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See below for a selection of the latest books from Structural engineering category. Presented with a red border are the Structural engineering books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Structural engineering books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems Safety Aspects in the Standards

Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems Safety Aspects in the Standards

Author: Elena (Adjunct Professor, Iuav University of Venice) Giacomello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

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.

Specificity of Deformation and Strength Behavior of Massive Elements of Concrete Structures in a Medium with Low Humidity

Specificity of Deformation and Strength Behavior of Massive Elements of Concrete Structures in a Medium with Low Humidity

Specificity of Deformation and Strength Behavior of Massive Elements of Concrete Structures in a Medium with Low Humidity discusses the influence of weather conditions, the density of the structure, and how these elements, along with others, affect the concrete curing process. It explores the effects of climate in all phases of construction, its impact on the rheological properties of concretes, and the carrying capacity of compressed concrete and reinforced concrete elements. In addition, it provides the methods to determine the basic heterogeneity of mechanical properties of concrete structures and novel calculation methods for concrete columns and reinforced concrete beams.

Infrastructure Computer Vision

Infrastructure Computer Vision

Infrastructure Computer Vision delves into this field of computer science that works on enabling computers to see, identify, process images and provide appropriate output in the same way that human vision does. However, implementing these advanced information and sensing technologies is difficult for many engineers. This book provides civil engineers with the technical detail of this advanced technology and how to apply it to their individual projects.

ACMSM25 Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials

ACMSM25 Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials

Author: Chien Ming Wang Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This book presents articles from The Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM25 held in Brisbane, December 2018), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conference. First held in Sydney in 1967, it is one of the longest running conferences of its kind, taking place every 2-3 years in Australia or New Zealand. Bringing together international experts and leaders to disseminate recent research findings in the fields of structural mechanics, civil engineering and materials, it offers a forum for participants from around the world to review, discuss and present the latest developments in the broad discipline of mechanics and materials in civil engineering.

Qualitative Theory in Structural Mechanics Qualitative Properties and Existence of Solutions

Qualitative Theory in Structural Mechanics Qualitative Properties and Existence of Solutions

Author: Dajun Wang, Qishen Wang, Beichang He Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

This book focuses on qualitative theories in structural mechanics, an area that remains underdeveloped. Qualitative theories mainly deal with the static deformation and vibrational modes of linear elastic structures, and cover subjects such as qualitative properties and the existence of solutions. Qualitative properties belong to one type of structure, are of a general nature and at the system level, and often result from analytical derivation. In comparison, the existence of a solution addresses a fundamental issue in structural mechanics, and has far-reaching implications for engineering applications. A better understanding of qualitative properties can assist in both numerical computation and experimental studies. It also promotes the development of better dynamic designs for structures. At the same time, a sound grasp of the existence of solutions and related subjects can aid in quantitative analysis, and help researchers establish the theoretical background essential to their work. This is the first book dedicated exclusively to qualitative theories of structural mechanics, and the first to systematically introduce the important and challenging area to a wide audience, including graduate engineering students.

Design of Underground Structures

Design of Underground Structures

Author: Zhen-Dong Cui, Zhong-Liang Zhang, Li Yuan, Zhi-Xiang Zhan Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2019

This book provides a general review of the literature on underground structures, combined with new specifications, engineering case studies, and numerical simulations based on the authors' research. It focuses on the basic concepts, theories, and methods of the design of underground structures. After an introduction, it covers various topics, such as elastic foundation beam theory and numerical analysis methods for underground structures, as well as the design of shallow underground structures, diaphragm wall structures, shield tunnel structures, caisson structures, immersed tube structures, and integral tunnel structures. It also includes tables for calculating elastic foundation beam. This book is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring in urban underground space engineering, building engineering, highway engineering, railway engineering, bridge and tunnel engineering, water conservancy and hydropower engineering.

The Channel Tunnel Story

The Channel Tunnel Story

Author: Graham Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2019

The Channel Tunnel is a huge construction project, employing over 14,000 people at peak, and costing over 11 billion of private money. It has succeeded in spite of great financial, political and techncial difficulties, and a fundamentally flawed contract. This book tells the story of the project, based on the coverage in Construction News and with commentary taken from recent interviews with key project sources.

Plate Buckling in Bridges and Other Structures

Plate Buckling in Bridges and Other Structures

Author: Bjorn Akesson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Covers theory and background of local buckling, presenting simple design calculations which address this intriguing phenomenon. Attempts to master the process of buckling are described, citing both successes and failures. A number of failure case studies are presented as well. The final section of the book presents easy-to-follow design examples which conform to the latest Eurocode. Intended to introduce senior students in Bridge and Structural Engineering to the phenomenon of buckling, with special focus on thin-walled plated bridge girders. Suitable as a course instruction guide for its highly visual and descriptive style. Moreovere a good reference on buckling for practising and consulting engineers.

