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Mathematical Models for Suspension Bridges

Nonlinear Structural Instability

Author: Filippo Gazzola

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319154346

Category: Mathematics

Page: 259

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This work provides a detailed and up-to-the-minute survey of the various stability problems that can affect suspension bridges. In order to deduce some experimental data and rules on the behavior of suspension bridges, a number of historical events are first described, in the course of which several questions concerning their stability naturally arise. The book then surveys conventional mathematical models for suspension bridges and suggests new nonlinear alternatives, which can potentially supply answers to some stability questions. New explanations are also provided, based on the nonlinear structural behavior of bridges. All the models and responses presented in the book employ the theory of differential equations and dynamical systems in the broader sense, demonstrating that methods from nonlinear analysis can allow us to determine the thresholds of instability.

Nonlinear Structural Mechanics

Theory, Dynamical Phenomena and Modeling

Author: Walter Lacarbonara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441912762

Category: Science

Page: 802

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This book reviews the theoretical framework of nonlinear mechanics, covering computational methods, applications, parametric investigations of nonlinear phenomena and mechanical interpretation towards design. Builds skills via increasing levels of complexity.

Contributions to Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Systems

A Tribute to Djairo Guedes de Figueiredo on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday

Author: Alexandre N. Carvalho,Bernhard Ruf,Ederson Moreira dos Santos,Sergio H. M. Soares,Thierry Cazenave

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319199021

Category: Mathematics

Page: 438

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This volume of contributions pays tribute to the life and work of Djairo Guedes de Figueiredo on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The articles it contains were born out of the ICMC Summer Meeting on Differential Equations – 2014 Chapter, also dedicated to de Figueiredo and held at the Universidade de São Paulo at São Carlos, Brazil from February 3-7, 2014. The contributing authors represent a group of international experts in the field and discuss recent trends and new directions in nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations and systems. Djairo Guedes de Figueiredo has had a very active scientific career, publishing 29 monographs and over one hundred research articles. His influence on Brazilian mathematics has made him one of the pillars of the subject in that country. He had a major impact on the development of analysis, especially in its application to nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations and systems throughout the entire world. The articles collected here pay tribute to him and his legacy and are intended for graduate students and researchers in mathematics and related areas who are interested in nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations and systems.

A Continuum Model for the Nonlinear Analysis of Beam-like Lattice Structures

Author: David Brian McCallen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 498

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Computational Analysis and Design of Bridge Structures

Author: Chung C. Fu,Shuqing Wang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466579854

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 631

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Gain Confidence in Modeling Techniques Used for Complicated Bridge Structures Bridge structures vary considerably in form, size, complexity, and importance. The methods for their computational analysis and design range from approximate to refined analyses, and rapidly improving computer technology has made the more refined and complex methods of analyses more commonplace. The key methods of analysis and related modeling techniques are set out, mainly for highway bridges, but also with some information on railway bridges. Special topics such as strut-and-tie modeling, linear and nonlinear buckling analysis, redundancy analysis, integral bridges, dynamic/earthquake analysis, and bridge geometry are also covered. The material is largely code independent. The book is written for students, especially at MSc level, and for practicing professionals in bridge design offices and bridge design authorities worldwide. Effectively Analyze Structures Using Simple Mathematical Models Divided into three parts and comprised of 18 chapters, this text: Covers the methods of computational analysis and design suitable for bridge structures Provides information on the methods of analysis and related modeling techniques suitable for the design and evaluation of various types of bridges Presents material on a wide range of bridge structural types and is fairly code independent Computational Analysis and Design of Bridge Structures covers the general aspects of bridges, bridge behavior and the modeling of bridges, and special topics on bridges. This text explores the physical meanings behind modeling, and reveals how bridge structures can be analyzed using mathematical models.

Design of Structural Timber

To Eurocode 5

Author: W.M.C. McKenzie,Binsheng Zhang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137078006

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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Design of Structural Timber provides a comprehensive source of information on practical timber design, and introduces the nature and inherent characteristics of timber given in relation to the requirements of Eurocode 5 (EC5). The scope of the book ranges from an introduction to timber as a material, to the design of realistic structures including and beyond those usually considered essential for undergraduate study. Although written primarily for undergraduate civil and structural engineers, the book also provides an invaluable reference source for practising engineers in many building, civil and architectural design offices. Key features of the text include: • numerous relevant and detailed design examples presented in a format typical of that used in design office practice, • extensive, detailed explanations and worked examples in relation to the new loading codes for dead, imposed, snow and wind actions, i.e. EC and EC1, • fully updated design methods in accordance with the requirements of EC5. Readers are encouraged to make frequent reference to the appropriate design codes.

Computational Modelling of Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics

Author: Alexander Gelfgat

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319914944

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 527

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Instabilities of fluid flows and the associated transitions between different possible flow states provide a fascinating set of problems that have attracted researchers for over a hundred years. This book addresses state-of-the-art developments in numerical techniques for computational modelling of fluid instabilities and related bifurcation structures, as well as providing comprehensive reviews of recently solved challenging problems in the field.

Mathematical Reviews

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Differential Equations for Engineers

Author: Wei-Chau Xie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139488163

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Xie presents a systematic introduction to ordinary differential equations for engineering students and practitioners. Mathematical concepts and various techniques are presented in a clear, logical, and concise manner. Various visual features are used to highlight focus areas. Complete illustrative diagrams are used to facilitate mathematical modeling of application problems. Readers are motivated by a focus on the relevance of differential equations through their applications in various engineering disciplines. Studies of various types of differential equations are determined by engineering applications. Theory and techniques for solving differential equations are then applied to solve practical engineering problems. A step-by-step analysis is presented to model the engineering problems using differential equations from physical principles and to solve the differential equations using the easiest possible method. This book is suitable for undergraduate students in engineering.

