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.

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.

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.

Advances in Steel Structures

  • Filename: advances-in-steel-structures.
  • ISBN: 9780080526812
  • Release Date: 2002-11-15
  • Number of pages: 1276
  • Author: S.L. Chan
  • Publisher: Elsevier



These two volumes of proceedings contain nine invited keynote papers and 130 contributed papers presented at the Third International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS '02) held on 9-11 December 2002 in Hong Kong, China. The conference is a sequel to the First and the Second International Conferences on Advances in Steel Structures held in Hong Kong in December 1996 and 1999. The conference provides a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel structures. Papers were contributed from over 18 countries around the world. They report current state-of-the art and point to future directions of structural steel research, covering a wide spectrum of topics including: beams and columns; connections; scaffolds and slender structures; cold-formed steel; composite construction; plates; shells; bridges; dynamics; impact mechanics; effects of welding; fatigue and fracture; fire performance; and analysis and design.

Harmony Search Algorithms for Structural Design Optimization

  • Filename: harmony-search-algorithms-for-structural-design-optimization.
  • ISBN: 9783642034497
  • Release Date: 2009-09-28
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: Zong Woo Geem
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Various structures, such as buildings, bridges, and paved roads play an important role in our lives. However, these construction projects require large expenditures. Designing infrastructure cost-efficiently while satisfying all necessary design constraints is one of the most important and difficult tasks for a structural engineer. Traditionally, mathematical gradient-based optimization techniques have been applied to these designs. However, these gradient-based methods are not suitable for discrete design variables such as factory-made cross sectional area of structural members. Recently, researchers have turned their interest to phenomenon-mimicking optimization techniques because these techniques have proved able to efficiently handle discrete design variables. One of these techniques is harmony search, an algorithm developed from musical improvisation that has been applied to various structural design problems and has demonstrated cost-savings. This book gathers all the latest developments relating to the application of the harmony search algorithm in the structural design field in order for readers to efficiently understand the full spectrum of the algorithm’s potential and to easily apply the algorithm to their own structural problems. This book contains six chapters with the following subjects: standard harmony search algorithm and its applications by Lee; standard harmony search algorithm for steel frame design by Degertekin; adaptive harmony search algorithm and its applications by Saka and Hasançebi; harmony particle swarm algorithm and its applications by Li and Liu; hybrid algorithm of harmony search, particle swarm & ant colony for structural design by Kaveh and Talatahari; and parameter calibration of viscoelastic and damage functions by Mun and Geem.

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.

Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologiesfor Structural and Multifunctional Materials VI

  • Filename: advanced-processing-and-manufacturing-technologiesfor-structural-and-multifunctional-materials-vi.
  • ISBN: 9781118530207
  • Release Date: 2012-11-29
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Tatsuki Ohji
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The 6th International Symposium on Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials and Systems was held in January 2012 during the 36th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. This symposium examined progress resulting from the research and development of advanced processing and manufacturing technologies for a wide variety of non-oxide and oxide-based structural ceramics, particulate and fiber-reinforced composites, and multifunctional materials. This issue features seventeen of those papers, representing some of the most important developments in processing and manufacturing technologies.

Materials for Automobile Bodies

  • Filename: materials-for-automobile-bodies.
  • ISBN: 9780080473390
  • Release Date: 2003-10-21
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Geoffrey Davies
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann



The selection of automobile body materials is fundamental to the choice of fabrication method, and the characteristics and performance of the final vehicle or component. The factors behind these choices comprise some of the key technological and design issues facing automotive engineers today. Materials for Automobile Bodies presents detailed up-to-date information on material technologies for the automobile industry, embracing steels (including high-strength steels) aluminium, plastics, magnesium, hydro-forming and composite body panels. Coverage also includes: materials processing; formability; welding and joining; anti-corrosion technologies; plus a comprehensive consideration of the implications of materials selection on these processes. Dealing with the whole assembly process from raw material to production, right through to recycling at the end of a vehicle's life, this book is the essential resource for practising engineers, designers, analysts and students involved in the design and specification of motor vehicle bodies and components. * Up-to-date information on contemporary autobody materials * International case studies, examples and terminology * Fully illustrated throughout, with examples from Honda, Ferrari, Lotus, BMW and Audi

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.

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.

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"--

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