Our knowledge to model, analyze, design, maintain, manage and predict the life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures is continually growing. However, the complexity of these systems continues to increase and an integrated approach is necessary to understand the effect of technological, environmental, economical, social and political interactions on the life-cycle performance of engineering structures and infrastructures. In order to accomplish this, methods have to be developed to systematically analyze structure and infrastructure systems, and models have to be formulated for evaluating and comparing the risks and benefits associated with various alternatives. We must maximize the life-cycle benefits of these systems to serve the needs of our society by selecting the best balance of the safety, economy and sustainability requirements despite imperfect information and knowledge.
In recognition of the need for such methods and models, the aim of this book series is to present research, developments, and applications written by experts on the most advanced technologies for analyzing, predicting and optimizing the performance of structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, dams, underground construction, offshore platforms, pipelines, naval vessels, ocean structures, nuclear power plants, and also airplanes, aerospace and automotive structures.
The scope of this book series covers the entire spectrum of structures and infrastructures. Thus it includes, but is not restricted to, mathematical modeling, computer and experimental methods, practical applications in the areas of assessment and evaluation, construction and design for durability, decision making, deterioration modeling and aging, failure analysis, field testing, structural health monitoring, financial planning, inspection and diagnostics, life-cycle analysis and prediction, loads, maintenance strategies, management systems, nondestructive testing, optimization of maintenance and management, specifications and codes, structural safety and reliability, system analysis, time-dependent performance, rehabilitation, repair, replacement, reliability and risk management, service life prediction, strengthening and whole life costing.
This book series is intended researchers, practitioners, and students world-wide with a background in civil, aerospace, mechanical, marine and automotive engineering, as well as people working in infrastructure maintenance, monitoring, management and cost analysis of structures and infrastructures. Some volumes are monographs defining the current state of the art and/or practice in the field, and some are textbooks to be used in undergraduate (mostly seniors), graduate and postgraduate courses. This book series is affiliated to Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (Taylor & Francis, http://www.informaworld.com/sie ), an international peer-reviewed journal which is included in the Science Citation Index.
If you like to contribute to this series as an author or editor, please contact the Series Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Publisher (email@example.com). A book proposal form can be downloaded at www.balkema.nl.
Design Decisions under Uncertainty with Limited Information: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 7
Moving Loads – Dynamic Analysis and Identification Techniques: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 8
Structural Identification and Damage Detection using Genetic Algorithms: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 6
Damage Models and Algorithms for Assessment of Structures under Operating Conditions: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 5
Computational Analysis of Randomness in Structural Mechanics: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 3
Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 2
Efstratios Nikolaidis, Zissimos P. Mourelatos, Vijitashwa Pandey
June 16, 2017
Today's business environment involves design decisions with significant uncertainty. To succeed, decision-makers should replace deterministic methods with a risk-based approach that accounts for the decision maker’s risk tolerance. In many problems, it is impractical to collect data because rare or...
Siu-Seong Law, Xin-Qun Zhu
June 16, 2017
The interaction phenomenon is very common between different components of a mechanical system. It is a natural phenomenon and is found with the impact force in aircraft landing; the estimation of degree of ripeness of an apple from impact on a beam; the interaction of the magnetic head of a...
Chan Ghee Koh, Michael J. Perry
June 16, 2017
Rapid advances in computational methods and computer capabilities have led to a new generation of structural identification strategies. Robust and efficient methods have successfully been developed on the basis of genetic algorithms (GA). This volume presents the development of a novel GA-based...
Belén Riveiro, Mercedes Solla
April 04, 2016
This book provides an overview and up-to-date synthesis of the most commonly used non-destructive technologies for the reverse engineering of built infrastructure facilities. These technologies tackle both the geometric and radiometric characterization of built structures, and thus, validated...
Dan Frangopol, Yiannis Tsompanakis
October 23, 2014
This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and...
Liviu Crainic, Mihai Munteanu
December 10, 2012
This book examines and presents essential aspects of the behavior, analysis, design and detailing of reinforced concrete buildings subjected to strong seismic activity. Seismic design is an extremely complex problem that has seen spectacular development in the last decades. The present volume tries...
Siu-Seong Law, Xin-Qun Zhu
September 17, 2009
Extensive amounts of operational data are generated over time by the health monitoring system of a structure’s management system, yet there are few analysis algorithms which can tell the exact working state of the structure on-line. Good maintenance engineers need to know the exact location and...
Alfredo H.S. Ang, Shi-Shuenn Chen
April 21, 2009
An exclusive collection of papers introducing current and frontier technologies of special significance to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of civil infrastructures. This volume is intended for professional and practicing engineers involved with infrastructure systems such as...
March 30, 2009
Proper treatment of structural behavior under severe loading - such as the performance of a high-rise building during an earthquake - relies heavily on the use of probability-based analysis and decision-making tools. Proper application of these tools is significantly enhanced by a thorough...
Manolis Papadrakakis, Dimos C. Charmpis, Yannis Tsompanakis, Nikos D. Lagaros
December 04, 2008
The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas, innovative methods and numerical tools for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times. This book presents the latest scientific...
Yannis Tsompanakis, Nikos D. Lagaros, Manolis Papadrakakis
February 07, 2008
Uncertainties play a dominant role in the design and optimization of structures and infrastructures. In optimum design of structural systems due to variations of the material, manufacturing variations, variations of the external loads and modelling uncertainty, the parameters of a structure, a...