Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics

Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics 

Bingen Yang

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Stress, Strain, and Structural Dynamics is a comprehensive and definitive reference to the statics and dynamics of solids and structures, including mechanics of materials, structural mechanics, elasticity, rigid-body dynamics, vibrations, structural dynamics, and structural controls. This text integrates the development of fundamental theories, formulas, and mathematical models with user-friendly interactive computer programs, written in the powerful and popular MATLAB. This unique merger of technical referencing and interactive computing allows the instant solution of a variety of engineering problems, and in-depth exploration of the physics of deformation, stress, and motion by analysis, simulation, graphics, and animation.




Content :
  • Static Analysis of Euler-Bernoulli Beams 
  • Static Analysis of Bars 
  • Shafts and Strings
  • Buckling Analysis of Columns
  • Stress Analysis in Two-Dimensional Problems
  • Static Analysis of Constrained Multispan Beams
  • Static Analysis of Plane Trusses
  • Static Analysis of Plane Frames
  • Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies
  • Vibration Analysis of One-Degree-of-Freedom Systems
  • Vibration and Control of Multiple-Degree-of-Freedom Systems
  • Dynamics and Control of Euler-Bernoulli Beams
  • Dynamic Analysis of Bars, Shafts, and Strings
  • Dynamic Analysis of Constrained, Combined
  • and Stepped Beams; Static Analysis of Linearly Elastic Bodies; 
  • Free Vibration of Membranes and Plates


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Civil Engineering Materials

Civil Engineering Materials 

Nagaratnam Sivakugan

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Prepare your students for today's civil engineering challenges, providing them with a broad overview of the materials they will use as civil engineers in their studies and careers. CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS not only covers traditional materials, such as concrete, steel, timber, and soils but also explores non-traditional materials, such as synthetics and industrial-by products. Numerous practical examples and straight-forward explanations help your students gain a full understanding of the characteristics and behavior of various materials, how they interact, and how to best utilize and combine traditional and non-traditional materials. While emphasizing the use of civil engineering materials, the authors also carefully address the important issues related to sustainability to give students a broader context of how materials are used in contemporary applications.




Content :
  • 1. Engineering Behavior Of Materials
  • 2. Chemistry Of Materials. Introduction.
  • 3. Soils. 
  • 4. Rocks.
  • 5. Aggregates
  • 6. Geosynthetics
  • 7. Asphalt Cement And Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete.
  • 8. Cement And Concrete.
  • 9. Metals And Alloys.
  • 10. Steel.
  • 11. Polymers, Ceramics, And Composites.
  • 12. Wood
  • 13. Sustainable Use Of Construction Materials


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The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures Diaphragms and Shear Walls

The Analysis of Irregular Shaped Structures Diaphragms and Shear Walls 

Robert Rice

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Residential and commercial buildings have become more complex than structures built only a few decades ago. Horizontal and vertical offsets in the diaphragms, multiple reentrant corners, multiple irregularities, and fewer vertical lateral- force-resisting elements are commonplace. The structural configurations of many modern buildings require very complex lateral load paths. Most texts and publications available today only address simple rectangular diaphragms and shear walls. Methods of analysis for these simpler diaphragms and shear walls do not easily adapt to complex diaphragms and shear wall layouts in irregular shaped structures.




Content :
  • 1 Code Sections and Analysis
  • 2 Diaphragm Basics
  • 3 Diaphragms With End Horizontal Offsets
  • 4 Diaphragms With Intermediate Offsets
  • 5 Diaphragms With Openings
  • 6 Open Front and Cantilever Diaphragms
  • 7 Diaphragms With Vertical Offsets
  • 8 Complex Diaphragms With Combined Openings and Offsets
  • 9 Standard Shear Walls
  • 10 Shear Walls With Openings
  • 11 Discontinuous Shear Walls
  • 12 Horizontally Offset Shear Walls
  • 13 The Portal Frame
  • 14 Rigid Moment-Resisting Frame Walls: The Frame Method of Analysis


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Design of wood structures ASD/LRFD

