Modeling Complex Engineering Structures
Robert E. Melchers, Richard Hough
American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 378 pages
Developments in numerical methods and higher-speed computing are providing rapid advances in the analysis and design of complex structures?so rapid that it can be difficult for engineers to keep abreast of this expanding knowledge. Modeling Complex Engineering Structures provides an overview of cutting-edge developments in computational theory and techniques as currently applied in various fields of structural analysis, in the United States and around the world. Individual contributors discuss research and practice in diverse but related applications such as high-rise buildings, lightweight long-span roofs, bridges, geotechnical structures, aging nuclear structures, offshore structures, automobiles, aircraft, and ships.
By presenting a state-of-the-art view across so many applications of structural analysis, Modeling Complex Engineering Structures encourages the cross fertilization of modeling approaches, computational techniques, and performance assessment analyses from one engineering discipline to another, making this book an essential reference for analysts and designers from all disciplines.