Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis, Fourth Edition

Ansel C. Ugural

October 5, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 592 Pages
ISBN 9781138032453 - CAT# K30716
Series: Applied and Computational Mechanics


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      • Offers a review of basics so that students can better understand the mechanics of structural members
      • Demonstrates the means by which loads are resisted in beams, plates, and shells
      • Explores design and material failure criteria in a systematic manner
      • Presents finite element and finite difference applications to emphasize modern computer techniques
      • Provides optional MATLAB® resources on the CRC Press website to illustrate computational software usage


Noted for its practical, accessible approach to senior and graduate-level engineering mechanics, Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis is a long-time bestselling text on the subjects of elasticity and stress analysis. Many new examples and applications are included to review and support key foundational concepts. Advanced methods are discussed and analyzed, accompanied by illustrations. Problems are carefully arranged from the basic to the more challenging level. Computer/numerical approaches (Finite Difference, Finite Element, MATLAB) are introduced, and MATLAB code for selected illustrative problems and a case study is included.