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FRP-strengthened RC Structures provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the fundamental theory that underpins the use of bonded fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to strengthen structures. It consolidates the information presented in research papers into one all-encompassing reference on the subject. It provides a self-contained, systematic and thorough treatment of FRP's uses in concrete, steel, timber and masonry within a unified, theoretical framework. It assumes a basic knowledge of structural engineering in the areas of analysis and design. FRP-strengthened RC Structures begins with a chapter on the fundamentals of RC (reinforced concrete), and goes on to discuss topics including bond behaviour, different methods of strengthening concrete beams, slabs and columns, the seismic retrofit of columns, beam-column joints and concrete frames, the flexoural strengthening of concrete and steel beams, the fatigue behaviour and fire-resistance of frp-strengthened structures, and the strengthening of steel, masonry and timber structures. FRP-strengthened RC Structures will appeal to researchers and code writers as a core reference, designers as an advanced source of information on design guidelines and solutions, and postgraduate and senior undergraduate students in relevant disciplines as a textbook.
This book is aimed at developing the elementary analysis skills, familiarity and intuitive feel for composite construction that is required by undergraduate and graduate students, and by structural engineers. It does not require a prior knowledge of advanced analysis and design techniques, but builds on simple concepts such as statics and the mechanics of materials. A topic is first introduced by a brief description, with numerous carefully-chosen examples forming an integral part of the main text. Working through the examples allows the reader to gain a full understanding of the subject, as a technique is illustrated by its application to the design of new structures, or the important area of assessing and upgrading existing structures.The techniques described for the analysis of standard structures form a basis for understanding the way composite structures work, and these techniques are applied to many non-standard forms of composite construction that are rarely covered in national standards, if at all. The book is an essential purchase for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of structural and civil engineering, as well as all practitioners.
As an emerging discrete structural model, the Hencky bar-chain/net model (HBM) has shown its advantages over other numerical methods in some problems. Owing to the discrete properties of HBM, it is also a suitable model for nano-scale structures which are currently a very hot research topic in mechanics.This book introduces the concepts and previous research of the Hencky bar-chain/net model, before demonstrating how beams, columns, arches, rectangular plates and circular plates could be successfully modelled by HBM. HBM comprises rigid bars connected by frictionless hinges with elastic rotational springs (and a system of torsional springs in the cells for plates). In the treatment of the above-mentioned structures, HBM is found to be mathematically equivalent to the first order central finite difference method (FDM). So HBM may be regarded as the physical structural model behind the FDM.This book is a compilation of the authors' research on the development of the Hencky bar-chain/net model, and is organized according to the development and application of HBM for beams, columns, frames, arches and rings, and plates. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to aid comprehension and guide learning. It is a useful reference for students, researchers, academics and practitioners in the field of structural analysis.
Wind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 provides a comprehensive overview of the wind load provisions in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-16. In this helpful guide, authors Coulbourne and Stafford focus on the provisions that affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. Whereas the 2016 revision of ASCE 7 has retained the previously reorganized wind load provisions, the important changes in the ASCE 7-16 wind load provisions are Modified wind speed maps for the country west of the hurricane-prone region; A fourth wind speed map for Risk Category IV structures; Revised methodology to determine exposure category; Addition of a ground elevation factor to the velocity pressure equation; New provisions for roof top solar arrays, canopies, and bins, tanks, and silos; and Revised pressure coefficients for components and cladding for sloped roofs. Wind Loads provides users with tools and insight to apply ASCE 7-16 in everyday practice. This updated guide introduces readers to the relevant sections of the standard and provides an extensive overview of the design procedures and the revised wind speed maps.This guide includes 14 chapters with 10 worked examples of real-life design problems applying the appropriate use of analytical and simplified procedures for calculating wind loads for a variety of common structure types, as well as answers to more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic. This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of Standard ASCE/SEI 7-16.
Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems: Safety Aspects in the Standards analyzes codes, standards and official documents from countries around the world, including: the United States and Canada in North America, Germany, France and Italy in Europe, and Australia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand in Asia. This essential resource for building design professionals covers a full range of living technologies, such as vegetative systems, green architecture/urban design, construction efficiency, facades, fire protection, sustainability aspects in buildings, landscape design, tall buildings and wind design. The book provides an invaluable tool on international codes and standards and how to incorporate them into projects.
