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Structural Stability: Theory & Implementationby Wai-fah Chen
Synopses & Reviews
Structural Stability: Theory and Implementation is a practical work that provides engineers and students in structural engineering or structured mechanics with the background needed to make the transition from fundamental theory to practical design rules and computer implementation. Beginning with the basic principles of structural stability and basic governing equations,Structural Stability is a concise and comprehensive introduction that applies the principles and theory of structural stability (which are the basis for structural steel design) to the solution of practical building frame design problems. Special features include:
Am outstandingly practical resource, Structural Stability offers the reader an understanding of the fundamental principles and theory of structural stability not only in an idealized, perfectly elastic system, but also in an inelastic, imperfect system representative of the actual structural systems encountered in engineering practice.
About the Author
W. F. Chen teaches at Purdue University and serves on the SSRC Executive Committee and the AISC Committee on Specifications. He has been chairman of several ASCE committees; has authored and co-authored several textbooks and monographs; and is the recipient of seven professional awards.
E. M. Lui currently teaches at Syracuse University. He is a member of the AISC, the ACI, and the AAM; has published several papers on structural stability; and is the 1986 recipient of the Outstanding Young Man of America Award.
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