Presents the theory of plates as a branch of classical, three-dimensional elasticity theory. Starts with a review of the notation and basic equations of elasticity theory, then presents basic plate theory and the concepts of stress resultants, stress-strain, displacement relations, and equilibrium. Both vectorial and scalar methods are employed. Goes beyond the standard classical treatments by offering new material on flexural deformation and shear. Covers plate theory for both static and dynamic conditions, which leads to a discussion of instbility theory. Includes numerical techniques (finite element and finite difference methods) for the solution of deformation problems.
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