Structural Design from First Principles

Structural Design from First Principles
  • Author : Michael Byfield
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2018-02-05
  • ISBN : 1498741215

Structural Design from First Principles Book Review:

This enlightening textbook for undergraduates on civil engineering degree courses explains structural design from its mechanical principles, showing the speed and simplicity of effective design from first principles. This text presents good approximate solutions to complex design problems, such as "Wembley-Arch" type structures, the design of thin-walled structures, and long-span box girder bridges. Other more code-based textbooks concentrate on relatively simple member design, and avoid some of the most interesting design problems because code compliant solutions are complex. Yet these problems can be addressed by relatively manageable techniques. The methods outlined here enable quick, early stage, "ball-park" design solutions to be considered, and are also useful for checking finite element analysis solutions to complex problems. The conventions used in the book are in accordance with the Eurocodes, especially where they provide convenient solutions that can be easily understood by students. Many of the topics, such as composite beam design, are straight applications of Eurocodes, but with the underlying theory fully explained. The techniques are illustrated through a series of worked examples which develop in complexity, with the more advanced questions forming extended exam type questions. A comprehensive range of fully worked tutorial questions are provided at the end of each section for students to practice in preparation for closed book exams.

Principles of Structural Design

Principles of Structural Design
  • Author : Ram S. Gupta
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 599
  • Relase : 2019-06-17
  • ISBN : 9781351027694

Principles of Structural Design Book Review:

Timber, steel, and concrete are common engineering materials used in structural design. Material choice depends upon the type of structure, availability of material, and the preference of the designer. The design practices the code requirements of each material are very different. In this updated edition, the elemental designs of individual components of each material are presented, together with theory of structures essential for the design. Numerous examples of complete structural designs have been included. A comprehensive database comprising materials properties, section properties, specifications, and design aids, has been included to make this essential reading.

Structural Design from First Principles

Structural Design from First Principles
  • Author : Michael Byfield
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2018-01-29
  • ISBN : 9781498741255

Structural Design from First Principles Book Review:

This enlightening textbook for undergraduates on civil engineering degree courses explains structural design from its mechanical principles, showing the speed and simplicity of effective design from first principles. This text presents good approximate solutions to complex design problems, such as "Wembley-Arch" type structures, the design of thin-walled structures, and long-span box girder bridges. Other more code-based textbooks concentrate on relatively simple member design, and avoid some of the most interesting design problems because code compliant solutions are complex. Yet these problems can be addressed by relatively manageable techniques. The methods outlined here enable quick, early stage, "ball-park" design solutions to be considered, and are also useful for checking finite element analysis solutions to complex problems. The conventions used in the book are in accordance with the Eurocodes, especially where they provide convenient solutions that can be easily understood by students. Many of the topics, such as composite beam design, are straight applications of Eurocodes, but with the underlying theory fully explained. The techniques are illustrated through a series of worked examples which develop in complexity, with the more advanced questions forming extended exam type questions. A comprehensive range of fully worked tutorial questions are provided at the end of each section for students to practice in preparation for closed book exams.

Principles of Structural Design

Principles of Structural Design
  • Author : W.F. Chen,E.M. Lui
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2005-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781420037135

Principles of Structural Design Book Review:

Many important advances in designing modern structures have occurred over the last several years. Structural engineers need an authoritative source of information that thoroughly and concisely covers the foundational principles of the field. Comprising chapters selected from the second edition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering,

Conceptual Structural Design

Conceptual Structural Design
  • Author : Olga Popovic Larsen,Andy Tyas
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 134
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0727732358

Conceptual Structural Design Book Review:

This book aims to brige the gap between engineers' and architects' understanding of structural form. Its intention is to inspire the development of innovative and viable structures. It presents case studies where imaginative structural forms are in harmony with the architectural concept and at the same time present very efficient solutions to technical and structural problems.

Marine Structural Design

Marine Structural Design
  • Author : Yong Bai,Wei-Liang Jin
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 1008
  • Relase : 2015-09-18
  • ISBN : 9780081000076

Marine Structural Design Book Review:

Marine Structural Design, Second Edition, is a wide-ranging, practical guide to marine structural analysis and design, describing in detail the application of modern structural engineering principles to marine and offshore structures. Organized in five parts, the book covers basic structural design principles, strength, fatigue and fracture, and reliability and risk assessment, providing all the knowledge needed for limit-state design and re-assessment of existing structures. Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision-making, arctic marine structural development, and the addition of new LNG ship topics, including composite materials and structures, uncertainty analysis, and green ship concepts. Provides the structural design principles, background theory, and know-how needed for marine and offshore structural design by analysis Covers strength, fatigue and fracture, reliability, and risk assessment together in one resource, emphasizing practical considerations and applications Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision making, and new content on arctic marine structural design

Principles of Reinforced Concrete Design

Principles of Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Author : Mete A. Sozen,Toshikatsu Ichinose,Santiago Pujol
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2014-07-14
  • ISBN : 9781482231489

Principles of Reinforced Concrete Design Book Review:

