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Structural Engineering: Mechanics and Design


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Innovative structural engineering enhances the functionality, serviceability and life-cycle performance of our civil infrastructure systems. As a result, it contributes significantly to the improvement of efficiency, productivity and quality of life.

The Structural Engineering: Mechanics and Design series builds an authoritative and comprehensive library of reference books presenting the state-of-the-art in structural engineering, for industry and academia.

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Structural Optimization: Dynamic and Seismic Applications

Structural Optimization: Dynamic and Seismic Applications

Franklin Y. Cheng, Kevin Z. Truman
June 17, 2010

Today’s biggest structural engineering challenge is to design better structures, and a key issue is the need to take an integrated approach which balances control of costs with the requirement for handling earthquakes and other dynamic forces. Structural optimization is based on rigorous...

FRP Composites for Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures: A Guide to Fundamentals and Design for Repair and Retrofit

FRP Composites for Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures: A Guide to Fundamentals and Design for Repair and Retrofit

Perumalsamy Balaguru, Antonio Nanni, James Giancaspro
November 05, 2008

High strength fibre composites (FRPs) have been used with civil structures since the 1980s, mostly in the repair, strengthening and retrofitting of concrete structures. This has attracted considerable research, and the industry has expanded exponentially in the last decade. Design guidelines have...

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics for Engineers

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics for Engineers

Paolo L. Gatti
November 11, 2004

Probability Theory and Statistical Methods for Engineers brings together probability theory with the more practical applications of statistics, bridging theory and practice. It gives a series of methods or recipes which can be applied to specific problems.This book is essential reading for...

Innovative Shear Design

Innovative Shear Design

Hrista Stamenkovic
February 21, 2002

Innovative Shear Design presents a new, rational and economical design procedure that offers increased protection against shear for all types of structures. The first part of the book describes the internal forces imposed on any flexurally bent member, and goes on to describe how these can interact...

Modeling and Simulation Based Life-Cycle Engineering

Modeling and Simulation Based Life-Cycle Engineering

Ken Chong, Harold S. Morgan, Sunil Saigal, Stefan Thynell
December 20, 2001

Advances in computational power have facilitated the development of simulations unprecedented in their computational size, scope of technical issues, spatial and temporal resolution, complexity and comprehensiveness. As a result, complex structures from airplanes to bridges can be almost completely...

Structural Stability in Engineering Practice

Structural Stability in Engineering Practice

Lajos Kollar
June 24, 1999

Structural Stability in Engineering Practice elucidates the various problems associated with attaining stability, and provides the results for practical use by the design engineer. By presenting a simple and visual description of the physical phenomena, the authors show how to determine the...

Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake Engineering

Y-X. Hu, S-C. Liu, W. Dong
July 18, 1996

A unified presentation of engineering seismology and earthquake-resistant design, this book presents a wide ranging coverage of the whole subject of earthquake engineering so that the reader is given a clear appreciation of earthquakes before dealing with their effects on structures. In addition,...

Composite Structures for Civil and Architectural Engineering

Composite Structures for Civil and Architectural Engineering

D-H Kim
December 01, 1994

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....

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