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By Clive L. Dym,Harry E. Williams

Explicitly reintroducing the assumption of modeling to the research of constructions, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior offers an built-in method of modeling and estimating the habit of constructions. With the expanding reliance on computer-based techniques in structural research, it truly is changing into much more very important for structural engineers to acknowledge that they're facing versions of buildings, now not with the particular constructions. As tempting because it is to run innumerable simulations, closed-form estimates could be successfully used to lead and fee numerical effects, and to substantiate actual insights and intuitions.

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

This ebook encourages readers to contemplate constructions and their types in a manner that's rooted in vintage common elasticity—depending much less on complex mathematical thoughts 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 valuable for pro engineers.

Chapters cover:

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

  • Basic structural models

  • How to improve and show actual intuition

  • How to trace the habit of arches lower than lateral load

  • Two equipment of interpreting coupled discrete systems—Castigliano’s theorems and Rayleigh’s quotient—to lay a starting place for his or her program to non-stop systems

  • How to derive uncomplicated, actual estimates of the transverse displacements of buildings modeled by way of coupled Timoshenko beams

  • How to research the dimensional habit and calculate numerical values of primary frequencies of buildings modeled by way of Euler-Bernoulli, Timoshenko, and coupled-beam systems

Taking a distinct technique, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior is appropriate 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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