This book offers valuable insights and provides effective tools useful for imagining, creating, and promoting novel and challenging developments in structural mechanics. It addresses a wide range of topics, such as mechanics and geotechnics, vibration and damping, damage and friction, experimental methods, and advanced structural materials. It also discusses analytical, experimental and numerical findings, focusing on theoretical and practical issues and innovations in the field. Collecting some of the latest results from the Lagrange Laboratory, a European scientific research group, mainly consisting of Italian and French engineers, mechanicians and mathematicians, the book presents the most recent example of the long-term scientific cooperation between well-established French and Italian Mechanics, Mathematics and Engineering Schools. It is a valuable resource for postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners dealing with theoretical and practical issues in structural engineering.
5-dimensional Thermodynamics of Dissipative Continua.- Mathematical Modelings of Smart Devices and Smart Structures.- Multiplane Cohesive Zone Models Combining Damage, Friction and Interlocking.- On Alternative Approaches for Graded Damage Modelling.- Edge Debonding Prediction in Beams Strengthened by FRP CompositePlates.- A Concurrent Multiscale Model for Crack Propagation Analysis inComposite Materials.- Quasi-static Evolution, Variational Principles and Implicit Scheme in Gradient Plasticity.- Deviatoric Strength of Nanoporous Materials: A Limit Analysis Approach.- On Melan's Theorem in Temperature-dependent Viscoplasticity.- Incompressibility and Large Deformations.- Crowd-structure Interaction in Laterally Vibrating Footbridges: Comparison of two Fully Coupled Approaches.- Computational Modeling of Backward Erosion Piping.- Experimental Analysis of a Tuned Mass Damper with Eddy Currents Damping Effect.- Experimental Study on a Scaled Model of Offshore Wind Turbine on Monopile Foundation.