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

Author: George Deodatis,Bruce R. Ellingwood,Dan M. Frangopol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315884887

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1112

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Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures, with special focus on advanced technologies, analytical and computational methods of risk analysis, probability-based design and regulations, smart systems and materials, life-cycle cost analysis, damage assessment, social aspects, urban planning, and industrial applications. Emerging concepts as well as state-of-the-art and novel applications of reliability principles in all types of structural systems and mechanical components are included. Civil, marine, mechanical, transportation, nuclear and aerospace applications are discussed. The unique knowledge, ideas and insights make this set of a book of abstracts and searchable, full paper USBdevice must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved with safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures.

Advances in Structural Engineering

Mechanics, Volume One

Author: VASANT MATSAGAR

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132221907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 748

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The book presents research papers presented by academicians, researchers, and practicing structural engineers from India and abroad in the recently held Structural Engineering Convention (SEC) 2014 at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi during 22 – 24 December 2014. The book is divided into three volumes and encompasses multidisciplinary areas within structural engineering, such as earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, structural mechanics, finite element methods, structural vibration control, advanced cementitious and composite materials, bridge engineering, and soil-structure interaction. Advances in Structural Engineering is a useful reference material for structural engineering fraternity including undergraduate and postgraduate students, academicians, researchers and practicing engineers.

Cable Supported Bridges

Concept and Design

Author: Niels J. Gimsing,Christos T. Georgakis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119951879

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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Fourteen years on from its last edition, Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design, Third Edition, has been significantly updated with new material and brand new imagery throughout. Since the appearance of the second edition, the focus on the dynamic response of cable supported bridges has increased, and this development is recognised with two new chapters, covering bridge aerodynamics and other dynamic topics such as pedestrian-induced vibrations and bridge monitoring. This book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, suspension as well as cable stayed, covering both design and construction aspects. The emphasis is on the conceptual design phase where the main features of the bridge will be determined. Based on comparative analyses with relatively simple mathematical expressions, the different structural forms are quantified and preliminary optimization demonstrated. This provides a first estimate on dimensions of the main load carrying elements to give in an initial input for mathematical computer models used in the detailed design phase. Key features: Describes evolution and trends within the design and construction of cable supported bridges Describes the response of structures to dynamic actions that have attracted growing attention in recent years Highlights features of the different structural components and their interaction in the entire structural system Presents simple mathematical expressions to give a first estimate on dimensions of the load carrying elements to be used in an initial computer input This comprehensive coverage of the design and construction of cable supported bridges provides an invaluable, tried and tested resource for academics and engineers.

Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mechanics, Applied

Page: N.A

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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability

Proceedings of the Sixth International IABMAS Conference, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012

Author: Fabio Biondini,Dan M. Frangopol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203103386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 748

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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability contains the lectures and papers presented at The Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012), held in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (800 pp) and a DVD (4057 pp) containing the full papers of 555 contributions presented at IABMAS 2012, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, nine Keynote Lectures, and 545 technical papers from 40 countries. The contributions deal with the state-of-the-art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to all main aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, management, resilience and sustainability. Major topics covered include: advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, damage identification, design for durability, deterioration modeling, earthquake and accidental loadings, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, inspection, life-cycle performance and cost, load models, maintenance strategies, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, resilience, robustness, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, structural integrity, and sustainability. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering as well as significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions concerning bridge maintenance, safety, serviceability, resilience, sustainability, monitoring, risk-based management, and life-cycle performance using traditional and emerging technologies for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. It will serve as a valuable reference to all involved with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and engineers from all areas of bridge engineering.

Hydraulic Research in the United States and Canada

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hydraulic engineering

Page: N.A

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Mathematical Modeling and Simulation

Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Kai Velten

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527627618

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 3987

This concise and clear introduction to the topic requires only basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra - all other concepts and ideas are developed in the course of the book. Lucidly written so as to appeal to undergraduates and practitioners alike, it enables readers to set up simple mathematical models on their own and to interpret their results and those of others critically. To achieve this, many examples have been chosen from various fields, such as biology, ecology, economics, medicine, agricultural, chemical, electrical, mechanical and process engineering, which are subsequently discussed in detail. Based on the author`s modeling and simulation experience in science and engineering and as a consultant, the book answers such basic questions as: What is a mathematical model? What types of models do exist? Which model is appropriate for a particular problem? What are simulation, parameter estimation, and validation? The book relies exclusively upon open-source software which is available to everybody free of charge. The entire book software - including 3D CFD and structural mechanics simulation software - can be used based on a free CAELinux-Live-DVD that is available in the Internet (works on most machines and operating systems).

Building Industry Technology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Building

Page: N.A

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World Survey of Current Research and Development on Roads and Road Transport

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Highway research

Page: N.A

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Energy Dissipation and Vibration Control: Modeling, Algorithm and Devices

Author: Gangbing Song,Steve C.S. Cai,Hong-Nan Li

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3038427853

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 262

View: 7392

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Energy Dissipation and Vibration Control: Modeling, Algorithm and Devices" that was published in Applied Sciences

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