Dynamic Stability of Structures

Dynamic Stability of Structures

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Editor: George Herrmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223247

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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

  • Preface

    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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  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223247

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George Herrmann

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