By Clive L. Dym,Harry E. Williams

ISBN-10: 1439870896

ISBN-13: 9781439870891

Explicitly reintroducing the assumption of modeling to the research of constructions, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior provides an built-in method of modeling and estimating the habit of buildings. With the expanding reliance on computer-based ways in structural research, it's changing into much more vital for structural engineers to acknowledge that they're facing types of constructions, no longer with the particular buildings. As tempting because it is to run innumerable simulations, closed-form estimates could be successfully used to lead and payment numerical effects, and to substantiate actual insights and intuitions.

Spend much less Time producing Numbers, and extra Time knowing What They Mean

This publication encourages readers to consider constructions and their types in a manner that's rooted in vintage trouble-free elasticity—depending much less on complex mathematical options and extra at the dimensions and magnitudes of the underlying physics. The authors stretch the mould, emphasizing and extra explicitly describing the modeling procedure. the point of interest is on learning which calculations to accomplish and the way to validate and interpret the results—skills that may be more and more worthwhile for pro engineers.

Chapters cover:

  • Key ideas and methods of mathematical modeling, together with dimensional research, scaling, linearity, and stability and conservation laws

  • Basic structural models

  • How to strengthen and show actual intuition

  • How to trace the habit of arches below lateral load

  • Two equipment of reading coupled discrete systems—Castigliano’s theorems and Rayleigh’s quotient—to lay a origin for his or her software to non-stop systems

  • How to derive easy, exact estimates of the transverse displacements of buildings modeled when it comes to coupled Timoshenko beams

  • How to research the dimensional habit and calculate numerical values of basic frequencies of buildings modeled when it comes to Euler-Bernoulli, Timoshenko, and coupled-beam systems

Taking a special technique, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior is compatible for complicated undergraduates, in addition to graduate scholars and practitioners, who are looking to spend much less effort and time producing numbers, and extra time figuring out what these numbers mean.

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