Encouraging creative uses of reinforced concrete, Principles of Reinforced Concrete Design draws a clear distinction between fundamentals and professional consensus. This text presents a mixture of fundamentals along with practical methods. It provides the fundamental concepts required for designing reinforced concrete (RC) structures, emphasizing principles based on mechanics, experience, and experimentation, while encouraging practitioners to consult their local building codes. The book presents design choices that fall in line with the boundaries defined by professional consensus (building codes), and provides reference material outlining the design criteria contained in building codes. It includes applications for both building and bridge structural design, and it is applicable worldwide, as it is not dependent upon any particular codes. Contains concise coverage that can be taught in one semester Underscores the fundamental principles of behavior Provides students with an understanding of the principles upon which codes are based Assists in navigating the labyrinth of ever-changing codes Fosters an inherent understanding of design The text also provides a brief history of reinforced concrete. While the initial attraction for using reinforced concrete in building construction has been attributed to its fire resistance, its increase in popularity was also due to the creativity of engineers who kept extending its limits of application. Along with height achievement, reinforced concrete gained momentum by providing convenience, plasticity, and low-cost economic appeal. Principles of Reinforced Concrete Design provides undergraduate students with the fundamentals of mechanics and direct observation, as well as the concepts required to design reinforced concrete (RC) structures, and applies to both building and bridge structural design.

Durability Design of Concrete Structures

Durability Design of Concrete Structures
  • Author : Kefei Li
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2016-11-14
  • ISBN : 9781118910092

Durability Design of Concrete Structures Book Review:

Comprehensive coverage of durability of concrete at both material and structural levels, with design related issues Links two active fields in materials science and structural engineering: the durability processes of concrete materials and design methods of concrete structures Facilitates communication between the two communities, helping to implement life-cycle concepts into future design methods of concrete structures Presents state-of-the-art information on the deterioration mechanism and performance evolution of structural concrete under environmental actions and the design methods for durability of concrete structures Provides efficient support and practical tools for life-cycle oriented structural design which has been widely recognized as a new generation of design philosophy for engineering structures The author has long experience working with the topic and the materials presented have been part of the author's current teaching course of Durability and Assessment of Engineering Structures for graduate students at Tsinghua University The design methods and approaches for durability of concrete structures are developed from newly finished high level research projects and have been employed as recommended provisions in design code including Chinese Code and Eurocode 2

Principles of Structure, Fifth Edition

Principles of Structure, Fifth Edition
  • Author : Ken Wyatt,Richard Hough
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2013-02-08
  • ISBN : 9780415667272

Principles of Structure, Fifth Edition Book Review:

Since its first publication in 1974, Principles of Structure has established itself at the forefront of introductory texts for students of architecture, building and project management seeking a basic understanding of the behavior and design of building structures. It provides a simple quantitative introduction to structural engineering, while also drawing connections to real buildings that are more complex. Retaining the style and format of earlier editions, this Fifth Edition brings the text and examples into alignment with international practice. It also features six new buildings from around the world, illustrating the principles described in the text. The book begins with a chapter explaining forces and their effects. Other chapters cover ties and struts, loadings, graphical statics, bracings, shears and moments, stresses, deflections, and beam design. There is also an appendix with a fuller explanation of fundamentals for readers unfamiliar with the basic concepts of geometry and statics. The book offers a unique format with right-hand pages containing text and left-hand pages containing complementary commentary including explanations and expansions of points made in the text and worked examples. This cross-referencing gives readers a range of perspectives and a deeper understanding of each topic. The simple mathematical approach and logical progression—along with the hints and suggestions, worked examples and problem sheets—give beginners straightforward access to elementary structural engineering.

Structural Principles

Structural Principles
  • Author : Irving Engel
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 1984
  • ISBN : UOM:39015060067157

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Basic Principles of Concrete Structures

Basic Principles of Concrete Structures
  • Author : Xianglin Gu,Xianyu Jin,Yong Zhou
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 606
  • Relase : 2015-12-09
  • ISBN : 9783662485651

Basic Principles of Concrete Structures Book Review:

Based on the latest version of designing codes both for buildings and bridges (GB50010-2010 and JTG D62-2004), this book starts from steel and concrete materials, whose properties are very important to the mechanical behavior of concrete structural members. Step by step, analysis of reinforced and prestressed concrete members under basic loading types (tension, compression, flexure, shearing and torsion) and environmental actions are introduced. The characteristic of the book that distinguishes it from other textbooks on concrete structures is that more emphasis has been laid on the basic theories of reinforced concrete and the application of the basic theories in design of new structures and analysis of existing structures. Examples and problems in each chapter are carefully designed to cover every important knowledge point. As a basic course for undergraduates majoring in civil engineering, this course is different from either the previously learnt mechanics courses or the design courses to be learnt. Compared with mechanics courses, the basic theories of reinforced concrete structures cannot be solely derived by theoretical analysis. And compared with design courses, this course emphasizes the introduction of basic theories rather than simply being a translation of design specifications. The book will focus on both the theoretical derivations and the engineering practices.

Structural Design for Fire Safety

Structural Design for Fire Safety
  • Author : Andrew H. Buchanan,Anthony Kwabena Abu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 2017-01-30
  • ISBN : 9780470972892

Structural Design for Fire Safety Book Review:

Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.

