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Materials and Structures under Shock and Impact

Patrice Bailly, Ecole nationale supérieure d’ingénieurs de Bourges, France

ISBN: 9781848216518

Publication Date: November 2013   Hardback   336 pp.

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In risk studies, engineers often have to consider the consequences of an accident leading to a shock on a construction. This can concern the impact of a ground vehicle or aircraft, or the effects of an explosion on an industrial site.
This book presents a didactic approach starting with the theoretical elements of the mechanics of materials and structures, in order to develop their applications in the cases of shocks and impacts. The latter are studied on a local scale at first. They lead to stresses and strains in the form of waves propagating through the material, this movement then extending to the whole of the structure.
The first part of the book is devoted to the study of solid dynamics where nonlinear behaviors come into play. The second part covers structural dynamics and the evaluation of the transient response introduced at the global scale of a construction. Practical methods, simplified methods and methods that are in current use by engineers are also proposed throughout the book.


Part 1. Dynamics of Solids
1. Motion within Solids.
2. Shocks in Solids.
3. Waves and Shocks in a Nonlinear Medium.
4. Dynamic Materials Testing.
Part 2. Dynamic of Structures
5. Impact on a Simple Structure.
6. Collisions of Structures.
7. Explosions and Blasts.
8. Mechanical Response of Beams.
9. Responses of Multiple Degree of Freedom Structures.
10. Response of a Nonlinear Structure.

About the Authors

Patrice Bailly is Professor at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’ingénieurs de Bourges in France, where he is responsible for the topic of material and structural dynamics at the PRISME laboratory.


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