Engineering Mechanics for Structures

Engineering Mechanics for Structures
  • Author : Louis L. Bucciarelli
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2009-03-26
  • ISBN : 9780486468556

Engineering Mechanics for Structures Book Review:

Explores the mechanics of solids and statics as well as the strength of materials and elasticity theory. Features design exercises that encourage creative initiative and systems thinking.

History of Strength of Materials

History of Strength of Materials
  • Author : Stephen Timoshenko
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 482
  • Relase : 1983-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486611876

History of Strength of Materials Book Review:

Strength of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strength of materials has enabled engineers to establish the forces which can safely be imposed on structure or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have to withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning. This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structures is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads, and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publications of Galileo's book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledgling science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians, including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Neumann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl, and many others. These theories, equations, and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England, and elsewhere. 245 figures.

Methods of Structural Safety

Methods of Structural Safety
  • Author : H. O. Madsen,S. Krenk,Niels Christian Lind
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 407
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780486445977

Methods of Structural Safety Book Review:

Uncertainties about analytical models, fluctuations in loads, and variability of material properties contribute to the small but real probability of structure failures. This advanced engineering text describes methods developed to deal with stochastic aspects of structural behavior, providing a framework for evaluating, comparing, and combining stochastic effects. Starting with the general problem of consistent evaluation of the reliability of structures, the text proceeds to examination of the second-moment reliability index methods that describe failure in terms of one or more limit states. It presents first-order reliability methods for computation of failure probabilities for individual limit states and for systems; and it illustrates identification of the design parameters most affecting reliability. Additional subjects include a self-contained presentation of extreme-value theory and stochastic processes; stationary, evolutionary, and nonlinear aspects of stochastic response of structures; a stochastic approach to material fatigue damage and crack propagation; and stochastic models for several natural and manufactured loads.

Probabilistic Methods in the Theory of Structures

Probabilistic Methods in the Theory of Structures
  • Author : Isaac Elishakoff
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 489
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : MINN:31951000542584S

Probabilistic Methods in the Theory of Structures Book Review:

Well-written introduction covers probability theory from two or more random variables, reliability of such multivariable structures, theory of random function, Monte Carlo methods for problems incapable of exact solution, more.

Stability Theory and Its Applications to Structural Mechanics

Stability Theory and Its Applications to Structural Mechanics
  • Author : Clive L. Dym
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 191
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 048642541X

Stability Theory and Its Applications to Structural Mechanics Book Review:

An integration of modern work in structural stability theory, this volume focuses on the Koiter postbuckling analyses, with mathematical notions of stability of motion. In relation to discrete and continuous systems, it bases the minimum energy principles for static stability upon the dynamic concepts of stability of motion. It further develops the asymptotic buckling and postbuckling analyses from potential energy considerations, with applications to columns, plates, and arches

Theory of Matrix Structural Analysis

Theory of Matrix Structural Analysis
  • Author : J. S. Przemieniecki
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 1985-01-01
  • ISBN : 0486649482

Theory of Matrix Structural Analysis Book Review:

This classic text begins with an overview of matrix methods and their application to the structural design of modern aircraft and aerospace vehicles. Subsequent chapters cover basic equations of elasticity, energy theorems, structural idealization, a comparison of force and displacement methods, analysis of substructures, structural synthesis, nonlinear structural analysis, and other topics. 1968 edition.

Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations

Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Author : Martin Hermann,Masoud Saravi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2016-05-09
  • ISBN : 9788132228127

Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations Book Review:

The book discusses the solutions to nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) using analytical and numerical approximation methods. Recently, analytical approximation methods have been largely used in solving linear and nonlinear lower-order ODEs. It also discusses using these methods to solve some strong nonlinear ODEs. There are two chapters devoted to solving nonlinear ODEs using numerical methods, as in practice high-dimensional systems of nonlinear ODEs that cannot be solved by analytical approximate methods are common. Moreover, it studies analytical and numerical techniques for the treatment of parameter-depending ODEs. The book explains various methods for solving nonlinear-oscillator and structural-system problems, including the energy balance method, harmonic balance method, amplitude frequency formulation, variational iteration method, homotopy perturbation method, iteration perturbation method, homotopy analysis method, simple and multiple shooting method, and the nonlinear stabilized march method. This book comprehensively investigates various new analytical and numerical approximation techniques that are used in solving nonlinear-oscillator and structural-system problems. Students often rely on the finite element method to such an extent that on graduation they have little or no knowledge of alternative methods of solving problems. To rectify this, the book introduces several new approximation techniques.

