High energy impact phenomena have been investigated by engineers of various backgrounds and disciplines. Structures often need to be designed against impact or potential attack and on the other hand the removal of decommissioned structures may be achieved by shaped charge impact, alternatively known as explosive cutting. The topic of ballistic impact is wide-ranging and encompasses various levels of kinetic energy input as well as a multitude of projectile-target materials and geometries. It has thus become the object of many experimental and analytical investigations resulting in numerous sparsely-spread articles in periodicals and conference proceedings as well as monographs narrowly focusing on specific types and ranges of impact scenarios. This volume describes a broad spectrum of analytical and experimental work in this area, thus providing considerable insight into the complexity and diversity of impact phenomena. By addressing a significant number of important issues it combines, rather uniquely, subject breadth and density with in-depth study of impact events of great engineering interest.
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Stavros Syngellakis (PhD, Princeton University) has almost forty years of research and teaching experience in solid mechanics and structural engineering. After 32 years as an academic member of the University of Southampton, Dr Syngellakis joined the Wessex Institute of Technology in October 2011 as an Associate Professor. He has published over 100 papers on advanced applications of exact and approximate analytical techniques to a wide range of structural engineering and material technology problems. His current research interests include fatigue crack growth in layered systems; indentation fracture; buckling of laminated plates; projectile penetration mechanics; damage tolerance of composites under high-rate loads. Dr Syngellakis supervised 20 PhD and 1 MPhil programmes to completion and participated in various industry-sponsored research programmes and engineering projects. He is a member of the editorial board of two international journals and a reviewer for numerous others. He has been a member of the scientific advisory committee of, and made invited contributions to, many Boundary Element and other materials-related conferences.
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Book Description Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 231 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 184564879X