Engineering Mechanics for Structures

Engineering Mechanics for Structures
Author: Louis L. Bucciarelli
Publsiher: Courier Dover Publications
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 0486468550
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Mechanics for Structures Book Excerpt:

Explores the mechanics of solids and statics as well as the strength of materials and elasticity theory. Features design exercises that encourage creative initiative and systems thinking.

Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations

Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
Author: Martin Hermann,Masoud Saravi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN: 813222812X
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations Book Excerpt:

The book discusses the solutions to nonlinear ordinary differential equations (ODEs) using analytical and numerical approximation methods. Recently, analytical approximation methods have been largely used in solving linear and nonlinear lower-order ODEs. It also discusses using these methods to solve some strong nonlinear ODEs. There are two chapters devoted to solving nonlinear ODEs using numerical methods, as in practice high-dimensional systems of nonlinear ODEs that cannot be solved by analytical approximate methods are common. Moreover, it studies analytical and numerical techniques for the treatment of parameter-depending ODEs. The book explains various methods for solving nonlinear-oscillator and structural-system problems, including the energy balance method, harmonic balance method, amplitude frequency formulation, variational iteration method, homotopy perturbation method, iteration perturbation method, homotopy analysis method, simple and multiple shooting method, and the nonlinear stabilized march method. This book comprehensively investigates various new analytical and numerical approximation techniques that are used in solving nonlinear-oscillator and structural-system problems. Students often rely on the finite element method to such an extent that on graduation they have little or no knowledge of alternative methods of solving problems. To rectify this, the book introduces several new approximation techniques.

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering  Mechanics and Computation
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1317280636
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation Book Excerpt:

Insights and Innovations in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation comprises 360 papers that were presented at the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2016). The papers reflect the broad scope of the SEMC conferences, and cover a wide range of engineering structures (buildings, bridges, towers, roofs, foundations, offshore structures, tunnels, dams, vessels, vehicles and machinery) and engineering materials (steel, aluminium, concrete, masonry, timber, glass, polymers, composites, laminates, smart materials).

History of Strength of Materials

History of Strength of Materials
Author: Stephen Timoshenko
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 482
Release: 1983-01-01
ISBN: 9780486611877
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Strength of Materials Book Excerpt:

Strength of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strength of materials has enabled engineers to establish the forces which can safely be imposed on structure or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have to withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning. This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structures is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads, and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publications of Galileo's book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledgling science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians, including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Neumann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl, and many others. These theories, equations, and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England, and elsewhere. 245 figures.

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics
Author: Arthur P. Boresi,Ken Chong,James D. Lee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN: 0470880384
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics Book Excerpt:

Elasticity in Engineering Mechanics has been prized by many aspiring and practicing engineers as an easy-to-navigate guide to an area of engineering science that is fundamental to aeronautical, civil, and mechanical engineering, and to other branches of engineering. With its focus not only on elasticity theory, including nano- and biomechanics, but also on concrete applications in real engineering situations, this acclaimed work is a core text in a spectrum of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a superior reference for engineering professionals.

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering  Mechanics and Computation
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2010-08-16
ISBN: 0415618150
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation Book Excerpt:

Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation features over 300 papers classified into 21 sections, which were presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 September 2010). The SEMC conferences have been held every 3 years in

Dynamics of Offshore Structures

Dynamics of Offshore Structures
Author: Minoo H Patel
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483163342
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Offshore Structures Book Excerpt:

Dynamics of Offshore Structures provides an integrated treatment of the main subject areas that contribute to the design, construction, installation, and operation of fixed and floating offshore structures. The book begins with an overview of offshore oil and gas development and offshore structures. Separate chapters follow on the ocean environment; basic fluid mechanics; gravity wave theories; fluid loading on offshore structures; hydrostatics and dynamic response of floating bodies; and model testing of offshore structures. This book is prepared with particular emphasis on the fundamentals of oceanography, basic fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, and structural analysis to meet the needs of students reading ocean engineering or naval architecture, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Basic equations and theoretical results are derived in a rigorous manner but sections on model testing, full-scale measurements, design, and certification are also induced to ensure that the book is of value to professional engineers seeking a balanced treatment of fundamental and practical issues.

Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes

Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes
Author: Spyros Karamanos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2022-12-16
ISBN: 0323886485
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes Book Excerpt:

Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes: A systematic approach for onshore and offshore pipelines presents a unified and systematic approach to understanding and analyzing the structural behavior of onshore and offshore metallic pipelines. Following an overview of pipeline engineering and pipe fabrication, the mechanics of elastic rings and cylinders is presented as a prelude to structural performance of metal pipes under various loading conditions, which involve pressure and structural loads. The book also discusses special topics, such as geohazards and strain-based design, large-diameter water pipelines, global buckling and mechanically-lined pipes, and outlines approaches for developing state-of-the-art finite element models. In all topics addressed in this book, the mechanical behavior of pipes is related with specific design methods for onshore and offshore pipelines. Reflects the author’s 30-year experience in structural mechanics of pipes and tubulars Describes the structural performance of onshore and offshore pipelines Addresses key features of pipe mechanics to both practicing engineers and researchers Covers a wide spectrum of pipe behavior from the pipe mill to service conditions Presents the background of structural design provisions in major pipeline standards