Groundwater and Seepage

Groundwater and Seepage
  • Author : Milton E. Harr
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2012-12-04
  • ISBN : 9780486145198

Groundwater and Seepage Book Review:

DIVLogical, analytical approach to solution of groundwater and seepage problems. Coverage of Russian work, advanced engineering mathematics, numerous worked-out examples, over 200 problems. /div

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
  • Author : Alphose Zingoni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 784
  • Relase : 2016-11-25
  • ISBN : 9781317280637

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation Book Review:

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).

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics
  • Author : Arthur P. Boresi,Ken Chong,James D. Lee
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 2010-12-01
  • ISBN : 0470880384

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics Book Review:

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics has been prized by many aspiring and practicing engineers as an easy-to-navigate guide to an area of engineering science that is fundamental to aeronautical, civil, and mechanical engineering, and to other branches of engineering. With its focus not only on elasticity theory, including nano- and biomechanics, but also on concrete applications in real engineering situations, this acclaimed work is a core text in a spectrum of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a superior reference for engineering professionals.

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
  • Author : Alphose Zingoni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2010-08-16
  • ISBN : 9780415618151

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation Book Review:

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation features over 300 papers classified into 21 sections, which were presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 September 2010). The SEMC conferences have been held every 3 years in

Ocean Engineering Mechanics

Ocean Engineering Mechanics
  • Author : Michael E. McCormick
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 580
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780521859523

Ocean Engineering Mechanics Book Review:

This book is based on the author's experiences in engineering practice and in the classroom. The introductory topics in wave mechanics and the presentation of such have their foundations in the courses taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. The advanced topics have their origins in the postgraduate courses taught at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dynamics of Offshore Structures

Dynamics of Offshore Structures
  • Author : Minoo H Patel
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483163345

Dynamics of Offshore Structures Book Review:

Dynamics of Offshore Structures provides an integrated treatment of the main subject areas that contribute to the design, construction, installation, and operation of fixed and floating offshore structures. The book begins with an overview of offshore oil and gas development and offshore structures. Separate chapters follow on the ocean environment; basic fluid mechanics; gravity wave theories; fluid loading on offshore structures; hydrostatics and dynamic response of floating bodies; and model testing of offshore structures. This book is prepared with particular emphasis on the fundamentals of oceanography, basic fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, and structural analysis to meet the needs of students reading ocean engineering or naval architecture, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Basic equations and theoretical results are derived in a rigorous manner but sections on model testing, full-scale measurements, design, and certification are also induced to ensure that the book is of value to professional engineers seeking a balanced treatment of fundamental and practical issues.

Finite Elements of Nonlinear Continua

Finite Elements of Nonlinear Continua
  • Author : J. T. Oden
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780486317908

Finite Elements of Nonlinear Continua Book Review:

Geared toward undergraduate and graduate students, this text extends applications of the finite element method from linear problems in elastic structures to a broad class of practical, nonlinear problems in continuum mechanics. It treats both theory and applications from a general and unifying point of view. The text reviews the thermomechanical principles of continuous media and the properties of the finite element method, and then brings them together to produce discrete physical models of nonlinear continua. The mathematical properties of these models are analyzed, along with the numerical solution of the equations governing the discrete model. Though the theory and methods are sufficiently general to be applied to any nonlinear problem, emphasis has been placed on problems in finite elasticity, viscoelasticity, heat conduction, and thermoviscoelasticity. Problems in rarefied gas dynamics and nonlinear partial differential equations are also examined. Other topics include topological properties of finite element models, applications to linear and nonlinear boundary value problems, and discrete models of nonlinear thermomechanical behavior of dissipative media. This comprehensive text is valuable not only to students of structural analysis and continuum mechanics but also to professionals researching the numerical analysis of continua

Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures

Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures
  • Author : Bruce Muga
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781468418484

Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures Book Review:

Improvements in the design process as applied to ocean structures have received intense interest in recent years. Part of this interest stems from the growing realization that design on a purely deterministic basis is inadequate for structures sub ject to random loads, which are best described by statistical (or probability) methods. This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between present design practices and available analytical techni ques (which may be exploited to improve present procedures). The book itself is an outgrowth of a set of notes prepared for an intensive short course presented over the past three years by the Engineering Extension Division of the University of California at Los Angeles, California. The ensuing presentation is composed of four parts. The material begins with a review of the physical environment (winds, surface gravity water waves and currents) for which engineering type formulations are presented. Hindcasting and forecasting techniques using spectral concepts are included. Special problem areas are enumerated.

