Mechanics of Materials and Structures

Mechanics of Materials and Structures

1st Edition - January 13, 1994

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  • Editors: George Voyiadjis, L.C. Bank, L.J. Jacobs
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483291543

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A wide range of topics in the area of mechanics of materials and structures are covered in this volume, ranging from analysis to design. There is no special emphasis on a specific area of research. The first section of the book deals with topics on the mechanics and damage of concrete. It also includes two papers on granular packing structure changes and cumulative damage in polymers. In the second part more theoretical topics in mechanics are discussed, such as shell theory and nonlinear elasticity. The following section dicusses areas dealing primarily with plasticity, viscoelasticity, and viscoplasticity. These include such topics as dynamic and cyclic plasticity. In the final section the subject is structural dynamics, including seismic analysis, composite frames and nonlinear analysis of bridges. The volume is compiled in honor of Professor Maciej P. Bieniek who has served as a teacher and researcher at several universities, and who has made many significant contributions in the evaluation, rehabilitation, and design of infrastructures.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword. Maciej P. Bieniek - A Biographical Sketch (F.L. DiMaggio). Mechanics of Materials and Structures I. A rate-dependent three invariant softening model for concrete (J.C. Mould, Jr., H.S. Levine). Damage mechanics of concrete under cyclic load (T. Paskova, C. Meyer). An anisotropic damage-plastic model for concrete (S. Xiong). Laser ultrasonics of concrete (L.J. Jacobs, R.W. Whitcomb). Investigating cumulative damage in a highly filled polymeric composite material (C.T. Liu, B. Tang). An experimental study of granular packing sructure changes under load (X. Lee). Mechanics of Materials and Structures II. Finite elements via the Hu-Washizu theorem - convergence and error (C.D. Pionke, G. Wempner). Dynamic inelastic shell analysis (K.-K. Chan, K.G. Stultz Jr., R.S. Atkatsh). Nonlinear analysis using perturbation methods and classical elasticity (W.R. Spillers). Decohesion at a circular interface (A.J. Levy). Constitutive relations of nonlinear elastic continua (B.G. Barsoum). Mechanics of Materials and Structures III. Non-uniqueness in dynamic rate-independent non-associated plasticity (I.S. Sandler, T.A. Pucik). A statistical interpretation of the stress work-conjugate to Lagrangian-based Almansi strain (K.S. Havner). Cyclic plasticity and ratchetting (G.Z. Voyiadjis, S.M. Sivakumar). A simple non-isothermal constitutive model for finite deformation rubber viscoelasticity (K.N. Morman, Jr.). Finite strain thermo-viscoplasticity (M.S. Benowitz). Mechanics of Materials and Structures IV. Dynamic experimental data based models for analysis and design of precast concrete tilt-up walls (S.A. Adham). An alternative formulation of the substructure deletion method for the seismic analysis of embedded foundations (R. Betti). A hybrid force method/stiffness matrix method for the analysis of thin-walled composite frames (L.C. Bank, E. Cofie). Star 37S solid rocket nozzle thermostructural analysis (W.H. Goodman et al.). A computer model for nonlinear analysis of bridge structures (A. Karakaplan, R. Petricone, T. Barnard). Author index.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1994
  • Published: January 13, 1994
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483291543

About the Editors

George Voyiadjis

Dr. Voyiadjis is a Member of the European Academy of Sciences, and Foreign Member of both the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. George Z. Voyiadjis is the Boyd Professor at the Louisiana State University, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is the highest professorial rank awarded by the Louisiana State University System. He is also the holder of the Freeport-MacMoRan Endowed Chair in Engineering. He joined the faculty of Louisiana State University in 1980. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He holds this position since February of 2001. He also served from 1992 to 1994 as the Acting Associate Dean of the Graduate School. He currently also serves since 2012 as the Director of the Louisiana State University Center for GeoInformatics (LSU C4G; ). Voyiadjis’ primary research interest is in plasticity and damage mechanics of metals, metal matrix composites, polymers and ceramics with emphasis on the theoretical modeling, numerical simulation of material behavior, and experimental correlation. Research activities of particular interest encompass macro-mechanical and micro-mechanical constitutive modeling, experimental procedures for quantification of crack densities, inelastic behavior, thermal effects, interfaces, damage, failure, fracture, impact, and numerical modeling. Dr. Voyiadjis’ research has been performed on developing numerical models that aim at simulating the damage and dynamic failure response of advanced engineering materials and structures under high-speed impact loading conditions. This work will guide the development of design criteria and fabrication processes of high performance materials and structures under severe loading conditions. Emphasis is placed on survivability area that aims to develop and field a contingency armor that is thin and lightweight, but with a very high level of an overpressure protection system that provides low penetration depths. The formation of cracks and voids in the adiabatic shear bands, which are the precursors to fracture, are mainly investigated. He has two patents, over 332 refereed journal articles and 19 books (11 as editor) to his credit. He gave over 400 presentations as plenary, keynote and invited speaker as well as other talks. Over sixty two graduate students (37 Ph. D.) completed their degrees under his direction. He has also supervised numerous postdoctoral associates. Voyiadjis has been extremely successful in securing more than $30.0 million in research funds as a principal investigator/investigator from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Department of Transportation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and major companies such as IBM and Martin Marietta.

Affiliations and Expertise

Boyd Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University

L.C. Bank

Affiliations and Expertise

Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., USA

L.J. Jacobs

Affiliations and Expertise

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

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