Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis
  • Author : Jacques Heyman,Heyman Jacques
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 188
  • Relase : 1998-05-07
  • ISBN : 9780521622493

Structural Analysis Book Review:

A concise, historical review of the methods of structural analysis and design - from Galileo in the seventeenth century, to the present day.

Research Methods in Language Policy and Planning

Research Methods in Language Policy and Planning
  • Author : Francis M. Hult,David Cassels Johnson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2015-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781118308394

Research Methods in Language Policy and Planning Book Review:

This is the first volume exclusively devoted to research methods in language policy and planning (LPP). Each chapter is written by a leading language policy expert and provides a how-to guide to planning studies as well as gathering and analyzing data Covers a broad range of methods, making it easily accessible to and useful for transdisciplinary researchers working with language policy in any capacity Will serve as both a foundational methods text for graduate students and novice researchers, and a useful methodological reference for experienced LPP researchers Includes a series of guidelines for public engagement to assist scholars as they endeavor to incorporate their work into the public policy process

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
  • Author : Rafael Aguilar,Daniel Torrealva,Susana Moreira,Miguel A. Pando,Luis F. Ramos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 2518
  • Relase : 2018-08-18
  • ISBN : 9783319994413

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Book Review:

This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) that was held in Cusco, Peru in 2018. It disseminates recent advances in the areas related to the structural analysis of historical and archaeological constructions. The challenges faced in this field show that accuracy and robustness of results rely heavily on an interdisciplinary approach, where different areas of expertise from managers, practitioners, and scientists work together. Bearing this in mind, SAHC 2018 stimulated discussion on the new knowledge developed in the different disciplines involved in analysis, conservation, retrofit, and management of existing constructions. This book is organized according to the following topics: assessment and intervention of archaeological heritage, history of construction and building technology, advances in inspection and NDT, innovations in field and laboratory testing applied to historical construction and heritage, new technologies and techniques, risk and vulnerability assessments of heritage for multiple types of hazards, repair, strengthening, and retrofit of historical structures, numerical modeling and structural analysis, structural health monitoring, durability and sustainability, management and conservation strategies for heritage structures, and interdisciplinary projects and case studies. This volume holds particular interest for all the community interested in the challenging task of preserving existing constructions, enable great opportunities, and also uncover new challenges in the field of structural analysis of historical and archeological constructions.

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls
  • Author : Koen Van Balen,Els Verstrynge
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 4200
  • Relase : 2016-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781317206613

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls Book Review:

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls contains the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC2016, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016). The main theme of the book is “Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls”, which emphasizes the importance of all steps of a restoration process in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the structural behaviour of built cultural heritage. The contributions cover every aspect of the structural analysis of historical constructions, such as material characterization, structural modelling, static and dynamic monitoring, non-destructive techniques for on-site investigation, seismic behaviour, rehabilitation, traditional and innovative repair techniques, and case studies. A special focus has been put on six specific themes: - Innovation and heritage - Preventive conservation - Computational strategies for heritage structures - Sustainable strengthening of masonry with composites - Values and sustainability, and - Subsoil interaction The knowledge, insights and ideas in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls make this book of abstracts and the corresponding, digital full-colour conference proceedings containing the full papers must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved in the structural analysis of historical constructions.

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls
  • Author : Koen Van Balen,Els Verstrynge
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2016-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781317206620

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls Book Review:

Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls contains the papers presented at the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC2016, Leuven, Belgium, 13-15 September 2016). The main theme of the book is “Anamnesis, Diagnosis, Therapy, Controls”, which emphasizes the importance of all steps of a restoration process in order to obtain a thorough understanding of the structural behaviour of built cultural heritage. The contributions cover every aspect of the structural analysis of historical constructions, such as material characterization, structural modelling, static and dynamic monitoring, non-destructive techniques for on-site investigation, seismic behaviour, rehabilitation, traditional and innovative repair techniques, and case studies. The knowledge, insights and ideas in Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls make this book of abstracts and the corresponding, digital full-colour conference proceedings containing the full papers must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved in the structural analysis of historical constructions.