Ocean Engineering Mechanics

Ocean Engineering Mechanics
Author: Michael E. McCormick
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 621
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0521859522
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Engineering Mechanics Book Excerpt:

This book is based on the author's experiences in engineering practice and in the classroom. The introductory topics in wave mechanics and the presentation of such have their foundations in the courses taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. The advanced topics have their origins in the postgraduate courses taught at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures

Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures
Author: Bruce Muga
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1468418483
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures Book Excerpt:

Improvements in the design process as applied to ocean structures have received intense interest in recent years. Part of this interest stems from the growing realization that design on a purely deterministic basis is inadequate for structures sub ject to random loads, which are best described by statistical (or probability) methods. This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between present design practices and available analytical techni ques (which may be exploited to improve present procedures). The book itself is an outgrowth of a set of notes prepared for an intensive short course presented over the past three years by the Engineering Extension Division of the University of California at Los Angeles, California. The ensuing presentation is composed of four parts. The material begins with a review of the physical environment (winds, surface gravity water waves and currents) for which engineering type formulations are presented. Hindcasting and forecasting techniques using spectral concepts are included. Special problem areas are enumerated.

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering  Towards an Integrated Vision
Author: Robby Caspeele,Luc Taerwe,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 1351857576
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision Book Excerpt:

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world. Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering
Author: Ka-Veng Yuen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-02-22
ISBN: 9780470824559
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

Bayesian methods are a powerful tool in many areas of science and engineering, especially statistical physics, medical sciences, electrical engineering, and information sciences. They are also ideal for civil engineering applications, given the numerous types of modeling and parametric uncertainty in civil engineering problems. For example, earthquake ground motion cannot be predetermined at the structural design stage. Complete wind pressure profiles are difficult to measure under operating conditions. Material properties can be difficult to determine to a very precise level – especially concrete, rock, and soil. For air quality prediction, it is difficult to measure the hourly/daily pollutants generated by cars and factories within the area of concern. It is also difficult to obtain the updated air quality information of the surrounding cities. Furthermore, the meteorological conditions of the day for prediction are also uncertain. These are just some of the civil engineering examples to which Bayesian probabilistic methods are applicable. Familiarizes readers with the latest developments in the field Includes identification problems for both dynamic and static systems Addresses challenging civil engineering problems such as modal/model updating Presents methods applicable to mechanical and aerospace engineering Gives engineers and engineering students a concrete sense of implementation Covers real-world case studies in civil engineering and beyond, such as: structural health monitoring seismic attenuation finite-element model updating hydraulic jump artificial neural network for damage detection air quality prediction Includes other insightful daily-life examples Companion website with MATLAB code downloads for independent practice Written by a leading expert in the use of Bayesian methods for civil engineering problems This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering or applied probability and statistics. Practicing engineers interested in the application of statistical methods to solve engineering problems will also find this to be a valuable text. MATLAB code and lecture materials for instructors available at http://www.wiley.com/go/yuen

Offshore Structural Engineering

Offshore Structural Engineering
Author: Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1498765203
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Offshore Structural Engineering Book Excerpt:

Successfully estimate risk and reliability, and produce innovative, yet reliable designs using the approaches outlined in Offshore Structural Engineering: Reliability and Risk Assessment. A hands-on guide for practicing professionals, this book covers the reliability of offshore structures with an emphasis on the safety and reliability of offshore facilities during analysis, design, inspection, and planning. Since risk assessment and reliability estimates are often based on probability, the author utilizes concepts of probability and statistical analysis to address the risks and uncertainties involved in design. He explains the concepts with clear illustrations and tutorials, provides a chapter on probability theory, and covers various stages of the process that include data collection, analysis, design and construction, and commissioning. In addition, the author discusses advances in geometric structural forms for deep-water oil exploration, the rational treatment of uncertainties in structural engineering, and the safety and serviceability of civil engineering and other offshore structures. An invaluable guide to innovative and reliable structural design, this book: Defines the structural reliability theory Explains the reliability analysis of structures Examines the reliability of offshore structures Describes the probabilistic distribution for important loading variables Includes methods of reliability analysis Addresses risk assessment and more Offshore Structural Engineering: Reliability and Risk Assessment provides an in-depth analysis of risk analysis and assessment and highlights important aspects of offshore structural reliability. The book serves as a practical reference to engineers and students involved in naval architecture, ocean engineering, civil/structural, and petroleum engineering.

