Ultra High Performance Concrete UHPC

Ultra High Performance Concrete UHPC
Author: Ekkehard Fehling,Michael Schmidt,Joost Walraven,Torsten Leutbecher,Susanne Fröhlich
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN: 3433030871
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultra High Performance Concrete UHPC Book Excerpt:

Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "Beton-Kalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience. Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "Beton-Kalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferro-concrete" structures until - as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862-1942), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton-Kalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945-1950 has been published annually ever since. Ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) is a milestone in concrete technology and application. It permits the construction of both more slender and more durable concrete structures with a prolonged service life and thus improved sustainability. This book is a comprehensive overview of UHPC - from the principles behind its production and its mechanical properties to design and detailing aspects. The focus is on the material behaviour of steel fibre-reinforced UHPC. Numerical modelling and detailing of the connections with reinforced concrete elements are featured as well. Numerous examples worldwide - bridges, columns, facades and roofs - are the basis for additional explanations about the benefits of UHPC and how it helps to realise several architectural requirements. The authors are extensively involved in the testing, design, construction and monitoring of UHPC structures. What they provide here is therefore a unique synopsis of the state of the art with a view to practical applications.

Ultra High Performance Concrete

Ultra High Performance Concrete
Author: Ekkehard Fehling,Michael Schmidt,S. Stürwald
Publsiher: kassel university press GmbH
Total Pages: 922
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 3899583760
Category: High strength concrete
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete against Blasts

Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete against Blasts
Author: Chengqing Wu,Jun Li,Yu Su
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 0081024967
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete against Blasts Book Excerpt:

Development of Ultra-High Performance Concrete against Blasts: From Materials to Structures presents a detailed overview of UHPC development and its related applications in an era of rising terrorism around the world. Chapters present case studies on the novel development of the new generation of UHPC with nano additives. Field blast test results on reinforced concrete columns made with UHPC and UHPC filled double-skin tubes columns are also presented and compiled, as is the residual load-carrying capacities of blast-damaged structural members and the exceptional performance of novel UHPC materials that illustrate its potential in protective structural design. As a notable representative, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) has now been widely investigated by government agencies and universities. UHPC inherits many positive aspects of ultra-high strength concrete (UHSC) and is equipped with improved ductility as a result of fiber addition. These features make it an ideal construction material for bridge decks, storage halls, thin-wall shell structures, and other infrastructure because of its protective properties against seismic, impact and blast loads. Focuses on the principles behind UHPC production, properties, design and detailing aspects Presents a series of case studies and filed blast tests on columns and slabs Focuses on applications and future developments

Ultra High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials

Ultra High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials
Author: Ekkehard Fehling,Bernhard Middendorf,Jenny Thiemicke
Publsiher: kassel university press GmbH
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 3737600945
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fibre Reinforced Concrete Improvements and Innovations

Fibre Reinforced Concrete  Improvements and Innovations
Author: Pedro Serna,Aitor Llano-Torre,José R. Martí-Vargas,Juan Navarro-Gregori
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1164
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN: 3030584828
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fibre Reinforced Concrete Improvements and Innovations Book Excerpt:

This volume highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) and discusses a diverse range of topics concerning FRC: rheology and early-age properties, mechanical properties, codes and standards, long-term properties, durability, analytical and numerical models, quality control, structural and Industrial applications, smart FRC’s, nanotechnologies related to FRC, textile reinforced concrete, structural design and UHPFRC. The contributions present improved traditional and new ideas that will open novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration between different specialists. Although the symposium was postponed, the book gathers peer-reviewed papers selected in 2020 for the RILEM-fib International Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concrete (BEFIB).

