Descripción del editor: "Using examples from around the world, including the Shard in London and jumbo jets like the A380, David Blockley explores the world of structural engineering. This Very Short Introduction considers the crucial role structural engineering has on issues such as cost and energy efficiency to long-term sustainability and safety" (Oxford University Press).
This updated textbook provides a balanced, seamless treatment of both classic, analytic methods and contemporary, computer-based techniques for conceptualizing and designing a structure. New to the second edition are treatments of geometrically nonlinear analysis and limit analysis based on nonlinear inelastic analysis. Illustrative examples of nonlinear behavior generated with advanced software are included. The book fosters an intuitive understanding of structural behavior based on problem solving experience for students of civil engineering and architecture who have been exposed to the basic concepts of engineering mechanics and mechanics of materials. Distinct from other undergraduate textbooks, the authors of Fundamentals of Structural Engineering, 2/e embrace the notion that engineers reason about behavior using simple models and intuition they acquire through problem solving. The perspective adopted in this text therefore develops this type of intuition by presenting extensive, realistic problems and case studies together with computer simulation, allowing for rapid exploration of how a structure responds to changes in geometry and physical parameters. The integrated approach employed in Fundamentals of Structural Engineering, 2/e make it an ideal instructional resource for students and a comprehensive, authoritative reference for practitioners of civil and structural engineering.
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).
Recently updated to conform with the new structural design standards. This text has everything civil and structural engineers need to prepare for the seismic design topics of the Structural I and II exams. Code-specific, including the 2003 IBC.
With Unique Theories and Methods to Solve Effectively Complex Nonlinear Problems
Author: Demeter G. Fertis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book concentrates on the nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of structures and structural components that are widely used in everyday engineering applications. It presents unique methods for nonlinear problems which permits the correct usage of powerful linear methods. Every topic is thoroughly explained and includes numerical examples. The new concepts, theories and methods introduced simplify the solution of the complex nonlinear problems.
What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by a number of stunning illustrations, David Billington discusses leading structural engineer-artists, such as John A. Roebling, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, and Robert Maillart.
This Book Presents A Thorough Exposition Of The Basic Concepts And Methods Involved In Structural Engineering. Starting With A Lucid Account Of Consistent Deformation, The Book Explains The Slope Deflection And Moment Distribution Methods.Equations Of Kanis Methods Are Explained Next, Followed By A Detailed Account Of Distribution Of Deformation And Column Analogy Method. The Book Concludes With A Thorough Description Of Indeterminate Structures.The Various Principles And Techniques Are Illustrated With Suitable Solved Examples Throughout The Book. Numerous Practice Problems Have Also Been Included.With Its Simple And Systematic Approach, The Book Would Serve As An Ideal Text For Both Degree And Diploma Students Of Civil Engineering. Amie Candidates And Practising Engineers Would Also Find It Extremely Useful.