Handbook of Structural Life Assessment

Handbook of Structural Life Assessment
  • Author : Raouf A. Ibrahim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2017-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781119135494

Handbook of Structural Life Assessment Book Review:

This important, self-contained reference deals with structural life assessment (SLA) and structural health monitoring (SHM) in a combined form. SLA periodically evaluates the state and condition of a structural system and provides recommendations for possible maintenance actions or the end of structural service life. It is a diversified field and relies on the theories of fracture mechanics, fatigue damage process, and reliability theory. For common structures, their life assessment is not only governed by the theory of fracture mechanics and fatigue damage process, but by other factors such as corrosion, grounding, and sudden collision. On the other hand, SHM deals with the detection, prediction, and location of crack development online. Both SLA and SHM are combined in a unified and coherent treatment.

Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook

Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook
  • Author : C.R. Sundararajan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 745
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461517719

Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook Book Review:

The need for a comprehensive book on probabilistic structural mechanics that brings together the many analytical and computational methods developed over the years and their applications in a wide spectrum of industries-from residential buildings to nuclear power plants, from bridges to pressure vessels, from steel structures to ceramic structures-became evident from the many discussions the editor had with practising engineers, researchers and professors. Because no single individual has the expertise to write a book with such a di.verse scope, a group of 39 authors from universities, research laboratories, and industries from six countries in three continents was invited to write 30 chapters covering the various aspects of probabilistic structural mechanics. The editor and the authors believe that this handbook will serve as a reference text to practicing engineers, teachers, students and researchers. It may also be used as a textbook for graduate-level courses in probabilistic structural mechanics. The editor wishes to thank the chapter authors for their contributions. This handbook would not have been a reality without their collaboration.

Handbook of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metallic Structures

Handbook of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metallic Structures
  • Author : A. Carpinteri
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 834
  • Relase : 2012-12-02
  • ISBN : 9780444600325

Handbook of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Metallic Structures Book Review:

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide a review of the knowledge and experiences in the field of fatigue fracture mechanics. It is well-known that engineering structures can fail due to cyclic loading. For instance, a cyclically time-varying loading reduces the structure strength and can provoke a fatigue failure consisting of three stages: (a) crack initiation (b) crack propagation and (c) catastrophic failure. Since last century many scientists have tried to understand the reasons for the above-mentioned failures and how to prevent them. This Handbook contains valuable contributions from leading experts within the international scientific community and covers many of the important problems associated with the fatigue phenomena in civil, mechanical and nuclear engineering.

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 : 9781351857567

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.

Handbook of Structural Engineering

Handbook of Structural Engineering
  • Author : W.F. Chen,E.M. Lui
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1768
  • Relase : 2005-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781420039931

Handbook of Structural Engineering Book Review:

Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, this second edition is a comprehensive reference to the broad spectrum of structural engineering, encapsulating the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of the field. The authors address a myriad of topics, covering both traditional and innovative approaches to analysis, design, and rehabilitation. The second edition has been expanded and reorganized to be more informative and cohesive. It also follows the developments that have emerged in the field since the previous edition, such as advanced analysis for structural design, performance-based design of earthquake-resistant structures, lifecycle evaluation and condition assessment of existing structures, the use of high-performance materials for construction, and design for safety. Additionally, the book includes numerous tables, charts, and equations, as well as extensive references, reading lists, and websites for further study or more in-depth information. Emphasizing practical applications and easy implementation, this text reflects the increasingly global nature of engineering, compiling the efforts of an international panel of experts from industry and academia. This is a necessity for anyone studying or practicing in the field of structural engineering. New to this edition Fundamental theories of structural dynamics Advanced analysis Wind and earthquake-resistant design Design of prestressed concrete, masonry, timber, and glass structures Properties, behavior, and use of high-performance steel, concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers Semirigid frame structures Structural bracing Structural design for fire safety

Fatigue and Fracture

Fatigue and Fracture
  • Author : F. C. Campbell
  • Publisher : ASM International
  • Pages : 685
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781615039760

Fatigue and Fracture Book Review:

"This book emphasizes the physical and practical aspects of fatigue and fracture. It covers mechanical properties of materials, differences between ductile and brittle fractures, fracture mechanics, the basics of fatigue, structural joints, high temperature failures, wear, environmentally-induced failures, and steps in the failure analysis process."--publishers website.

Understanding How Components Fail, 3rd Edition

Understanding How Components Fail, 3rd Edition
  • Author : Donald J. Wulpi
  • Publisher : ASM International
  • Pages : 330
  • Relase : 2013-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781627080149

Understanding How Components Fail, 3rd Edition Book Review:

One of the first books new engineers and technicians should read. This new edition of the perennial best seller preserves the core of the previous editions, focusing on the metallurgical and materials evaluation for failure mode identification. Comprehensive information covering the basic principles and practices are clearly explained.

Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management

Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management
  • Author : Francesco Colangelo,Raffaele Cioffi,Ilenia Farina
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 2021-12-13
  • ISBN : 9780128230138

Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management Book Review:

The Handbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management summarizes key research trends in recycling and reusing concrete and industrial waste to reduce their environmental impact. This volume also includes important contributions in collaboration with the CRI-TEST Innovation Lab, Naples – Acerra. Part one discusses eco-friendly innovative cement and concrete and reviews key substitute materials. Part two analyzes the use of industrial waste as aggregates and the mechanical properties of concrete containing waste materials. Part three discusses differences between innovative binders, focusing on alkali-activated and geopolymer concrete. Part four provides a thorough overview of the life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete containing industrial wastes and the impacts related to the logistics of wastes, the production of the concrete, and the management of industrial wastes. By providing research examples, case studies, and practical strategies, this book is a state-of-the-art reference for researchers working in construction materials, civil or structural engineering, and engineers working in the industry. Offers a systematic and comprehensive source of information on the latest developments in sustainable concrete; Analyzes different types of sustainable concrete and innovative binders from chemical, physical, and mechanical points of view; Includes real case studies showing application of the LCA methodology.

Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook

Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook
  • Author : Yung-Li Lee,Mark E. Barkey,Hong-Tae Kang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 634
  • Relase : 2011-08-17
  • ISBN : 9780123852045

Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook Book Review:

Understand why fatigue happens and how to model, simulate, design and test for it with this practical, industry-focused reference Written to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry, the Metal Fatigue Analysis Handbook presents state-of-the-art fatigue theories and technologies alongside more commonly used practices, with working examples included to provide an informative, practical, complete toolkit of fatigue analysis. Prepared by an expert team with extensive industrial, research and professorial experience, the book will help you to understand: Critical factors that cause and affect fatigue in the materials and structures relating to your work Load and stress analysis in addition to fatigue damage-the latter being the sole focus of many books on the topic How to design with fatigue in mind to meet durability requirements How to model, simulate and test with different materials in different fatigue scenarios The importance and limitations of different models for cost effective and efficient testing Whilst the book focuses on theories commonly used in the automotive industry, it is also an ideal resource for engineers and analysts in other disciplines such as aerospace engineering, civil engineering, offshore engineering, and industrial engineering. The only book on the market to address state-of-the-art technologies in load, stress and fatigue damage analyses and their application to engineering design for durability Intended to bridge the technology gap between academia and industry - written by an expert team with extensive industrial, research and professorial experience in fatigue analysis and testing An advanced mechanical engineering design handbook focused on the needs of professional engineers within automotive, aerospace and related industrial disciplines

Monitoring and Assessment of Structures

Monitoring and Assessment of Structures
  • Author : Graham Armer
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 167
  • Relase : 2001-07-19
  • ISBN : 0419237704

Monitoring and Assessment of Structures Book Review:

Monitoring and Assessment of Structures details the latest methods available for the in-service assessment of buildings and other structures. It is a vital handbook for all those involved in property management.

Structural Condition Assessment

Structural Condition Assessment
  • Author : Robert T. Ratay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2005-01-17
  • ISBN : UOM:39015059232044

Structural Condition Assessment Book Review:

In Structural Condition Assessment, editor-in-chief Robert T. Ratay gathers together the leading people in the field to produce the first unified resource on all aspects of structural condition assessment for strength, serviceability, restoration, adaptive reuse, code compliance, and vulnerability. Organized by the four main stages of a structural evaluation, this book provides an introduction to structural deterioration and its consequences, the business and legal aspects of conducting an evaluation, initial survey and evaluation techniques for various structures, and specific tests for five of the most common structural materials (concrete, steel, masonry, timber and fabric.)

