Bridge Engineering

Bridge Engineering
Author: Leonardo Fernández Troyano
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 775
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 0727732153
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Engineering Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive review of how we create and maintain bridges - one of the most vital yet vulnerable parts of our infrastructure - and how we got where we are today, this title provides an authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of bridge engineering world-wide, from local community footbridges to vast multi-modal crossings between nations.

Mechanical Characterization Using Digital Image Correlation

Mechanical Characterization Using Digital Image Correlation
Author: Matthias Merzkirch
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 3030840409
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanical Characterization Using Digital Image Correlation Book Excerpt:

In this book, a precise treatment of the experimental characterization of advanced composite materials using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is presented. The text explains test methods, testing setup with 2D- and stereo-DIC, specimen preparation and patterning, testing analysis and data reduction schemes to determine and to compare mechanical properties, such as modulus, strength and fracture toughness of advanced composite materials. Sensitivity and uncertainty studies on the DIC calculated data and mechanical properties for a detailed engineering-based understanding are covered instead of idealized theories and sugarcoated results. The book provides students, instructors, researchers and engineers in industrial or government institutions, and practitioners working in the field of experimental/applied structural mechanics of materials a myriad of color figures from DIC measurements for better explanation, datasets of material properties serving as input parameters for analytical modelling, raw data and computer codes for data reduction, illustrative graphs for teaching purposes, practice exercises with solutions provided online and extensive references to the literature at the end of each stand-alone chapter.

Technological Innovation for Resilient Systems

Technological Innovation for Resilient Systems
Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,Kankam O. Adu-Kankam,Mohammad Julashokri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2018-04-23
ISBN: 3319785745
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technological Innovation for Resilient Systems Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2018, held in Costa de Caparica, Portugal, in May 2018. The 30 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 74 submissions. The papers present selected results produced in engineering doctoral programs and focus on technological innovation for resilient systems. Research results and ongoing work are presented, illustrated and discussed in the following areas: collaborative systems, decision support systems, supervision systems, energy management, smart grids, sensing systems, electrical systems, simulation and analysis, monitoring systems, and energy distribution systems.

Science and Technology in Historic Preservation

Science and Technology in Historic Preservation
Author: Ray A. Williamson,Paul R. Nickens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2000-04-30
ISBN: 9780306462122
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology in Historic Preservation Book Excerpt:

Technology transfer has played an increasingly important role in historic preservation during the latter half of the twentieth century, a situation attested to by the undertaking of an important congressional study in 1986 that assessed the role of federal agencies in the field. In this book leading researchers update the earlier findings and contribute state-of-the-art reviews and evaluations of technological progress in their areas of expertise.

Mechanics of Materials

Mechanics of Materials
Author: Roy R. Craig,Eric M. Taleff
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1119612381
Category: Strength of materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Materials Book Excerpt:

"This textbook is an introduction to the topic of mechanics of materials, a subject that also goes by the names: mechanics of solids, mechanics of deformable bodies, and strength of materials. This e-book is based directly on Wiley's hardback 3rd edition Mechanics of Materials textbook by Roy R. Craig, Jr. The most important differences between this 4th edition and the 3rd edition is that the computer software MDSolids, by Dr. Timothy Philpot, has been dropped from this e-book edition, some new computer examples in the Python language have been added, and many homework problems have been modified"--

Wood Structures

Wood Structures
Author: Stephen J. Kelley,Joseph R. Loferski,Alexander J. Salenikovich,E. George Stern
Publsiher: ASTM International
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2000
ISBN: 080312497X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wood Structures Book Excerpt:

Reports on issues surrounding efforts to preserve wooden architecture of Europe and the former Soviet Union, dealing with braced frame, balloon, and log structures, and presents lessons learned for the future of preservation of the wood heritage in North America. Several papers detail the condition

Constructing a Bridge

Constructing a Bridge
Author: Eda Kranakis,Wiebe E Bijker,Professor of Science Technology and Society W Bernard Carlson,Trevor Pinch
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 453
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780262112178
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing a Bridge Book Excerpt:

A historical look at styles of technological research and design. If it is true, as Tocqueville suggested, that social and class systems shape technology, research, and knowledge, then the effects should be visible both at the individual level and at the level of technical institutions and local environments. That is the central issue addressed in Constructing a Bridge, a tale of two cultures that investigates how national traditions shape technological communities and their institutions and become embedded in everyday engineering practice. Eda Kranakis first examines these issues in the work of two suspension bridge designers of the early nineteenth century: the American inventor James Finley and the French engineer Claude-Louis-Marie-Henri Navier. Finley--who was oriented toward the needs of rural, frontier communities--designed a bridge that could be easily reproduced and constructed by carpenters and blacksmiths. Navier--whose professional training and career reflected a tradition of monumental architecture and had linked him closely to the Parisian scientific community--designed an elegant, costly, and technically sophisticated structure to be built in an elite district of Paris. Charting the careers of these two technologists and tracing the stories of their bridges, Kranakis reveals how local environments can shape design goals, research practices, and design-to-construction processes. Kranakis then offers a broader look at the technological communities and institutions of nineteenth-century France and America and at their ties to technological practice. She shows how conditions that led to Finley's and Navier's distinct designs also fostered different systems of technical education as well as distinct ideologies and traditions of engineering research.The result of this two-tiered, comparative approach is a reorientation of a historiographic tradition initiated by Tocqueville (and explored more recently by Eugene Ferguson, John Kasson, and others) toward a finer-grained analysis of institutional and local environments as mediators between national traditions and individual styles of technological research and design.

Fracture Mechanics Applications and Challenges

Fracture Mechanics  Applications and Challenges
Author: M. Fuentes,M. Elices,A. Martín-Meizoso,J.-M. Martínez-Esnaola
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2000-09-13
ISBN: 9780080531991
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracture Mechanics Applications and Challenges Book Excerpt:

This book contains 15 fully peer-reviewed Invited Papers which were presented at the 13th Biennial European Conference on Fracture and is a companion to the CD-ROM http://www.elsevier.com/locate/isbn/008043701xProceedings. The organisers of the ECF 13 opted from the very beginning for an application-orientated conference, and consequently, this book contributes to the understanding of fracture phenomena, and disseminates fracture concepts and their application to the solution of engineering problems to practitioners in a wide range of fields. The fields covered in this book can be broadly classified into: elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, fracture dynamics, fatigue and interactive processes, failure, structural integrity, coatings and materials, with applications to the following industrial sectors: transport, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, pipelines and automotive engineering.

Building Structures

Building Structures
Author: Malcolm Millais
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 1317312163
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Structures Book Excerpt:

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.

Optimal Control

Optimal Control
Author: Michael Athans,Peter L. Falb
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2013-04-26
ISBN: 0486318184
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Control Book Excerpt:

Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate engineering students, this text introduces the theory and applications of optimal control. It serves as a bridge to the technical literature, enabling students to evaluate the implications of theoretical control work, and to judge the merits of papers on the subject. Rather than presenting an exhaustive treatise, Optimal Control offers a detailed introduction that fosters careful thinking and disciplined intuition. It develops the basic mathematical background, with a coherent formulation of the control problem and discussions of the necessary conditions for optimality based on the maximum principle of Pontryagin. In-depth examinations cover applications of the theory to minimum time, minimum fuel, and to quadratic criteria problems. The structure, properties, and engineering realizations of several optimal feedback control systems also receive attention. Special features include numerous specific problems, carried through to engineering realization in block diagram form. The text treats almost all current examples of control problems that permit analytic solutions, and its unified approach makes frequent use of geometric ideas to encourage students' intuition.

Structures

Structures
Author: Alan Jennings
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN: 1482264781
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structures Book Excerpt:

Using aspects of structural behaviour, good design practice and effective computational techniques to illustrate the importance of the fundamental theoretical concepts presented, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of structures. The over-riding importance of equilibrium is emphasized and, together with related topics, is the subject of the first five chapters. After deflections have been introduced in chapter six, elastic theory, buckling, plastic theory and energy methods are all introduced and their range of applicability discussed. Numerous case studies are included to help readers gain an appreciation of how theory relates in practice to real life structures. With a broad range of worked examples, questions and references to further reading, Structures is the ideal course text for entry-level students on degree, HNC and HND courses.