Rapid Load Testing on Piles

Rapid Load Testing on Piles

Author: Paul Holscher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

To obtain data about the stiffness and bearing capacity of a foundation pile, the Rapid Load Test could be an effective and economic alternative for a static load test. In order to judge this, the influence of rate effects in clay and pore water pressures in sand should first be understood. This book presents the latest developments in the research that is carried out to unravel these effects. It contains current contributions by world wide leading academics. Moreover the editors summarize the empirical field data and discuss advanced centrifuge modeling. This indispensable information source on the progress in Rapid Load Testing is intended for researchers and professionals working on the load testing of foundation piles.

Formulas for Mechanical and Structural Shock and Impact

Formulas for Mechanical and Structural Shock and Impact

Author: Gregory Szuladzinski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

In dealing with extreme loads on structures, simple approximations of key variables can indicate if there is a threat of collapse. The ability to determine such variables early on strongly impacts the decisions about the engineering approach to adopt. Formulas for Mechanical and Structural Shock and Impact is a self-contained and concise presentation of formulas and methodology you can use to determine dynamic response to shock loads, to help you decide on the optimal design. This book offers insight into how objects and structures respond to sudden, strong-and generally short-impulses. In our computer-oriented environment, in which structural programs are used for most large analytical tasks, engineers can still benefit from certain manual calculations and analytical methods to quickly assess the situation at hand. Exploring a range of mechanical and civil engineering applications, the text enables engineers to manually calculate what happens to structures and objects when pushed, pulled, jerked, or blasted by providing ready access to formulas required for advanced problem solving. It describes relatively simple methods of dealing with many design situations, in which simple spreadsheets or MathCad are sometimes employed. These scenarios may include: Determination of preliminary figures on the anticipated dynamic response of a system that is in an early stage of design and for which a full-scale computation is not practical Preparations for physical testing or for large-scale calculations, during which a dynamic model is generated Indirect verification of computer-generated results, to explain questionable results or guard against hidden errors Structural safety can be facilitated through the use of simple approximate solutions early in the design process, often eliminating the need for complicated and more involved solutions later. This book is a valuable companion for modern

Understanding Structural Engineering From Theory to Practice

Understanding Structural Engineering From Theory to Practice

Author: Wai-Fah Chen, Salah El-Din E. El-Metwally Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

In our world of seemingly unlimited computing, numerous analytical approaches to the estimation of stress, strain, and displacement-including analytical, numerical, physical, and analog techniques-have greatly advanced the practice of engineering. Combining theory and experimentation, computer simulation has emerged as a third path for engineering design and performance evaluation. As a result, structural engineers working in the practical world of engineering must apply and, ideally, thrive on these idealizations of science-based theories. Analyzing the major achievements in the field, Understanding Structural Engineering demonstrates how to bring science to engineering design. This book illustrates: Key conceptual breakthroughs in structural engineering in the twentieth century The science of structural engineering from basic mechanics and computing to the ultimate process of engineering design How engineers implement theory to practice through idealizations and simplifications Current and future trends in structural engineering Developments and advancements in structural engineering hinge on a few key breakthroughs in concepts, simplifications and idealizations. Simplification, inherent in the art of structural engineering, is a key theme throughout this book. But the authors go further. Their clear explanations of the role and impact of new, science-based developments shows you how to put them into practice.

Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior

Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior

Author: Clive L. Dym, Harry E. Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Explicitly reintroducing the idea of modeling to the analysis of structures, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior presents an integrated approach to modeling and estimating the behavior of structures. With the increasing reliance on computer-based approaches in structural analysis, it is becoming even more important for structural engineers to recognize that they are dealing with models of structures, not with the actual structures. As tempting as it is to run innumerable simulations, closed-form estimates can be effectively used to guide and check numerical results, and to confirm physical insights and intuitions. Spend Less Time Generating Numbers, and More Time Understanding What They Mean This book encourages readers to think about structures and their models in a way that is rooted in classic elementary elasticity-depending less on advanced mathematical techniques and more on the dimensions and magnitudes of the underlying physics. The authors stretch the mold, emphasizing and more explicitly describing the modeling process. The focus is on learning which calculations to perform and how to validate and interpret the results-skills that will be increasingly useful for professional engineers. Chapters cover: Key principles and techniques of mathematical modeling, including dimensional analysis, scaling, linearity, and balance and conservation laws Basic structural models How to develop and express physical intuition How to track the behavior of arches under lateral load Two methods of analyzing coupled discrete systems-Castigliano's theorems and Rayleigh's quotient-to lay a foundation for their application to continuous systems How to derive simple, accurate estimates of the transverse displacements of structures modeled in terms of coupled Timoshenko beams How to