Power Plant Systems/components Aging Management and Life Extension, 1991

Power Plant Systems/components Aging Management and Life Extension, 1991
  • Author : J. Sinnappan
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 221
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : UOM:39015024796016

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Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries
  • Author : Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf,Mahmood Aliofkhazraei
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 479
  • Relase : 2015-09-07
  • ISBN : 9780081001257

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis with Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries Book Review:

Handbook of Materials Failure Analysis: With Case Studies from the Chemicals, Concrete and Power Industries provides an in-depth examination of materials failure in specific situations, a vital component in both developing and engineering new solutions. This handbook covers analysis of materials failure in the chemical, power, and structures arenas, where the failure of a single component can result in devastating consequences and costs. Material defects, mechanical failure as a result of improper design, corrosion, surface fracture, and other failure mechanisms are described in the context of real world case studies involving steam generators, boiler tubes, gas turbine blades, welded structures, chemical conversion reactors and more. This book is an indispensable reference for engineers and scientists studying the mechanisms of failure in these fields. Introduces readers to modern analytical techniques in materials failure analysis Combines foundational knowledge with current research on the latest developments and innovations in the field Includes many compelling case studies of materials failure in chemical processing plants, concrete structures, and power generation systems

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
  • Author : Robert Ratay
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 688
  • Relase : 2009-11-05
  • ISBN : 9780071633413

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook Book Review:

The Most Complete and Up-to-Date Resource on Forensic Structural Engineering Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field. The design and construction process Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations Standard of care and duty to perform First steps and legal concerns after a failure Engineering investigation of failures Origins and causes of failures Loads and hazards Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication Defects, deterioration, and durability Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations Litigation and dispute resolution The expert consultant and witness

Damage Assessment of Structures X

Damage Assessment of Structures X
  • Author : Biswajit Basu
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Pages : 1330
  • Relase : 2013-07-31
  • ISBN : 9783038261773

Damage Assessment of Structures X Book Review:

Damage assessment of structures is an emerging field and has become increasingly important over the past decade or two. Diagnosis and prognosis of structural damage plays an important role not just in ensuring the structural integrity but also in optimizing the overall life cycle cost including the cost for operation and maintenance. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The Special collection consists of a compilation 159 papers on all research topics relevant to damage assessment of engineering structures and systems including numerical simulations, signal processing of sensor measurements, theoretical and experimental studies. Broad areas of damage assessment covered in the publication include applications to composite materials, civil infrastructure, mechanical devices and machineries, renewable energy, sensors, signal processing, structural health and condition monitoring.

Mechanics of Fatigue

Mechanics of Fatigue
  • Author : Vladimir V. Bolotin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2020-07-09
  • ISBN : 9780429605826

Mechanics of Fatigue Book Review:

Mechanics of Fatigue addresses the range of topics concerning damage, fatigue, and fracture of engineering materials and structures. The core of this resource builds upon the synthesis of micro- and macro-mechanics of fracture. In micromechanics, both the modeling of mechanical phenomena on the level of material structure and the continuous approach are based on the use of certain internal field parameters characterizing the dispersed micro-damage. This is referred to as continuum damage mechanics. The author develops his own theory for macromechanics, called analytical fracture mechanics. This term means the system cracked body - loading or loading device - is considered as a mechanical system and the tools of analytical (rational) mechanics are applied thoroughly to describe crack propagation until the final failure. Chapter discuss: preliminary information on fatigue and engineering methods for design of machines and structures against failures caused by fatigue fatigue crack nucleation, including microstructural and continuous models theory of fatigue crack propagation fatigue crack growth in linear elastic materials subject to dispersed damage fatigue cracks in elasto-plastic material, including crack growth retardation due to overloading as well as quasistationary approximation fatigue and related phenomena in hereditary solids application of the theory fatigue crack growth considering environmental factors unidirectional fiber composites with ductile matrix and brittle, initially continuous fibers laminate composites Mechanics of Fatigue serves students dealing with mechanical aspects of fatigue, conducting research in fracture mechanics, structural safety, mechanics of composites, as well as modern branches of mechanics of solids and structures.

ASM Handbook: Fatigue and fracture

ASM Handbook: Fatigue and fracture
  • Author : ASM International. Handbook Committee
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1057
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822020274346

ASM Handbook: Fatigue and fracture Book Review:

These volumes cover the properties, processing, and applications of metals and nonmetallic engineering materials. They are designed to provide the authoritative information and data necessary for the appropriate selection of materials to meet critical design and performance criteria.

Structural Assessment of Large Panel Systems (Lps) Dwelling Blocks for Accidental Loading

Structural Assessment of Large Panel Systems (Lps) Dwelling Blocks for Accidental Loading
  • Author : Stuart Matthews,Barry Reeves
  • Publisher : Building Research Establishment
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : PURD:32754082906706

Structural Assessment of Large Panel Systems (Lps) Dwelling Blocks for Accidental Loading Book Review:

New guidance on the structural assessment and strengthening options for large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks is presented, focusing primarily upon their resistance to accidental loading associated with gas explosions.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105117254909

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EQS Structural Equations Program Manual

EQS Structural Equations Program Manual
  • Author : Peter M. Bentler
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050065567

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