Impact Mechanics by W. J. StrongeImpact Mechanics by W. J. Stronge

Impact Mechanics

byW. J. Stronge

Paperback | March 25, 2004

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Impact mechanics is concerned with the reaction forces that develop during a collision and the dynamic response of structures to these reaction forces. The subject has a wide range of engineering applications, from designing sports equipment to improving the crashworthiness of automobiles. This book develops several different methodologies for analysing collisions between structures. These range from rigid body theory for structures that are stiff and compact, to vibration and wave analyses for flexible structures. The emphasis is on low-speed impact where damage is local to the small region of contact between the colliding bodies. The analytical methods presented give results that are more robust or less sensitive to initial conditions than have been achieved hitherto. As a text, Impact Mechanics builds upon foundation courses in dynamics and strength of materials. It includes numerous industrially relevant examples and end-of-chapter homework problems drawn from industry and sports. Practising engineers will also find the methods presented in this book useful in calculating the response of a mechanical system to impact.
Title:Impact MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.63 inPublished:March 25, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521602890

ISBN - 13:9780521602891


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to analysis of slow speed impact; 2. Rigid body theory for collinear impact; 3. Rigid body theory for planar or two-dimensional collisions; 4. 3-D impact of rough rigid bodies; 5. Rigid body impact with discrete modeling of compliance for contact region; 6. Continuum modeling for local deformation near contact area; 7. Axial impact on slender deformable bodies; 8. Impact on assembly of 'rigid' elements; 9. Collision against flexible structure; 10. Propagating transformations of state in self-organizing systems; Appendix A. Role of impact in 17th and 18th century development of fundamentals of mechanics; Appendix B. Glossary of terms.

Editorial Reviews

'... the book is unsurpassed in the masterly cogent treatment of intricate problems. We may paraphrase the words of the Spanish poet Garcia Lorca, when we predict that a considerable period will elapse before a book of comparable excellence will be published on impact theory.' Piero Villaggio, Zentralblatt für Mathematik