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Elishakoff, Isaac

Works: 87 works in 345 publications in 3 languages and 7,580 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Isaac Elishakoff
Optimization and anti-optimization of structures under uncertainty by Isaac Elishakoff( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume presents a collaboration between internationally recognized experts on anti-optimization and structural optimization, and summarizes various novel ideas, methodologies and results studied over 20 years. The book vividly demonstrates how the concept of uncertainty should be incorporated in a rigorous manner during the process of designing real-world structures. The necessity of anti-optimization approach is first demonstrated, then the anti-optimization techniques are applied to static, dynamic and buckling problems, thus covering the broadest possible set of applications. Finally, anti-optimization is fully utilized by a combination of structural optimization to produce the optimal design considering the worst-case scenario. This is currently the only book that covers the combination of optimization and anti-optimization. It shows how various optimization techniques are used in the novel anti-optimization technique, and how the structural optimization can be exponentially enhanced by incorporating the concept of worst-case scenario, thereby increasing the safety of the structures designed in various fields of engineering
Resolution of the twentieth century conundrum in elastic stability by Isaac Elishakoff( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There have been stability theories developed for beams, plates and shells - the most significant elements in mechanical, aerospace, ocean and marine engineering. For beams and plates, the theoretical and experimental values of buckling loads are in close vicinity. However for thin shells, the experimental predictions do not conform with the theory, due to presence of small geometric imperfections that are deviations from the ideal shape. This fact has been referred to in the literature as 'embarrassing', 'paradoxical' and 'perplexing'. Indeed, the popular adage, "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is", very much applies to thin shells whose experimental buckling loads may constitute a small fraction of the theoretical prediction based on classical linear theory; because in practice, engineers use knockdown factors that are not theoretically substantiated. This book presents a uniform approach that tames this prima-donna-like and capricious behavior of structures that has been dubbed the 'imperfection sensitivity' - thus resolving the conundrum that has occupied the best minds of elastic stability throughout the twentieth century
Carbon nanotubes and nanosensors : vibration, buckling and ballistic impact by Isaac Elishakoff( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main properties that make carbon nanotubes (CNTs) a promising technology for many future applications are: extremely high strength, low mass density, linear elastic behavior, almost perfect geometrical structure, and nanometer scale structure. Also, CNTs can conduct electricity better than copper and transmit heat better than diamonds. Therefore, they are bound to find a wide, and possibly revolutionary use in all fields of engineering. The interest in CNTs and their potential use in a wide range of commercial applications; such as nanoelectronics, quantum wire interconnects, field emission devices, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, detectors, etc.; have rapidly increased in the last two decades. However, the performance of any CNT-based nanostructure is dependent on the mechanical properties of constituent CNTs. Therefore, it is crucial to know the mechanical behavior of individual CNTs such as their vibration frequencies, buckling loads, and deformations under different loadings. This title is dedicated to the vibration, buckling and impact behavior of CNTs, along with theory for carbon nanosensors, like the Bubnov-Galerkin and the Petrov-Galerkin methods, the Bresse-Timoshenko and the Donnell shell theory."--
Probabilistic methods in the theory of structures by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The energy necessary to prepare the second and third editions came from enthusiastic reviews that appeared in various sources. Author embraced the simplicity of exposition as the main virtue following Isaac Newton's view that "Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things."--Publisher's website
Mechanical vibration : where do we stand? by Isaac Elishakoff( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by the worlds leading researchers on various topics of linear, nonlinear, and stochastic mechanical vibrations, this work gives an authoritative overview of the classic yet still very modern subject of mechanical vibrations. It poses the question: What are the most important contributions made in the past decade? The reader will be able to gain a critical and authoritative overview of the subject from various complementary perspectives
Nondeterministic mechanics by Isaac Elishakoff( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the current state of the art of nondeterministic mechanics in its various forms is presented. The topics range from stochastic problems to fuzzy sets; from linear to nonlinear problems; from specific methodologies to combinations of various techniques; from theoretical considerations to practical applications. It is specially designed to illuminate the various aspects of the three methodologies (probabilistic or stochastic modelling, fuzzy sets based analysis, antioptimization of structures) to deal with various uncertainties and deepen the discussion of their pros and cons
Probabilistic theory of structures by Isaac Elishakoff( )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eigenvalues of inhomogeneous structures : unusual closed-form solutions by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a new treatment of closed-form solutions for semi-inverse eigenvalue problems. This work offers closed-form solutions for eigenfrequencies and buckling loads of bars, beams, and plates. An overwhelming majority of solutions have been derived for the first time since the first eigenvalue problem was solved by Leonhard Euler 260 years ago. The exact solutions in this book have applications that allow for the design of tailored and/or functionally graded structures."--Jacket
