Structural stability

Zdeněk P. Bažant*

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The paper attempts a broad overview of the vast field of stability of structures, including elastic and anelastic structures, static and dynamic response, linear and non-linear behavior, energy approach, thermodynamic aspects, creep stability and fracture or damage-induced instability. The importance of stability theory to various fields of engineering and applied science is pointed out and the history of the discipline is briefly sketched. The principal accomplishments are succinctly reviewed, and fruitful recent trends, particularly the stability analysis of damage localization and fracture, are emphasized. Only selected references are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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