Design and Analysis of Tall and Complex Structures

Design and Analysis of Tall and Complex Structures 

Feng Fu

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In the past decade, an increasing number of tall buildings and complex structures such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, and the London Aquatic Center was built. These projects demand that civil and structural engineers have the ability to handle the increasing difficulty in designing even more complicated projects such as tall buildings or structures with complex geometries. The effective design of these types of structures is based on a clear understanding of the behavior of the structures, relevant analysis theory, and method, knowledge of effective numerical modeling software, and of specific design principles. However, it has been noticed that, in the construction industry, most structural engineers find themselves lacking the relevant knowledge. In most universities, the basic design modules are taught to students. However, it is hard to find a module that has a systematic introduction to the design and analysis of tall and complex structures. Therefore, a book in this area is imperative.



Content :
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Tall Building Design
  • Shear Wall, Core, Outrigger, Belt Truss, and Buttress Core System for Tall Buildings
  • Tube System in Tall Building
  • Bracing, Diagrid, 30 Space Frame, and Mega Frame Structural Systems in Tall Buildings
  • Design and Analysis of Complex Structures
  • Design and Analysis of Tensile Structures and Tensegrity Structures
  • Design of Offshore Structures


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Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures 

PANKAJ AGARWAL

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The vast devastation of engineered systems and facilities during the past few earthquakes has exposed serious deficiencies in the prevalent design and construction practices. These disasters have created a new awareness of disaster preparedness and mitigation. With increased awareness came the demand of learning resource material which directly addresses the requirements of professionals without any circumlocution. While the recommended codes of practice for earthquake resistant design do exist but those only specify a set of criteria for compliance. These design codes throw little light on the basic issue of how to design. The problem! Jl becomes more acute as students graduate with degrees in civil/structural engineering without any exposure to earthquake engineering in most of the universities/institutes. The short-term refresher courses routinely offered by various institutes and universities for professionals achieve little more than mere familiarization with the subject matter.



Content :
  • 1. Engineering Seismology
  • 2. Seismic Zoning Map of India
  • 3. Strong Motion Studies in India
  • 4. Strong Motion Characteristics
  • 5. Evaluation of Seismic Design Parameters
  • 6. Initiation into Structural Dynamics
  • 8. Theory of Seismic Pickups
  • 9. Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response
  • 10. Response Spectra
  • 11. Dynamics of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Systems
  • 12. Earthquake and Vibration Effect on Structures


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Theory Of Modeling And Simulation: Discrete Event And Iterative System Computational Foundations

Theory Of Modeling And Simulation 

Bernard P. Zeigler

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In this edition, two major contributors to the theory of modeling and simulation join with the original author to completely revise the original text. As suggested by its subtitle, the current book concentrates on the integration of the continuous and discrete paradigms for modeling and simulation. A second major theme is that of distributed simulation and its potential to support the co-existence of multiple formalisms in multiple model components. Although the material is mostly new, the presentation format remains the same. There are three major sections. Part I introduces a framework for modeling and simulation and the primary continuous and discrete approaches to making models and simulating them on computers. This part offers a unified view of the field that most books lack and, written in an informal manner, it can be used as instructional material for undergraduate and graduate courses.



Content :
  • Introduction To Systems Modeling Concepts
  • Framework For Modeling And Simulation
  • Modeling Formalisms And Their Simulators
  • Introduction To Discrete Event System Specification
  • Hierarchy Of System Specifications
  • Basic Formalisms: Devs, Dess, Dtss
  • Basic Formalisms: Coupled Multi-component Systems
  • Simulators For Basic Formalisms
  • Multi-formalism Modeling And Simulation
  • Introduction To Iterative System Specification


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Steel Structures: Design and Behavior

Steel Structures: Design and Behavior 

Charles G. Salmon

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The design of structural steel members has developed over the past century from a simple approach involving a few basic properties of steel and elementary mathematics to a more sophisticated treatment demanding a thorough knowledge of structural and material behavior. Steel Structures:Design and Behavior, 5/e strives to present in a logical manner the theoretical background needed for developing and explaining design requirements.  Beginning with coverage of background material, including references to pertinent research, the development of specific formulas used in the AISC Specifications is followed by a generous number of design examples explaining in detail the process of selecting minimum weight members to satisfy given conditions.