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering

Civil  Architecture and Environmental Engineering
Author: Jimmy C.M. Kao,Wen-Pei Sung
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1664
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN: 1351849360
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering Book Excerpt:

This two-volume work contains the papers presented at the 2016 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE 2016) that was held on 4-6 November 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. The meeting was organized by China University of Technology and Taiwan Society of Construction Engineers and brought together professors, researchers, scholars and industrial pioneers from all over the world. ICCAE 2016 is an important forum for the presentation of new research developments, exchange of ideas and experience and covers the following subject areas: Structural Science & Architecture Engineering, Building Materials & Materials Science, Construction Equipment & Mechanical Science, Environmental Science & Environmental Engineering, Computer Simulation & Computer and Electrical Engineering.

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering Volume 1

Civil  Architecture and Environmental Engineering Volume 1
Author: Jimmy C.M. Kao,Wen-Pei Sung
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN: 135164940X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

The 2016 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE 2016), November 4-6, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan, is organized by China University of Technology and Taiwan Society of Construction Engineers, aimed to bring together professors, researchers, scholars and industrial pioneers from all over the world. ICCAE 2016 is the premier forum for the presentation and exchange of experience, progress and research results in the field of theoretical and industrial experience. The conference consists of contributions promoting the exchange of ideas between researchers and educators all over the world.

Modeling High Temperature Materials Behavior for Structural Analysis

Modeling High Temperature Materials Behavior for Structural Analysis
Author: Konstantin Naumenko,Holm Altenbach
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2016-05-11
ISBN: 331931629X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling High Temperature Materials Behavior for Structural Analysis Book Excerpt:

This monograph presents approaches to characterize inelastic behavior of materials and structures at high temperature. Starting from experimental observations, it discusses basic features of inelastic phenomena including creep, plasticity, relaxation, low cycle and thermal fatigue. The authors formulate constitutive equations to describe the inelastic response for the given states of stress and microstructure. They introduce evolution equations to capture hardening, recovery, softening, ageing and damage processes. Principles of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics are presented to provide a framework for the modeling materials behavior with the aim of structural analysis of high-temperature engineering components.

Non Classical Problems in the Theory of Elastic Stability

Non Classical Problems in the Theory of Elastic Stability
Author: Isaac Elishakoff,Yiwei Li,James H. Starnes, Jr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2001-01-29
ISBN: 0521782104
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Classical Problems in the Theory of Elastic Stability Book Excerpt:

When a structure is put under an increasing compressive load, it becomes unstable and buckling occurs. Buckling is a particularly significant concern in designing shell structures such as aircraft, automobiles, ships, or bridges. This book discusses stability analysis and buckling problems and offers practical tools for dealing with uncertainties that exist in real systems. The techniques are based on two complementary theories which are developed in the text. First, the probabilistic theory of stability is presented, with particular emphasis on reliability. Both theoretical and computational issues are discussed. Secondly, the authors present the alternative to probability based on the notion of 'anti-optimization', a theory that is valid when the necessary information for probabilistic analysis is absent, that is, when only scant data are available. Design engineers, researchers, and graduate students in aerospace, mechanical, marine, and civil engineering who are concerned with issues of structural integrity will find this book a useful reference source.

Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mechanics, Applied
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Mechanics Reviews Book Excerpt:

Structures and Infrastructure Systems

Structures and Infrastructure Systems
Author: Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2019-12-18
ISBN: 135118279X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures and Infrastructure Systems Book Excerpt:

Our knowledge to model, design, analyse, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of infrastructure systems is continually growing. However, the complexity of these systems continues to increase and an integrated approach is necessary to understand the effect of technological, environmental, economic, social, and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering infrastructure. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyse structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. Civil engineers must maximize the life-cycle benefits of these systems to serve the needs of our society by selecting the best balance of the safety, economy, resilience and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge. Within the context of this book, the necessary concepts are introduced and illustrated with applications to civil and marine structures. This book is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners world‐wide with a background in civil and marine engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, management, cost and optimization analysis. The chapters originally published as articles in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Perspectives in Civil Engineering

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Author: Jeffrey S. Russell
Publsiher: ASCE Publications
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780784475386
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives in Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's Sesquicentennial. Written by the leading practitioners, educators, and researchers of civil engineering, each of these peer-reviewed papers explores a particular aspect of civil engineering knowledge and practice. Each paper explores the development of a particular civil engineering specialty, including milestones and future barriers, constraints, and opportunities. The papers celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the profession in all facets of practice, including construction facilities, special structures, engineering mechanics, surveying and mapping, irrigation and water quality, forensics, computing, materials, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, and transportation engineering. While each paper is unique, collectively they provide a snapshot of the profession while offering thoughtful predictions of likely developments in the years to come. Together the papers illuminate the mounting complexity facing civil engineering stemming from rapid growth in scientific knowledge, technological development, and human populations, especially in the last 50 years. An overarching theme is the need for systems-level approaches and consideration from undergraduate education through advanced engineering materials, processes, technologies, and design methods and tools. These papers speak to the need for civil engineers of all specialties to recognize and embrace the growing interconnectedness of the global infrastructure, economy, society, and the need to work for more sustainable, life-cycle-oriented solutions. While embracing the past and the present, the papers collected here clearly have an eye on the future needs of ASCE and the civil engineering profession.