Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems Assessment Design and Life Cycle Performance

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems  Assessment  Design  and Life Cycle Performance Author Dan M. Frangopol
ISBN-10 9781482262933
Release 2007-06-28
Pages 280
Download Link Click Here

Focussing on structural reliability methods, reliability-based optimization, structural system reliability and risk analysis, lifetime performance and various applications in civil engineering. Invaluable to all concerned with structural system reliability and optimization, especially students, engineers, and workers in research and development.



Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

Safety  Reliability  Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures Author George Deodatis
ISBN-10 9781315884882
Release 2014-02-10
Pages 1112
Download Link Click Here

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures, with special focus on advanced technologies, analytical and computational methods of risk analysis, probability-based design and regulations, smart systems and materials, life-cycle cost analysis, damage assessment, social aspects, urban planning, and industrial applications. Emerging concepts as well as state-of-the-art and novel applications of reliability principles in all types of structural systems and mechanical components are included. Civil, marine, mechanical, transportation, nuclear and aerospace applications are discussed. The unique knowledge, ideas and insights make this set of a book of abstracts and searchable, full paper USBdevice must-have literature for researchers and practitioners involved with safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of structures and infrastructures.



Advances in Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

Advances in Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems Author Dan M. Frangopol
ISBN-10 0415399017
Release 2005-12-22
Pages 306
Download Link Click Here

This volume contains thirty-one papers presented at the Twelfth Scientific Meeting of the IFIP Working Group on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems which took place in Aalborg, Denmark, from May 22-25, 2005. The Working Group Conference was organized by the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Working Group 7.5 of the Technical Committee on Modelling and Optimization. The purpose of the Working Group is to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications, to stimulate research, development and application of structural system reliability and optimization theory, to assist and advance research and development in these fields, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on reliability and optimization of structural systems, and to encourage education in structural system reliability and optimization theory.



Life Cycle of Structural Systems

Life Cycle of Structural Systems Author Hitoshi Furuta
ISBN-10 9781315761800
Release 2014-11-07
Pages 466
Download Link Click Here

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management contains the papers presented at IALCCE2014, the fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014), held in Tokyo, Japan, November 16-19, 2014. It consists of a book of extended abstracts (466 pp) and a DVD (2332 pp) with 312 full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 7 keynote lectures, and 304 technical papers from 38 countries. All major aspects of life-cycle engineering are addressed, with special focus on structural damage processes, life-cycle design, inspection, monitoring, assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, life-cycle performance of special structures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source for anyone interested in life-cycle of civil infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and practitioners from all areas of engineering and industry.



Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems Author Daniel Straub
ISBN-10 9780203841419
Release 2010-07-28
Pages 260
Download Link Click Here

This volume contains 28 papers by renowned international experts on the latest advances in structural reliability methods and applications, engineering risk analysis and decision making, new optimization techniques and various applications in civil engineering. Moreover, several contributions focus on the assessment and optimization of existing structural systems. All contributions were presented at the 15th Working Conference of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, held at the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, Germany, April 2010. Working Group 7.5’s purposes are to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications, to stimulate research, development and application of structural system reliability and optimization theory, to assist and advance research and development in these fields, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on reliability and optimization of structural systems, and to encourage education in structural system reliability and optimization theory. This volume is intended for structural and mechanical engineers working and researching in structural optimization and risk/reliability analysis, applied to structural and infrastructural systems.



Advances in Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

Advances in Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems Author Dan M. Frangopol
ISBN-10 0415399017
Release 2005-12-22
Pages 306
Download Link Click Here

This volume contains thirty-one papers presented at the Twelfth Scientific Meeting of the IFIP Working Group on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems which took place in Aalborg, Denmark, from May 22-25, 2005. The Working Group Conference was organized by the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Working Group 7.5 of the Technical Committee on Modelling and Optimization. The purpose of the Working Group is to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications, to stimulate research, development and application of structural system reliability and optimization theory, to assist and advance research and development in these fields, to further the dissemination and exchange of information on reliability and optimization of structural systems, and to encourage education in structural system reliability and optimization theory.



Life Cycle Performance of Deteriorating Structures

Life Cycle Performance of Deteriorating Structures Author Dan M. Frangopol
ISBN-10 0784475458
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 456
Download Link Click Here

Papers presented at the Third International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety Workshop on Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Design of Civil Infrastructure Systems and at the Joint Committee on Structural Safety Workshop on Probabilistic Modeling of Deterioration Processes in Concrete Structures, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 24-26, 2003. This report contains 43 papers, including four keynote lectures and the statements and conclusions, covering a wide range of studies on life-cycle performance of deteriorating structures. Contributors include internationally recognized researchers and practicing engineers from the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Topics include: aging infrastructure; bridge management strategies; bridge scour; chloride ingress; civil infrastructures; concrete fatigue; condition assessment; condition indicators; condition, safety and cost analysis for deteriorated structures; corrosion and cracking of reinforced concrete; decision analysis; decision making under uncertainty? deterioration modeling of structures; expected utility; fatigue behavior; freezing-thawing and mechanical load effects; life quality index; life-cycle cost analysis; life-cycle performance; life assessment; maintenance planning optimization; maintenance strategies; management of structures; material quality; optimum design of bridges; performance updating; policy strategies for hazards; probabilistic performance of structures; reliability of deteriorating structures; remote sensing and monitoring; renewal models; restoration of bridges; risk analysis; risk-based safety evaluation; safety levels and service life; service-life prediction; steel corrosion; stochastic simulation; structural health monitoring structural rehabilitation; and structural reliability.



Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering Formulations and Applications

Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering  Formulations and Applications Author Plevris, Vagelis
ISBN-10 9781466616417
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 456
Download Link Click Here

Throughout the past few years, there has been extensive research done on structural design in terms of optimization methods or problem formulation. But, much of this attention has been on the linear elastic structural behavior, under static loading condition. Such a focus has left researchers scratching their heads as it has led to vulnerable structural configurations. What researchers have left out of the equation is the element of seismic loading. It is essential for researchers to take this into account in order to develop earthquake resistant real-world structures. Structural Seismic Design Optimization and Earthquake Engineering: Formulations and Applications focuses on the research around earthquake engineering, in particular, the field of implementation of optimization algorithms in earthquake engineering problems. Topics discussed within this book include, but are not limited to, simulation issues for the accurate prediction of the seismic response of structures, design optimization procedures, soft computing applications, and other important advancements in seismic analysis and design where optimization algorithms can be implemented. Readers will discover that this book provides relevant theoretical frameworks in order to enhance their learning on earthquake engineering as it deals with the latest research findings and their practical implementations, as well as new formulations and solutions.



Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure Author Dan Frangopol
ISBN-10 9780203386286
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 746
Download Link Click Here

This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and retrofitting of aging structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, lifelines and ships. Cost-efficient maintenance and management of civil infrastructure requires balanced consideration of both structural performance and the total cost accrued over the entire life-cycle considering uncertainties. In this context, major topics treated in this book include aging structures, climate adaptation, climate change, corrosion, cost, damage assessment, decision making, extreme events, fatigue life, hazards, hazard mitigation, inspection, life-cycle performance, maintenance, management, NDT methods, optimization, redundancy, reliability, repair, retrofit, risk, robustness, resilience, safety, stochastic control, structural health monitoring, sustainability, uncertainties and vulnerability. Applications include bridges, buildings, dams, marine structures, pavements, power distribution poles, offshore platforms, stadiums and transportation networks. This up-to-date overview of the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure makes this book a must-have reference work for those involved with structures and infrastructures, including students, researchers and practitioners.



Life Cycle Civil Engineering

Life Cycle Civil Engineering Author Fabio Biondini
ISBN-10 0203885309
Release 2008-05-28
Pages 990
Download Link Click Here

Life-Cycle Civil Engineering contains the papers presented at the First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE’08), held in Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy, 10-14 June, 2008. It consists of a book and a CD-ROM containing 150 papers, including eight keynote papers and 142 technical contributions from 28 countries. The papers deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to all main aspects of life-cycle civil engineering. Major topics covered include: life-cycle damage processes, life-cycle assessment and design, life-cycle monitoring, maintenance and rehabilitation, life-cycle performance of special structures, life-cycle cost of structures and infrastructures, and life-cycle oriented computational tools. This volume is aimed to significantly contribute to promote recent advances in the field of life-cycle civil engineering. It will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with life-cycle performance of civil engineering systems, including students, researchers, and engineers from all sections of civil engineering.



Advances in Bridge Maintenance Safety Management and Life Cycle Performance Set of Book CD ROM

Advances in Bridge Maintenance  Safety Management  and Life Cycle Performance  Set of Book   CD ROM Author Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz
ISBN-10 9781498737005
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 1126
Download Link Click Here

Advances in bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle performance contains the papers presented at IABMAS’06, the Third International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Porto, Portugal from 16 to 19 July, 2006. All major aspects of bridge maintenance, management, safety, and cost are addressed including All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management are addressed including advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, design for durability, deterioration modelling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, innovations, inspection, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and material concepts, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, sustainable materials for bridges, sustainable bridges, whole life costing, among others. This book is a major contribution to the state-of-the art in all aspects of bridge maintenance and safety, including contributions from leading experts in this area. It is a significant contribution to the process of decision making in bridge maintenance, safety, management and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.



Marine Structural Design

Marine Structural Design Author Yong Bai
ISBN-10 9780081000076
Release 2015-09-18
Pages 1008
Download Link Click Here

Marine Structural Design, Second Edition, is a wide-ranging, practical guide to marine structural analysis and design, describing in detail the application of modern structural engineering principles to marine and offshore structures. Organized in five parts, the book covers basic structural design principles, strength, fatigue and fracture, and reliability and risk assessment, providing all the knowledge needed for limit-state design and re-assessment of existing structures. Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision-making, arctic marine structural development, and the addition of new LNG ship topics, including composite materials and structures, uncertainty analysis, and green ship concepts. Provides the structural design principles, background theory, and know-how needed for marine and offshore structural design by analysis Covers strength, fatigue and fracture, reliability, and risk assessment together in one resource, emphasizing practical considerations and applications Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision making, and new content on arctic marine structural design



Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047352532
Release 1998
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems book for free.



