Nowadays, the growth in structural materials, analytical methods and design tools has greatly promoted the development and applications of thin-walled structures in different fields. Thin-walled structures are broadly utilized in building construction, bridge construction, storage racks, transmission towers, automotive, ships, aircraft, etc. Many factors, including cost and weight economy, new materials and processes and the growth of powerful methods of analysis have contributed to this growth, which concentrates specifically on structures in which problems arise due to the thinness of the walls.
This book ‘Stability and Vibrations of Thin-Walled Composite Structures’ brings together state of the art information on the most recent advances from the global research and development community regarding new theories, experiment, design methods and applications. It reviews on the stability and vibrations of thin walled composite structures such as columns, plates, and stringer stiffened plates and shells to enables both engineers and academics to locate valuable, up-to-date knowledge on buckling and vibrations, be it methodical or tentative, and use it for estimation or evaluation.
This book serves as valuable guide for students, researchers and engineering professionals working in structural mechanics, aerospace and composite structures. The book will be of interest to all those working in the field of thin-walled structures. Specifically, advanced graduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied mathematics as well as practicing engineers will find new and important results in this book.