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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 buildings. With the expanding reliance on computer-based ways in structural research, it truly is changing into much more vital for structural engineers to acknowledge that they're facing versions of constructions, now not with the particular constructions. As tempting because it is to run innumerable simulations, closed-form estimates will be successfully used to steer and cost 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 buildings and their types in a fashion that's rooted in vintage user-friendly elasticity—depending much less on complex mathematical suggestions and extra at the dimensions and magnitudes of the underlying physics. The authors stretch the mildew, emphasizing and extra explicitly describing the modeling technique. the point of interest is on learning which calculations to accomplish and the way to validate and interpret the results—skills that would be more and more helpful for pro engineers.

Chapters cover:

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

  • Basic structural models

  • How to enhance and convey actual intuition

  • How to trace the habit of arches below lateral load

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

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

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

Taking a different strategy, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior is compatible for complex 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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