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Introduction to Impact Dynamics

Yu, T. X. / Qiu, Xinming


250 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-118-92984-1
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Fundamental guidance--including concepts, models, and methodology--for better understanding the dynamic behavior of materials and for designing for objects and structures under impact or intensive dynamic loading

This book introduces readers to the dynamic response of structures with important emphasis on the material behavior under dynamic loadings. It utilizes theoretical modelling and analytical methods in order to provide readers with insight into the various phenomena. The content of the book is an introduction to the fundamental aspects, which underpin many important industrial areas. These areas include the safety of various transportation systems and a range of different structures when subjected to various impact and dynamic loadings, including terrorist attacks.

Presented in three parts--Stress Waves in Solids, Dynamic Behaviors of Materials Under High Strain Rate, and Dynamic Response of Structures to Impact and Pulse Loading--Introduction to Impact Dynamics covers elastic waves, rate dependent behaviors of materials, effects of tensile force, inertial effects, and more. The book also features numerous case studies to aid in facilitating learning. The strength of the book is its clarity, balanced coverage, and practical examples, which allow students to learn the overall knowledge of impact dynamics in a limited time whilst directing them to explore more advanced technical knowledge and skills.
* Considers both the dynamic behavior of materials and stress waves, and the dynamic structural response and energy absorption, emphasizing the interaction between material behavior and the structural response
* Provides a comprehensive description of the phenomenon of impact of structures, containing both fundamental issues of wave propagation and constitutive relation of materials, and the dynamic response of structures under impact loads
* Based on the authors' research and teaching experience as well as updated developments in the field

Introduction to Impact Dynamics is the perfect textbook for graduate and postgraduate students, and will work as a reference for engineers in the fields of solid mechanics, automotive design, aerospace, mechanical, nuclear, marine, and defense.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Introduction to Impact Dynamics

Part I. Stress Waves in Solids

Chapter 1. Elastic waves

Chapter 2 Elastic-Plastic Waves

Part II Dynamic Behaviors of Materials under High Strain Rate

Chapter 3. Rate Dependent Behaviors of Materials

Chapter 4. Constitutive Equations at High Strain-Rates

Part III. Dynamic Response of Structures to Impact and Pulse Loading

Chapter 5. Inertia Effects and Plastic Hinges

Chapter 6 Dynamic Response of Cantilevers

Chapter 7 Effects of Tensile and Shear Forces

Chapter 8 Mode technique, Bound theorems and Applicability of RPP model

Chapter 9 Response of rigid plastic plates

Chapter 10. Case Studies


T.X. Yu, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.

XinMing Qiu, PhD, is Professor at the School of Aerospace, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

T. X. Yu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology