Principles of Structural Analysis: Static and Dynamic Loads

Principles of Structural Analysis: Static and Dynamic Loads 

Krishnan Sathia

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We know that there are various types of forces, moments, pressures, internal strains, and other
stress-inducing agents that act on a structure. In structural engineering parlance, they are called
loads.
Loads can be broadly classified into:
Static loads
Dynamic loads




Content :
  • Loading
  • Load Generation
  • Combining Load Cases
  • Dynamic Properties of Structures
  • Dynamic Loads


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Advanced Steel Design of Structures

Advanced Steel Design of Structures 

Srinivasan

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Advanced steel design explores the domain of research and understanding both analysis and design of steel structures in general and offshore compliant structures in particular. The convenience that steel possesses to recycling, repair, and retrofit in comparison to other construction materials, both commercial and eco-friendly points of view is one of the primary advantages. The material strength of steel beyond yield value intuits the plastic design of structures but also warrants about the permanent plastic deformation under excessive loading. A chapter in plastic design deals with a few examples, highlighting the basics.




Content :
  • 1: Introduction. Chapter 
  • 2: Plastic Design of Structures. 
  • 3: Blast, Fire, and Impact-Resistant Design. 
  • 4: Stability of Structural Systems. 
  • 5: Mathieu Stability of Compliant Structures.


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Electrical Installation Work

Electrical Installation Work 

Brian Scaddan

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This book is intended for the trainee electrician who is working towards NVQs, gaining competencies in various aspects of installation work. It covers both installation theory and practice in compliance with the 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations and also deals with the electrical contracting industry, the environmental effects of electricity, and basic electronics. The material in this book has been arranged to cater to student-centered learning programs. Self-assessment questions and answers are provided at the end of chapters. Since January 1995. As there has been no physical change to the system, it is likely that measurement of voltages will reveal little or no difference to those before, nor will they do so for some considerable time to come. However, I have used only the new values in the examples in this book.




Content :
  • Basic information and calculations
  • Electricity
  • Resistance, current and voltage, power and energy
  • Electromagnetism
  • Capacitors and capacitance
  • Resistance, inductance, and capacitance in installation work
  • Three-phase circuits
  • Motors and generators
  • Cells and batteries
  • Illumination and ELV lighting
  • Electricity, the environment, and the community
  • Health and safety
  • The electrical contracting industry
  • Installation materials and tools
  • Installation circuits and systems
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Protection
  • Circuit and design
  • Testing
  • Basic electronics technology
  • Answers to self-assessment questions
  • Glossary of Electrical Installation Work


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The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals

The Finite Element Method: Its Basis and Fundamentals 

O. C. Zienkiewicz,

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The limitations of the human mind are such that it cannot grasp the behavior of its complex surroundings and creations in one operation. Thus the process of subdividing all systems into their individual components or “elements,” whose behavior is readily understood, and then rebuilding the original system from such components to study its behavior is a natural way in which the engineer, the scientist, or even the economist proceeds. In many situations, an adequate model is obtained using a finite number of well-defined components. We shall term such problems discrete. In others, the subdivision is continued indefinitely and the problem can only be defined using the mathematical fiction of an infinitesimal. This leads to differential equations or equivalent statements which imply an infinite number of elements. We shall term such systems continuous. With the advent of digital computers, discrete problems can generally be solved readily even if the number of elements is very large. As the capacity of all computers is finite, continuous problems can only be solved exactly by mathematical manipulation. The available mathematical techniques for exact solutions usually limit the possibilities of oversimplified situations.




Content :
  • 1. The Standard Discrete System and Origins of the Finite Element Method
  • 2. Problems in Linear Elasticity and Fields
  • 3. Weak Forms and Finite Element Approximation
  • 4. Variational Forms and Finite Element Approximation
  • 5. Field Problems: A Multidimensional Finite Element Method 
  • 6. Shape Functions, Derivatives, and Integration
  • 7. Elasticity: Two- and Three-Dimensional Finite Elements
  • 8. The Patch Test, Reduced Integration, and Nonconforming Elements
  • 9. Mixed Formulation and Constraints: Complete Field Methods
  • 10. Incompressible Problems, Mixed Methods, and Other Procedures of Solution
  • 11. Multidomain Mixed Approximations
  • 12. The Time Dimension: Semi-Discretization of Field and Dynamic Problems
  • 13. Plate Bending Approximation: Thin and Thick Plates
  • 14. Shells as a Special Case of Three-Dimensional Analysis
  • 15. Errors, Recovery Processes, and Error Estimates
  • 16. Adaptive Finite Element Refinement
  • 17. Automatic Mesh Generation
  • 8. Computer Procedures for Finite Element Analysis


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Rock Slope Engineering: Civil and Mining

Rock Slope Engineering: Civil and Mining 

Duncan C. Wyllie

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A variety of engineering activities require the excavation of rock cuts. In civil engineering, projects include transportation systems such as highways and railways, dams for power production and water supply, and industrial and urban development. In mining, open pits account for the major portion of the world’s mineral production. The dimensions of open pits range from areas of a few hectares and depths of less than 100 m, for some high-grade mineral deposits and quarries in urban areas, to areas of hundreds of hectares and depths as great as 800 m, for low-grade ore deposits. The overall slope angles for these pits range from near vertical for shallow pits in the good quality rock to flatter than 30◦ for those in very poor quality rock.




Content :
  • Principles of Rock Slope Design. 
  • Structural Geology and Data Interpretation. 
  • Weathered Rock and Slope Stability. 
  • Site Investigation and Geological Data Collection. 
  • Rock Strength Properties and Their Measurement. 
  • Groundwater. Plane Failure. Wedge Failure. 
  • Circular Failure. Toppling Failure. 
  • Seismic Analysis of Rock Slopes. 
  • Numerical Analysis. 
  • Blasting. 
  • Stabilization of Rock Slopes. 
  • Movement Monitoring. 
  • Civil Engineering Applications. 
  • Appendices: Stereonets For Hand Plotting of Structural Geology Data
  • Quantitative Description of Discontinuities in Rock Masses
  • Comprehensive Solution Wedge Stability
  • Conversion Factors.


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Rotating Machinery Vibration From Analysis to Troubleshooting

Rotating Machinery Vibration From Analysis to Troubleshooting 

Maurice L. Adams

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Every spinning rotor has some vibration, at least a once-per-revolution frequency component because it is of course impossible to make any rotor perfectly mass balanced. Experience has provided guidelines for quantifying approximate comfortable safe upper limits for allowable vibration levels on virtually all types of rotating machinery. It is rarely disputed that such limits are crucial to machine durability, reliability, and life. However, the appropriate magnitude of such vibration limits for specific machinery is often disputed, with the vendor’s limit usually being higher than a prudent equipment purchaser’s wishes. Final payment for a new machine is occasionally put on hold, pending resolution of the machine’s failure to operate below the vibration upper limits prescribed in the purchase specifications.




Content :
  • Primer on Rotor Vibration
  • Rotor Dynamic Analyses
  • Trouble-Shooting Case Studies
  • Monitoring and Diagnostics


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Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders

Smart Buildings Systems for Architects, Owners and Builders 

James M Sinopoli

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Technology has always influenced the buildings we build, and always will. Twenty-five to 30 years ago, however, the amount of technology in a building was minimal. It consisted of the public telecommunications utility installing its services in a building; a mechanical contractor installing a pneumatic control system for the heating, cooling, and ventilation system; and maybe a word-processing system. Although we have come a long way since those days, we are still in a very early stage of fully deploying and integrating technology systems into buildings. In due course, buildings will become full of technology. Walls and ceilings will be embedded with sensors, and every aspect of a building’s performance and use will be metered and measured. Software tools will be used to automatically optimize building systems without human intervention; real-time information about the building that is relevant to their particular needs will be provided to occupants and building management. Buildings will be fully interactive with the power grid, and geospatial location systems will be deployed for every building asset.




Content :
  • What Is a Smart Building?
  • The Foundations of a Smart Building
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Lighting Control Systems
  • Electric Power Management Systems
  • Access Control Systems
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Video, IPTV, and Digital Signage Systems
  • Fire Alarm and Mass Notification Systems
  • Voice Networks and Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Data Networks
  • Facility Management Systems
  • Design, Construction, and Renovations
  • The Economics of Smart Buildings
  • Audio Visual Systems
  • Network Integration
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Case Studies


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