saturn Launch Vehicles

Buckling of Long Slender Ships due to Wave-Induced Whipping

Elimination of the POGO Instability from the Gemini Launch Vehicle

Session V

Stability and Vibration Problems of Mechanical Systems under Harmonic Excitation

Dynamic Plastic Buckling

Session VI

Dynamic Buckling under Step Loading

Some Studies on the Nonlinear Dynamic Response of Shell-Type Structures

Dynamic Stability of a Column under Random Loading

Interaction of Mechanical and Aeroelastic Instabilities of a Circular Cylindrical Shell

Dynamic Buckling of a Circular Ring Constrained in a Rigid Circular Surface

Energy Considerations in the Analysis of Stability of Nonconservative Structural Systems

Recent Italian Contributions in the Field of Dynamic Stability of Structures


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