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations

Bridge Maintenance  Safety  Management  Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations
Author: Hiroshi Yokota,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 1000173755
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Maintenance Safety Management Life Cycle Sustainability and Innovations Book Excerpt:

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations contains lectures and papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2020), held in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, April 11–15, 2021. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB card containing the full papers of 571 contributions presented at IABMAS 2020, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 9 Keynote Lectures, and 561 technical papers from 40 countries. The contributions presented at IABMAS 2020 deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to the main aspects of maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle sustainability and technological innovations of bridges. Major topics include: advanced bridge design, construction and maintenance approaches, safety, reliability and risk evaluation, life-cycle management, life-cycle sustainability, standardization, analytical models, bridge management systems, service life prediction, maintenance and management strategies, structural health monitoring, non-destructive testing and field testing, safety, resilience, robustness and redundancy, durability enhancement, repair and rehabilitation, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, and application of information and computer technology and artificial intelligence for bridges, among others. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions on maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle sustainability and technological innovations of bridges for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. The Editors hope that these Proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including engineers, researchers, academics and students from all areas of bridge engineering.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction
Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 1119450241
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Building Construction Book Excerpt:

THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION—UPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP Edward Allen and Joseph Iano’s Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics—ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure—help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed. Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included. This Seventh Edition includes: 125 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 40 new photorealistic renderings The latest in construction project delivery methods, construction scheduling, and trends in information technology affecting building design and construction Updated discussion of the latest LEED and Living Building Challenge sustainability standards along with expanded coverage of new methods for assessing the environmental impacts of materials and buildings Expanded coverage of mass timber materials, fire resistance of mass timber, and the design and construction of tall wood buildings Revised end-of-chapter sections, including references, websites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises Fully-updated collection of best-in-class ancillary materials: PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank, Interactive Exercises, and more Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction, available in print and eBook format For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.

Computational Structural Concrete

Computational Structural Concrete
Author: Ulrich Haussler-Combe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2022-09-22
ISBN: 343361024X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Structural Concrete Book Excerpt:

Beton ist aufgrund seiner Vorteile der mit Abstand meistverwendete Baustoff: er ist formbar, preiswert und überall verfügbar. Kombiniert mit Bewehrung bietet dies eine immense Bandbreite an Eigenschaften und kann für eine Vielzahl von Zwecken angepasst werden. Damit ist Beton der Baustoff des 20. Jahrhunderts. Um der Baustoff des 21. Jahrhunderts zu sein, muss seine Nachhaltigkeit in den Fokus rücken. Bewehrte Betonkonstruktionen müssen mit geringerem Materialaufwand konstruiert werden, wobei ihr Tragfähigkeitspotential optimal ausgeschöpft werden muss. Computergestützte Methoden wie die Finite-Elemente-Methode (FEM) bieten wesentliche Werkzeuge, um das Ziel zu erreichen. In Kombination mit experimenteller Validierung ermöglichen sie ein tieferes Verständnis der Tragmechanismen. Im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen Ansätzen kann eine realistischere Abschätzung der Grenzzustände der Tragfähigkeit und der Gebrauchstauglichkeit erreicht werden. Dies ermöglicht eine deutlich verbesserte Ausnutzung der Baustoffe. Damit eröffnet sich auch ein weiterer Horizont für innovative Tragwerksentwürfe. Anspruchsvolle numerische Rechenverfahren werden aber in der Regel als "Black Boxes" bereitgestellt. Daten werden eingegeben, die Ausgaben ungeprüft übernommen, aber das Verständnis für die dazwischenliegenden Schritte ist oft rudimentär. Dies birgt die Gefahr von Fehlinterpretationen, um nicht zu sagen ungültigen Ergebnissen im Vergleich zu den getroffenen Problemdefinitionen. Das Risiko ist insbesondere bei nichtlinearen Problemen hoch. Bewehrter Beton weist als Verbundmaterial in seinen Grenzzuständen ein nichtlineares Verhalten auf, verursacht durch Verbund und nichtlineare Eigenschaften seiner Bestandteile. Seine Rissbildung ist ein reguläres Verhalten. In diesem Buch werden die Mechanismen des bewehrten Betons unter dem Blickwinkel numerischer Methoden aufgezeigt. So sollen auch "Black Boxes" transparent werden. Das Buch beschreibt entsprechende Methoden für Balken, Scheiben, Platten und Schalen im Rahmen von Quasi-Statik und Dynamik. Betonkriechen, Temperatureinwirkungen, Vorspannung, große Verformungen werden beispielhaft behandelt. Weiterhin werden aktuelle Materialmodelle für Beton dargestellt. Dabei werden sowohl die Möglichkeiten als auch die Fallstricke numerischer Methoden aufgezeigt. Die Theorie wird durch eine Vielzahl von Beispielen veranschaulicht. Die meisten von ihnen werden mit dem in Python implementierten und unter Open-Source-Bedingungen verfügbaren Softwarepaket ConFem durchgeführt.