Engineers

Engineers
Author: Matthew Wells
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN: 1134343256
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineers Book Excerpt:

This innovative new book presents the vast historical sweep of engineering innovation and technological change to describe and illustrate engineering design and what conditions, events, cultural climates and personalities have brought it to its present state. Matthew Wells covers topics based on an examination of paradigm shifts, the contribution of individuals, important structures and influential disasters to show approaches to the modern concept of structure. By demonstrating the historical context of engineering, Wells has created a guide to design like no other, inspirational for both students and practitioners working in the fields of architecture and engineering.

Shell Structures for Architecture

Shell Structures for Architecture
Author: Sigrid Adriaenssens,Philippe Block,Diederik Veenendaal,Chris Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN: 1317909380
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shell Structures for Architecture Book Excerpt:

*** Featuring a foreword by Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban *** Bringing together experts from research and practice, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization presents contemporary design methods for shell and gridshell structures, covering form-finding and structural optimization techniques. It introduces architecture and engineering practitioners and students to structural shells and provides computational techniques to develop complex curved structural surfaces, in the form of mathematics, computer algorithms, and design case studies. • Part I introduces the topic of shells, tracing the ancient relationship between structural form and forces, the basics of shell behaviour, and the evolution of form-finding and structural optimization techniques. • Part II familiarizes the reader with form-finding techniques to explore expressive structural geometries, covering the force density method, thrust network analysis, dynamic relaxation and particle-spring systems. • Part III focuses on shell shape and topology optimization, and provides a deeper understanding of gradient-based methods and meta-heuristic techniques. • Part IV contains precedent studies of realised shells and gridshells describing their innovative design and construction methods.

Composite Reliability

Composite Reliability
Author: E. M Wu
Publsiher: ASTM International
Total Pages: 645
Release: 1975
ISBN: 9780803103092
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composite Reliability Book Excerpt:

Southern England

Southern England
Author: R. A. Otter
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780727719713
Category: Civil engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern England Book Excerpt:

This guide covers from Cornwall to Kent, including Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Surrey. It provides an informative look at some of the internationally renowned examples of historic development and engineering skills throughout southern England, including such examples as: Smeaton's Eddystone Lighthouse.

Multi Span Large Bridges

Multi Span Large Bridges
Author: Pedro Pacheco,Filipe Magalhaes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 1315687194
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi Span Large Bridges Book Excerpt:

Throughout the last decades, the increasing development of the urban metropolis and the need to establish fundamental infrastructure networks, promoted the development of important projects worldwide and several Multi-Span Large Bridges have been erected. Certainly, many more will be erected in the next decades. This international context undoubted

A Survey of the Literature on the Size Effect on Material Strength

A Survey of the Literature on the Size Effect on Material Strength
Author: H. Leon Harter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 449
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Composite materials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Survey of the Literature on the Size Effect on Material Strength Book Excerpt:

Nearly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci observed that long wires are weaker than short wires of the same diameter. The statistical theory of extreme values (weakest-link theory) plays a very important role in studies of the size effect; competing theories include the energy theory and the technological theory. Summaries are given of relevant publications identified in the course of a literature survey on the size effect. Since this survey was motivated by concern about the reliability of large composite aircraft structures, which are now coming into use, special attention is given to the size effect on composite materials and structures. An attempt is made to summarize the present state of knowledge and to identify unsolved problems requiring further research.

Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering

Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory

Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory
Author: Gérard René Lemaitre
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2008-12-04
ISBN: 3540689052
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory Book Excerpt:

Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory provides a very thorough and comprehensive account of what is known in this field. After an extensive introduction to optics and elasticity, the book discusses variable curvature and multimode deformable mirrors, as well as, in depth, active optics, its theory and applications. Further, optical design utilizing the Schmidt concept and various types of Schmidt correctors, as well as the elasticity theory of thin plates and shells are elaborated upon. Several active optics methods are developed for obtaining aberration corrected diffraction gratings. Further, a weakly conical shell theory of elasticity is elaborated for the aspherization of grazing incidence telescope mirrors. The very didactic and fairly easy-to-read presentation of the topic will enable PhD students and young researchers to actively participate in challenging astronomical optics and instrumentation projects.

Adaptive Control

Adaptive Control
Author: Karl Johan Åström,Björn Wittenmark
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0486462781
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Control Book Excerpt:

Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this overview introduces theoretical and practical aspects of adaptive control, with emphasis on deterministic and stochastic viewpoints. 1995 edition.