The History of the Theory of Structures: From Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics

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John Wiley & Sons, 9 de gen. 2012 - 848 pàgines
This book traces the evolution of theory of structures and strength of materials - the development of the geometrical thinking of the Renaissance to become the fundamental engineering science discipline rooted in classical mechanics. Starting with the strength experiments of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the author examines the emergence of individual structural analysis methods and their formation into theory of structures in the 19th century. For the first time, a book of this kind outlines the development from classical theory of structures to the structural mechanics and computational mechanics of the 20th century. In doing so, the author has managed to bring alive the differences between the players with respect to their engineering and scientific profiles and personalities, and to create an understanding for the social context. Brief insights into common methods of analysis, backed up by historical details, help the reader gain an understanding of the history of structural mechanics from the standpoint of modern engineering practice. A total of 175 brief biographies of important personalities in civil and structural engineering as well as structural mechanics plus an extensive bibliography round off this work.
 

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Learning from the history of structural analysis 11 introductory essays
12
Learning from the history of structural analysis 11 introductory essays
60
The first fundamental engineering science disciplines theory of structures
95
From masonry arch to elastic arch
124
The beginnings of a theory of structures
87
The disciplineformation period of theory of structures
125
The disciplineformation period of theory of structures
386
From construction with iron to modern structural steelwork
415
Member analysis conquers the third dimension the spatial framework
431
Reinforced concretes influence on theory of structures
450
From classical to modern theory of structures
1941
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Dr.-Ing. Karl-Eugen Kurrer ist seit 1996 Chefredakteur der Zeitschrift "Stahlbau" im Verlag Ernst & Sohn in Berlin. Seit 30 Jahren beschaftigt er sich mit der Geschichte der Baustatik aus wissenschafts- und technikhistorischer Perspektive. Der gro?e Erfolg seines Ende 2002 veroffentlichten Buches "Geschichte der Baustatik", der immer wieder geau?erte Wunsch nach einer englischsprachigen Ausgabe und die Leitung des Berliner VDI-Arbeitskreises Technikgeschichte regten ihn dazu an, dieses Buch zu verfassen.

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