Structural Engineering Art and Approximation 2nd edition

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation 2nd edition
  • Author : Hugh Morrison
  • Publisher : Paragon Publishing
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 2019-12-18
  • ISBN : 9781782227243

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation 2nd edition Book Review:

‘It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.’ John Maynard Keynes This book contains approximate structural calculation methods for engineers and architects. For easy reference and assimilation it is broken down into categories from simple beams to more complex examples. With numerous figures and photographs it closely relates theory to real structures. Engineering Structures is mostly formally taught in a lecture room with little time devoted to real examples. On graduation an engineer has to cope with turning this eagerly acquired knowledge into reality. To make sense of this a designer needs to be able to test their ideas with a simple set of tools which involve little more than pen, paper and calculator. Architects often wonder if there is an easier way to evaluate alternative structural solutions in their designs. For more information see www.struartapp.com

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation
  • Author : Hugh Morrison
  • Publisher : Paragon Publishing
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 2019-09-23
  • ISBN :

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation Book Review:

‘It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.’ John Maynard Keynes This book contains approximate structural calculation methods for engineers and architects. For easy reference and assimilation it is broken down into categories from simple beams to more complex examples. With numerous figures and photographs it closely relates theory to real structures. Engineering Structures is mostly formally taught in a lecture room with little time devoted to real examples. On graduation an engineer has to cope with turning this eagerly acquired knowledge into reality. To make sense of this a designer needs to be able to test their ideas with a simple set of tools which involve little more than pen, paper and calculator. Architects often wonder if there is an easier way to evaluate alternative structural solutions in their designs. For more information see www.struartapp.com

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation
  • Author : Hugh Morrison
  • Publisher : Paragon Publishing
  • Pages : 114
  • Relase : 2016-08-03
  • ISBN : 9781782224792

Structural Engineering Art and Approximation Book Review:

Supplement to Structural Engineering Art and Approximation. Exercises in structural design. A pocket book for CPD students. Refresher exercises for experienced professionals. Answers are available in the back of the book, online videos and video download sheets. All examples are related to real structural problems in design, many of which a practising engineer will encounter during their career. By solving the problems and cross referring to Structural Engineering Art and Approximation, the reader should gain a good appreciation of concept design techniques using simplified methods; encompassing common structural materials. Blank pages are left for notes in order that the reader may keep a useful record for the purposes of continuing professional development (CPD) or student coursework.

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.

Lying by Approximation

Lying by Approximation
  • Author : Vincent C. Prantil,Christopher Papadopoulos,Paul D. Gessler
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 2013-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781627052368

Lying by Approximation Book Review:

In teaching an introduction to the finite element method at the undergraduate level, a prudent mix of theory and applications is often sought. In many cases, analysts use the finite element method to perform parametric studies on potential designs to size parts, weed out less desirable design scenarios, and predict system behavior under load. In this book, we discuss common pitfalls encountered by many finite element analysts, in particular, students encountering the method for the first time. We present a variety of simple problems in axial, bending, torsion, and shear loading that combine the students' knowledge of theoretical mechanics, numerical methods, and approximations particular to the finite element method itself. We also present case studies in which analyses are coupled with experiments to emphasize validation, illustrate where interpretations of numerical results can be misleading, and what can be done to allay such tendencies. Challenges in presenting the necessary mix of theory and applications in a typical undergraduate course are discussed. We also discuss a list of tips and rules of thumb for applying the method in practice. Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Guilty Until Proven Innocent / Let's Get Started / Where We Begin to Go Wrong / It's Only a Model / Wisdom Is Doing It / Summary / Afterword / Bibliography / Authors' Biographies

Finite Elements in Structural Analysis

Finite Elements in Structural Analysis
  • Author : Horst Werkle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 709
  • Relase : 2021-05-27
  • ISBN : 9783030498405

Finite Elements in Structural Analysis Book Review:

The book introduces the basic concepts of the finite element method in the static and dynamic analysis of beam, plate, shell and solid structures, discussing how the method works, the characteristics of a finite element approximation and how to avoid the pitfalls of finite element modeling. Presenting the finite element theory as simply as possible, the book allows readers to gain the knowledge required when applying powerful FEA software tools. Further, it describes modeling procedures, especially for reinforced concrete structures, as well as structural dynamics methods, with a particular focus on the seismic analysis of buildings, and explores the modeling of dynamic systems. Featuring numerous illustrative examples, the book allows readers to easily grasp the fundamentals of the finite element theory and to apply the finite element method proficiently.

