Advances in Steel Structures

Author: S.L. Chan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080526812
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These two volumes of proceedings contain nine invited keynote papers and 130 contributed papers presented at the Third International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS '02) held on 9-11 December 2002 in Hong Kong, China. The conference is a sequel to the First and the Second International Conferences on Advances in Steel Structures held in Hong Kong in December 1996 and 1999. The conference provides a forum for discussion and dissemination by researchers and designers of recent advances in the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of steel structures. Papers were contributed from over 18 countries around the world. They report current state-of-the art and point to future directions of structural steel research, covering a wide spectrum of topics including: beams and columns; connections; scaffolds and slender structures; cold-formed steel; composite construction; plates; shells; bridges; dynamics; impact mechanics; effects of welding; fatigue and fracture; fire performance; and analysis and design.

Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures

Author: Ronald D. Ziemian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470085258
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The definitive guide to stability design criteria, fully updated and incorporating current research Representing nearly fifty years of cooperation between Wiley and the Structural Stability Research Council, the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures is often described as an invaluable reference for practicing structural engineers and researchers. For generations of engineers and architects, the Guide has served as the definitive work on designing steel and aluminum structures for stability. Under the editorship of Ronald Ziemian and written by SSRC task group members who are leading experts in structural stability theory and research, this Sixth Edition brings this foundational work in line with current practice and research. The Sixth Edition incorporates a decade of progress in the field since the previous edition, with new features including: Updated chapters on beams, beam-columns, bracing, plates, box girders, and curved girders. Significantly revised chapters on columns, plates, composite columns and structural systems, frame stability, and arches Fully rewritten chapters on thin-walled (cold-formed) metal structural members, stability under seismic loading, and stability analysis by finite element methods State-of-the-art coverage of many topics such as shear walls, concrete filled tubes, direct strength member design method, behavior of arches, direct analysis method, structural integrity and disproportionate collapse resistance, and inelastic seismic performance and design recommendations for various moment-resistant and braced steel frames Complete with over 350 illustrations, plus references and technical memoranda, the Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Sixth Edition offers detailed guidance and background on design specifications, codes, and standards worldwide.

Cold Formed Steel Design

Author: Wei-Wen Yu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471348092
Format: PDF
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The definitive text in the field, thoroughly updated and expanded Hailed by professionals around the world as the definitive text on the subject, Cold–Formed Steel Design is an indispensable resource for all who design for and work with cold–formed steel. No other book provides such exhaustive coverage of both the theory and practice of cold–formed steel construction. Updated and expanded to reflect all the important developments that have occurred in the field over the past decade, this Third Edition of the classic text provides you with more of the detailed, up–to–the–minute technical information and expert guidance you need to make optimum use of this incredibly versatile material for building construction. Wei–Wen Yu, an internationally respected authority in the field, draws upon decades of experience in cold–formed steel design, research, teaching, and development of design specifications to provide guidance on all practical aspects of cold–formed steel design for manufacturing, civil engineering, and building applications. Throughout the book, he describes the structural behavior of cold–formed steel members and connections from both the theoretical and experimental perspectives, and discusses the rationale behind the AISI design provisions. Cold–Formed Steel Design, Third Edition features complete coverage of: ∗ AISI 1996 cold–formed steel design specification with the 1999 supplement ∗ Both ASD and LRFD methods ∗ The latest design procedures for structural members ∗ Updated design information for connections and systems ∗ Contemporary design criteria around the world ∗ The latest computer–aided design techniques Cold–Formed Steel Design, Third Edition is a necessary tool–of–the–trade for structural engineers, manufacturers, construction managers, and architects. It is also an excellent advanced text for college students and researchers in structural engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, and related disciplines.

Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events

Author: Federico M. Mazzolani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203833627
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COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. Part of COST was COST Action C26 ‘Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events’, which started in 2006 and held its final conference in Naples, Italy, on 16-18 September 2010. The participation of 23 European countries confi rmed the international interest of COST Action C26. The main objective of COST Action C26 was to increase the knowledge of the behaviour of constructions in urban habitat under catastrophic events (earthquakes, fi re, wind, impact, explosions etc.), in order to predict their response when both the applied loading and the inherent structural resistance are combined in such a way that the safety level reaches unacceptable values, leading in some cases to a premature collapse. The activity of COST C26 Action was developed by four Working Groups (WGs), each dealing with the main issues related to catastrophic events: WG 1 “Fire resistance”; WG 2 “Earthquake resistance”; WG3 “Impact and explosion resistance”; WG 4 “Risk assessment for catastrophic scenarios in urban areas”. In addition, an “ad hoc” Working Group on “Lexicon” was created. The Final Report represents the results of the COST C26 Action, summarized in fi ve chapters: (I) Characterization of catastrophic actions on constructions; (II) Analysis of behaviour of constructions under catastrophic events; (III) Evaluation of vulnerability of constructions; (IV) Protecting, strengthening and repairing; (V) Strategy and guidelines for damage prevention, where each WG contributed to its specifi c subject. This Final Report of COST Action C26 Urban Habitat Constructions Under Catastrophic Events will be of interest to academics and engineers in civil and structural engineering, especially those involved in fire resistance, earthquake resistance,impact and explosion resistance, and resistance to Infrequent Loading Conditions.

Recent Advances in Structural Engineering

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Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 9788173714931
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This book contains state-of-the-art review articles on specific research areas in the civil engineering discipline-the areas include geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and water resources engineering, and structural engineering. The articles are written by invited authors who are currently active at the international level in their respective research fields.

Tubular Structures V

Author: M.G. Coutie
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203223390
Format: PDF
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The book forms the Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, following previous events in Boston (1984), Tokyo (1986), Finland (1989), Delft (1991). Sponsored by British Steel, International Institute of Welding and CIDECT, it forms an important forum for advanced structural research and development.

Steel Structures

Author: N. E. Shanmugam
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781851666409
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Proceedings of thr International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures, ICSAS 91, Singapore 22-24 May 1992. The complete proceedings are available in three volumes: -Steel structures -Aluminium structures -Composite steel structures The conference was organised by the Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore sequel to the one held in Cardiff, UK, in July 1987. It was co-sponsored by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers Singapore, The Institution of Structural Engineers, the Steel Construction Institute, UK, Singapore Structural Steel Society and University of Wales College of Cardiff. The conference provided a forum to discuss recent advances and trends in the analysis, design and construction of all types of metal structures. This volume contains 95 of the papers presented at the conference. Keynote and Invited Lectures on the state-of-the-art surveys have been provided by well-known experts in their respective fields. The coverage is extensive with nine sections viz Beams and Plate Girders, Compression Members, Flexural-Torsional Buckling, Thin-walled and Cold-formed Structures, Plates, Connections, Frames and Trusses, Dynamics and Fatigue and Design Construction.

Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures

Author: Marian A. Gizejowski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315623196
Format: PDF
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Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures includes papers presented at the XIIIth International Conference on Metal Structures (ICMS 2016, Zielona Góra, Poland, 15-17 June 2016). The contributions focus on the progress made in theoretical, numerical and experimental research, with special attention given to new concepts and algorithmic procedures, and to background knowledge as well as the development and implementation of rules and recommendations for codification worldwide. The keynote contributions are from: (1) J. Michael Rotter (University of Edinburgh, UK), on advances in the shell buckling phenomenon, which is of particular importance for industrial metal structures such as silos, tanks and vessels; (2) Milan Veljkovic (Lulea University, Sweden), on conceptual and design aspects of supporting structures for wind energy generation, which topic is related to the current worldwide discussion on the benefits of wind power in the light of high vulnerability of modern economies to changes in fuel prices and the imminent shortage of fossil resources; (3) Jiang Qian (Tongji Univeresity, China), on advances in seismic assessment and control of steel-concrete composite high-rise buildings; (4) Johan V. Rietief (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), international efforts to harmonize and unify reliability-based codification within the area of civil engineering structures. Recent developments in metal and steel-concrete composite structures in Poland are summarized in the 5th and final keynote paper by Tomasz Siwowski (Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland) and Krzysztof Żółtowski (Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland), in which they describe advances in modern structural shaping, material engineering and technology, as well as in computation and design, using examples of recent, spectacular bridges and sporting venues in Poland. In addition to the five keynote papers the book contains 62 two-page extended abstracts of individual contributions delivered by 164 Authors and Co-authors from 13 countries of four continents. The CD containing all full-length papers is an attachment to the conference book. The individual papers cover a wide variety of topics: -Cold-formed sections and profiled sheeting - Steel-concrete composite structures - Buckling and effect of bracings - Dynamics, fatigue and seismic analyses - Bridges, Structural steel, metallurgy and behaviour in fire - Strength, stability and postbuckling behaviour - Joints and connections - Silos, tanks and vessels and - Reliability, masts and towers Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures is a useful reference source to academics, researchers, graduate students and practicing engineers.

Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures

Author: Marian A. Gizejowski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315623196
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures includes papers presented at the XIIIth International Conference on Metal Structures (ICMS 2016, Zielona Góra, Poland, 15-17 June 2016). The contributions focus on the progress made in theoretical, numerical and experimental research, with special attention given to new concepts and algorithmic procedures, and to background knowledge as well as the development and implementation of rules and recommendations for codification worldwide. The keynote contributions are from: (1) J. Michael Rotter (University of Edinburgh, UK), on advances in the shell buckling phenomenon, which is of particular importance for industrial metal structures such as silos, tanks and vessels; (2) Milan Veljkovic (Lulea University, Sweden), on conceptual and design aspects of supporting structures for wind energy generation, which topic is related to the current worldwide discussion on the benefits of wind power in the light of high vulnerability of modern economies to changes in fuel prices and the imminent shortage of fossil resources; (3) Jiang Qian (Tongji Univeresity, China), on advances in seismic assessment and control of steel-concrete composite high-rise buildings; (4) Johan V. Rietief (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa), international efforts to harmonize and unify reliability-based codification within the area of civil engineering structures. Recent developments in metal and steel-concrete composite structures in Poland are summarized in the 5th and final keynote paper by Tomasz Siwowski (Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland) and Krzysztof Żółtowski (Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland), in which they describe advances in modern structural shaping, material engineering and technology, as well as in computation and design, using examples of recent, spectacular bridges and sporting venues in Poland. In addition to the five keynote papers the book contains 62 two-page extended abstracts of individual contributions delivered by 164 Authors and Co-authors from 13 countries of four continents. The CD containing all full-length papers is an attachment to the conference book. The individual papers cover a wide variety of topics: -Cold-formed sections and profiled sheeting - Steel-concrete composite structures - Buckling and effect of bracings - Dynamics, fatigue and seismic analyses - Bridges, Structural steel, metallurgy and behaviour in fire - Strength, stability and postbuckling behaviour - Joints and connections - Silos, tanks and vessels and - Reliability, masts and towers Recent Progress in Steel and Composite Structures is a useful reference source to academics, researchers, graduate students and practicing engineers.

Thin Walled Structures Advances and Developments

Author: J. Zaras
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080551708
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume contains the papers presented at the Third International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures, Cracow, Poland on June 5-7, 2001. There has been a substantial growth in knowledge in the field of Thin-Walled Structures over the past few decades. Lightweight structures are in widespread use in the Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical, Automobile, Chemical and Offshore Engineering fields. The development of new processes, new methods of connections, new materials has gone hand-in-hand with the evolution of advanced analytical methods suitable for dealing with the increasing complexity of the design work involved in ensuring safety and confidence in the finished products. Of particular importance with regard to the analytical process is the growth in use of the finite element method. This method, about 40 years ago, was confined to rather specialist use, mainly in the aeronautical field, because of its requirements for substantial calculation capacity. The development over recent years of extremely powerful microcomputers has ensured that the application of the finite element method is now possible for problems in all fields of engineering, and a variety of finite element packages have been developed to enhance the ease of use and the availability of the method in the engineering design process.