Modern Experimental Stress Analysis: Completing the solution of partially specified problems

J.F. Doyle

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All structures suffer from stresses and strains caused by operating loads and extraneous factors such as winding loading and vibrations; typically, these problems are solved using the finite element method. The most common challenge facing engineers is how to solve a stress analysis problem of real structures when all of the required information is not available. Addressing such stress analysis problems, Modern Experimental Stress Analysis presents a comprehensive and modern approach to combining experimental methods with finite element methods to effect solutions. Focusing on establishing formal methods and algorithms, this book helps in the completion of the construction of analytical models for problems. This book also:

  • Applies to a variety of structures and components.
  • Provides new ideas to researchers in computational mechanics.
  • Discusses complex models.
  • Offers solutions to a large collection of problems ranging from static to dynamic, linear to non-linear.
  • Includes a wealth of documented experimental examples.
  • Enables stress analysts to extend the range of problems and applications they can address.
  • Offering practical examples, this book is an essential tool for all senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in experimental mechanics and engineering analysis. Practicing civil, mechanical and aerospace engineers involved in the stress analysis of structures and components will also find this book a very useful reference.