Design of wood structures ASD/LRFD 

Donald Breyer

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The purpose of this book is to introduce engineers, technologists, and architects to the design of wood
structures. It is designed to serve either as a text for a course in timber design or as a reference for systematic self-study of the subject.
The book will lead the reader through the complete design of a wood structure (except for the foundation).
The sequence of the material follows the same general order that it would in actual design:
1. Vertical design loads and lateral forces
2. Design for vertical loads (beams and columns)
3. Design for lateral forces (horizontal diaphragms and shearwalls)
4. Connection design (including the overall tying together of the vertical- and lateral-force-resisting systems)




Content :
  • Ch. 1. Wood Buildings and Design Criteria
  • Ch. 2. Design Loads
  • Ch. 3. The behavior of Structures under Loads and Forces
  • Ch. 4. Properties of Wood and Lumber Grades
  • Ch. 5. Structural Glued Laminated Timber
  • Ch. 6. Beam Design
  • Ch. 7. Axial Forces and Combined Bending and Axial Forces
  • Ch. 8. Wood Structural Panels
  • Ch. 9. Diaphragms
  • Ch. 10. Shearwalls
  • Ch. 11. Wood Connections—Background
  • Ch. 12. Nailed and Stapled Connections
  • Ch. 13. Bolts, Lag Bolts, and Other Connectors
  • Ch. 14. Connection Details and Hardware
  • Ch. 15. Diaphragm-to-Shearwall Anchorage
  • Ch. 16. Advanced Topics in Lateral Force Design


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Analysis of Structures on Elastic Foundations

Analysis of Structures on Elastic Foundations 

Tsudik, Edward

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Analysis of structures and structural elements, supported on soil, requires the knowledge of the properties of the structure, as well as the properties of the soil. While properties of structural materials of the foundation and superstructure are usually well known, obtaining the soil’s properties and, especially, evaluating the soil’s behavior under applied loads, is very difficult. Various soils react differently to applied loads and, like any bearing material, produce under the same load's different settlements and different stresses. A wide variety of soil and its properties as well as various complex soil conditions require soil investigation and testing in each case. Analysis of beams, plates, walls, frames, and other structures supported on elastic foundations is usually performed by modeling the soil; in other words, by replacing the soil with material that behaves under applied loads like the given real soil.




Content :
  • Soils and Soil Models
  • Analytical Methods of Analysis of Finite Beams on Winkler Foundation
  • Simplified Analysis of Beams and Frames on Winkler Foundation
  • Analysis of Beams on Elastic Half-Space
  • Analysis of Beams on Elastic Half-Space, Plane Strain Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis of Beams Supported on Elastic Half-Space and Elastic Layer
  • Simplified Analysis of Mat Foundations
  • Numerical Analysis of Mat Foundations
  • Analysis of Circular Plates on Elastic Foundation
  • Special Structures on Elastic Foundation


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Design of Structural Elements

Design of Structural Elements 

Chanakya Arya

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Structural design is a key element of all degree and diploma courses in civil and structural engineering. It involves the study of principles and procedures contained in the latest codes of practice for structural design for a range of materials, including concrete, steel, masonry, and timber. Most textbooks on structural design consider only one construction material and, therefore, the student may end up buying several books on the subject. This is undesirable from the viewpoint of cost but also because it makes it difficult for the student to unify principles of structural design, because of differing presentation approaches adopted by the authors.




Content :
  • Part One: Introduction to Structural Design
  • Philosophy of Design
  • Basic Structural Concepts and Material Properties
  • Part Two: Structural Design to British Standards
  • Design in Reinforced Concrete to BS8110/BS8500
  • Design in Structural Steelwork to BS5950
  • Design in Unreinforced Masonry to BS5628, BS EN771, BS EN845, and BS EN998
  • Design in Timber to BS5268
  • Part Three: Structural Design to the Eurocodes
  • The Structural Eurocodes: An Introduction
  • Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures
  • Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures
  • Eurocode 6: Masonry Design
  • Eurocode 5: Timber Design


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New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice

New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice 

Richard F. Fellows

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Quantity surveying remains a diverse profession with practitioners moving into new areas, some of which are outlined in Chapter 7. The Preface to the Second Edition of New Aspects of Quantity Practice referred to the increasing interest from both the profession and the construction industry in sustainability and green issues. During the past five years, since the previous edition, sustainability has risen to world prominence and the construction industry, worldwide, has been identified as number one in the league table of polluters and users of diminishing natural resources. It is unsurprising therefore that sustainability has risen to prominence in the industry with many undergraduate and postgraduate programs now including dedicated modules on sustainable development, and clients, professionals, developers, and contractors seeking to establish their green credentials.




Content :
  • 1 The story so far
  • 2 A new approach to cost advice and measurement
  • 3 Sustainability and procurement
  • 4 IT update
  • 5 Ethical practice at home and abroad
  • 6 Delivering added value
  • 7 Emerging practice
  • 8 Sustainability assessment and quantity surveying practice


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Site Design for Multifamily Housing: Creating Livable, Connected Neighborhoods

Site Design for Multifamily Housing 

Assoc. Prof. Nico Larco

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This book provides guidance for planners, developers, designers, and citizens to create more livable, connected, and vibrant multifamily developments and neighborhoods. Livability is a measure of a community’s quality of life and includes factors such as access to education, employment, entertainment, and recreation. The last few decades have seen a groundswell of interest in livability and how our built environment can hamper or promote it. Dense and compact development, the design of transportation systems, the design and distribution of open space, and the mixing of uses all contribute to an area’s livability.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Site Design Criteria
  • Project Profiles
  • Project Retrofits
  • Project Checklist
  • Code Guide
  • Code Guide Appendix


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Fixed Steel Column Base Design Excel Sheet

 Fixed Steel Column Base Design Excel Sheet 

Column base plate connections are the critical interface between the steel and concrete structures or foundations since their behavior greatly influences the performance of steel structures in terms of the distribution of moments, forces, and displacements.


Plates and Shells Theory and Analysis

Plates and Shells Theory and Analysis 

Ugural, Ansel C

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The subject matter of the text is usually covered in one-semester senior and one-semester graduate-level courses dealing with the analysis of beams, plates and shells, stress analysis, pressure vessels, analysis of thin-walled structures, advanced statics, or special topics in solid and structural mechanics. As sufficient material is provided for a full year of study, this book may stimulate the development of courses in advanced engineering design. The coverage presumes knowledge of the elementary mechanics of materials. The text is intended to serve a twofold purpose: to complement classroom lectures and to accommodate the needs of practicing engineers in the analysis of beam, plate, and shell structures.




Content :
  • 1. Basic Concepts
  • 2. Simple Structural Members
  • 3. Plate-Bending Theory
  • 4. Circular Plates
  • 5. Rectangular Plates
  • 6. Plates of Various Geometrical Forms
  • 7. Numerical Methods
  • 8. Anisotropic Plates
  • 9. Plates under Combined Loads
  • 10. Large Deflection of Plates
  • 11. Thermal Stresses in Plates
  • 12. Membrane Stresses in Shells
  • 13. Bending Stresses in Shells
  • 14. Applications to Pipes, Tanks, and Pressure Vessels
  • 15. Cylindrical Shells under General Loads


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Concrete Box Culvert analysis and Design Excel Sheet

 Concrete Box Culvert analysis and Design Excel Sheet 

Box culverts are the structures that are used when the path of water in the natural stream crosses roads, railway lines, flyovers, etc. They are normally cheaper than bridges, which make them the natural stream passes through channels.
Concrete Box Culvert analysis and Design Excel Sheet


Marine Structural Design, Second Edition

Marine Structural Design, Second Edition 

Bai, Yong, Jin

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This book is devoted to the modern theory for design and analysis of marine structures. The term “marine structures” refers to ships and offshore structures. The objective of this book is to summarize the latest developments of design codes, engineering practices, and research into the form of a book, focusing on applications of finite element analysis and risk/reliability methods.
Calculating wave loads and load combinations is the first step in marine structural design. For structural design and analysis, a structural engineer needs to understand the basic concepts of waves, motions, and design loads. Extreme value analysis for dynamic systems is another area that has had substantial advances from 1995 to 2015. It is an important subject for the determination of the design values for motions and strength analysis of floating structures, risers, mooring systems, and tendons for tension leg platforms.