The History of the Theory of Structures

The History of the Theory of Structures
  • Author : Karl-Eugen Kurrer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 735
  • Relase : 2012-01-09
  • ISBN : 9783433601341

The History of the Theory of Structures Book Review:

This book traces the evolution of theory of structures and strength of materials - the development of the geometrical thinking of the Renaissance to become the fundamental engineering science discipline rooted in classical mechanics. Starting with the strength experiments of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the author examines the emergence of individual structural analysis methods and their formation into theory of structures in the 19th century. For the first time, a book of this kind outlines the development from classical theory of structures to the structural mechanics and computational mechanics of the 20th century. In doing so, the author has managed to bring alive the differences between the players with respect to their engineering and scientific profiles and personalities, and to create an understanding for the social context. Brief insights into common methods of analysis, backed up by historical details, help the reader gain an understanding of the history of structural mechanics from the standpoint of modern engineering practice. A total of 175 brief biographies of important personalities in civil and structural engineering as well as structural mechanics plus an extensive bibliography round off this work.

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, Two Volume Set

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, Two Volume Set
  • Author : Dina D'Ayala,Enrico Fodde
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1588
  • Relase : 2008-06-02
  • ISBN : 9781439828229

Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance, Two Volume Set Book Review:

The successful preservation of an historic building, complex or city depends on the continued use and daily care that come with it. The possibility of continued use depends on the adaptation of the building to modern standards and practice of living, requiring changes in constructional or structural features. Conservation engineering is the process of understanding, interpreting and managing the architectural heritage to safely deliver it to posterity, enhancing private or public utility vis a vis minimum loss of fabric and significance. These two objectives are sometimes conflicting. With increasing global interest in conservation engineering it is essential to open the debate on more inclusive definitions of significance and on more articulated concepts of safety by use of acceptable and reliable technologies, integrating further the activity of all the professions involved in conservation.

The History of the Theory of Structures

The History of the Theory of Structures
  • Author : Karl-Eugen Kurrer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 1242
  • Relase : 2018-07-23
  • ISBN : 9783433032299

The History of the Theory of Structures Book Review:

Ten years after the publication of the first English edition of The History of the Theory of Structures, Dr. Kurrer now gives us a much enlarged second edition with a new subtitle: Searching for Equilibrium. The author invites the reader to take part in a journey through time to explore the equilibrium of structures. That journey starts with the emergence of the statics and strength of materials of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, and reaches its first climax with Coulomb's structural theories for beams, earth pressure and arches in the late 18th century. Over the next 100 years, Navier, Culmann, Maxwell, Rankine, Mohr, Castigliano and Müller-Breslau moulded theory of structures into a fundamental engineering science discipline that - in the form of modern structural mechanics - played a key role in creating the design languages of the steel, reinforced concrete, aircraft, automotive and shipbuilding industries in the 20th century. In his portrayal, the author places the emphasis on the formation and development of modern numerical engineering methods such as FEM and describes their integration into the discipline of computational mechanics. Brief insights into customary methods of calculation backed up by historical facts help the reader to understand the history of structural mechanics and earth pressure theory from the point of view of modern engineering practice. This approach also makes a vital contribution to the teaching of engineers. Dr. Kurrer manages to give us a real feel for the different approaches of the players involved through their engineering science profiles and personalities, thus creating awareness for the social context. The 260 brief biographies convey the subjective aspect of theory of structures and structural mechanics from the early years of the modern era to the present day. Civil and structural engineers and architects are well represented, but there are also biographies of mathematicians, physicists, mechanical engineers and aircraft and ship designers. The main works of these protagonists of theory of structures are reviewed and listed at the end of each biography. Besides the acknowledged figures in theory of structures such as Coulomb, Culmann, Maxwell, Mohr, Müller-Breslau, Navier, Rankine, Saint-Venant, Timoshenko and Westergaard, the reader is also introduced to G. Green, A. N. Krylov, G. Li, A. J. S. Pippard, W. Prager, H. A. Schade, A. W. Skempton, C. A. Truesdell, J. A. L. Waddell and H. Wagner. The pioneers of the modern movement in theory of structures, J. H. Argyris, R. W. Clough, T. v. Kármán, M. J. Turner and O. C. Zienkiewicz, are also given extensive biographical treatment. A huge bibliography of about 4,500 works rounds off the book. New content in the second edition deals with earth pressure theory, ultimate load method, an analysis of historical textbooks, steel bridges, lightweight construction, theory of plates and shells, Green's function, computational statics, FEM, computer-assisted graphical analysis and historical engineering science. The number of pages now exceeds 1,200 - an increase of 50% over the first English edition. This book is the first all-embracing historical account of theory of structures from the 16th century to the present day.

