Buckling of structures. Theory and experiment. The Josef Singer anniversary volume. (English) Zbl 0704.73048

Studies in Applied Mechanics, 19. Amsterdam etc.: Elsevier. xx, 449 p. $ 136.75; Dfl. 260.00 (1988).
[The articles of this volume will not be indexed individually.]
The book consists of 21 collected papers contributed by various authors on the occasion of sixty-fifth birthday of Prof. Josef Singer. After an introductory remark, experimental and theoretical papers are listed consecutively in the book.
The first paper deals with the buckling of axially compressed imperfect shells with elastic edge supports. The second paper examines the buckling (collapse) pressures for perfectly clamped steel torisphere shells subjected to external pressure. The third paper deals with viscoplastic buckling of shells by using an elastic-viscoplastic constitutive equation. The fourth article is an experimental one which is related to the buckling of reinforced panels loaded in axial compression. The fifth paper is concerned with stability of the “endeavour” balloon envelopes. The sixth article examines the buckling of composite sandwich cylinders under axial compression. The following paper deals with plastic buckling of rectangular plates under biaxial loading. The eighth article is concerned with stochastic simulation of initial imperfection data bank for isotropic shells with general imperfections. The postbuckling calculation of extremely thinwalled vessels under external pressure is studied in paper nine. The tenth paper examines the axisymmetric buckling of shearable shells and plates of revolution with emphasis on the effects of localized supports. Some considerations on the ultimate strength of steel shells in danger of instability are investigated in eleventh paper. In the following article the sensitivity of buckling loads and vibration frequencies of plates are briefly studied.
In paper number thirteen, the nonlinear ground-structure interaction and buckling of a liquid-filled tank under ground excitation are explored. The buckling and vibration of corrugated shells are studied in article 14. In the following article compressive strength of stiffened cylindrical shells with large imperfections is considered. The nonlinear stability analysis of pretwisted rods is presented in paper number 16. The bifurcation buckling analysis of stiffened laminated composite panels is discussed in the following article. In paper 18, the influence of the paths of multiparametrical conservative loading on the behavior of a geometrically nonlinear deformable elastic body is thoroughly investigated. The delamination buckling of plate and shell structures, and torsional buckling of anisotropic composite cylindrical shells are respectively investigated in articles 19 and 20. Finally, the elastic and elastic-plastic buckling of liquid-filled conical shells are explored in paper number 21.
The articles in the book are well organized and might be very useful for those researchers working in the area of buckling of structures.
Reviewer: H.Demiray


74G60 Bifurcation and buckling
74R20 Anelastic fracture and damage
74H45 Vibrations in dynamical problems in solid mechanics
74-06 Proceedings, conferences, collections, etc. pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids
74C10 Small-strain, rate-dependent theories of plasticity (including theories of viscoplasticity)
74K20 Plates
74K15 Membranes
74H55 Stability of dynamical problems in solid mechanics
74E30 Composite and mixture properties
74F10 Fluid-solid interactions (including aero- and hydro-elasticity, porosity, etc.)
74K10 Rods (beams, columns, shafts, arches, rings, etc.)

Biographic References:

Singer, Josef