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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.
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.
This package includes Mastering Engineering. For courses in Structural Analysis; also suitable for individuals planning a career as a structural engineer. Applying theory to structural modeling and analysis Structural Analysis, 10th Edition, presents the theory and applications of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Through its student-friendly, clear organization, the text emphasizes developing the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice. The text is designed to ensure students taking their first course in this subject understand some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis, in order to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transmitted through a structure, and how the structure will deform under load. The large number of problems cover realistic situations involving various levels of difficulty. The updated 10th edition features 30% new problems and an expanded discussion of structural modeling, specifically the importance of modeling a structure so it can be used in computer analysis. Newly added material includes an update to the ASCE/SEI 2106 specifications, a discussion of catenary cables, and further clarification for drawing moment and deflection diagrams for beams and frames. Reach every student by pairing this text with Mastering Engineering Mastering (TM) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Mastering Engineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
This fourth edition of the handbook has been specifically produced to be used alongside the new Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement, fourth edition - CESMM4. The handbook has been completely updated and includes new text to bring it in line with the changes and new material contained within CESMM4. The handbook explains the amendments which have been made to make CESMM4 contract neutral and inclusive of the latest technologies. CESMM4: Handbook will remain indisputably the essential reference tool for all users of CESMM4 and students of civil engineering and quantity surveying.
For courses in structural analysis Teach students to develop their intuition and the habit of evaluating their results Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice encourages engineering students to develop their intuition and the habit of evaluating the reasonableness of structural analysis results. The author presents examples and homework problems that incorporate a consistent thought process structure-guess, calculate, and evaluate their results-helping students develop the metacognitive skill of thinking about their own thought process. The text presents content not seen in other structural analysis books that students need to know to pass their licensure exam and frames ideas in the context of how they will apply it on the job. Drawing upon the evaluation skills gathered from a six year project with experienced structural engineers, Hanson's Structural Analysis helps students learn skills to transition from novice to expert faster and become more competent in their careers. Also available with Mastering Engineering Mastering Engineering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. The fully integrated and complete media package allows instructors to engage students before they come to class, hold them accountable for learning during class, and then confirm that learning after class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Engineering does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Engineering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Engineering, search for: 0134857941 / 9780134857947 Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice Plus Mastering Engineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134878124 / 9780134878126 Mastering Engineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice 0133128784 / 9780133128789 Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice
For courses in Structural Analysis; also suitable for individuals planning a career as a structural engineer. Applying theory to structural modeling and analysis Structural Analysis, 10e in SI Units, presents the theory and applications of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Through its student-friendly, clear organization, the text emphasizes developing the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice. The text is designed to ensure students taking their first course in this subject understand some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis, in order to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transmitted through a structure, and how the structure will deform under load. The large number of problems covers realistic situations involving various levels of difficulty. The updated 10th SI edition features many new problems and an expanded discussion of structural modeling, specifically the importance of modeling a structure so it can be used in computer analysis. Newly added material includes a discussion of catenary cables and further clarification for drawing moment and deflection diagrams for beams and frames. Mastering (TM) Engineering is not included. Students, if Mastering Engineering is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. Mastering Engineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Reach every student by pairing this text with Mastering Engineering Mastering is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.
Underground Excavations in Rock deals with the geotechnical aspects of the design of underground openings for mining and civil engineering processes.
Amphibious Buildings refers to buildings that rest on the ground in normal conditions and rise with floodwater. This is an emerging area of building in a time that many cities are dealing with an increasing amount of floodwater, and often also with a lack of space for urban development. In this unique work, the principles of amphibious construction are explained through the concepts of design. It includes an extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both vernacular and contempary developments. This book is a useful reference for architects, building owners, building managers and operators, contractors, and others in the building industry who want to learn more about the building design and construction of amphibious buildings. Its universal approach will inspire readers from various places around the globe to adapt the concept to their local conditions.