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures
  • Author : Bahman Ghiassi,Gabriele Milani
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 890
  • Relase : 2019-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780081024409

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures Book Review:

Numerical Modeling of Masonry and Historical Structures: From Theory to Application provides detailed information on the theoretical background and practical guidelines for numerical modeling of unreinforced and reinforced (strengthened) masonry and historical structures. The book consists of four main sections, covering seismic vulnerability analysis of masonry and historical structures, numerical modeling of unreinforced masonry, numerical modeling of FRP-strengthened masonry, and numerical modeling of TRM-strengthened masonry. Each section reflects the theoretical background and current state-of-the art, providing practical guidelines for simulations and the use of input parameters. Covers important issues relating to advanced methodologies for the seismic vulnerability assessment of masonry and historical structures Focuses on modeling techniques used for the nonlinear analysis of unreinforced masonry and strengthened masonry structures Follows a theory to practice approach

Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis

Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis
  • Author : Igor A. Karnovsky,Olga Lebed
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 824
  • Relase : 2021-03-16
  • ISBN : 9783030443948

Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis Book Review:

This revised and significantly expanded edition contains a rigorous examination of key concepts, new chapters and discussions within existing chapters, and added reference materials in the appendix, while retaining its classroom-tested approach to helping readers navigate through the deep ideas, vast collection of the fundamental methods of structural analysis. The authors show how to undertake the numerous analytical methods used in structural analysis by focusing on the principal concepts, detailed procedures and results, as well as taking into account the advantages and disadvantages of each method and sphere of their effective application. The end result is a guide to mastering the many intricacies of the range of methods of structural analysis. The book differentiates itself by focusing on extended analysis of beams, plane and spatial trusses, frames, arches, cables and combined structures; extensive application of influence lines for analysis of structures; simple and effective procedures for computation of deflections; introduction to plastic analysis, stability, and free and forced vibration analysis, as well as some special topics. Ten years ago, Professor Igor A. Karnovsky and Olga Lebed crafted a must-read book. Now fully updated, expanded, and titled Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis (Strength, Stability, Vibration), the book is ideal for instructors, civil and structural engineers, as well as researches and graduate and post graduate students with an interest in perfecting structural analysis.

Theory of Structures

Theory of Structures
  • Author : Peter Marti
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 696
  • Relase : 2013-03-20
  • ISBN : 9783433602614

Theory of Structures Book Review:

This book provides the reader with a consistent approach to theory of structures on the basis of applied mechanics. It covers framed structures as well as plates and shells using elastic and plastic theory, and emphasizes the historical background and the relationship to practical engineering activities. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the school of structures that has evolved at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich over the last 50 years. The many worked examples and exercises make this a textbook ideal for in-depth studies. Each chapter concludes with a summary that highlights the most important aspects in concise form. Specialist terms are defined in the appendix. There is an extensive index befitting such a work of reference. The structure of the content and highlighting in the text make the book easy to use. The notation, properties of materials and geometrical properties of sections plus brief outlines of matrix algebra, tensor calculus and calculus of variations can be found in the appendices. This publication should be regarded as a key work of reference for students, teaching staff and practising engineers. Its purpose is to show readers how to model and handle structures appropriately, to support them in designing and checking the structures within their sphere of responsibility.

Elements of Stress Analysis

Elements of Stress Analysis
  • Author : Jacques Heyman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 1982-04
  • ISBN : 0521245230

Elements of Stress Analysis Book Review:

This book analyses problems in elasticity theory, highlighting elements of structural analysis in a simple and straightforward way.

