Understanding Structures

Understanding Structures
  • Author : Derek Seward
  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Pages : 279
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : UOM:39015028265075

Understanding Structures Book Review:

This text explains structural analysis, materials and design. By adopting an integrated approach, the author aims to increase the motivation of the reader, since the relevance of the theory is explained by applying the principles of structural analysis and design to realistic examples.

Understanding Structures

Understanding Structures
  • Author : Mete A. Sozen,Toshikatsu Ichinose
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2018-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781420068672

Understanding Structures Book Review:

Before structural mechanics became the common language of structural engineers, buildings were built based on observed behavior, with every new solution incurring high levels of risk. Today, the pendulum has swung in the other direction. The web of structural mechanics is so finely woven that it hides the role of experience in design, again leading to high levels of risk. Understanding Structures brings the art and science of structures into the environment of a computer game. The book imparts a basic understanding of how buildings and bridges resist gravity, wind, and earthquake loads. Its interactive presentation of topics spans elementary concepts of force in trusses to bending of beams and the response of multistory, multi-bay frames. Formulate Graphical and Quantitative Solutions with GOYA The companion software, GOYA, runs easily on any java-enabled system. This interactive learning environment allows engineers to obtain quick and instructive graphical and quantitative solutions to many problems in structures. Simulation is critical to the design and construction of safe structures. Using GOYA and the tools within Understanding Structures, engineers can enhance their overall understanding of structure response as well as expedite the process of safe structure design.

Understanding Structures

Understanding Structures
  • Author : Derek Seward
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
  • Pages : 367
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 0230212638

Understanding Structures Book Review:

Explains the fundamentals of structural analysis, materials and design. This book focuses on the process of design using real data and avoiding a mathematical approach to encourage a feel and awareness for the physical behaviour of structures.

Understanding Structures

Understanding Structures
  • Author : Fuller Moore
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : UOM:39015046876242

Understanding Structures Book Review:

This conceptual introduction to architectural structures covers all the basic structural principles and terms, explains how to use statistics of equilibrium formulae to calculate beam reactions, and employs illustrations and multi-exposure model photographs to provide a compelling overall guide to structural behavior. Also distinguishing this guide from many others on the market are its case studies and useful preliminary sizing data.

Understanding Structures

Understanding Structures
  • Author : Derek Seward
  • Publisher : Red Globe Press
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2014-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781137376565

Understanding Structures Book Review:

A highly illustrated text explaining the fundamentals of structural analysis, materials and design in one integrated volume. It focuses on the process of design using real data and avoiding a mathematical approach to encourage a feel and awareness for the physical behaviour of structures. Updated for the Eurocode.

Building Structures

Building Structures
  • Author : Malcolm Millais
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 568
  • Relase : 2017-07-14
  • ISBN : 9781317312161

Building Structures Book Review:

This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures. Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers and building professionals. follow the history of structural understanding; grasp the concepts of structural behaviour via step-by-step explanations; apply these concepts to a simple building; see how these concepts apply to real buildings, from Durham Cathedral to the Bank of China; use these concepts to define the design process; see how these concepts inform design choices; understand how engineering and architecture have diverged, and what effect this had; learn to do simple but relevant numerical calculations for actual structures; understand when dynamics are important; follow the development of progressive collapse prevention; enter the world of modern structural theory; see how computers can be used for structural analysis; learn how to organise and design a successful project. With more than 500 pages and over 1100 user-friendly diagrams, this book is a must for anyone who would like to understand the fascinating world of structures.

Understanding Matrix Structures and their Alternatives

Understanding Matrix Structures and their Alternatives
  • Author : William G. Egelhoff,Joachim Wolf
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 239
  • Relase : 2017-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781137579751

Understanding Matrix Structures and their Alternatives Book Review:

This book describes the use of matrix structures in large, complex organizations such as MNCs. Using an information-processing perspective of organization design, it develops a more comprehensive theory for fitting the structural configurations of matrix structures to key characteristics of firm strategy. Empirical research by the authors supports this theoretical framework. In addition to structural configuration, Understanding Matrix Structures identifies and develops the mode of decision making within a matrix as an important second dimension of matrix structure design. It can be either balanced (joint) decision making by the two dimensions of a matrix or rule-based decision making, where rules pre-assign certain decisions to one dimension or the other for unitary decision making. Recent exploratory research by the authors supports this conceptual framework and provides the potential to create a more flexible matrix structure- one that facilitates a more ambidextrous organization.

Basic Structural Behaviour

Basic Structural Behaviour
  • Author : Barry Hilson
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : 0727719076

Basic Structural Behaviour Book Review:

This title uses model structures to demonstrate the way different types of structural elements behave under a given set of circumstances and the way in which the form of the structure influences that behaviour. It enables students to develop intuitive feeling for structural behaviour by observing different forms of structure under load.

