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Analysis and Design of Marine Structures: including CD-ROM

Carlos Guedes Soares, P.K. Das
June 21, 2017

'Analysis and Design of Marine Structures' explores recent developments in methods and modelling procedures for structural assessment of marine structures: - Methods and tools for establishing loads and load effects; - Methods and tools for strength assessment; - Materials and fabrication of...

Durability of Concrete: Design and Construction

Sidney Mindess, Mark Alexander, Arnon Bentur
June 19, 2017

This book provides an up-to-date survey of durability issues, with a particular focus on specification and design, and how to achieve durability in actual concrete construction. It is aimed at the practising engineer, but is also a valuable resource for graduate-level programs in universities....

Cement-Based Composites: Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Second Edition

Andrzej M. Brandt
June 16, 2017

Cement-Based Composites takes a different approach from most other books in the field by viewing concrete as an advanced composite material, and by considering the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from this stance. It deals particularly, but not exclusively, with newer forms of...

Design Decisions under Uncertainty with Limited Information: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 7

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...

Moving Loads – Dynamic Analysis and Identification Techniques: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 8

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...

Structural Identification and Damage Detection using Genetic Algorithms: Structures and Infrastructures Book Series, Vol. 6

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...

Advances in Cement-Based Materials: Proc. Int. Conf. Advanced Concrete Materials, 17-19 Nov. 2009, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Gideon P.A.G. Van Zijl, Billy P. Boshoff
June 07, 2017

Collection of selected papers on current advances in high performance construction materials. Contributions deal with the development, characterization, application procedures, performance and structural design of materials with key potential in civil engineering works. Materials treated are fibre...

Advanced Structural Mechanics

Alberto Carpinteri
June 05, 2017

Building on the author’s Structural Mechanics Fundamentals, this text presents a complete and uniform treatment of the more advanced topics in structural mechanics, ranging from beam frames to shell structures, from dynamics to buckling analysis, from plasticity to fracture mechanics, from...

Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design

Victor Gioncu, Federico Mazzolani
May 31, 2017

Developments in Earthquake Engineering have focussed on the capacity and response of structures. They often overlook the importance of seismological knowledge to earthquake-proofing of design. It is not enough only to understand the anatomy of the structure, you must also appreciate the nature of...

Structural Renovation in Concrete

Zongjin Li, Christopher Leung, Yunping Xi
May 31, 2017

The mechanisms by which buildings and infrastructures degrade are complex, as are the procedures and methods for inspection and for rehabilitation. This book examines the various problems caused by non-uniform deformation changes, poor durability, and natural and human disasters such as...

Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention

Carlos Guedes Soares, Joško Parunov
May 31, 2017

Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention is a collection of papers reflecting the teaching materials for a Master of Naval Architecture course developed in the European ASDEPP (Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention) project. The project was financed by the European Commission within...

Concrete-filled Tubular Members and Connections

Xiao-Ling Zhao, Lin-Hai Han, Hui Lu
May 31, 2017

Using steel and concrete together utilizes the beneficial material properties of both elements. Concrete filled steel tubes represent a good example of a concrete – steel composite structure, and are particularly useful as columns in high rise buildings and bridge piers. They can be used in a range...