The History of the Theory of Structures: From Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics, by Karl-Eugen Kurrer and Ekkehard Ramm traces the evolution of theory of constructions and energy of supplies – the event of the geometrical thinking of the Renaissance to develop into the fundamental engineering science self-discipline rotted in classical mechanics.
Starting with the energy experiments of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the creator examines the emergence of structural evaluation methods and their formation into concept of constructions in the 19th century. For the primary time, a book of this type additionally outlines the event from classical idea of constructions to the structural mechanics and computational mechanics of the 20th century.
In doing so, the author has managed to convey alive the variations between the players with respect to their engineering and scientific profiles and personalities, and to create an understanding for the social context. Temporary insights into common strategies of study, backed up by historic particulars, assist the reader achieve an understanding of the history of structural mechanics from the standpoint of recent engineering practice.
The History of the Theory of Structures: From Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics introduces the concepts of “statics” and “strength of supplies” and the way they came to be an integral a part of the engineer’s life; how they have been developed into an instructional discipline and a rigorous approach in engineering education.
Author also explains how they turned the topic of growing numbers of technical books and periodicals. There are 175 brief biographies of vital personalities in civil and structural engineering in addition to structural mechanics plus an intensive bibliography spherical off this work.
The History of the Theory of Structures: From Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics [Hardcover]
Karl-Eugen Kurrer and Ekkehard Ramm
Ernst & Sohn; 1 edition