Structures of Memory

Structures of Memory
  • Author : Jennifer A. Jordan
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 308
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 080475277X

Structures of Memory Book Review:

Structures of Memory turns to the landscape of contemporary Berlin, particularly places marked by the presence of the Nazi regime, in order to understand how some places of great cruelty or great heroism are forgotten by all but eyewitnesses, while others become the site of public ceremonies, museums, or commemorative monuments.

Understanding Aircraft Structures

Understanding Aircraft Structures
  • Author : John Cutler
  • Publisher : Grafton Books
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : UOM:39015040323597

Understanding Aircraft Structures Book Review:

This book explains aircraft structures so as to provide a basic understanding of the subject and the terminology used, as well as illustrating some of the problems.It provides a brief historical background, and covers parts of the aeroplane, loads, structural form, materials, processes, detail design, quality control, stressing, and the documentation associated with modification and repairs.The Fourth Edition takes account of new materials and the new European regulatory system.

The Physics of Polymers

The Physics of Polymers
  • Author : Gert R. Strobl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 441
  • Relase : 2013-03-09
  • ISBN : 9783662032435

The Physics of Polymers Book Review:

Polymer physics is one of the key courses not only in polymer science but also in material science. In his textbook Strobl presents the elements of polymer physics to the necessary extent in a very didactical way. His main focus is on the concepts and major phenomena of polymer physics, not just on mere physical methods. He has written the book in a personal style evaluating the concepts he is dealing with. Every student in polymer and materials science will be happy to have it on his shelf.

Understanding Structures

Understanding Structures
  • Author : Mete A. Sozen,Toshikatsu Ichinose
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105131728318

Understanding Structures Book Review:

Understanding Structures brings the art and science of structures into the environment of a computer game. The book imparts a basic understanding of how buildings and bridges resist gravity, wind, and earthquake loads. Its interactive presentation of topics spans elementary concepts of force in trusses to bending of beams and the response of multistory, multi-bay frames. Simulation is critical to the design and construction of safe structures. Using GOYA and the tools within these pages, engineers can enhance their overall understanding of structure response as well as expedite the process of safe structure design.

JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms

JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Author : Sammie Bae
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Pages : 362
  • Relase : 2019-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781484239889

JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms Book Review:

Explore data structures and algorithm concepts and their relation to everyday JavaScript development. A basic understanding of these ideas is essential to any JavaScript developer wishing to analyze and build great software solutions. You'll discover how to implement data structures such as hash tables, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. You'll also learn how a URL shortener, such as bit.ly, is developed and what is happening to the data as a PDF is uploaded to a webpage. This book covers the practical applications of data structures and algorithms to encryption, searching, sorting, and pattern matching. It is crucial for JavaScript developers to understand how data structures work and how to design algorithms. This book and the accompanying code provide that essential foundation for doing so. With JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms you can start developing your knowledge and applying it to your JavaScript projects today. What You'll Learn Review core data structure fundamentals: arrays, linked-lists, trees, heaps, graphs, and hash-tableReview core algorithm fundamentals: search, sort, recursion, breadth/depth first search, dynamic programming, bitwise operators Examine how the core data structure and algorithms knowledge fits into context of JavaScript explained using prototypical inheritance and native JavaScript objects/data types Take a high-level look at commonly used design patterns in JavaScript Who This Book Is For Existing web developers and software engineers seeking to develop or revisit their fundamental data structures knowledge; beginners and students studying JavaScript independently or via a course or coding bootcamp.

The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials

The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials
  • Author : JackR. Vinson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2018-05-04
  • ISBN : 9781351411318

The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials Book Review:

The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials presents the mathematics, descriptions, and analytical techniques in the growing field of sandwich structures. From a background in sandwich structures to thermoelastic problems of sandwich structures and sandwich shell theory, the book provides the knowledge needed to analyze, design, and optimize various sandwich structures. As one would expect from a book on sandwich structures, this volume discusses special failure modes such as face wrinkling and core shear instability. Coverage includes not only honeycomb cores, but also foam, web, and truss cores. An important topic in composite structure design, optimization is explored in two chapters on sandwich plates and sandwich shells. The author presents the optimization techniques in closed form and the methods are applicable to material selection and geometric design. The book also contains a set of problems and references at the end of each chapter. This text is ideal for engineers-in-training, as well as practical engineers who desire a comprehensive understanding of sandwich structures technology.

Powerful Writing Structures

Powerful Writing Structures
  • Author : Adrienne Gear
  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 2020-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781551389431

Powerful Writing Structures Book Review:

This timely book uses thinking structures to deepen student writing. It revolves around “brain pockets” to help students appreciate the qualities of different writing forms. Some powerful examples include memory pockets for personal narrative writing, fact pockets for nonfiction, and imagination pockets for story writing. Detailed lesson plans are featured along with sample anchor books and book lists. Based on extensive classroom testing, student samples throughout the book illustrate this unique approach to teaching writing. Suggestions for setting up an effective writing program and assessment tips for guiding instruction complete this comprehensive approach to developing a year-long writing program.

