Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
An Introduction to Structural Mechanics aims to teach the fundamental principles of structures via simple explanations of the theory and numerous worked examples. The emphasis throughout is on problem-based learning. The worked examples start from a fundamental level and progress to more difficult, intricate and taxing problems. Early examples assume little or no experience in the subject matter, but soon propel the reader forward to solving complex, practically-based structural systems. Further problem - with solutions - aim to further bolster learning at the end of each chapter. The book will provide a powerful learning or revision tool for undergraduate civil engineering or building students.
This book is one of the finest I have ever read. To write a foreword for· it is an honor, difficult to accept. Everyone knows that architects and master masons, long before there were mathematical theories, erected structures of astonishing originality, strength, and beauty. Many of these still stand. Were it not for our now acid atmosphere, we could expect them to stand for centuries more. We admire early architects' visible success in the distribution and balance of thrusts, and we presume that master masons had rules, perhaps held secret, that enabled them to turn architects' bold designs into reality. Everyone knows that rational theories of strength and elasticity, created centuries later, were influenced by the wondrous buildings that men of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries saw daily. Theorists know that when, at last, theories began to appear, architects distrusted them, partly because they often disregarded details of importance in actual construction, partly because nobody but a mathematician could understand the aim and func tion of a mathematical theory designed to represent an aspect of nature. This book is the first to show how statics, strength of materials, and elasticity grew alongside existing architecture with its millenial traditions, its host of successes, its ever-renewing styles, and its numerous problems of maintenance and repair. In connection with studies toward repair of the dome of St. Peter's by Poleni in 1743, on p.
Author: Elías Cueto,David GonzálezPublish On: 2018-05-23
Author: Elías Cueto,David González
This textbook offers an introductory course to structural mechanics for architects, including problems and solutions. It follows a completely different approach to structural mechanics than the usual books for engineering schools, making it much more attractive for architecture students and practitioners. It also offers a different point of view for engineering students, as it provides them with a more intuitive understanding of structural mechanics and the models therein.Instead of studying the classical theory of linear elasticity and then particularizing it to simple structures, this book analyzes structures in a historic and also typological order. The book starts with cable structures and stone arches, followed by trusses and, finally, frame structures made of beams. For every typology, the latest, state-of-the-art theory in the field is introduced in a very didactic way.
Author: John Case,A. H. ChilverPublish On: 2013-10-22
An Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids and Structures
Author: John Case,A. H. Chilver
Strength of Materials and Structures: An Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids and Structures provides an introduction to the application of basic ideas in solid and structural mechanics to engineering problems. This book begins with a simple discussion of stresses and strains in materials, structural components, and forms they take in tension, compression, and shear. The general properties of stress and strain and its application to a wide range of problems are also described, including shells, beams, and shafts. This text likewise considers an introduction to the important principle of virtual work and its two special forms—leading to strain energy and complementary energy. The last chapters are devoted to buckling, vibrations, and impact stresses. This publication is a good reference for engineering undergraduates who are in their first or second years.
This Book Deals With The Subject Of Structural Analysis Of Statically Determinate Structures Prescribed For The Degree And Diploma Courses Of Various Indian Universities And Polytechnics. It Is Useful As Well For The Students Appearing In Gate, Amie And Various Other Competitive Examinations Like That For Central And State Engineering Services. It Is A Valuable Guide For The Practising Engineers And Other Professionals.The Scope Of The Material Presented In This Book Is Sufficiently Broad To Include All The Basic Principles And Procedures Of Structural Analysis Needed For A Fresh Engineering Student. It Is Also Sufficiently Complete For One To Become Familiar With The Principles Of Mechanics And Proficient In The Use Of The Fundamentals Involved In Structural Analysis Of Simple Determinate Structures. The Book Is Written In Easy To Understand English With Clarity Of Expression And Continuity Of Ideas. The Chapters Have Been Arranged Systematically And The Subject Matter Developed Step By Step From The Very Fundamentals To A Fully Advanced Stage. In Each Chapter, The Design Significance Of Various Concepts And Their Subsequent Applications In Field Problems Have Been Highlighted.The Theory Has Been Profusely Illustrated Through Well Designed Examples Throughout The Book. Several Numerical Problems For Practice Have Also Been Included.
Author: Peter W. Christensen,A. KlarbringPublish On: 2008-10-14
Author: Peter W. Christensen,A. Klarbring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book has grown out of lectures and courses given at Linköping University, Sweden, over a period of 15 years. It gives an introductory treatment of problems and methods of structural optimization. The three basic classes of geometrical - timization problems of mechanical structures, i. e. , size, shape and topology op- mization, are treated. The focus is on concrete numerical solution methods for d- crete and (?nite element) discretized linear elastic structures. The style is explicit and practical: mathematical proofs are provided when arguments can be kept e- mentary but are otherwise only cited, while implementation details are frequently provided. Moreover, since the text has an emphasis on geometrical design problems, where the design is represented by continuously varying—frequently very many— variables, so-called ?rst order methods are central to the treatment. These methods are based on sensitivity analysis, i. e. , on establishing ?rst order derivatives for - jectives and constraints. The classical ?rst order methods that we emphasize are CONLIN and MMA, which are based on explicit, convex and separable appro- mations. It should be remarked that the classical and frequently used so-called op- mality criteria method is also of this kind. It may also be noted in this context that zero order methods such as response surface methods, surrogate models, neural n- works, genetic algorithms, etc. , essentially apply to different types of problems than the ones treated here and should be presented elsewhere.
Author: Federico Guarracino,Alastair WalkerPublish On: 1999
A Comprehensive Introduction to Matrix and Finite Element Methods of Analysis
Author: Federico Guarracino,Alastair Walker
Publisher: Thomas Telford
- Work and energy - Kinematics and equilibrium of systems of rigid bodies - Deformation of bodies and material properties - Theory of elastic deformation of beams - General principles in the analysis of linear elastic structures - Total potential energy - The method of trial functions - Matrix analysis of pin-jointed trussed structures - Matrix analysis of rigid-jointed framed structures - Analysis of thin plates - The theory of finite elements - Stability of equilibrium and non-linear deformations of beam-columns
Author: Mete A. Sozen,Toshikatsu IchinosePublish On: 2018-10-03
An Introduction to Structural Analysis
Author: Mete A. Sozen,Toshikatsu Ichinose
Publisher: CRC Press
Before structural mechanics became the common language of structural engineers, buildings were built based on observed behavior, with every new solution incurring high levels of risk. Today, the pendulum has swung in the other direction. The web of structural mechanics is so finely woven that it hides the role of experience in design, again leading to high levels of risk. Understanding Structures brings the art and science of structures into the environment of a computer game. The book imparts a basic understanding of how buildings and bridges resist gravity, wind, and earthquake loads. Its interactive presentation of topics spans elementary concepts of force in trusses to bending of beams and the response of multistory, multi-bay frames. Formulate Graphical and Quantitative Solutions with GOYA The companion software, GOYA, runs easily on any java-enabled system. This interactive learning environment allows engineers to obtain quick and instructive graphical and quantitative solutions to many problems in structures. Simulation is critical to the design and construction of safe structures. Using GOYA and the tools within Understanding Structures, engineers can enhance their overall understanding of structure response as well as expedite the process of safe structure design.
A solid introduction to basic continuum mechanics, emphasizing variational formulations and numeric computation. The book offers a complete discussion of numerical method techniques used in the study of structural mechanics.