Non-classical problems in the theory of elastic stability by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a structure is put under an increasing compressive load, it becomes unstable and buckling occurs. Buckling is a particularly significant concern in designing shell structures such as aircraft, automobiles, ships, or bridges. This book discusses stability analysis and buckling problems and offers practical tools for dealing with uncertainties that exist in real systems. The techniques are based on two complementary theories which are developed in the text. First, the probabilistic theory of stability is presented, with particular emphasis on reliability. Both theoretical and computational issues are discussed. Secondly, the authors present the alternative to probability based on the notion of 'anti-optimization', a theory that is valid when the necessary information for probabilistic analysis is absent, that is, when only scant data are available. Design engineers, researchers, and graduate students in aerospace, mechanical, marine, and civil engineering who are concerned with issues of structural integrity will find this book a useful reference source
Convex models of uncertainty in applied mechanics by Yakov Ben-Haim( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognition of the need to introduce the ideas of uncertainty in a wide variety of scientific fields today reflects in part some of the profound changes in science and engineering over the last decades. Nobody questions the ever-present need for a solid foundation in applied mechanics. Neither does anyone question nowadays the fundamental necessity to recognize that uncertainty exists, to learn to evaluate it rationally, and to incorporate it into design.<br><br>This volume provides a timely and stimulating overview of the analysis of uncertainty in applied mechanics. It is not just one more r
Buckling of structures : theory and experiment : the Josef Singer anniversary volume by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers, written by friends and colleagues of Josef Singer, presents a comprehensive and timely review of the theoretical mechanics of thin shell-structures. Topics of great current interest such as the buckling of composite plates and shells, the plastic buckling of thin-walled structures and the optimum design of buckling sensitive curved composite panels are examined by experts, using a great diversity of approaches, whereby theoretical predictions are compared with experimental results whenever possible. Other topics reviewed include the buckling and post-buckling behaviou
Random vibration--status and recent developments : the Stephen Harry Crandall Festschrift by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique book commemorates the 65th birthday of Stephen H. Crandall - one of the founding fathers and most active developers and elucidators of the science of random vibrations. Leading scientists from all over the world have contributed 33 papers addressing almost every important problem of random vibrations. The book thus represents both the state-of-the-art as well as the most recent developments, and will appeal to those in industry and academia who want to achieve a rigorous understanding of the many facets of the subject. A thorough study of the book will also help lay the foundatio
Refined dynamical theories of beams, plates and shells, and their applications : proceedings of the Euromech - Colloquium 219 by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As is known, classical theories of vibration of the most fre­ quently encountered structural elements (e. g. , beams, plates and shells) disregard the effects of the shear deformation and rotary inertia. Refined theories, with these effects taken into account, have been pioneered by Bresse, Lord Rayleigh, Timoshenko, Eric Reissner, Mindlin and others. These refined theories have been fruitfully applied in recent decades in both theoretical and prac­ tical solid mechanics problems. The European Mechanics Committee approved holding EURO~illCH Colloquium 219 on "Refined Dynamical Theories of Beams, Plates and Shells and Their Applications" for reviewing the recent devel­ opments, providing guidelines for future investigations and presenting a forum for current work of younger researchers. The Colloquium was held during September 23 - 26, 1986, at the Uni­ versitat-Gesamthochschule Kassel, in the city of Kassel, Federal Republic of Germany. 45 Representatives of academia and industry, from nine European countries, as well as from Israel, USA and India participated in this Colloquium. IV 36 lectures were presented during the five sessions: Session A: Theory of Vibrations of Plates and Shells Session B: Various Approaches for Dynamical Problems of Beams Session C: Random Vibrations and Dynamic Stability Session D: Vibrations of Composite Structures Session E: Special Dynamical Problems of Beams, Plates and Shells The papers in this volums were divided into two parts: papers of invited keynote lectures and those of the invited contributed lectures
