The theory of stability is of key importance in aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering. This fully revised 2nd Edition of the well-received work includes new developments that have occurred over the past 18 years, especially in the area of elastomechanics. This presentation goes beyond the original framework of stability theory and treats stability problems of the kinetics of rigid bodies and systems, as well as of elastomechanics, using a single, unified theory. Discusses the concepts of ``follower forces'' and nonconservative loads as introduced into aeroelasticity. Covers the problems in elastic mechanics that involve pulsating loads or periodically varying parameters. Treatment is unique in that it shows the common traits of stability problems which occur in all branches of mechanics. Mathematical prerequisites are referred to in an appendix.
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Book Description Academic Press Inc, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 012442550X