Strain Hardening Cement Based Composites

Strain Hardening Cement Based Composites
Author: Viktor Mechtcherine,Volker Slowik,Petr Kabele
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 789
Release: 2017-09-04
ISBN: 9402411941
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strain Hardening Cement Based Composites Book Excerpt:

This is the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC4), that was held at the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany from 18 to 20 September 2017. The conference focused on advanced fiber-reinforced concrete materials such as strain-hardening cement-based composites (SHCC), textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) and high-performance fiber-reinforced cement-based composites (HPFRCC). All these new materials exhibit pseudo-ductile behavior resulting from the formation of multiple, fine cracks when subject to tensile loading. The use of such types of fiber-reinforced concrete could revolutionize the planning, development, dimensioning, structural and architectural design, construction of new and strengthening and repair of existing buildings and structures in many areas of application. The SHCC4 Conference was the follow-up of three previous successful international events in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2011, and Dordrecht, The Netherlands in 2014.

Design and Construction of LNG Storage Tanks

Design and Construction of LNG Storage Tanks
Author: Josef Rötzer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2019-11-11
ISBN: 3433032777
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Construction of LNG Storage Tanks Book Excerpt:

Worldwide, the use of natural gas as a primary energy source will remain vital for decades to come. This applies to industrialized, emerging countries and developing countries. Owing to the low level of impurities, natural gas is considered to be a climate-friendly fossil fuel because of the low CO2 emissions, but is at the same time an affordable source of energy. In order to enable transport over long distances and oceans (and hence create an economic and political alternative to pipelines) , the gas is liquefied, which is accompanied by a considerable reduction in volume, and then transported by ship. Thus, at international ports, many LNG tanks are required for temporary storage and further use. The trend towards smaller liquefaction and regasification plants with associated storage tanks for marine fuel applications has attracted new players in this market who often do not yet have the necessary experience and technical expertise. It is not sufficient to refer to all existing technical standards when defining consistent state-of-the-art specifications and requirements. The switch to European standardisation has made it necessary to revise and adapt existing national codes to match European standards. Technical committees at national and international level have begun their work of updating and completing the EN 14620 series. In the USA, too, the corresponding regulations are also being updated. The revision of American Concrete Institute standard ACI 376 Requirements for Design and Construction of Concrete Structures for the Containment of Refrigerated Liquefied Gases, first published in 2011, will be completed in the spring of 2019, and the final version, published in autumn 2019. This book provides an overview of the state of the art in the design and construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks. Since the topic is very extensive and complex, an introduction to all aspects is provided, e.g. requirements and design for operating conditions, thermal design, hydrostatic and pneumatic tests, soil surveys and permissible settlement, modelling of and calculations for the concrete structure, and the actions due to fire, explosion and impact. Dynamic analysis and the theory of sloshing liquid are also presented.

Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures

Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures
Author: Alfredo Boracchini
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-07-09
ISBN: 3433606064
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Analysis of Connections in Steel Structures Book Excerpt:

The book introduces all the aspects needed for the safe and economic design and analysis of connections using bolted joints in steel structures. This is not treated according to any specific standard but making comparison among the different norms and methodologies used in the engineering practice, e.g. Eurocode, AISC, DIN, BS. Several examples are solved and illustrated in detail, giving the reader all the tools necessary to tackle also complex connection design problems. The book is introductory but also very helpful to advanced and specialist audiences because it covers a large variety of practice demands for connection design. Parts that are not taken to an advanced level are seismic design, welds, interaction with other materials (concrete, wood), and cold formed connections./p