Content :
  •  1. Introduction.
  •  2. Steels and Properties.
  •  3. Tension Members.
  •  4. Structural Fasteners.
  •  5. Welding.
  •  6. Compression Members.
  •  7. Beams: Laterally Supported.
  •  8. Torsion.
  •  9. Lateral-Torsional Buckling of Beams.
  • 10. Continuous Beams.
  • 11. Plate Girders.
  • 12. Combined Bending and Axial Load.
  • 13. Connections.
  • 14. Frames–Braced and Unbraced.
  • 15. Design of Rigid Frames.
  • 16. Composite Steel-Concrete Construction.


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Handbook of International Bridge Engineering

Handbook of International Bridge Engineering 

Wai-Fah Chen

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The book examines the use of different materials for each region, including stone, timber, concrete, steel, and composite. It examines various bridge types, including slab, girder, segmental, truss, arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. A color insert illustrates select landmark bridges. It also presents ten benchmark comparisons for highway composite girder design from different countries the highest bridges the top 100 longest bridges, and the top 20 longest bridge spans for various bridge types including suspension, cable-stayed, extradosed, arch, girder, movable bridges (vertical lift, swing, and bascule), floating, stress ribbon, and timber and bridge construction methods.




Content :
  • Bridge Engineering in Canada
  • Bridge Engineering in the United States
  • Bridge Engineering in Argentina
  • Bridge Engineering in Brazi
  • Bridge Engineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bridge Engineering in Bulgaria
  • Bridge Engineering in Croatia
  • Bridge Engineering in the Czech Republic
  • Bridge Engineering in Denmark
  • Bridge Engineering in Finland
  • Highest Bridges
  • Longest Bridges and Bridge Spans


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Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement

Shallow Foundations: Bearing Capacity and Settlement 

Braja M. Das

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The lowest part of a structure that transmits its weight to the underlying soil or rock is the foundation. Foundations can be classified into two major categories—shallow foundations and deep foundations. Individual footings , square or rect- angular in plan, that support columns and strip footings that support walls and other similar structures are generally referred to as shallow foundations. Mat foundations, also considered shallow foundations, are reinforced concrete slabs of considerable structural rigidity that support a number of columns and wall loads. Several types of mat foundations are currently used.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Ultimate Bearing Capacity Theories—Centric Vertical Loading
  • Ultimate Bearing Capacity under Inclined and Eccentric Loads
  • Special Cases of Shallow Foundations
  • Settlement and Allowable Bearing Capacity
  • Dynamic Bearing Capacity and Settlement
  • Shallow Foundations on Reinforced Soil
  • Uplift Capacity of Shallow Foundations


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Mechanics of Materials 8th Edition

Mechanics of Materials 8th Edition 

CRSI Committee

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The main objective of a basic mechanics course should be to develop in the engineering student the ability to analyze a given problem in a simple and logical manner and to apply to its solution a few fundamental and well-understood principles. This text is designed for the first course in mechanics of materials— or strength of materials—offered to engineer students in the sophomore or junior year. The authors hope that it will help instructors achieve this goal in that particular course in the same way




Content :
  • Introduction—Concept of Stress
  • Stress and Strain—Axial Loading
  • Torsion
  • Pure Bending
  • Analysis and Design of Beams for Bending
  • Shearing Stresses in Beams and Thin-Walled Members
  • Transformations of Stress and Strain
  • Principal Stresses Under a Given Loading
  • Deflection of Beams
  • Columns
  • Energy Methods


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