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1 Introduction.- 2 Basic Principles.- 3 Rigid-Body Assemblages.- 4 Buckling of Axially Loaded Members (Columns).- 5 Stability Analysis of Beam-Columns.- 6 Stability Analysis of Frames.- 7 Buckling of Members Having Open Sections.- 8 Elastic Buckling of Thin Flat Plates.- 9 Stability Analysis of Arches, Rings and Shells.- 10 Inelastic Buckling of Structures.- 11 Structural Design For Stability Of Members.- Appendix A: Stability Functions.- A.1 Stability Functions for Compression Members.- A.2 Stability Functions for Tension Members.- A.3 Stability Magnification Factors for Members with Lateral Load.- Appendix B: Effective Length of Stepped and Multiple Level Load Columns.- Appendix C: Mathematical Essentials.- C.1 Linear Differential Equations.- C.2 Bessel Functions.- C.3 Fourier Series.- Appendix D: General References.
From the reviews of the first edition: "It is vitally important that all structures (and therefore all parts of a structure) are stable: buildings or aircraft wings must not buckle or break in normal use. ... Murari Gambhir's ... book attempts to address this issue. ... It is suited to masters-level courses in advanced structural analysis ... . it is an excellent, comprehensive guide to the mathematical analysis of the stability of various structural components, and it should prove a useful reference for the specialist academics at whom it is aimed." (Philip Garrison, The Times Higher Education Supplement, November, 2005)