Stochastic structural dynamics : Second International Conference on Stochastic Structural Dynamics, May 9-11, 1990, Boca Raton, Florida, USA by Isaac Elishakoff( )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains eighteen selected papers presented at the Second International Conference on Stochastic Structural Dynamics, which are related to new theoretical developments in the field. This and a companion volume, related to new practical applications, constitute the proceedings of the conference, and reflect the state of the art of the rapidly developing subject. The conference was held in Boca Raton, Florida during May 9-11, 1990 hosted by the Center for Applied Stochastics Research of Florida Atlantic University. A total of 20 technical sessions were organized, and attended by eighty participants from 12 countries. Special emphases of the conference were placed on two areas: applications to earthquake engineering and stochastic stability of nonlinear systems. Two sessions were dedicated to the memory of late Professor Frank Kozin, one of the founders and most active contributors to the stochastic stability theory. We are indebted to the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER) for financial support. Most credit belongs to each of the authors whose contributions were the very basis for the undoubted success of the conference. We are grateful to the reviewers who carefully refereed the contributions for these two volumes. Our special thanks are due to Mrs. Christine Mikulski, who carried out all the necessary secretarial tasks associated with the conference with dedication
Safety factors and reliability : friends or foes? by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered where the safety factors come from? Why is it that deterministic analysis has reached a very sophisticated level, but in the end empirical factors are still needed? Is there a way to select them, rather than assigning them arbitrarily as is often done? This book clearly shows that safety factors are closely related with the reliability of structures, giving yet another demonstration of Albert Einstein's maxim that "It is incomprehensible that Nature is comprehensible". The book shows that the safety factors are much more comprehensible if they are seen in a probabilistic context. Several definitions of the safety factors are given, analytical results on insightful numbers are presented, nonprobabilistic safety factors are shown, as well as their estimates derived by the inequalities of Bienayme, Markov, Chebushev and Camp-Meidell. A special chapter is devoted to important contributions by Japanese experts. This volume will help to critically re-think the issue of safety factors, which can create a false feeling of security. The deterministic paradigm can be enhanced by incorporating probabilistic concepts wisely where they are needed without treating all variables as probabilistic ones. The book shows that there is a need of their integration rather than separation. This book is intended for engineers, graduate students, lecturers and researchers
Finite element methods for structures with large stochastic variations by Isaac Elishakoff( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finite element method (FEM) can be successfully applied to various field problems in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and electrical engineering. This text discusses finite element methods for structures with large stochastic variations
Probabilistic and convex modelling of acoustically excited structures by Isaac Elishakoff( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book summarises the analytical techniques for predicting the response of linear structures to noise excitations generated by large propulsion power plants. Emphasis is placed on beams and plates of both single-span and multi-span configurations, common in engineering structural systems. Since the natural frequencies and the associated normal modes play a central role in the random vibration analysis of a continuous dynamical system, rather detailed discussions are devoted to their determination. Material covered in the first chapter provides a useful reference for the subsequent discussion of multi-span structures. Also included in this volume is a hybrid probabilistic and convex-uncertainty modeling approach in which the upper and lower bounds of the cross-spectral densities of the acoustic excitation are obtained on the basis of measured data. The random vibration of a structure is treated, for the first time, as an "anti-optimization" problem of finding the least favourable value of the mean-square response
Whys and hows in uncertainty modelling : probability, fuzziness and anti-optimization( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents, as a single package, three semingly contradictory and often competitive approaches to deal with ever present uncertainty in science and engineering. The book describes, as a unique view, probabilistic, fuzzy sets based and antioptimization based approaches, in order to remedy the present "tower ob Babel" situation, in which researchers in competing fields do not communicate. Integrative approach will attract scientists and engineers alike and provide a strong impetus towards integrative, hybrid approaches
Modern problems of structural stability( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stability of structures is one of the most important and interesting fields in mechanics. This book is dedicated to fundamental concepts, problems and methods of structural stability along with qualitative understanding of instability phenomena. It includes modern theoretical and experimental static and dynamic stability studies. It is intended to combine mathematical foundation and interesting classical and modern mechanical problems. The methods presented in the book are constructive and easy to implement in computer programs. Recent exciting experiments on dynamic stability of non-conservative systems are described and shown by many photographs
Stochastic structural dynamics : progress in theory and applications( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eigenvalues of inhomogeneous structures : unusual closed-form solutions
Mechanical vibration : where do we stand?Probabilistic theory of structuresEigenvalues of inhomogeneous structures : unusual closed-form solutionsNon-classical problems in the theory of elastic stabilitySafety factors and reliability : friends or foes?Finite element methods for structures with large stochastic variationsWhys and hows in uncertainty modelling : probability, fuzziness and anti-optimizationModern problems of structural stabilityStochastic structural dynamics : progress in theory and applications
Alternative Names
Elishakoff, I.

Elishakoff, I. 1944-

Elishakoff, I. (Isaac)

Elishakoff, I. (Isaac), 1944-

Elishakoff, Isaac

Elishakoff, Isaac E. 1944-

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Spanish (1)