Steel Structures

  • Filename: steel-structures.
  • ISBN: 9783433601266
  • Release Date: 2012-03-07
  • Number of pages: 552
  • Author: Rolf Kindmann
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book presents the design of steel structures using finite element methods (FEM) according to the current state of the art in Germany and the rest of Europe. After a short introduction on the basics of the design, this book illustrates the FEM with a focus on internal forces, displacements, critical loads and modal shapes. Next to finite element procedures for linear calculations considering the stress states of normal force, biaxial bending and warping torsion, non-linear calculations and the stability cases of flexural buckling, lateral torsional buckling and plate buckling are concentrated on significantly. In this context, design procedures for stability according to the standard Eurocode 3 is introduced and discussed. In addition, important fundamental issues are covered, such as the determination of cross-section properties as well as the elastic and plastic cross-section resistance. Complementary, finite element procedures for cross sections are dealt with, which will have an increasing importance in future. This book has evolved within the teaching activities of the authors in the lecture Computer-oriented Design of Steel Structures on the Master?s Program Computational Engineering at the University of Bochum. It covers the total variety of demands needed to be discussed for the safe, economic and modern design of steel structures.

Steel Structures

  • Filename: steel-structures.
  • ISBN: 9783433029787
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Number of pages: 540
  • Author: Rolf Kindmann
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book presents the design of steel structures using finite element methods (FEM) according to the current state of the art in Germany and the rest of Europe. After a short introduction on the basics of the design, this book illustrates the FEM with a focus on internal forces, displacements, critical loads and modal shapes. Next to finite element procedures for linear calculations considering the stress states of normal force, biaxial bending and warping torsion, non-linear calculations and the stability cases of flexural buckling, lateral torsional buckling and plate buckling are concentrated on significantly. In this context, design procedures for stability according to the standards DIN 18800 and Eurocode 3 are introduced and discussed. In addition, important fundamental issues are covered, such as the determination of cross-section properties as well as the elastic and plastic cross-section resistance. Complementary, finite element procedures for cross sections are dealt with, which will have an increasing importance in the future. This book has evolved within the teaching activities of the authors in the lecture "Computer-oriented Design of Steel Structures" on the Masters' Programme "Computational Engineering" at the University of Bochum. It covers the total variety of demands needed to be discussed for the safe, economic and modern design of steel structures.

Finite Element Analysis and Design of Metal Structures

  • Filename: finite-element-analysis-and-design-of-metal-structures.
  • ISBN: 9780124165755
  • Release Date: 2013-09-05
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Ehab Ellobody
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Traditionally, engineers have used laboratory testing to investigate the behavior of metal structures and systems. These numerical models must be carefully developed, calibrated and validated against the available physical test results. They are commonly complex and very expensive. From concept to assembly, Finite Element Analysis and Design of Metal Structures provides civil and structural engineers with the concepts and procedures needed to build accurate numerical models without using expensive laboratory testing methods. Professionals and researchers will find Finite Element Analysis and Design of Metal Structures a valuable guide to finite elements in terms of its applications. Presents design examples for metal tubular connections Simplified review for general steps of finite element analysis Commonly used linear and nonlinear analyses in finite element modeling Realistic examples of concepts and procedures for Finite Element Analysis and Design

Design of Steel Concrete Composite Bridges to Eurocodes

  • Filename: design-of-steel-concrete-composite-bridges-to-eurocodes.
  • ISBN: 9781466557451
  • Release Date: 2013-08-29
  • Number of pages: 584
  • Author: Ioannis Vayas
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Combining a theoretical background with engineering practice, Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges to Eurocodes covers the conceptual and detailed design of composite bridges in accordance with the Eurocodes. Bridge design is strongly based on prescriptive normative rules regarding loads and their combinations, safety factors, material properties, analysis methods, required verifications, and other issues that are included in the codes. Composite bridges may be designed in accordance with the Eurocodes, which have recently been adopted across the European Union. This book centers on the new design rules incorporated in the EN-versions of the Eurocodes. The book addresses the design for a majority of composite bridge superstructures and guides readers through the selection of appropriate structural bridge systems. It introduces the loads on bridges and their combinations, proposes software supported analysis models, and outlines the required verifications for sections and members at ultimate and serviceability limit states, including fatigue and plate buckling, as well as seismic design of the deck and the bearings. It presents the main types of common composite bridges, discusses structural forms and systems, and describes preliminary design aids and erection methods. It provides information on railway bridges, but through the design examples makes road bridges the focal point. This text includes several design examples within the chapters, explores the structural details, summarizes the relevant design codes, discusses durability issues, presents the properties for structural materials, concentrates on modeling for global analysis, and lays down the rules for the shear connection. It presents fatigue analysis and design, fatigue load models, detail categories, and fatigue verifications for structural steel, reinforcement, concrete, and shear connectors. It also covers structural bearings and dampers, with an emphasis on reinforced elastomeric bearings. The book is appropriate for structural engineering students, bridge designers or practicing engineers converting from other codes to Eurocodes.

