History of Strength of Materials: With a Brief Account of the History of Theory of Elasticity and Theory of Structures

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Courier Corporation, 1983 - Science - 452 pages
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This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials features many references to the theories of elasticity and structure. Based on an extensive series of lectures, it explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt to the temples and fortifications of the Greeks and Romans. 245 figures.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Et ASTIC CURVES
25
STRENGTH OF MATERIAt S IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
41
structural materials in the eighteenth century
54
Strength of materials in England hetween 1800 and 1833
98
Other notahle European contrihutions to strength of materials
100
Equations of equilihrium in the theory of elasticity
104
2fi Cauchy
107
Moving loads
178
The early stages in the theory of trusses
181
K Culmann
190
W J Macquorn Rankine
197
J C Maxwells contrihutions to the theory of structures
202
4fi Prohlems of elastic stahility Column formulas
208
THE MATHEMATICAt THEORY OF Et ASTICITY BETWEEN 1833
210
The physical elasticity and the elastic constant con troversy 21f i
216

Poisson lll
111
G l ame and B P E Clapeyron
114
The theory of plates
119
STRENGTH or MATERIALS BETWEEN 1833 AND 1807
123
The growth of German engineering schools
129
SaintVenants contrihutions to the theory of hending of heams
137
Jourawskis analysis of shearing stresses in heams
141
Continuous heams
144
Bresse 14f i
145
3fi E Winkler
152
Tuhular hridges 15f i
156
Early investigations on fatigue of metals 1fi2 39 The work of Wohler 1fi7
167
Early work in elasticity at Camhridge University
222
Stokes
225
50a Barr6 de SaintVenant
230
STRENGTH OF MATERIAL IN THE PERIOD 18fi71900
283
THEORY OF STRUCTURES is THE PERIOD 18fi71900
304
THEORY OF Et ASTICITY BETWEEN 18fi7 AND 1900
328
THEORY OF Et ASTICITY DURING THE PERIOD 19001950
389
THEORY OF STRUCTURES DVRING THK PERIOD 19001950
422
Name Index
441
Suhject Index
449
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