Content :
  • Part 1. Structural Design Principles
  • Part 2. Ultimate Strength
  • Part 3. Fatigue and Fracture
  • Part 4. Structural Reliability
  • Part 5. Risk Assessment
  • Part 6. Fixed Platforms and FPSO


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Modern Structural Analysis: Modelling Process and Guidance

Modern Structural Analysis: Modelling Process and Guidance 

Iain A MacLeod

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This book is essential reading for 21st-century practitioners and students who need to do structural analysis. It contains a great deal of information that is not available in any other book on the subject. This is because the conventional view of structural analysis is rooted in the early part of the 20th century in the pre-computer era rather than the present time. The main feature of this text is the information on the modeling process, which is omitted in traditional books. Another important feature is the inclusion of what the author calls validation information, which is used to assess whether a model is capable of satisfying the objectives of the analysis.



Content :
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Basic principles
  • 3 The modeling process
  • 4 Modelling with finite elements
  • 5 Skeletal frames – modeling with line elements
  • 6 Plates in bending and slabs
  • 7 Material models
  • 8 Support models
  • 9 Loading
  • 10 Non-linear geometry
  • 11 Dynamic behavior
  • 12 Case studies


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Shell Structures for Architecture Form Finding and Optimization

Shell Structures for Architecture Form Finding and Optimization 

Sigrid Adriaenssens

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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 behavior, 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 realized shells and grid shells describing their innovative design and construction methods.




Content :
  • Part 1: Shells for Architecture
  • Part 2: Form Finding
  • Part 3: Structural Optimization
  • Part 4: Precedents


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ASCE Beam End Connection Excel Sheet

 ASCE Beam End Connection Excel Sheet 

"BEAMTAB" is a spreadsheet program written in MS-Excel for the purpose of analysis of steel beam end connections using a beam tab (single plate) field bolted to the beam web and shop welded to either the column flange, column web, or girder web.  The connections may be subjected to end shear reaction and/or axial load. Specifically, all applicable "limit states" for the end connection analysis pertaining to the beam tab (single plate), bolts,  beam web, and either column flange or web, or girder web are checked.
ASCE Beam End Connection Excel Sheet


Structural and Stress Analysis, 4th Edition

Structural and Stress Analysis, 4th Edition 

T.H.G. Megson

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 The purpose of this book is to provide, in a unified form, a text covering the associated topics of structural and stress analysis for students of civil engineering during the first two years of their degree course. The book is also intended for students studying for Higher National Diplomas, Higher National Certificates, and related courses in civil engineering. Frequently, textbooks on these topics concentrate on structural analysis or stress analysis, and often they are lectured as two separate courses. There is, however, a degree of overlap between the two subjects and, moreover, they are closely related. In this book, therefore, they are presented in a unified form which illustrates their interdependence. This is particularly important at the first-year level where there is a tendency for students to ‘compartmentalize’ subjects so that an overall appreciation of the subject is lost.



Content :
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Principles of Statics
  • 3. Normal Force, Shear Force, Bending Moment, and Torsion
  • 4. Analysis of Pin-Jointed Trusses
  • 5. Cables
  • 6. Arches
  • 7. Stress and Strain
  • 8. Properties of Engineering Materials
  • 9. Bending of Beams
  • 10. Shear of Beams
  • 11. Torsion of Beams
  • 12. Composite Beams
  • 13. Deflection of Beams
  • 14. Complex Stress and Strain
  • 15. Virtual Work and Energy Methods
  • 16. Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures
  • 17. Matrix Methods of Analysis
  • 18. Plastic Analysis of Beams and Frames
  • 19. Yield Line Analysis of Slabs
  • 20. Influence Lines
  • 21. Structural Instability


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Construction Cost Management: Learning from Case Studies