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings
  • Author : J. Stanley Rabun
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 510
  • Relase : 2000-02-21
  • ISBN : 0471315451

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings Book Review:

Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings offers the most' complete, detailed, and authentic data available on the materials, calculation methods, and design techniques used by architects and engineers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It provides today's building professionals with information needed to analyze, modify, and certify historic buildings for modern use. Among the many important features of this book not available in any other single volume are: * More than 350 line drawings and diagrams taken directly from original sources such as the Carnegie Steele Company's Pocket Companion (1893) and Frank Kidder's The Architect's and Builder's Pocketbook (1902) * Hard-to-find data on period structural components, such as cast-iron columns and beams, wrought-iron columns and beams, and fireproof terra cotta floor arches * Methods for determining what kind of loads structural components were originally designed to bear and methods to determine if they are still capable of performing as intended * Extensive coverage of historical foundation systems and empirical design methods for load-bearing masonry buildings For any building professional involved in the rapidly growing field of restoring, preserving, and adapting historic buildings, Structural Analysis of Historic Buildings is an invaluable structural handbook.

Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method

Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method
  • Author : Sarhosis, Vasilis,Bagi, Katalin,Lemos, José V.,Milani, Gabriele
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 505
  • Relase : 2016-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781522502326

Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method Book Review:

The Discrete Element Method (DEM) has emerged as a solution to predicting load capacities of masonry structures. As one of many numerical methods and computational solutions being applied to evaluate masonry structures, further research on DEM tools and methodologies is essential for further advancement. Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method explores the latest digital solutions for the analysis and modeling of brick, stone, concrete, granite, limestone, and glass block structures. Focusing on critical research on mathematical and computational methods for masonry analysis, this publication is a pivotal reference source for scholars, engineers, consultants, and graduate-level engineering students.

Fundamentals of Molecular Structural Biology

Fundamentals of Molecular Structural Biology
  • Author : Subrata Pal
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 518
  • Relase : 2019-08-13
  • ISBN : 9780128148563

Fundamentals of Molecular Structural Biology Book Review:

Fundamentals of Molecular Structural Biology reviews the mathematical and physical foundations of molecular structural biology. Based on these fundamental concepts, it then describes molecular structure and explains basic genetic mechanisms. Given the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of research, early career researchers and those shifting into an adjacent field often require a "fundamentals" book to get them up-to-speed on the foundations of a particular field. This book fills that niche. Provides a current and easily digestible resource on molecular structural biology, discussing both foundations and the latest advances Addresses critical issues surrounding macromolecular structures, such as structure-based drug discovery, single-particle analysis, computational molecular biology/molecular dynamic simulation, cell signaling and immune response, macromolecular assemblies, and systems biology Presents discussions that ultimately lead the reader toward a more detailed understanding of the basis and origin of disease

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories, volume 2

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories, volume 2
  • Author : Ine Wouters,Stephanie van de Voorde,Inge Bertels,Bernard Espion,Krista de Jonge,Denis Zastavni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 696
  • Relase : 2018-07-11
  • ISBN : 9780429822537

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories, volume 2 Book Review:

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories brings together the papers presented at the Sixth International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 July 2018). The contributions present the latest research in the field of construction history, covering themes such as: - Building actors - Building materials - The process of building - Structural theory and analysis - Building services and techniques - Socio-cultural aspects - Knowledge transfer - The discipline of Construction History The papers cover various types of buildings and structures, from ancient times to the 21st century, from all over the world. In addition, thematic papers address specific themes and highlight new directions in construction history research, fostering transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration. Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories is a must-have for academics, scientists, building conservators, architects, historians, engineers, designers, contractors and other professionals involved or interested in the field of construction history. This is volume 2 of the book set.

