This book provides an in-depth treatment of the study of the stability of engineering structures. Contributions from internationally
recognized leaders in the field ensure a wide coverage of engineering disciplines in which structural stability is of importance,
in particular the experimental, analytical and numerical modelling of structural stability applied to aeronautical, civil
and marine structures. This second volume in buckling and postbuckling structures builds on the first, and reports on the
development of fast semi-analytical methods for the rapid characterization of postbuckling structures; optimization approaches
for the design of stiffened composite panels, and a discourse on imperfection sensitivity. This book will be a particularly
useful reference to professional engineers, graduate students and researchers interested in structural stability.