By Karl-Eugen Kurrer
This ebook lines the evolution of idea of constructions and energy of fabrics - the advance of the geometrical taking into account the Renaissance to turn into the elemental engineering technology self-discipline rooted in classical mechanics. beginning with the energy experiments of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the writer examines the emergence of person structural research equipment and their formation into conception of constructions within the nineteenth century. For the 1st time, a ebook of this type outlines the advance from classical conception of buildings to the structural mechanics and computational mechanics of the 20 th century. In doing so, the writer has controlled to convey alive the variations among the gamers with recognize to their engineering and medical profiles and personalities, and to create an figuring out for the social context. short insights into universal equipment of study, sponsored up by means of ancient info, support the reader achieve an figuring out of the historical past of structural mechanics from the point of view of recent engineering perform. a complete of a hundred seventy five short biographies of vital personalities in civil and structural engineering in addition to structural mechanics plus an intensive bibliography around off this paintings.
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