Introduction to Structures

Author: W R Spillers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 178242055X
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This book focuses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers. It explains many more tools now available in the contemporary engineering environment. The book discusses the more commonly used topics of structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis. Problems with solutions are provided. Focusses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers Discusses structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis Chapters discuss statically determinate and indeterminate structures, deflections of structures and provides solutions to problems

Introduction to Structures

Author: William R. Spillers
Publisher: ISBS
ISBN: 9781898563945
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This compact introduction to the main topics of a structural analysis course focuses on changes in building science and practice made by the advent of computers. It explains the many tools now available in contemporary engineering and discusses structural failure, cable-nets, fabric structures, and topics of nonlinear analysis."

Understanding Structures

Author: Mete A. Sozen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420068679
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Before structural mechanics became the common language of structural engineers, buildings were built based on observed behavior, with every new solution incurring high levels of risk. Today, the pendulum has swung in the other direction. The web of structural mechanics is so finely woven that it hides the role of experience in design, again leading to high levels of risk. Understanding Structures brings the art and science of structures into the environment of a computer game. The book imparts a basic understanding of how buildings and bridges resist gravity, wind, and earthquake loads. Its interactive presentation of topics spans elementary concepts of force in trusses to bending of beams and the response of multistory, multi-bay frames. Formulate Graphical and Quantitative Solutions with GOYA The companion software, GOYA, runs easily on any java-enabled system. This interactive learning environment allows engineers to obtain quick and instructive graphical and quantitative solutions to many problems in structures. Simulation is critical to the design and construction of safe structures. Using GOYA and the tools within Understanding Structures, engineers can enhance their overall understanding of structure response as well as expedite the process of safe structure design.

Introduction to Structures

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317570944
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Introduction to Structures - the lead book in the Architect’s Guidebook to Structures series - presents structures in simple, accessible fashion through beautiful illustrations, worked examples, and from the perspective of practicing professionals with a combined experience of over 75 years. It introduces the student to, and reminds the practitioner of, fundamental structural design principles. Beginning by introducing structural forms in nature and history, the process of design, and selecting structural systems and materials, the book then moves onto statics, mechanics of materials, and structural analysis. The final chapter provides guidance on preliminary structural design, complete with decision criteria and design tables. Edited by experienced professional structural engineers, with vital contributions from practicing architects, Introduction to Structures is fully illustrated, contains clear step by step examples and preliminary design guidance. Designed as a key textbook for introductory structures courses, it is also an indispensable reference for practicing architects.

An Introduction to Structural Mechanics

Author: Paul Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230214363
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An Introduction to Structural Mechanics aims to teach the fundamental principles of structures via simple explanations of the theory and numerous worked examples. The emphasis throughout is on problem-based learning. The worked examples start from a fundamental level and progress to more difficult, intricate and taxing problems. Early examples assume little or no experience in the subject matter, but soon propel the reader forward to solving complex, practically-based structural systems. Further problem - with solutions - aim to further bolster learning at the end of each chapter. The book will provide a powerful learning or revision tool for undergraduate civil engineering or building students.

An Introduction to Structural Optimization

Author: Peter W. Christensen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402086660
Format: PDF
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This book has grown out of lectures and courses given at Linköping University, Sweden, over a period of 15 years. It gives an introductory treatment of problems and methods of structural optimization. The three basic classes of geometrical - timization problems of mechanical structures, i. e. , size, shape and topology op- mization, are treated. The focus is on concrete numerical solution methods for d- crete and (?nite element) discretized linear elastic structures. The style is explicit and practical: mathematical proofs are provided when arguments can be kept e- mentary but are otherwise only cited, while implementation details are frequently provided. Moreover, since the text has an emphasis on geometrical design problems, where the design is represented by continuously varying—frequently very many— variables, so-called ?rst order methods are central to the treatment. These methods are based on sensitivity analysis, i. e. , on establishing ?rst order derivatives for - jectives and constraints. The classical ?rst order methods that we emphasize are CONLIN and MMA, which are based on explicit, convex and separable appro- mations. It should be remarked that the classical and frequently used so-called op- mality criteria method is also of this kind. It may also be noted in this context that zero order methods such as response surface methods, surrogate models, neural n- works, genetic algorithms, etc. , essentially apply to different types of problems than the ones treated here and should be presented elsewhere.

Introduction to Structural Analysis

Author: B. D. Nautiyal
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122413168
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Book Deals With The Subject Of Structural Analysis Of Statically Determinate Structures Prescribed For The Degree And Diploma Courses Of Various Indian Universities And Polytechnics. It Is Useful As Well For The Students Appearing In Gate, Amie And Various Other Competitive Examinations Like That For Central And State Engineering Services. It Is A Valuable Guide For The Practising Engineers And Other Professionals.The Scope Of The Material Presented In This Book Is Sufficiently Broad To Include All The Basic Principles And Procedures Of Structural Analysis Needed For A Fresh Engineering Student. It Is Also Sufficiently Complete For One To Become Familiar With The Principles Of Mechanics And Proficient In The Use Of The Fundamentals Involved In Structural Analysis Of Simple Determinate Structures. The Book Is Written In Easy To Understand English With Clarity Of Expression And Continuity Of Ideas. The Chapters Have Been Arranged Systematically And The Subject Matter Developed Step By Step From The Very Fundamentals To A Fully Advanced Stage. In Each Chapter, The Design Significance Of Various Concepts And Their Subsequent Applications In Field Problems Have Been Highlighted.The Theory Has Been Profusely Illustrated Through Well Designed Examples Throughout The Book. Several Numerical Problems For Practice Have Also Been Included.

An Introduction to Algebraic Structures

Author: Joseph Landin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486150410
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intended for a one-semester course, this superb, self-contained text acquaints students with abstract algebra and offers them computational practice with many exercises. It covers sets and numbers, elements of set theory, real numbers, the theory of groups, group isomorphism and homomorphism, theory of rings, and polynomial rings. 1969 edition.