Prepared by Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability, and Risk of Structural Systems of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers Risk-Based Structural Evaluation Methods: Best Practices and Development of Standards provides a comprehensive summary of the findings from a survey of attitudes of researchers, structural engineers, and government agencies to risk-informed structural engineering practices and a follow-up workshop. Risk analysis principles are well established from a theoretical point of view; however, a number of barriers have hampered a wide-scale implementation of risk-based methods in decision-making processes. This book examines the progress made on the application of risk-based structural evaluation methods (RBsEM) and provides recommendations to help enhance their implementation in engineering practice. The issues addressed include: Risk evaluation for new and existing structural systems, Hazard assessment and statistical projection of expected extreme natural and human-made events, Probabilistic analysis of structural systems, Assessment of physical damage to structures and infrastructure systems and evaluation of consequences, Estimation of associated direct and indirect losses and risk quantification, Risk communication to different stakeholders including the general public, Establishment of optimum risk acceptance criteria that take into consideration public attitudes toward risk, and Prioritization of risk mitigation strategies. This report will be a valuable resource for engineers, owners, regulators, and policy makers working toward implementation of RBsEM as the basis for managing our structure and infrastructure systems.
The second edition of MOP 104 details best practices for the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite poles and crossarms in resilient conductor support applications. With continued advancements and innovations in the composite industry in the 16 years since the first edition was published, this new edition updates and expands on nearly every aspect of FRP pole and crossarm testing, design considerations, installation, and asset management, providing the line designer with another tool in the line design tool box in addition to the traditional materials of wood, steel, and concrete. This manual of practice will be valuable to overhead line asset owners and engineers involved in utility, electrical, and structural engineering. The second edition of MOP 104 details best practices for the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite poles and crossarms in resilient conductor support applications. With continued advancements and innovations in the composite industry in the 16 years since the first edition was published, this new edition updates and expands on nearly every aspect of FRP pole and crossarm testing, design considerations, installation, and asset management, providing the line designer with another tool in the line design tool box in addition to the traditional materials of wood, steel, and concrete. This manual of practice will be valuable to overhead line asset owners and engineers involved in utility, electrical, and structural engineering.Prepared by the Task Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures, MOP 104, Second Edition, details best practices for the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite poles and crossarms in resilient conductor support applications. With continued advancements and innovations in the composite industry in the 16 years since the first edition was published, this new edition updates and expands on nearly every aspect of FRP pole and crossarm testing, design considerations, installation, and asset management, providing the line designer with another tool in the line design tool box in addition to the traditional materials of wood, steel, and concrete. MOP 104, Second Edition, provides recommendations and suggested guidelines for performance-based tests for all FRP components, discusses factors that could affect the performance of FRP poles after installation, suggests field inspection methods, and provides basic maintenance and field repair techniques. Notable updates include: Recommendations on when to utilize FRP products; An in-depth review of serviceability equivalency (i.e., deflection) and strength equivalency for optimized FRP composite pole selection; Material industry best practice hardware solutions for FRP structures for a range of overhead line framings; Comprehensive installation review including foundation options; and Field inspection recommendations, including fiber bloom examples, and potential maintenance requirements. This manual of practice will be valuable to overhead line asset owners and engineers involved in utility, electrical, and structural engineering.
This book brings together, in a concise format, the key elements of the loads produced from explosive sources, and how they interact with structures. Explosive sources include gas, high explosives, dust and nuclear materials. It presents quantitative information and design methods in a useable form without recourse to extensive mathematical analysis. The authors, Peter Smith and John Hetherington, are staff members at the Royal Military College of Science in Shrivenham and have been instrumental in establishing an active team studying the response of structures to blast and ballistic loading.
Winner of the 2004 Claire P. Holdredge Award of the Association of Engineering Geologists (USA). The only book to concentrate on the relationship between geology and its implications for construction, this book covers the full scope of the subject from site investigation through to the complexities of reservoirs and dam sites. Features include international case studies throughout, and summaries of accepted practice, plus sections on waste disposal, and contaminated land.
A major new reference book bringing together wide-ranging expert guidance on coastal engineering, including harbours and estuaries. It covers both traditional engineering topics and the fast developing areas of mathematical modelling and computer simulation.
A thorough and understandable guide to the properties and design of structural composites. It derives from the author's many years of experience of research, industrial development and teaching.