Finite Element Modeling and Simulation with ANSYS Workbench

  • Filename: finite-element-modeling-and-simulation-with-ansys-workbench.
  • ISBN: 9781439873847
  • Release Date: 2014-08-11
  • Number of pages: 411
  • Author: Xiaolin Chen
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Learn Basic Theory and Software Usage from a Single Volume Finite Element Modeling and Simulation with ANSYS Workbench combines finite element theory with real-world practice. Providing an introduction to finite element modeling and analysis for those with no prior experience, and written by authors with a combined experience of 30 years teaching the subject, this text presents FEM formulations integrated with relevant hands-on applications using ANSYS Workbench for finite element analysis (FEA). Incorporating the basic theories of FEA and the use of ANSYS Workbench in the modeling and simulation of engineering problems, the book also establishes the FEM method as a powerful numerical tool in engineering design and analysis. Include FEA in Your Design and Analysis of Structures Using ANSYS Workbench The authors reveal the basic concepts in FEA using simple mechanics problems as examples, and provide a clear understanding of FEA principles, element behaviors, and solution procedures. They emphasize correct usage of FEA software, and techniques in FEA modeling and simulation. The material in the book discusses one-dimensional bar and beam elements, two-dimensional plane stress and plane strain elements, plate and shell elements, and three-dimensional solid elements in the analyses of structural stresses, vibrations and dynamics, thermal responses, fluid flows, optimizations, and failures. Contained in 12 chapters, the text introduces ANSYS Workbench through detailed examples and hands-on case studies, and includes homework problems and projects using ANSYS Workbench software that are provided at the end of each chapter. Covers solid mechanics and thermal/fluid FEA Contains ANSYS Workbench geometry input files for examples and case studies Includes two chapters devoted to modeling and solution techniques, design optimization, fatigue, and buckling failure analysis Provides modeling tips in case studies to provide readers an immediate opportunity to apply the skills they learn in a problem-solving context Finite Element Modeling and Simulation with ANSYS Workbench benefits upper-level undergraduate students in all engineering disciplines, as well as researchers and practicing engineers who use the finite element method to analyze structures.

Steel Designers Manual

  • Filename: steel-designers-manual.
  • ISBN: 9781405189408
  • Release Date: 2012-02-20
  • Number of pages: 1369
  • Author: Steel Construction Institute (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



"This classic manual on structural steelwork design was first published in 1955, since when it has sold many tens of thousands of copies worldwide. For the seventh edition all chapters have been comprehensively reviewed, revised to ensure they reflect current approaches and best practice, and brought in to compliance with EN 1993: Design of Steel Structures. The Steel Designers' Manual continues to provide, in one volume, the essential knowledge for the design of conventional steelwork. Key Features: Fully revised to comply with the new EUROCODE standards Packed full of tables, analytical design information and worked examples Contributors number leading academics, consulting engineers and fabricators 'A must for anyone involved in steel design' - Journal of Constructional Steel Research"--

The History of the Theory of Structures

  • Filename: the-history-of-the-theory-of-structures.
  • ISBN: 9783433601341
  • Release Date: 2012-01-09
  • Number of pages: 848
  • Author: Karl-Eugen Kurrer
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book traces the evolution of theory of structures and strength of materials - the development of the geometrical thinking of the Renaissance to become the fundamental engineering science discipline rooted in classical mechanics. Starting with the strength experiments of Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo, the author examines the emergence of individual structural analysis methods and their formation into theory of structures in the 19th century. For the first time, a book of this kind outlines the development from classical theory of structures to the structural mechanics and computational mechanics of the 20th century. In doing so, the author has managed to bring alive the differences between the players with respect to their engineering and scientific profiles and personalities, and to create an understanding for the social context. Brief insights into common methods of analysis, backed up by historical details, help the reader gain an understanding of the history of structural mechanics from the standpoint of modern engineering practice. A total of 175 brief biographies of important personalities in civil and structural engineering as well as structural mechanics plus an extensive bibliography round off this work.

Buried Flexible Steel Pipe

  • Filename: buried-flexible-steel-pipe.
  • ISBN: 0784410585
  • Release Date: 2009-07-22
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Author: William R. Whidden
  • Publisher: ASCE Publications



This manual provides appropriate analytical concepts to address the principles of buried steel pipe design and attempts to correct misusage of the 1958 Modified Iowa Formula. The most current work of Dr. Reynold K. Watkins and others is presented in this book to develop the external loading design concepts provided. The goal of Buried Flexible Steel Pipe is to offer sound information on the structural design and analysis of buried steel pipe for water and wastewater consistent with the latest pipe/soil design concepts of the industry. In conjunction with the external design of the pipe/soil interaction, the manual addresses internal pressure design, vacuum and external fluid pressure analysis, and many other non-standard conditions pipe designers will likely encounter. This manual will be valuable to students and professionals involved in pipe design and construction.

