Abnormal Loading on Structures

Author: K. S. Virdi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780419259602
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Designing for hazardous loads and abnormal loads has become an important requirement in the design process of most major buildings and civil engineering structures, ranging from tall buildings to bridges, conventional and nuclear power plants to harbour and coastal installations. This book is the result of the tenth seminar/conference organized by the Institution of Structural Engineers' informal study group Model Analysis as a Design Tool, to be held at City University, London, from 17-19 April 2000. This state-of-the-art report contains a series of papers on the analysis of structures through full scale and numerical modelling, including the crucial areas of hazard identification and risk assessment of structures.

Design of Buildings to Withstand Abnormal Loading

Author: Béla Goschy
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780408035019
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
The abnormal loads discussed include earthquake and wind loads, internal and external explosions, internal and external impacts, unexpected movement at ground level and other phenomena both naturally-occurring and man-made. Written as manual offering practical guidelines, the book provides accidental loading spectra and dynamic characteristics of structures and their responses, and offers tools for the stability control of structural models. It contains numerical examples and a large number of references. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Improvement of Buildings Structural Quality by New Technologies

Author: Christian Schauer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415366106
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Around 100 scientists from 21 countries contributed to the four years of assembled works contained in this volume. Launched in May 2000, the aims of this cooperative action were: * to develop, combine and disseminate new technical engineering technologies * to improve the quality of urban buildings * to propose new technical solutions to architects and planners * to reduce the disturbance caused by construction in urban areas and improve urban quality of life. This publication is the final report of COST C12, and includes datasheets of key information related to mixed building technology, structural integrity under exception actions, and urban design.

Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

Author: Federico Mazzolani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 020311941X
Format: PDF
Download Now
Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas is a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of seismic resistant steel structures. It comprises a collection of papers presented at the seventh International Specialty Conference STESSA 2012 (Santiago, Chile, 9-11 January 2012), and includes the state-of-the-art in both theoretical and experimental research on the behaviour of steel structures in seismic areas. The book is organized in the following sections: - Performance-Based Design of Structures; - Seismic, Wind and Exceptional Load; - Material Behaviour; - Member Behaviour; - Connection Behaviour; - Global Behaviour; - Analytical and Experimental Methods; - Mixed and Composite Structures; - Passive and Active Control; - Strengthening and Repairing; - Codification; - Design, Fabrication and Practice. Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas aims to close the gap between the results of academic research, codification and application on the one hand, and common practice on the other. This book provides a complete framework of the most recent trends in the field of steel structures in seismic areas, with particular reference to the utilisation of multi-level performance based design concepts, the analysis of factors influencing the steel structure behaviour during strong ground motions, minimizing earthquake damage, seismic retrofit, the collapse behaviour of steel structures, recent developments in advanced large-scale experimental techniques, and the utilization of large-scale seismic testing facilities. The book is a valuable resource for engineers, academia and Ph.D. students in Civil Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Engineering, Steel Construction, Steel Development, and Building Disaster Prevention.

Response of Structures Under Extreme Loading

Author: Venkatesh K.R. Kodur
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605952273
Format: PDF
Download Now
Original research on performance of materials under a wide variety of blasts, impacts, severe loading and fireCritical information for protecting buildings and civil infrastructure against human attack, deterioration and natural disastersTest and design data for new types of concrete, steel and FRP materials This technical book is devoted to the empirical and theoretical analysis of how structures and the materials constituting them perform under the extreme conditions of explosions, fire, and impact. Each of the 119 fully refereed presentations is published here for the first time and was selected because of its original contribution to the science and engineering of how materials, bridges, buildings, tunnels and their components, such as beams and pre-stressed parts, respond to potentially destructive forces. Emphasis is placed on translating empirical data to design recommendations for strengthening structures, including strategies for fire and earthquake protection as well as blast mitigation. Technical details are provided on the development and behavior of new resistant materials, including reinforcements, especially for concrete, steel and their composites.

Modern Protective Structures

Author: Theodor Krauthammer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420015423
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
In today's world, reasonably predictable military operations have been replaced by low intensity conflicts-less predictable terrorist activities carried out by determined individuals or small groups that possess a wide range of backgrounds and capabilities. Because of the threats posed by this evolving type of warfare, civil engineers and emergency personnel face new challenges in designing facilities to protect lives and property and in conducting effective rescue operations and forensic investigations. Addressing these needs, Modern Protective Structures develops realistic guidelines for the analysis, design, assessment, retrofit, and research of protected facilities. After introducing a comprehensive risk management approach, the author provides a general background on explosive devices and their capabilities as well as explosive effects and the processes that generate them. He then discusses the effects of conventional and nuclear explosions. The book subsequently considers the significant design differences between conventional and nuclear loads and between existing design procedures and state-of-the-art information from recent research. It also summarizes existing blast-resistant design approaches and describes the dynamic responses of structural systems to blasts, shocks, and impacts. Additional coverage includes the behavior of specific structural connections, the traditional concept of P-I diagrams, and progressive collapse. The book concludes with a systematic and balanced protective design approach. Tackling the analytical, design, assessment, and hazard mitigation issues associated with short-duration dynamic loads, this book examines how impulsive loads affect various types of buildings and facilities. It provides the necessary material to help ensure the safety of persons, assets, and projects.

Advances in Engineering Structures Mechanics Construction

Author: M. Pandey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402048912
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This book presents the proceedings of an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction, held in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 14-17, 2006. The contents include contains the texts of all three plenary presentations and all seventy-three technical papers by more than 153 authors, presenting the latest advances in engineering structures, mechanics and construction research and practice.