Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers Book

Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers


  • Author : Giora Maymon
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080559094

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Structural Dynamics and Probabilistic Analysis for Engineers Book Description :

Probabilistic structural dynamics offers unparalleled tools for analyzing uncertainties in structural design. Once avoided because it is mathematically rigorous, this technique has recently remerged with the aide of computer software. Written by an author/educator with 40 years of experience in structural design, this user friendly manual integrates theories, formulas and mathematical models to produce a guide that will allow professionals to quickly grasp concepts and start solving problems. In this book, the author uses simple examples that provide templates for creating of more robust case studies later in the book. *Problems are presented in an easy to understand form *Practical guide to software programs to solve design problems *Packed with examples and case studies of actual projects *Classical and the new stochastic factors of safety

Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Book

Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering


  • Author : Manolis Papadrakakis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203881637

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Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Book Description :

The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas, innovative methods and numerical tools for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times. This book presents the latest scientific developments in Computational Dynamics, Stochastic Dynam

Probabilistic Structural Dynamics Book

Probabilistic Structural Dynamics


  • Author : Yu-Kweng Lin
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill College
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 0070380384

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Probabilistic Structural Dynamics Book Description :

This book offers readers a balanced exposition of both the mathematical theory of stochastic processes and the principle of structural mechanics. It begins with a comprehensive discussion of linear structures under additive random excitations, within the frameworks of spectral analysis, evolutionary spectral analysis, and the theory of random pulse train. This is then followed by a thorough treatment of Markov processes, including the justification of the Markov idealization from a physical point of view, and the solution techniques when applied to model a nonlinear dynamical system under additive random excitations, multiplicative random excitations, or both. Approximately on-half of the book deals with such advanced topics as motion stability of dynamical systems due to multiplicative excitations, failures due to the excursion of the system response into unsafe regions, and random uncertainties of system parameters and initial conditions. The authors have taken special care to keep the development of mathematical principles challenging, and yet comprehensive to any reader with a sound background in mechanics. The inclusion of many examples in earthquake and wind engineering also makes the book a desirable reference for interested researchers in these areas.

Some Engineering Applications in Random Vibrations   Random Structures Book

Some Engineering Applications in Random Vibrations Random Structures


  • Author : Giora Maymon
  • Publisher : AIAA
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 1600864309

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Some Engineering Applications in Random Vibrations Random Structures Book Description :

Annotation This text synthesizes a wealth of useful information for analyzing random vibrations and structures into one coherent body of knowledge. It takes a practical yet progressive look at two major fields related to random analysis: linear and geometrically nonlinear structures, and the behavior of random structures under random loads. System harmonics and oscillations, random functions, and the theory of random vibration are covered extensively throughout the text, which includes innovative methods for calculating the probability of failure for dynamic systems. Simplified examples demonstrate applications for daily use and present new approaches to failure analysis. The author evaluates the use of random process methods for the stochastic analysis of crack growth in detail, providing a better description of failures resulting from crack propagation. For young engineers, the book touches on finite element programs such as ANSYS and the probabilistic analysis program PROBAN, facilitating solutions to more complex problems. It also illustrates how to write a FORTRAN program to build a numerical procedure suitable for the design needs.

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering Book

Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering


  • Author : Ka-Veng Yuen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-02-22
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0470824557

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Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering Book Description :

Bayesian methods are a powerful tool in many areas of science and engineering, especially statistical physics, medical sciences, electrical engineering, and information sciences. They are also ideal for civil engineering applications, given the numerous types of modeling and parametric uncertainty in civil engineering problems. For example, earthquake ground motion cannot be predetermined at the structural design stage. Complete wind pressure profiles are difficult to measure under operating conditions. Material properties can be difficult to determine to a very precise level – especially concrete, rock, and soil. For air quality prediction, it is difficult to measure the hourly/daily pollutants generated by cars and factories within the area of concern. It is also difficult to obtain the updated air quality information of the surrounding cities. Furthermore, the meteorological conditions of the day for prediction are also uncertain. These are just some of the civil engineering examples to which Bayesian probabilistic methods are applicable. Familiarizes readers with the latest developments in the field Includes identification problems for both dynamic and static systems Addresses challenging civil engineering problems such as modal/model updating Presents methods applicable to mechanical and aerospace engineering Gives engineers and engineering students a concrete sense of implementation Covers real-world case studies in civil engineering and beyond, such as: structural health monitoring seismic attenuation finite-element model updating hydraulic jump artificial neural network for damage detection air quality prediction Includes other insightful daily-life examples Companion website with MATLAB code downloads for independent practice Written by a leading expert in the use of Bayesian methods for civil engineering problems This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering or applied probability and statistics. Practicing

Structural Dynamics for Engineers Book

Structural Dynamics for Engineers


  • Author : Hans Anton Buchholdt
  • Publisher : Thomas Telford
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 0727725599

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Structural Dynamics for Engineers Book Description :

Provides practising engineers with an introduction to the dynamics of civil engineering while offering an understanding of the dynamic theories that form the basis of computer packages, such as: ANSYS (US) - general purpose finite element program; and LUSAS (UK) - civil engineering and design program.

Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Book
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Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics


  • Author : André Filiatrault
  • Publisher : Presses inter Polytechnique
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Conception parasismique
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN 10 : 9782553016493

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Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Book Description :

"In order to reduce the seismic risk facing many densely populated regions worldwide, including Canada and the United States, modern earthquake engineering should be more widely applied. But current literature on earthquake engineering may be difficult to grasp for structural engineers who are untrained in seismic design. In addition no single resource addressed seismic design practices in both Canada and the United States until now. Elements of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics was written to fill the gap. It presents the key elements of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics at an introductory level and gives readers the basic knowledge they need to apply the seismic provisions contained in Canadian and American building codes."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Advances in Vibration Engineering and Structural Dynamics Book

Advances in Vibration Engineering and Structural Dynamics


  • Author : Francisco Beltran-Carbajal
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535108450

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Advances in Vibration Engineering and Structural Dynamics Book Description :

The aim of this book is to present recent and innovative advances on research studies and engineering applications in important areas of vibration engineering and structural dynamics. The fourteen chapters of the book cover a wide range of interesting issues related to modelling, rotordynamics, vibration control, estimation and identification, modal analysis, dynamic structures, finite element analysis, numerical methods and other practical engineering applications and theoretical developments on this very broad matter. The audience of the book includes researchers, professors, engineers, practitioners, engineering students and new comers in a variety of disciplines seeking to know more about the state of the art, challenging open problems and innovative solution proposals in vibration engineering and structural dynamics.

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook Book

Engineering Design Reliability Handbook


  • Author : Efstratios Nikolaidis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2004-12-22
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 1216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203483930

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Engineering Design Reliability Handbook Book Description :

Researchers in the engineering industry and academia are making important advances on reliability-based design and modeling of uncertainty when data is limited. Non deterministic approaches have enabled industries to save billions by reducing design and warranty costs and by improving quality. Considering the lack of comprehensive and defini

Structural Dynamics Book

Structural Dynamics


  • Author : Harry Grundmann
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Earthquake engineering
  • Pages : 1608
  • ISBN 10 : 9058095118

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Structural Dynamics Book Description :

The proceedings contain contributions presented by authors from more than 30 countries at EURODYN 2002. The proceedings show recent scientific developments as well as practical applications, they cover the fields of theory of vibrations, nonlinear vibrations, stochastic dynamics, vibrations of structured elements, wave propagation and structure-borne sound, including questions of fatigue and damping. Emphasis is laid on vibrations of bridges, buildings, railway structures as well as on the fields of wind and earthquake engineering, repectively. Enriched by a number of keynote lectures and organized sessions the two volumes of the proceedings present an overview of the state of the art of the whole field of structural dynamics and the tendencies ot its further development.

Structural Dynamics in Aeronautical Engineering Book

Structural Dynamics in Aeronautical Engineering


  • Author : Maher N. Bismarck-Nasr
  • Publisher : AIAA
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Airframes
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 1600861172

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Structural Dynamics in Aeronautical Engineering Book Description :

Annotation "Structural Dynamics in Aeronautical Engineering is a comprehensive introduction to the modern methods of dynamic analysis of aeronautical structures. The text represents carefully developed course materials, beginning with an introductory chapter on matrix algebra and methods for numerical computations, followed by a series of chapters discussing specific aeronautical applications. In this way, the student can be guided from the simple concept of a single-degree-of-freedom structural system to the more complex multidegree-of-freedom and continuous systems, including random vibrations, nonlinear systems, and aeroelastic phenomena. Among the various examples used in the text, the chapter on aeroelasticity of flight vehicles is particularly noteworthy with its clear presentation of the phenomena and its mathematical formulation for structural and aerodynamic loads.

Reliability based Structural Design Book

Reliability based Structural Design


  • Author : Seung-Kyum Choi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-11-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846284458

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Reliability based Structural Design Book Description :

This book provides readers with an understanding of the fundamentals and applications of structural reliability, stochastic finite element method, reliability analysis via stochastic expansion, and optimization under uncertainty. It examines the use of stochastic expansions, including polynomial chaos expansion and Karhunen-Loeve expansion for the reliability analysis of practical engineering problems.