Composite Construction

Composite Construction
  • Author : David Nethercot
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2003-04-24
  • ISBN : 9780203451663

Composite Construction Book Review:

The use of modern composite materials in construction offers the structural engineer and designer exciting opportunities for all types of buildings and structures. By far the most commonly used and longest established composite material is the combined use of steel and concrete in the form known in most parts of the world as 'composite construction

Finite Element Methods with B-Splines

Finite Element Methods with B-Splines
  • Author : Klaus Hollig
  • Publisher : SIAM
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2012-12-13
  • ISBN : 9780898716993

Finite Element Methods with B-Splines Book Review:

An exploration of the new weighted approximation techniques which result from the combination of the finite element method and B-splines.

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 1

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 1
  • Author : A. Rama Mohan Rao,K. Ramanjaneyulu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 1172
  • Relase : 2018-08-01
  • ISBN : 9789811303623

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering, Volume 1 Book Review:

This book is a collection of select papers presented at the Tenth Structural Engineering Convention 2016 (SEC-2016). It comprises plenary, invited, and contributory papers covering numerous applications from a wide spectrum of areas related to structural engineering. It presents contributions by academics, researchers, and practicing structural engineers addressing analysis and design of concrete and steel structures, computational structural mechanics, new building materials for sustainable construction, mitigation of structures against natural hazards, structural health monitoring, wind and earthquake engineering, vibration control and smart structures, condition assessment and performance evaluation, repair, rehabilitation and retrofit of structures. Also covering advances in construction techniques/ practices, behavior of structures under blast/impact loading, fatigue and fracture, composite materials and structures, and structures for non-conventional energy (wind and solar), it will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, students and practicing engineers alike.

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.

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.

Mechanics of Solids and Shells

Mechanics of Solids and Shells
  • Author : Gerald Wempner,Demosthenes Talaslidis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2002-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781420036428

Mechanics of Solids and Shells Book Review:

As the theories and methods have evolved over the years, the mechanics of solid bodies has become unduly fragmented. Most books focus on specific aspects, such as the theories of elasticity or plasticity, the theories of shells, or the mechanics of materials. While a narrow focus serves immediate purposes, much is achieved by establishing the common foundations and providing a unified perspective of the discipline as a whole. Mechanics of Solids and Shells accomplishes these objectives. By emphasizing the underlying assumptions and the approximations that lead to the mathematical formulations, it offers a practical, unified presentation of the foundations of the mechanics of solids, the behavior of deformable bodies and thin shells, and the properties of finite elements. The initial chapters present the fundamental kinematics, dynamics, energetics, and behavior of materials that build the foundation for all of the subsequent developments. These are presented in full generality without the usual restrictions on the deformation. The general principles of work and energy form the basis for the consistent theories of shells and the approximations by finite elements. The final chapter views the latter as a means of approximation and builds a bridge between the mechanics of the continuum and the discrete assembly. Expressly written for engineers, Mechanics of Solids and Shells forms a reliable source for the tools of analysis and approximation. Its constructive presentation clearly reveals the origins, assumptions, and limitations of the methods described and provides a firm, practical basis for the use of those methods.

The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems

The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems
  • Author : Karan S. Surana,J. N. Reddy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 630
  • Relase : 2017-10-17
  • ISBN : 9781351269988

The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems Book Review:

Unlike most finite element books that cover time dependent processes (IVPs) in a cursory manner, The Finite Element Method for Initial Value Problems: Mathematics and Computations focuses on the mathematical details as well as applications of space-time coupled and space-time decoupled finite element methods for IVPs. Space-time operator classification, space-time methods of approximation, and space-time calculus of variations are used to establish unconditional stability of space-time methods during the evolution. Space-time decoupled methods are also presented with the same rigor. Stability of space-time decoupled methods, time integration of ODEs including the finite element method in time are presented in detail with applications. Modal basis, normal mode synthesis techniques, error estimation, and a posteriori error computations for space-time coupled as well as space-time decoupled methods are presented. This book is aimed at a second-semester graduate level course in FEM.

Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature

Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature
  • Author : Adrian Bejan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2000-10-16
  • ISBN : 0521793882

Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature Book Review:

Seemingly universal geometric forms unite the flow systems of engineering and nature. For example, tree-shaped flows can be seen in computers, lungs, dendritic crystals, urban street patterns, and communication links. In this groundbreaking book, Adrian Bejan considers the design and optimization of engineered systems and discovers a deterministic principle of the generation of geometric form in natural systems. Shape and structure spring from the struggle for better performance in both engineering and nature. This idea is the basis of the new constructal theory: the objective and constraints principle used in engineering is the same mechanism from which the geometry in natural flow systems emerges. From heat exchangers to river channels, the book draws many parallels between the engineered and the natural world. Among the topics covered are mechanical structure, thermal structure, heat trees, ducts and rivers, turbulent structure, and structure in transportation and economics. The numerous illustrations, examples, and homework problems in every chapter make this an ideal text for engineering design courses. Its provocative ideas will also appeal to a broad range of readers in engineering, natural sciences, economics, and business.