Ultra High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials

Ultra High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials
Author: Bernhard Middendorf,Ekkehard Fehling,Alexander Wetzel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 3737608288
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultra High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials Book Excerpt:

With HiPerMat 5 on March 11-13, 2020 the 5th International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials documents the actual state of development of application in the fields of: Material Science and Development, Composite Concrete Materials, Strength and Deformation behaviour of UHPC, Durability and Sustainability of UHPC, Design and Construction with UHPC, Structural Modelling and Optimisation, Lightweight Concrete Structures, High-Precision Manufacturing for Pre-Fabrication, Nanotechnology for Construction Materials, Innovative Applications, Smart Construction Materials, This volume contains the short versions (two pages) of all contributions that have been accepted for publication at HiPerMat 5.

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics Modelling and Design of Structural Systems

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics  Modelling and Design of Structural Systems
Author: Alphose Zingoni
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 4438
Release: 2022-09-02
ISBN: 1000824365
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics Modelling and Design of Structural Systems Book Excerpt:

Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems comprises 330 papers that were presented at the Eighth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2022, Cape Town, South Africa, 5-7 September 2022). The topics featured may be clustered into six broad categories that span the themes of mechanics, modelling and engineering design: (i) mechanics of materials (elasticity, plasticity, porous media, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, viscosity, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) mechanics of structures (dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behaviour); (iii) numerical modelling and experimental testing (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) design in traditional engineering materials (steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, aluminium, masonry, timber); (v) innovative concepts, sustainable engineering and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, glass structures, bio-inspired structures, shells, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, etc); (vi) the engineering process and life-cycle considerations (conceptualisation, planning, analysis, design, optimization, construction, assembly, manufacture, maintenance, monitoring, assessment, repair, strengthening, retrofitting, decommissioning). Two versions of the papers are available: full papers of length 6 pages are included in the e-book, while short papers of length 2 pages, intended to be concise but self-contained summaries of the full papers, are in the printed book. This work will be of interest to civil, structural, mechanical, marine and aerospace engineers, as well as planners and architects.

Fibre Reinforced Concrete Improvements and Innovations II

Fibre Reinforced Concrete  Improvements and Innovations II
Author: Pedro Serna,Aitor Llano-Torre,José R. Martí-Vargas,Juan Navarro-Gregori
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 979
Release: 2021-09-04
ISBN: 303083719X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fibre Reinforced Concrete Improvements and Innovations II Book Excerpt:

This volume highlights the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC), as presented by scientists and engineers at the RILEM-fib X International Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concrete (BEFIB), held in Valencia, Spain, on September 20-22, 2021. It discusses a diverse range of topics concerning FRC: technological aspects, nanotechnologies related with FRC, mechanical properties, long-term properties, analytical and numerical models, structural design, codes and standards, quality control, case studies, Textile-Reinforced Concrete, Geopolymers and UHPFRC. After the symposium postponement in 2020, this new volume concludes the publication of the research works and knowledge of FRC in the frame of BEFIB from 2020 to 2021 with the successful celebration of the hybrid symposium BEFIB 2021. The contributions present traditional and new ideas that will open novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration between different specialists.

Processing of Slender Concrete Shells Fabrication and Installation

Processing of Slender Concrete Shells   Fabrication and Installation
Author: Eisenbach, Philipp
Publsiher: kassel university press GmbH
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017
ISBN: 3737602581
Category: Concrete construction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processing of Slender Concrete Shells Fabrication and Installation Book Excerpt:

Lightweight structures and material optimized systems are of major relevance in the building industry and particularly in the design of concrete structures. This is not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to use material in a resource conserving way. The increase of strength characteristics, as one measure to reduce cross section dimensions, postulates the prefabrication of cementitious materials under laboratory conditions. This thesis examines the contradiction of the possibility to realize slender concrete elements and the complexity of the discontinued homogeneity arising from necessary segmentations. Proposals of implementation strategies are demonstrated and verified on the basis of selected case studies.

