Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Inverted Pendulum

Alexandre de Macêdo Wahrhaftig

Federal University of Bahia

Co-editor:

Marcelo Araújo da Silva

Federal University of ABC

Covering

Critical buckling load Euler column Self-weight Analytical method Equilibrium bifurcation Stiffness Frequencies Computational method Ultimate limit state Serviceability limit state Material behavior Composite materials

Register your interest in contributing to this book

Collaborate with our community and contribute your knowledge.

About the book

In the field of analysis, inverted pendulums are characterized by being continuous systems
subjected to the action of axial compression forces. When slender, these elements can reach
an ultimate limit state defined by the loss of their stability, without having yet exhausted the
resistant capacity of their sections. For these systems, the analyzes performed to evaluate the
loss of stability by equilibrium bifurcation should consider both the effects of the existing
distributed and concentrated normal force, as well as the peculiarities of the materials of
which they are constituted, their behavior regarding elasticity, viscoelasticity or even plasticity,
as well as deterioration factors. In this regard, all changes to the material over the life of the
system must be considered. It is important to remember that column buckling was initially
studied in the field of static, in rational mechanics. However, this is essentially a dynamic
phenomenon whose solution is based on stiffness and mass. Whether by static or dynamic
path, analyzes of inverted pendulum need to be done by observing the total stiffness of the
system, which must be composed of all terms of interest. In addition to considerations of loss
of equilibrium, in dynamic analysis it is still possible to obtain frequencies and modes of
vibration, essential characteristics of these systems. In relation to the dynamic aspects,
inverted pendulum is a class of systems widely used as control strategies.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 11th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 31st 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 20th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: June 19th 2020

All chapters are copy-checked and typesetted before being published. IntechOpen regularly submits its books to major databases for evaluation and coverage, including the Clarivate Analytics Book Citation Index in the Web of ScienceTM Core Collection. Other discipline-specific databases are also targeted, such as Web of Science's BIOSIS Previews.

About the editor

Alexandre de Macêdo Wahrhaftig

Federal University of Bahia

Prof. Alexandre de Macêdo Wahrhaftig has a degree in Civil Engineering (1991), with a Master in Rehabilitation of Historic Heritage from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (1995) and PhD in Civil Engineering (Structures) from the Polytechnic School of USP, São Paulo (2008). He has occupied leadership positions in the execution of works and technical services. With regard to the research area, he is mainly engaged in static, dynamic, experimental analysis of structures, having a number of scientific papers published in this field along with one book. He was awarded twice by UFBa for his achievements in the field of innovation and was honored by the Brazilian Association of Civil Engineers.

View profile

Book chapters authored 2

Books edited 0

Introducing your Author Service Manager

Mr. Mateo Pulko

As an Author Service Manager my responsibilities include monitoring and facilitating all publishing activities for authors and editors. From chapter submission and review, to approval and revision, copyediting and design, until final publication, I work closely with authors and editors to ensure a simple and easy publishing process. I maintain constant and effective communication with authors, editors and reviewers, which allows for a level of personal support that enables contributors to fully commit and concentrate on the chapters they are writing, editing, or reviewing. I assist authors in the preparation of their full chapter submissions and track important deadlines and ensure they are met. I help to coordinate internal processes such as linguistic review, and monitor the technical aspects of the process. As an ASM I am also involved in the acquisition of editors. Whether that be identifying an exceptional author and proposing an editorship collaboration, or contacting researchers who would like the opportunity to work with IntechOpen, I establish and help manage author and editor acquisition and contact.

Ask a question
creativecommons
alpsp
cope
stm
ithenticate
crossref
doi
oaspa

Book will be abstracted and indexed in

googlescholar
worldcat
base
az
openaire