Failure, Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures

Failure, Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures
  • Author : N Delatte
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2009-10-26
  • ISBN : 9781845697037

Failure, Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures Book Review:

Understanding and recognising failure mechanisms in concrete is a fundamental pre-requisite to determining the type of repair, or whether a repair is feasible. This title provides a review of concrete deterioration and damage, as well as looking at the problem of defects in concrete. It also discusses condition assessment and repair techniques. Part one discusses failure mechanisms in concrete and covers topics such as causes and mechanisms of deterioration in reinforced concrete, types of damage in concrete structures, types and causes of cracking and condition assessment of concrete structures. Part two reviews the repair of concrete structures with coverage of themes such as standards and guidelines for repairing concrete structures, methods of crack repair, repair materials, bonded concrete overlays, repairing and retrofitting concrete structures with fiber-reinforced polymers, patching deteriorated concrete structures and durability of repaired concrete. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Failure and repair of concrete structures is a standard reference for civil engineers, architects and anyone working in the construction sector, as well as those concerned with ensuring the safety of concrete structures. Provides a review of concrete deterioration and damage Discusses condition assessment and repair techniques, standards and guidelines

Elements of Structures and Defects of Crystalline Materials

Elements of Structures and Defects of Crystalline Materials
  • Author : Tsang-Tse Fang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 230
  • Relase : 2018-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780128142691

Elements of Structures and Defects of Crystalline Materials Book Review:

Elements of Structures and Defects of Crystalline Materials has been written to cover not only the fundamental principles behind structures and defects, but also to provide deep insights into understanding the relationships of properties, defect chemistry and processing of the concerned materials. Part One deals with structures, while Part Two covers defects. Since the knowledge of the electron configuration of elements is necessary for understanding the nature of chemical bonding, it is discussed in the opening chapter. Chapter Two then describes the bonding formation within the crystal structures of varied materials, with Chapter Three delving into how a material’s structure is formed. In view of the importance of the effects of the structure distortion on the material properties due to the fields, the related topics have been included in section 3.4. Moreover, several materials still under intensive investigation have been illustrated to provide deep insights into understanding the effects of the relationships of processing, structures and defects on the material properties. The defects of materials are explored in Part II. Chapter 4 deals with the point defects of metal and ceramics. Chapter 5 covers the fundamentals of the characteristics of dislocations, wherein physics and the atomic mechanics of several issues have been described in detail. In view of the significant influence of the morphologies including size, shape and distribution of grains, phases on the microstructure evolution, and, in turn, the properties of materials, the final chapter focuses on the fundamentals of interface energies, including single phase (grain) boundary and interphase boundary. Discusses the relationship between properties, defect chemistry and the processing of materials Presents coverage of the fundamental principles behind structures and defects Includes information on two-dimensional and three-dimensional imperfections in solids

Understanding Insurgent Resilience

Understanding Insurgent Resilience
  • Author : Andrew D. Henshaw
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 2020-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781000068184

Understanding Insurgent Resilience Book Review:

This book examines terrorist and insurgent organisations and seeks to understand how such groups persist for so long, while introducing a new strategic doctrine for countering these organisations. The work discusses whether familial or meritocratic insurgencies are more resilient to counterinsurgency pressures. It argues that it is not the type of organization that determines resilience, but rather the efficiency functions of social capital and trust, which have different natures and forms, within them. It finds that while familial insurgencies can challenge incumbents from the start, they weaken over time, whereas meritocracies will generally strengthen. The book examines four of the most enduring and lethal insurgent organizations: the Haqqani Network in Afghanistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan, Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia, and the Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines. The author breaks down each group into its formative strengths and vulnerabilities and presents a bespoke model of strategic counterintelligence that can be used to manipulate, degrade and destroy each organization. This book will be of much interest to students of counterinsurgency, terrorism, intelligence, security and defence studies in general.

Syntactic Structures

Syntactic Structures
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 117
  • Relase : 2020-05-29
  • ISBN : 9783112316009

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Scripts, Plans, Goals, and Understanding

Scripts, Plans, Goals, and Understanding
  • Author : Roger C. Schank,Robert P. Abelson
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781134919734

Scripts, Plans, Goals, and Understanding Book Review:

First Published in 1977. In the summer of 1971, there was a workshop in an ill-defined field at the intersection of psychology, artificial intelligence, and linguistics. The fifteen participants were in various ways interested in the representation of large systems of knowledge (or beliefs) based upon an understanding process operating upon information expressed in natural language. This book reflects a convergence of interests at the intersection of psychology and artificial intelligence. What is the nature of knowledge and how is this knowledge used? These questions lie at the core of both psychology and artificial intelligence.