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Castigliano’s contribution in structural analysis and the equation of virtual works. (English) Zbl 0623.70007
Meccanica 19, Special Issue, 15-18 (1984).
Castigliano’s achievement concerning the properties of derivatives of the complementary energy are analyzed in connection with the virtual work equation and with the previous steps due to Menabrea and to Cotterill.
70C20 Statics
74K99 Thin bodies, structures
70-03 History of mechanics of particles and systems
01A55 History of mathematics in the 19th century