Precast Concrete Structures

Precast Concrete Structures
Author: Alfred Steinle,Hubert Bachmann,Mathias Tillmann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2019-05-06
ISBN: 3433032254
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precast Concrete Structures Book Excerpt:

Building with precast concrete elements is one of the most innovative forms of construction. This book serves as an introduction to this topic, including examples, and thus supplies all the information necessary for conceptual and detailed design.

Ballastless Tracks

Ballastless Tracks
Author: Stephan Freudenstein,Konstantin Geisler,Tristan Molter,Michael Missler,Christian Stolz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 3433029938
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ballastless Tracks Book Excerpt:

Due to increasing traffic flows the extension of transport infrastructure with rail roads and high speed lines is an ongoing process worldwide. Ballastless track systems with concrete slabs are used more and more. Following the first trials in the 1970s and more than four decades of R&D work on ballastless track, the level of development is such that it can be confirmed that ballastless track is suitable for use as an alternative to ballasted track. This book makes a contribution to the state of the art of ballastless track by describing the basics for designing the ballastless track. Important advice is provided regarding the construction of ballastless track on earthworks and in tunnels. There is also a description of the technical history of the development of ballastless track on bridges and the ensuing findings for bridge design. The state of the art of ballastless track for switches, important information on details concerning drainage, transitions, accessibility for road vehicles and experience gleaned from maintenance round off the work. Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "Beton-Kalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience. Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "Beton-Kalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferro-concrete" structures until - as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862-1942), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton-Kalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945-1950 has been published annually ever since.

ICSCEA 2019

ICSCEA 2019
Author: J. N. Reddy,Chien Ming Wang,Van Hai Luong,Anh Tuan Le
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1261
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 9811551448
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICSCEA 2019 Book Excerpt:

This book presents papers from the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering and Architecture 2019, which was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 24–26 October 2019. The conference brought together international experts from both academia and industry to share their knowledge and experiences, and to facilitate collaboration and improve cooperation in the field. The book highlights the latest advances in sustainable architecture and civil engineering, covering topics such as offshore structures, structural engineering, construction materials, and architecture.

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering
Author: Boeing Laishram,Abhay Tawalare
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1070
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811643962
Category: Buildings--Design and construction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advancements in Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2020). The book examines the recent advancements in construction management, construction materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, water resource engineering, and structural engineering. The topics covered include sustainable construction process and materials, smart infrastructures, green building technology, global environmental change and ecosystem management, theoretical and analytical solutions for foundation engineering, smart transportation systems and policy, GIS applications in water resource management, structural analysis for blast and impact resistance, and soft computing techniques in civil engineering. The book will be useful for researchers and professionals in the field of civil engineering.

Optimization Aided Design

Optimization Aided Design
Author: Georgios Gaganelis,Peter Mark,Patrick Forman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-01-25
ISBN: 3433610703
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimization Aided Design Book Excerpt:

Concrete is the most used building material. Its main component, cement, however, accounts production- related for up to 10 % of global CO2 emissions and is therefore a major contributor to human-induced climate change. Due to its low tensile strength, concrete must be further enhanced in tension with adequate reinforcement, such as steel. Producing the latter therefore additionally impacts the environment. Consequently, reducing the material amount for design and construction of structures, thus lowering material- and transport-induced emissions, represents a key element to climate protection. In this context, meeting the essential requirements ? sustainability, serviceability, durability ? is yet indispensable. The book presents innovative optimization aided design methods for concrete structures. Mathematical optimization is applied to practical problems of structural concrete at each level: from external, through internal structure identification to cross-section design. It is shown how to design resource-efficient structures following the flux of forces, how to optimally adapt reinforcement layouts to the internal force flow, and how to efficiently cope with demanding cross-sectional design tasks such as biaxial bending. The optimization aided design methods are discussed in detail and described vividly. They are independent of standards, concrete material (normal to ultra-high performance) and reinforcement type (steel fibers to carbon bars), thus universally applicable. The book illustrates the different approaches with numerous figures and calculation examples. Existing applications in structural engineering are presented to demonstrate the potential of optimization aided design concepts, including ultra-lightweight hybrid beams, thin concrete solar collectors, and improved reinforcement layouts for tunnel lining segments.