# Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials [electronic resource] : Engineering Use of Group-Theoretic Bifurcation Theory / by Kiyohiro Ikeda, Kazuo Murota.

##### By: Ikeda, Kiyohiro [author.]

##### Contributor(s): Murota, Kazuo [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service)

Material type: TextSeries: Applied Mathematical Sciences: 149Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2010Description: XX, 520 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781441972965Subject(s): Engineering | Dynamics | Ergodic theory | System theory | Applied mathematics | Engineering mathematics | Structural mechanics | Control engineering | Engineering | Control | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Systems Theory, Control | Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory | Structural MechanicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.8 LOC classification: TJ212-225Online resources: Click here to access onlineItem type | Current location | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Overview of Book -- Imperfect Behavior at Simple Critical Points -- Critical Points and Local Behavior -- Imperfection Sensitivity Laws -- Worst Imperfection (I) -- Random Imperfection (I) -- Experimentally Observed Bifurcation Diagrams -- Imperfect Bifurcation of Symmetric Systems -- Group-Theoretic Bifurcation Theory -- Bifurcation Behavior of Dn-Equivariant Systems -- Worst Imperfection (II) -- Random Imperfection (II) -- Description and Computation of Bifurcation Behaviors -- Efficient Transformation for Block-Diagonalization -- Modeling of Bifurcation Phenomena -- Bifurcation of Cylindrical Sand Specimens -- Echelon-Mode Formation -- Bifurcation of Steel Specimens -- Flower Patterns on Honeycomb Structures.

This book provides a modern investigation into the bifurcation phenomena of physical and engineering problems. Systematic methods - based on asymptotic, probabilistic, and group-theoretic standpoints - are used to examine experimental and computational data from numerous examples (soil, sand, kaolin, concrete, domes). For mathematicians, static bifurcation theory for finite-dimensional systems, as well as its implications for practical problems, is illuminated by the numerous examples. Engineers may find this book, with its minimized mathematical formalism, to be a useful introduction to modern bifurcation theory. This second edition strengthens the theoretical backgrounds of group representation theory and its application, uses of block-diagonalization in bifurcation analysis, and includes up-to-date topics of the bifurcation analysis of diverse materials from rectangular parallelepiped sand specimens to honeycomb cellular solids. Reviews of first edition: "The present book gives a wide and deep description of imperfect bifurcation behaviour in engineering problems. … the book offers a number of systematic methods based on contemporary mathematics. … On balance, the reviewed book is very useful as it develops a modern static imperfect bifurcation theory and fills the gap between mathematical theory and engineering practice." (Zentralblatt MATH, 2003) "The current book is a graduate-level text that presents an overview of imperfections and the prediction of the initial post-buckling response of a system. ... Imperfect Bifurcation in Structures and Materials provides an extensive range of material on the role of imperfections in stability theory. It would be suitable for a graduate-level course on the subject or as a reference to research workers in the field." ( Applied Mechanics Reviews, 2003) "This book is a comprehensive treatment of the static bifurcation problems found in (mainly civil/structural) engineering applications.... The text is well written and regularly interspersed with illustrative examples. The mathematical formalism is kept to a minimum and the 194 figures break up the text and make this a highly readable and informative book. ... In summary a comprehensive treatment of the subject which is very well put together and of interest to all researchers working in this area: recommended." (UK Nonlinear News, 2002).

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