Mathematical Methods for Elastic Plates by Christian ConstandaMathematical Methods for Elastic Plates by Christian Constanda

Mathematical Methods for Elastic Plates

byChristian Constanda

Hardcover | July 10, 2014

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Mathematical models of deformation of elastic plates are used by applied mathematicians and engineers in connection with a wide range of practical applications, from microchip production to the construction of skyscrapers and aircraft. This book employs two important analytic techniques to solve the fundamental boundary value problems for the theory of plates with transverse shear deformation, which offers a more complete picture of the physical process of bending than Kirchhoff's classical one.

The first method transfers the ellipticity of the governing system to the boundary, leading to singular integral equations on the contour of the domain. These equations, established on the basis of the properties of suitable layer potentials, are then solved in spaces of smooth (Hölder continuous and Hölder continuously differentiable) functions.

The second technique rewrites the differential system in terms of complex variables and fully integrates it, expressing the solution as a combination of complex analytic potentials.

The last chapter develops a generalized Fourier series method closely connected with the structure of the system, which can be used to compute approximate solutions. The numerical results generated as an illustration for the interior Dirichlet problem are accompanied by remarks regarding the efficiency and accuracy of the procedure.

The presentation of the material is detailed and self-contained, makingMathematical Methods for Elastic Platesaccessible to researchers and graduate students with a basic knowledge of advanced calculus.

Christian Constanda, BS, PhD, DSc, is the Charles W. Oliphant Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Tulsa, USA, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde, UK, and Chairman of the International Consortium on Integral Methods in Science and Engineering. He has authored, edited, and translated 25...
Title:Mathematical Methods for Elastic PlatesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:209 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:July 10, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1447164334

ISBN - 13:9781447164333


Table of Contents

Singular Kernels.- Potentials and Boundary Integral Equations.- Bending of Elastic Plates.- The Layer Potentials.- The Newtonian Potential.- Existence of Regular Solutions.- Complex Variable Treatment.- Generalized Fourier Series.

Editorial Reviews

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"This is a nice short and self-contained book on mathematical methods in the linear theory of plates. . The book is strongly recommended to those who are interested in mathematical problems of elasticity and applications of the theory of potentials in mathematical physics." (Leonid P. Lebedev, zbMATH, Vol. 1301, 2015)