Life Cycle Cost and Performance of Civil Infrastructure Systems

Life Cycle Cost and Performance of Civil Infrastructure Systems Author Hyo-Nam Cho
ISBN-10 9780415413565
Release 2007-07-18
Pages 319
Download Link Click Here

This bookcontains papers covering a wide range of studies on life-cycle performance analysis, design, maintenance, monitoring, management, and cost of civil infrastructure systems. Topics include reliability and optimization as design basis tools, monitoring systems, life-cycle cost analysis and management, bridge management systems, and quality control acceptance criteria. The book also discusses seismic reliability analysis of deteriorating structures, bridge inspection strategies, life-cycle cost analysis of structures on a network level, optimal risk-based design of infrastructures, updating bridge reliability using load monitoring data and statistics of extremes, rehabilitation of bridges, and lifetime analysis and structural repair of civil infrastructure systems.



Bridge Design Assessment and Monitoring

Bridge Design  Assessment and Monitoring Author Airong Chen
ISBN-10 0815382286
Release 2018-02-20
Pages 134
Download Link Click Here

Bridges play important role in modern infrastructural system. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering, as well as the recent significant contributions to the process of making rational decisions in bridge design, assessment and monitoring and resources optimization deployment for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. Tang specifies the purposes and requirements of the conceptual bridge design, considering bridge types, basic elements, structural systems and load conditions. Cremona and Poulin propose an assessment procedure for existing bridges. Kallias et al. develop a framework for the performance assessment of metallic bridges under atmospheric exposure by integrating coating deterioration and corrosion modelling. Soriano et al. employ a simplified approach to estimate the maximum traffic load effect on a highway bridge and compare the results with other approaches based on on-site weigh-in-motion data. Akiyama et al. propose a method for reliability-based durability design and service life assessment of reinforced concrete deck slab of jetty structures. Chen et al. propose a meso-scale model to simulate the uniform and pitting corrosion of rebar in concrete and to obtain the crack patterns of the concrete with different rebar arrangements. Ruan et al. present a traffic load model for long span multi-pylon cable- stayed bridges. Khuc and Catbas implement a non-target vision- based method for the measurement of both static and dynamic displacements time histories. Finally, Cruz presents the career of the outstanding bridge engineer Edgar Cardoso in the fields of bridge design and experimental analysis. The book serves as a valuable reference to all concerned with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers, engineers, consultants and contractors from all areas sections of bridge engineering. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.



Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems Author Marc Maes
ISBN-10 9058095797
Release 2004-07-01
Pages 396
Download Link Click Here

This volume contains papers presented at the 11th scientific meeting of the IFIP working group on reliability and optimization of structural systems. The purpose of Working Group 7.5 is to promote modern structural system reliability and optimization theory and its applications; stimulate research, development, and application; assist and advance research and development; further the dissemination and exchange of information; and encourage education. The main themes include structural reliability methods and applications, engineering risk analysis and decision-making, new optimization techniques and various applications in civil engineering.



Seismic Performance of Concrete Buildings

Seismic Performance of Concrete Buildings Author Liviu Crainic
ISBN-10 9780203096390
Release 2012-12-10
Pages 260
Download Link Click Here

This book examines and presents essential aspects of the behavior, analysis, design and detailing of reinforced concrete buildings subjected to strong seismic activity. Seismic design is an extremely complex problem that has seen spectacular development in the last decades. The present volume tries to show how the principles and methods of earthquake engineering can be applied to seismic analysis and design of reinforced concrete buildings. The book starts with an up-to-date presentation of fundamental aspects of reinforced concrete behavior quantified through constitutive laws for monotonic and hysteretic loading. Basic concepts of post-elastic analysis like plastic hinge, plastic length, fiber models, and stable and unstable hysteretic behaviour are, accordingly, defined and commented upon. For a deeper understanding of seismic design philosophy and of static and dynamic post-elastic analysis, seismic behavior of different types of reinforced concrete structures (frames, walls) is examined in detail. Next, up-to-date methods for analysis and design are presented. The powerful concept of structural system is defined and systematically used to explain the response to seismic activity, as well as the procedures for analysis and detailing of common building structures. Several case studies are presented. The book is not code-oriented. The structural design codes are subject to constant reevaluation and updating. Rather than presenting code provisions, this book offers a coherent system of notions, concepts and methods, which facilitate understanding and application of any design code. The content of this book is based mainly on the authors’ personal experience which is a combination of their teaching and research activity as well as their work in the private sector as structural designers. The work will serve to help students and researchers, as well as structural designers to better understand the fundamental aspects of behavior and analysis of reinforced concrete structures and accordingly to gain knowledge that will ensure a sound design of buildings.