Plates and FEM

  • Filename: plates-and-fem.
  • ISBN: 9048135966
  • Release Date: 2010-01-13
  • Number of pages: 414
  • Author: Johan Blaauwendraad
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The Finite Element Method, shortly FEM, is a widely used computational tool in structural engineering. For basic design purposes it usually suf ces to apply a linear-elastic analysis. Only for special structures and for forensic investigations the analyst need to apply more advanced features like plasticity and cracking to account for material nonlinearities, or nonlinear relations between strains and displacements for geometrical nonlinearity to account for buckling. Advanced analysis techniques may also be necessary if we have to judge the remaining structural capacity of aging structures. In this book we will abstain from such special cases and focus on everyday jobs. Our goal is the worldwide everyday use of linear-elastic analysis, and dimensioning on basis of these elastic computations. We cover steel and concrete structures, though attention to structural concrete prevails. Structural engineers have access to powerful FEM packages and apply them intensively. Experience makes clear that often they do not understand the software that they are using. This book aims to be a bridge between the software world and structural engineering. Many problems are related to the correct input data and the proper interpretation and handling of output. The book is neither a text on the Finite Element Method, nor a user manual for the software packages. Rather it aims to be a guide to understanding and handling the results gained by such software. We purposely restrict ourselves to structure types which frequently occur in practise.

A First Course in the Finite Element Method

  • Filename: a-first-course-in-the-finite-element-method.
  • ISBN: 9781305635111
  • Release Date: 2016-01-01
  • Number of pages: 992
  • Author: Daryl L. Logan
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Discover a simple, direct approach that highlights the basics you need within A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, 6E. This unique book is written so both undergraduate and graduate readers can easily comprehend the content without the usual prerequisites, such as structural analysis. The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for those studying civil and mechanical engineering who are primarily interested in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text offers ideal preparation for utilizing the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

  • Filename: behaviour-of-steel-structures-in-seismic-areas.
  • ISBN: 0419198903
  • Release Date: 1995-10-12
  • Number of pages: 775
  • Author: Federico Mazzolani
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This book forms the proceedings of the International Workshop organised by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork held in Timisoara, Romania, in June 1994. It presents the latest progress in theoretical and experimental research on the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas, taking into account the basic problems of local and global ductility, codification, design and applications. It relates strongly to the activities on international codification taking place in Europe.

Steel Structures Design ASD LRFD

  • Filename: steel-structures-design-asd-lrfd.
  • ISBN: 9780071638364
  • Release Date: 2011-02-07
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Alan Williams
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES Steel Structures Design: ASD/LRFD introduces the theoretical background and fundamental basis of steel design and covers the detailed design of members and their connections. This in-depth resource provides clear interpretations of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, 2010 edition, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, 2010 edition, and the International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code, 2012 edition. The code requirements are illustrated with 170 design examples, including concise, step-by-step solutions. Coverage includes: Steel buildings and design criteria Design loads Behavior of steel structures under design loads Design of steel structures under design loads Design of steel beams in flexure Design of steel beams for shear and torsion Design of compression members Stability of frames Design by inelastic analysis Design of tension members Design of bolted and welded connections Plate girders Composite construction

Design Optimization of Active and Passive Structural Control Systems

  • Filename: design-optimization-of-active-and-passive-structural-control-systems.
  • ISBN: 9781466620308
  • Release Date: 2012-08-31
  • Number of pages: 414
  • Author: Lagaros, Nikos D.
  • Publisher: IGI Global



A typical engineering task during the development of any system is, among others, to improve its performance in terms of cost and response. Improvements can be achieved either by simply using design rules based on the experience or in an automated way by using optimization methods that lead to optimum designs. Design Optimization of Active and Passive Structural Control Systems includes Earthquake Engineering and Tuned Mass Damper research topics into a volume taking advantage of the connecting link between them, which is optimization. This is a publication addressing the design optimization of active and passive control systems. This title is perfect for engineers, professionals, professors, and students alike, providing cutting edge research and applications.

Structural Health Monitoring

  • Filename: structural-health-monitoring.
  • ISBN: 9781118443217
  • Release Date: 2012-11-19
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Charles R. Farrar
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Written by global leaders and pioneers in the field, this book is a must-have read for researchers, practicing engineers and university faculty working in SHM. Structural Health Monitoring: A Machine Learning Perspective is the first comprehensive book on the general problem of structural health monitoring. The authors, renowned experts in the field, consider structural health monitoring in a new manner by casting the problem in the context of a machine learning/statistical pattern recognition paradigm, first explaining the paradigm in general terms then explaining the process in detail with further insight provided via numerical and experimental studies of laboratory test specimens and in-situ structures. This paradigm provides a comprehensive framework for developing SHM solutions. Structural Health Monitoring: A Machine Learning Perspective makes extensive use of the authors’ detailed surveys of the technical literature, the experience they have gained from teaching numerous courses on this subject, and the results of performing numerous analytical and experimental structural health monitoring studies. Considers structural health monitoring in a new manner by casting the problem in the context of a machine learning/statistical pattern recognition paradigm Emphasises an integrated approach to the development of structural health monitoring solutions by coupling the measurement hardware portion of the problem directly with the data interrogation algorithms Benefits from extensive use of the authors’ detailed surveys of 800 papers in the technical literature and the experience they have gained from teaching numerous short courses on this subject.

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