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The History of the Theory of Structures

Kurrer, Karl-Eugen

The History of the Theory of Structures

From Arch Analysis to Computational Mechanics Foreword by Ekkehard Ramm

April 2008
  • 848 pages
  • 667 figures
  • Hardcover
  • English
ISBN: 978-3-433-01838-5
out of print
 

Description

This major work is about more than the origins and use of statics, it is also about the very ideas of "statics" and "strength of materials" and how they came to be part of the engineer's life. Fully referenced, with short biographies of over 175 important engineers.

About the author

Dr.-Ing. Karl-Eugen Kurrer has been chief editor of the journal "Stahlbau", published by Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, since 1996. His interest in the history of theory of structures from the scientific and engineering perspectives began some 30 years ago. The great success of his book "Geschichte der Baustatik" published at the end of 2002, the repeated requests for an English edition and the members of the Berlin-based VDI History of Engineering Study Group inspired him to write this revised edition.

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