∗ elasticity and plasticity problems in small and finite deformation
∗ general concepts of stability and bifurcation and basic results
∗ elastic buckling
∗ plastic buckling of structures
∗ standard dissipative systems obeying maximum dissipation.
These themes are developed in 20 chapters and illustrated by various analytical and numerical results. The coverage given here extends beyond the limited boundaries of previous works, resulting in a text of lasting interest and value to postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners working in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering, as well as materials science.
Constitutive Relations and Thermodynamics.
Elements of Mathematics.
Elastic Problems in Small Deformation.
Elastic–Plastic Problems in Small Deformaton.
Stability of an Equilibrium.
Static and Dynamic Bifurcation.
Bifurcation Analysis of Conservative Systems.
Buckling of Elastic Structures.
Complements of Conservative Systems.
Plastic Buckling of Beams.
Rate Problems and Hill′s Criteria.
Materials and Structures in Finite Deformation.
Standard Dissipative Systems.
Stability of a Quasi–Static Evolution.
Crack Propagation and Stability.
Contact with Friction.
Nonlinear Numerical Analysis.