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials
  • Author : J. P. Den Hartog
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 323
  • Relase : 2012-06-28
  • ISBN : 9780486156903

Strength of Materials Book Review:

In addition to coverage of customary elementary subjects (tension, torsion, bending, etc.), this introductory text features advanced material on engineering methods and applications, plus 350 problems and answers. 1949 edition.

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision
  • Author : Robby Caspeele,Luc Taerwe,Dan M. Frangopol
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 564
  • Relase : 2018-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781351857574

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision Book Review:

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world. Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering
  • Author : Ka-Veng Yuen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2010-02-22
  • ISBN : 0470824557

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering Book Review:

Bayesian methods are a powerful tool in many areas of science and engineering, especially statistical physics, medical sciences, electrical engineering, and information sciences. They are also ideal for civil engineering applications, given the numerous types of modeling and parametric uncertainty in civil engineering problems. For example, earthquake ground motion cannot be predetermined at the structural design stage. Complete wind pressure profiles are difficult to measure under operating conditions. Material properties can be difficult to determine to a very precise level – especially concrete, rock, and soil. For air quality prediction, it is difficult to measure the hourly/daily pollutants generated by cars and factories within the area of concern. It is also difficult to obtain the updated air quality information of the surrounding cities. Furthermore, the meteorological conditions of the day for prediction are also uncertain. These are just some of the civil engineering examples to which Bayesian probabilistic methods are applicable. Familiarizes readers with the latest developments in the field Includes identification problems for both dynamic and static systems Addresses challenging civil engineering problems such as modal/model updating Presents methods applicable to mechanical and aerospace engineering Gives engineers and engineering students a concrete sense of implementation Covers real-world case studies in civil engineering and beyond, such as: structural health monitoring seismic attenuation finite-element model updating hydraulic jump artificial neural network for damage detection air quality prediction Includes other insightful daily-life examples Companion website with MATLAB code downloads for independent practice Written by a leading expert in the use of Bayesian methods for civil engineering problems This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering or applied probability and statistics. Practicing engineers interested in the application of statistical methods to solve engineering problems will also find this to be a valuable text. MATLAB code and lecture materials for instructors available at http://www.wiley.com/go/yuen

Offshore Structural Engineering

Offshore Structural Engineering
  • Author : Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2017-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781498765206

Offshore Structural Engineering Book Review:

Successfully estimate risk and reliability, and produce innovative, yet reliable designs using the approaches outlined in Offshore Structural Engineering: Reliability and Risk Assessment. A hands-on guide for practicing professionals, this book covers the reliability of offshore structures with an emphasis on the safety and reliability of offshore facilities during analysis, design, inspection, and planning. Since risk assessment and reliability estimates are often based on probability, the author utilizes concepts of probability and statistical analysis to address the risks and uncertainties involved in design. He explains the concepts with clear illustrations and tutorials, provides a chapter on probability theory, and covers various stages of the process that include data collection, analysis, design and construction, and commissioning. In addition, the author discusses advances in geometric structural forms for deep-water oil exploration, the rational treatment of uncertainties in structural engineering, and the safety and serviceability of civil engineering and other offshore structures. An invaluable guide to innovative and reliable structural design, this book: Defines the structural reliability theory Explains the reliability analysis of structures Examines the reliability of offshore structures Describes the probabilistic distribution for important loading variables Includes methods of reliability analysis Addresses risk assessment and more Offshore Structural Engineering: Reliability and Risk Assessment provides an in-depth analysis of risk analysis and assessment and highlights important aspects of offshore structural reliability. The book serves as a practical reference to engineers and students involved in naval architecture, ocean engineering, civil/structural, and petroleum engineering.

Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering

Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering
  • Author : Jimmy C.M. Kao,Wen-Pei Sung
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1664
  • Relase : 2017-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781351849364

Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering Book Review:

This two-volume work contains the papers presented at the 2016 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE 2016) that was held on 4-6 November 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. The meeting was organized by China University of Technology and Taiwan Society of Construction Engineers and brought together professors, researchers, scholars and industrial pioneers from all over the world. ICCAE 2016 is an important forum for the presentation of new research developments, exchange of ideas and experience and covers the following subject areas: Structural Science & Architecture Engineering, Building Materials & Materials Science, Construction Equipment & Mechanical Science, Environmental Science & Environmental Engineering, Computer Simulation & Computer and Electrical Engineering.