Slide Rule

Slide Rule
  • Author : Nevil Shute
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2010-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781409087458

Slide Rule Book Review:

Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shute's novels can be identified in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir.

Incommensurate Crystallography

Incommensurate Crystallography
  • Author : Sander Van Smaalen
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 284
  • Relase : 2007-06-07
  • ISBN : 9780191524783

Incommensurate Crystallography Book Review:

For many years it was believed that translational symmetry would be the fundamental property of crystal structures of natural and synthetic compounds. It is now recognised that many compounds crystallise without translational symmetry of their atomic structures. "Incommensurate Crystallography" gives a comprehensive account of the superspace theory for the description of crystal structures and symmetries of these incommensurately modulated crystals and incommensurate composite crystals. It thus provides the necessary background for quantitative analysis of incommensurate crystals by methods in Solid State Chemistry and Solid State Physics. The second half of "Incommensurate Crystallography" is devoted to crystallographic methods of structural analysis of incommensurate compounds. Thorough accounts are given of the diffraction by incommensurate crystals, the choice of parameters in structure refinements, and the use of superspace in analysing crystal structures. The presentation of methods of structure determination includes modern methods like the Maximum Entropy Method and Charge Flipping.

Structural Engineering Formulas

Structural Engineering Formulas
  • Author : Ilya Mikhelson
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2004-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780071505659

Structural Engineering Formulas Book Review:

Comprehensive yet compact, this is a user-friendly time-saving reference packed with key engineering formulas for a wide variety of applications. Featuring introductory material on use and application of each formula, along with appendices covering metric conversion information, and selected mathematical formulas and symbols, this is a unique resource no civil engineer should be without.

Structures or Why things don’t fall down

Structures or Why things don’t fall down
  • Author : J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 395
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461590743

Structures or Why things don’t fall down Book Review:

I am very much aware that it is an act of extreme rashness to attempt to write an elementary book about structures. Indeed it is only when the subject is stripped of its mathematics that one begins to realize how difficult it is to pin down and describe those structural concepts which are often called' elementary'; by which I suppose we mean 'basic' or 'fundamental'. Some of the omis sions and oversimplifications are intentional but no doubt some of them are due to my own brute ignorance and lack of under standing of the subject. Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repetition has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters. I have to thank a great many people for factual information, suggestions and for stimulating and sometimes heated discussions. Among the living, my colleagues at Reading University have been generous with help, notably Professor W. D. Biggs (Professor of Building Technology), Dr Richard Chaplin, Dr Giorgio Jeronimidis, Dr Julian Vincent and Dr Henry Blyth; Professor Anthony Flew, Professor of Philosophy, made useful suggestions about the last chapter. I am also grateful to Mr John Bartlett, Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Brook Hospital. Professor T. P. Hughes of the University of the West Indies has been helpful about rockets and many other things besides. My secretary, Mrs Jean Collins, was a great help in times of trouble. Mrs Nethercot of Vogue was kind to me about dressmaking. Mr Gerald Leach and also many of the editorial staff of Penguins have exercised their accustomed patience and helpfulness. Among the dead, l owe a great deal to Dr Mark Pryor - lately of Trinity College, Cambridge - especially for discussions about biomechanics which extended over a period of nearly thirty years. Lastly, for reasons which must surely be obvious, l owe a humble oblation to Herodotus, once a citizen of Halicamassus.

Structural Motion Engineering

Structural Motion Engineering
  • Author : Jerome Connor,Simon Laflamme
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 619
  • Relase : 2014-06-26
  • ISBN : 9783319062815

Structural Motion Engineering Book Review:

This innovative volume provides a systematic treatment of the basic concepts and computational procedures for structural motion design and engineering for civil installations. The authors illustrate the application of motion control to a wide spectrum of buildings through many examples. Topics covered include optimal stiffness distributions for building-type structures, the role of damping in controlling motion, tuned mass dampers, base isolation systems, linear control, and nonlinear control. The book's primary objective the satisfaction of motion-related design requirements such as restrictions on displacement and acceleration and seeks the optimal deployment of material stiffness and motion control devices to achieve these design targets as well as satisfy constraints on strength. The book is ideal for practicing engineers and graduate students.

The Tower and the Bridge

The Tower and the Bridge
  • Author : David P. Billington
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN : 9780691236933

The Tower and the Bridge Book Review:

An essential exploration of the engineering aesthetics of celebrated structures from long-span bridges to high-rise buildings What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to The Tower and the Bridge, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting area distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by stunning photographs, David Billington discusses the technical concerns and artistic principles underpinning the well-known projects of leading structural engineer-artists, including Othmar Ammann, Félix Candela, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, Robert Maillart, John Roebling, and many others. A classic work, The Tower and the Bridge introduces readers to the fundamental aesthetics of engineering.