Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics

Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics

An Interactive Handbook of Formulas, Solutions, and MATLAB Toolboxes

1st Edition - February 25, 2005

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  • Author: Bingen Yang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541877

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Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and definitive reference to statics and dynamics of solids and structures, including mechanics of materials, structural mechanics, elasticity, rigid-body dynamics, vibrations, structural dynamics, and structural controls. This text integrates the development of fundamental theories, formulas and mathematical models with user-friendly interactive computer programs, written in the powerful and popular MATLAB. This unique merger of technical referencing and interactive computing allows instant solution of a variety of engineering problems, and in-depth exploration of the physics of deformation, stress and motion by analysis, simulation, graphics, and animation. This book is ideal for both professionals and students dealing with aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering, as well as naval architecture, biomechanics, robotics, and mechtronics. For engineers and specialists, the book is a valuable resource and handy design tool in research and development. For engineering students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, the book serves as a useful study guide and powerful learning aid in many courses. And for instructors, the book offers an easy and efficient approach to curriculum development and teaching innovation.

Key Features

  • Combines knowledge of solid mechanics--including both statics and dynamics, with relevant mathematical physics and offers a viable solution scheme.
  • Will help the reader better integrate and understand the physical principles of classical mechanics, the applied mathematics of solid mechanics, and computer methods.
  • The Matlab programs will allow professional engineers to develop a wider range of complex engineering analytical problems, using closed-solution methods to test against numerical and other open-ended methods.
  • Allows for solution of higher order problems at earlier engineering level than traditional textbook approaches.


Upper undergraduate level and Graduate level and practicing engineers involved with structural mechanics in mechanical, civil, and aerospace applications.

Table of Contents

  • Static Analysis of Euler-Bernoulli Beams; Static Analysis of Bars, Shafts and Strings; Buckling Analysis of Columns; Stress Analysis in Two-Dimensional Problems; Static Analysis of Constrained Multispan Beams; Static Analysis of Plane Trusses; Static Analysis of Plane Frames; Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies; Vibration Analysis of One-Degree-of-Freedom Systems; Vibration and Control of Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom Systems; Dynamics and Control of Euler-Bernoulli Beams; Dynamic Analysis of Bars, Shafts and Strings; Dynamic Analysis of Constrained, Combined, and Stepped Beams; Static Analysis of Linearly Elastic Bodies; Free Vibration of Membranes and Plates

Product details

  • No. of pages: 960
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: February 25, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541877

About the Author

Bingen Yang

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, USA. With 20 years of research experience, he has published approximately 150 journal and conference papers in the areas of solid mechanics, vibrations, structural dynamics, and controls. His current research interests include modelling, analysis, and deployment control of inflatable space structures, servo control of flexible positioning systems, and development of intelligent biomedical devices via smart materials and micro-electro-mechanical systems. A fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California at Berkeley.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, USA

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