Construction Cost Management: Learning from Case Studies 

Keith Potts,

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There have been many significant changes in the construction sector within the past decade. Notably, the sector has witnessed the growth of partnering and alliancing which require better management of the supply chain and increasing use of the NEC Contract (NEC3) which requires a team-based proactive approach to project delivery. New financial models have been developed including Private Finance Initiative (PFI), Local Asset Backed Vehicles (LABVs), and variants of these in which private sector consortia design, build, own, and operate public facilities in partnership with the public sector. Great advances have been made on the technical front with the growth of Building Information




Content :
  • Introduction
  • Management of the Pre-contract Stage
  • Key Tools and Techniques
  • Procurement Strategies
  • Management of the Post-contract Stage
  • Contracts and Case Studies


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Airport Planning & Management, 5th Edition

Airport Planning & Management, 5th Edition 

Alexander T. Wells,

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It is often said that managing an airport is like being mayor of a city. Similar to a city, an airport is comprised of a huge variety of facilities, systems, users, workers, rules, and regulations. Also, just as cities thrive on trade and commerce with other cities, airports are successful in part by their ability to successfully be the location where passengers and cargo travel to and from other airports. Furthermore, just as cities find their place as part of their county’s, state’s, and country’s economy, airports, too, must operate successfully as part of the nation’s system of airports. In this chapter, the airport system in the United States will be described in a number of ways. First, the national airport system, as a whole, will be described. Next, the various facilities that make up the airport system will be described. Finally, the various rules and regulations that govern the airport system will be described.




Content :
  • 1 Airports and airport systems: An introduction
  • 2 Airports and airport systems: Organization and administration
  • 3 Airports and airport systems: A historical and legislative perspective
  • 4 The airfield
  • 5 Airspace and air traffic control
  • 6 Airport terminals and ground access
  • 7 Airport operations management under FAR Part
  • 8 Airport security
  • 9 Airport financial management
  • 10 The economic, political, and social role of airports
  • 11 Airport planning
  • 12 Airport capacity and delay
  • 13 The future of airport management


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Cylindrical Tank with Domed Roof Calculator Excel Sheet

 Cylindrical Tank with Domed Roof Calculator Excel Sheet 

The formula for the volume of a cylinder is V=Bh or V=πr2h. Cylindrical tanks constructed with domed or coned roofs, which operate at pressures above 15 psia (1 Bar) but are still relatively close to atmospheric pressure, can be built according to API Standard
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Continuous Beam Analysis & Design Spreadsheet According to BS Code

 Continuous Beam Analysis & Design Spreadsheet According to BS Code 

The method of superposition is used to represent a continuous beam by the appropriate single-span beams (each span by two propped cantilevers and one simply supported beam). Simple expressions are presented to determine the equivalent load on each of the substituent beams.
Continuous Beam Analysis & Design Spreadsheet According to BS Code


Introduction to Software Project Management

Introduction to Software Project Management 

Villafiorita

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Software development is considered among the most complex activities carried out by man. The steady growth of software systems’ size, the increasing role software is playing in safety-critical applications, and the speed at which technology and software change are some of the causes frequently mentioned to support the above claim. Although techniques and tools to build software have improved considerably in the last 60 years, a proper development process and sound project management are and will remain the top reasons software projects fail or succeed. 
Software project managers share many of the goals of project managers in other domains, namely, ensuring an appropriate quality of the end product, while, at the same time, keeping under control all the other project variables, like time and costs. Different from other domains, however, software has specific characteristics, such as invisibility, complexity, and flexibility (in its application and production means), that call for specific management techniques.




Content :
  • Introduction
  • The Basics: Software Development Activities and Their Organization
  • Making IT Right: Managing Goals, Time, and Costs
  • Making IT Better: Managing Changes, Risks, and Quality
  • Making IT Perfect: Managing People and Organizing Communication
  • Software Project Pricing
  • Managing Software Development Projects
  • Software Project Pricing
  • Managing Software Development Projects
  • Development and Management Standards
  • Open Source Tools for Managing Projects


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