The design and construction of long and deep tunnels, i.e. tunnels under mountains, characterised by either considerable length and/or overburden, represent a considerable challenge. The scope of this book is not to instruct how to design and construct such tunnels but to share a method to identify the potential hazards related to the process of designing and constructing long and deep tunnels, to produce a relevant comprehensive analysis and listing, to quantify the probability and consequences, and to design proper mitigation measures and countermeasures. The design, developed using probabilistic methods, is verified during execution by means of the so called Plan for Advance of the Tunnel (PAT) method, which allows adapting the design and control parameters of the future stretches of the tunnel to the results of the stretches already finished, using the monitoring data base. Numerous criteria are given to identify the key parameters, necessary for the PAT procedure. Best practices of excavation management with the help of real time monitoring and control are also provided. Furthermore cost and time evaluation systems are analysed. Finally, contractual aspects related to construction by contract are investigated, for best development and application of models more appropriate for tunnelling-construction contracts. The work will be of interest to practising engineers, designers, consultants and students in mining, underground, tunnelling, transportation and construction engineering, as well as to foundation and geological engineers, urban planners/developers and architects.
Specific hazards associated with the construction of tunnels in metropolitan areas exist, including poor ground conditions, water tables higher than the level of tunnels, and subsidence leading to damage to the existing structures on the surface. This book describes the application of technologies for achieving the stability of tunnels and for minimizing surface settlement. Important topics discussed include accurate characterization of the ground, rigorous assessment and management of risk from design to maintenance, the correct choice of a tunnel boring machine, a plan for the advancement of the tunnel, specific excavation procedures, and real-time monitoring of excavation parameters. This wholly revised and expanded 2nd edition includes various important updates, particularly with respect to aspects of mechanized technology updated by the industry and to experience gained from some new case-histories. It also includes new sections on contingency plans and on the methodology for implementing a geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical model which lies at the basis of every tunnelling design. The work will be of interest to practising engineers, designers, consultants and students in mining, underground, tunnelling, transportation and construction engineering, as well as to foundation and geological engineers, urban planners/developers and architects.
Structural Identification of Constructed Systems: Approaches, Methods, and Technologies for Effective Practice of St-Id offers an overview of nearly 20 years of research directed at bridging the gap in structural engineering between models and real structural systems. Structural identification, known as St-Id, can be defined as the process of creating and updating a model of a structure (for instance, a finite element model) using experimental observations and data. By developing reliable estimates of the performance and vulnerability of structural systems, St-Id produces improved simulations that, in turn, assist in decision making and the transition to performance-based civil engineering. Drawing upon contributions from experts in the field, this report focuses on defining the most critical considerations of St-Id, which include: modelling, both analytical and numerical experimentation, including observations, sensing, and monitoring data processing, including error screening and feature extraction model calibration, including comparisons of models and experimental data, model updating, and model selection decision support, such as scenario analyses and risk assessment Two appendixes present case studies demonstrating the St-Id of buildings and of bridges. Structural engineers, educators, and researchers working in the areas of structural modelling, health monitoring, assessment, forensics, performance evaluation, predictive analysis, and decision making will find this book useful in covering critical and practical aspects of these concepts.
Long before the first house in a new subdivision can be built, planners, developers, and engineers embark upon the complex process of transforming raw land into marketable lots and homes. The process involves myriad long-range decisions connected with evaluating, purchasing, and developing property. For more than 10 years, Residential Land Development Practices has been the favorite resource of owners, local officials, and real estate industry professionals threading their way through the opportunities and pitfalls that accompany residential development projects.Reorganized to enhance clarity and usefulness, Residential Land Development Practices, Third Edition , presents practical and proven techniques and tools for developing land on time and within budget. David Johnson draws on nearly 30 years of experience as an engineer, consultant, and lecturer to prepare an easy-to-use guide to basic concepts of land planning, subdivision design, and residential standards. He discusses practical aspects of real estate development, such as financing, scheduling, marketing, project approval, and permits. He completes the picture of a successful and sustainable development project by reviewing important issues connected with the bid process, project management, operations, and business practice.This third edition updates an ASCE Press classic with new illustrations, additional forms and checklists, and two entirely new chapters - one on types of residential land use and another on storm water management and best management practices - ensuring that Residential Land Development Practices continues to be the best resource of its kind.