Structures, stability, silos and granular solids: a personal adventure

J. M. Rotter

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Abstract

This paper recounts some small parts of the author's personal story of research into structures and granular solids over the last 40 years, with naturally some special emphasis on shell structures, silos and the dry solids of bulk solids handling. This range of subject matter is rather broad, but is all interconnected, and it is hoped that the reader will enjoy seeing the many connections between different areas. The paper is also interspersed with some observations on the nature of engineering research in our time, and on the author's personal philosophy concerning the conduct of research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTRUCTURES AND GRANULAR SOLIDS: FROM SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES TO ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
EditorsJF Chen, JG Teng
Place of PublicationBOCA RATON
PublisherCRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-47594-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Structures and Granular Solids - From Scientific Principles to Engineering Applications, - Edinburgh
Duration: 1 Jul 20082 Jul 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Structures and Granular Solids - From Scientific Principles to Engineering Applications,
CityEdinburgh
Period1/07/082/07/08

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