Analysis of Engineering Structures

Analysis of Engineering Structures
  • Author : B Bedenik,C B Besant
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 392
  • Relase : 1999-08-01
  • ISBN : 9780857099723

Analysis of Engineering Structures Book Review:

This text delivers a fundamental coverage for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates of structural engineering, and professionals working in industrial and academic research. The methods for structural analysis are explained in detail, being based on basic static, kinematics and energy methods previously discussed in the text. A chapter deals with calculations of deformations which provides for a good understanding of structural behaviour. Attention is given to practical applications whereby each theoretical analysis is reinforced with worked examples. A major industrial application consisting of a simple bridge design is presented, based on various theoretical methods described in the book. The finite element as an extension of the displacement method is covered, but only to explain computer methods presented by use of the structural analysis package OCEAN. An innovative approach enables influence lines calculations in a simple mannger. Basic algebra given in the appendices provides the necessary mathematical tools to understand the text. Provides an understanding of structural behaviour, paying particular attention to applications, and reinforces theoretical analysis with worked examples Details the methods for structural analysis, based on basic static, kinematics and energy methods

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories
  • Author : Ine Wouters,Stephanie van de Voorde,Inge Bertels,Bernard Espion,Krista de Jonge,Denis Zastavni
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 2134
  • Relase : 2018-09-05
  • ISBN : 9780429013614

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories Book Review:

Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories brings together the papers presented at the Sixth International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH, Brussels, Belgium, 9-13 July 2018). The contributions present the latest research in the field of construction history, covering themes such as: - Building actors - Building materials - The process of building - Structural theory and analysis - Building services and techniques - Socio-cultural aspects - Knowledge transfer - The discipline of Construction History The papers cover various types of buildings and structures, from ancient times to the 21st century, from all over the world. In addition, thematic papers address specific themes and highlight new directions in construction history research, fostering transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration. Building Knowledge, Constructing Histories is a must-have for academics, scientists, building conservators, architects, historians, engineers, designers, contractors and other professionals involved or interested in the field of construction history.

Introduction to Structural Analysis

Introduction to Structural Analysis
  • Author : Debabrata Podder,Santanu Chatterjee
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2021-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781000457056

Introduction to Structural Analysis Book Review:

This book cover principles of structural analysis without any requirement of prior knowledge of structures or equations. Starting from the basic principles of equilibrium of forces and moments, all other subsequent theories of structural analysis have been discussed logically. Divided into two major parts, this book discusses basics of mechanics and principles of degrees of freedom upon which the entire paradigm rests followed by analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures. Energy method of structural analysis is also included. Worked out examples are provided in each chapter to explain the concept and to solve real life structural analysis along with solutions manual. Aimed at undergraduate/senior undergraduate students in civil, structural and construction engineering, it: Deals with basic level of the structural analysis (i.e., types of structures and loads, material and section properties up to the standard level including analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures) Focuses on generalized coordinate system, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, as an alternative form of studying the subject Introduces structural indeterminacy and degrees of freedom with large number of worked out examples Covers fundamentals of matrix theory of structural analysis Reviews energy principles and their relationship to calculating structural deflections

Basic Structural Theory

Basic Structural Theory
  • Author : Jacques Heyman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 2014-07-17
  • ISBN : 1107427274

Basic Structural Theory Book Review:

This text introduces the basic equations of the theory of structures. Conventional presentations of these equations follow the ideas of elastic analysis, introduced nearly two hundred years ago. The present book is written against the background of advances made in structural theory during the last fifty years, notably by the introduction of so-called plastic theory. Tests on real structures in the twentieth century revealed that structural states predicted by elastic analysis cannot in fact be observed in practice, whereas plastic ideas can be used to give accurate estimates of strength. Strength is discussed in the first part of this book without reference to equations of elastic deformation. However, the designer is concerned also with stiffness, for which elastic analysis is needed, and the standard equations (suitable, for example, for computer programming) are presented. Finally, stability is analyzed, which again is essentially an elastic phenomenon, and it is shown that a higher "factor of safety" is required to guard against buckling than that required to guarantee straightforward strength. The emphasis throughout is on the derivation and application of the structural equations, rather than on details of their solution (nowadays best done by computer), and the numerical examples are deliberately kept simple.