Structural Design

Structural Design
  • Author : James R. Underwood,Michele Chiuini
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 697
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 047114066X

Structural Design Book Review:

A user-friendly reference on the design and technology of building structures. The authors provide a holistic approach to structural design by covering all of the primary structural materials (steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry) and combining architectural form, spatial organization, and load configurations.

Structural and Stress Analysis

Structural and Stress Analysis
  • Author : T.H.G. Megson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 744
  • Relase : 2005-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780080455341

Structural and Stress Analysis Book Review:

Structural analysis is the corner stone of civil engineering and all students must obtain a thorough understanding of the techniques available to analyse and predict stress in any structure. The new edition of this popular textbook provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to all types of structural and stress analysis, starting from an explanation of the basic principles of statics, normal and shear force and bending moments and torsion. Building on the success of the first edition, new material on structural dynamics and finite element method has been included. Virtually no prior knowledge of structures is assumed and students requiring an accessible and comprehensive insight into stress analysis will find no better book available. Provides a comprehensive overview of the subject providing an invaluable resource to undergraduate civil engineers and others new to the subject Includes numerous worked examples and problems to aide in the learning process and develop knowledge and skills Ideal for classroom and training course usage providing relevant pedagogy

Metaheuristics for Structural Design and Analysis

Metaheuristics for Structural Design and Analysis
  • Author : Yusuf Cengiz Toklu,Gebrail Bekdas,Sinan Melih Nigdeli
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 258
  • Relase : 2021-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781119849070

Metaheuristics for Structural Design and Analysis Book Review:

Metaheuristics for Structural Design and Analysis discusses general properties and types of metaheuristic techniques, basic principles of topology, shape and size optimization of structures, and applications of metaheuristic algorithms in solving structural design problems. Analysis of structures using metaheuristic algorithms is also discussed. Comparisons are made with classical methods and modern computational methods through metaheuristic algorithms. The book is designed for senior structural engineering students, graduate students, academicians and practitioners.

Principles of Structure

Principles of Structure
  • Author : Kenneth James Wyatt,Richard Hough
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0868406139

Principles of Structure Book Review:

Provides the ideal introduction to the quantitative language of structures, and gives an insight into the relative importance of its different variables. The new edition includes references to ultimate strength design methods, more loading conditions, and illustrated examples.

Basic Structures

Basic Structures
  • Author : Philip Garrison
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2016-02-03
  • ISBN : 9781118950869

Basic Structures Book Review:

Basic Structures provides the student with a clear explanation of structural concepts, using many analogies and examples. Real examples and case studies show the concepts in use, and the book is well illustrated with full colour photographs and many line illustrations, giving the student a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and a 'feel' for the way buildings behave structurally. With many worked examples and tutorial questions, the book serves as an ideal introduction to the subject.

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book
  • Author : Fiona Cobb
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780750656382

Structural Engineer's Pocket Book Book Review:

Until now there has been no comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers. The Structural Engineers Pocket Book is a unique compilation of all table, data, facts, formulae and rules of thumb needed for scheme design by structural engineers in the office, in transit or on site. By bringing together data from many sources, this pocket book is a compact source of job-simplifying information at an affordable price. It is a first point of reference as well as saving valuable time spent trying to track down information that is needed on a daily basis. This may be a small book in terms of its physical dimensions, but it contains a wealth of useful engineering knowledge. Concise and precise, the book is split into 13 sections, with quick and clear access to subject areas including: timber, masonry, concrete, aluminium and glass. British Standards are used and referenced throughout. *the only book of its kind for structural engineers. *brings together information from many different sources for the first time. *comprehensive, yet concise and affordable.

Fire from First Principles

Fire from First Principles
  • Author : Paul Stollard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2014-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781317919032

Fire from First Principles Book Review:

Fire safety is a fundamental requirement of any building, and is of concern to several professions which contribute to the construction process. Following on from the success of the previous three editions, Paul Stollard has returned to update and expand this classic introduction to the theoretical basis of fire-safety engineering and risk assessment. Avoiding complex calculations and specifications, Fire From First Principles is written with architects, building control officers and other construction professionals without fire engineering backgrounds in mind. By tackling an overview of the factors which contribute to fire risk, and how building design can limit these, the reader will gain a fuller understanding of the science behind fire regulations, safe design, and construction solutions. All regulations content is fully updated, and has been expanded to cover the USA and China as well as the UK. Ideal for students of architecture and construction subjects, as well as practitioners from all built environment fields learning about fire safety for the first time.

Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings

Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings
  • Author : Dominick R. Pilla
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 257
  • Relase : 2017-09-19
  • ISBN : 9781315314501

Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings Book Review:

This overview of the analysis and design of buildings runs from basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. It presents a variety of approaches and methodologies while featuring realistic design examples. As a comprehensive guide and desk reference for practicing structural and civil engineers, and for engineering students, it draws on the author’s teaching experience at The City College of New York and his work as a design engineer and architect. It is especially useful for those taking the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying SE exam.