Model Analysis of Structures

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Universities Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Structural analysis (Engineering) - 315 pages
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The purpose of this book is to introduce the basic principles and techniques of model studies, which will prove very useful for analysis design and review of structural design, especially of those structures which are not amenable to treatment by the usually simpler and faster theoretical methods.
 

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Contents

The role of model analysis in structural analysis and design
4
Principles of similitude
15
Indirect model study
25
Direct model study
68
Model materials fabrication and testing
83
Photoelastic method
103
Electrical strain gauge method
146
The Moire technique
198
Stress distribution in railway sleepers
238
Model testing of the hipped plate floor of a multistoreyed building
247
Model analysis of a circular grid slab floor
255
Model study of the roof for an auditorium
262
Model study of an airlock barrel
270
Model study of a twinbox underground tunnel
276
Prototype testing on a road bridge
288
Computer program for reduction of strain gauge readings
294

Brittle coat method
208
General instrumentation in model studies
217
Photoelastic analysis of Vierendeel girders
230
Proof testing of a 4500 kN lifting beam
302
References 311
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