Engineering Risk Assessment with Subset Simulation Book

Engineering Risk Assessment with Subset Simulation


  • Author : Siu-Kui Au
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-04-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118398074

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Engineering Risk Assessment with Subset Simulation Book Description :

This book starts with the basic ideas in uncertainty propagation using Monte Carlo methods and the generation of random variables and stochastic processes for some common distributions encountered in engineering applications. It then introduces a class of powerful simulation techniques called Markov Chain Monte Carlo method (MCMC), an important machinery behind Subset Simulation that allows one to generate samples for investigating rare scenarios in a probabilistically consistent manner. The theory of Subset Simulation is then presented, addressing related practical issues encountered in the actual implementation. The book also introduces the reader to probabilistic failure analysis and reliability-based sensitivity analysis, which are laid out in a context that can be efficiently tackled with Subset Simulation or Monte Carlo simulation in general. The book is supplemented with an Excel VBA code that provides a user-friendly tool for the reader to gain hands-on experience with Monte Carlo simulation. Presents a powerful simulation method called Subset Simulation for efficient engineering risk assessment and failure and sensitivity analysis Illustrates examples with MS Excel spreadsheets, allowing readers to gain hands-on experience with Monte Carlo simulation Covers theoretical fundamentals as well as advanced implementation issues A companion website is available to include the developments of the software ideas This book is essential reading for graduate students, researchers and engineers interested in applying Monte Carlo methods for risk assessment and reliability based design in various fields such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and nuclear engineering. Project managers, risk managers and financial engineers dealing with uncertainty effects may also find it useful.

Computational Structural Dynamics Book

Computational Structural Dynamics


  • Author : K. Talaganov
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9058093689

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Computational Structural Dynamics Book Description :

The papers in this volume deal with the demonstration of the possibilities offered by computational technology as to finding better solutions to problems in different fields of structural dynamics, with a special emphasis on earthquake structural dynamics.

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering  Volume Two Book

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering Volume Two


  • Author : J. S. Templeton
  • Publisher : ASCE Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 0784409250

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Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering Volume Two Book Description :

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the world's leading event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering: Hall of Fame Papers from the Early Years, Volume Two is a collection of the nine winning papers inducted in 2007. The classic documents contained in this volume form the core of current practice worldwide, covering major topics in offshore technology such as long-term wave probabilities, tubular joints, offshore gravity structures, wave return periods, and linearization techniques.

Probability Based Structural Fire Load Book

Probability Based Structural Fire Load


  • Author : Leo Razdolsky
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-25
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107038745

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Probability Based Structural Fire Load Book Description :

This book introduces the subject of probabilistic analysis to engineers and can be used as a reference in applying this technology.

Seismic Analysis of Structures Book

Seismic Analysis of Structures


  • Author : T. K. Datta
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-03-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 047082462X

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Seismic Analysis of Structures Book Description :

While numerous books have been written on earthquakes, earthquake resistance design, and seismic analysis and design of structures, none have been tailored for advanced students and practitioners, and those who would like to have most of the important aspects of seismic analysis in one place. With this book, readers will gain proficiencies in the following: fundamentals of seismology that all structural engineers must know; various forms of seismic inputs; different types of seismic analysis like, time and frequency domain analyses, spectral analysis of structures for random ground motion, response spectrum method of analysis; equivalent lateral load analysis as given in earthquake codes; inelastic response analysis and the concept of ductility; ground response analysis and seismic soil structure interaction; seismic reliability analysis of structures; and control of seismic response of structures. Provides comprehensive coverage, from seismology to seismic control Contains useful empirical equations often required in the seismic analysis of structures Outlines explicit steps for seismic analysis of MDOF systems with multi support excitations Works through solved problems to illustrate different concepts Makes use of MATLAB, SAP2000 and ABAQUAS in solving example problems of the book Provides numerous exercise problems to aid understanding of the subject As one of the first books to present such a comprehensive treatment of the topic, Seismic Analysis of Structures is ideal for postgraduates and researchers in Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics, and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. Developed for classroom use, the book can also be used for advanced undergraduate students planning for a career or further study in the subject area. The book will also better equip structural engineering consultants and practicing engineers in the use of standard software for seismic analysis of buildings, bridges, dams, and towers. Lecture materials for instructors availab

Advances in Structural Engineering Book

Advances in Structural Engineering


  • Author : Vasant Matsagar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-12-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 868
  • ISBN 10 : 9788132221937

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Advances in Structural Engineering Book Description :

The book presents research papers presented by academicians, researchers, and practicing structural engineers from India and abroad in the recently held Structural Engineering Convention (SEC) 2014 at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi during 22 – 24 December 2014. The book is divided into three volumes and encompasses multidisciplinary areas within structural engineering, such as earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, structural mechanics, finite element methods, structural vibration control, advanced cementitious and composite materials, bridge engineering, and soil-structure interaction. Advances in Structural Engineering is a useful reference material for structural engineering fraternity including undergraduate and postgraduate students, academicians, researchers and practicing engineers.