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Russell C. Hibbeler ... 768 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; 13th edition (April, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0132911272 - ISBN-13: 978-0132911276

In his revision of Engineering Mechanics, R.C. Hibbeler empowers students to succeed in the whole learning experience. Hibbeler achieves this by calling on his everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn inside and outside of lecture. This text is ideal for civil and mechanical engineering professionals.

A. A. Becker ... 350 pages - Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill; 1st edition (June 1992) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0077074394 - ISBN-13: 978-0077074395

This book is written for engineering students and practicing engineers who have little knowledge of the boundary element method. Engineers and students have tended to be discouraged by complex mathematics usually employed in explaining this method, which has led to the popularity of the finite element method. This book attempts to redress the balance. It limits the mathematics to one chapter and breaks down the derivation of the formulation into logical steps, allowing the reader to focus on their particular applications. The book features coverage of all important boundary element applications, a step-by-step approach to the formulation and fully documented computer listing providing practical application solutions. It is aimed at research and development engineers and undergraduate and postgraduate students of applied mathematics, numerical computation and advanced mathematics in mechanical, civil and aeronautical departments.

Charles Head Norris, John Benson Wilbur, Senol Utka ... 768 pages - Publisher: McGraw Hill; 3rd edition (July, 1976) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0070472564 - ISBN-13: 978-0070472563

This text is designed for courses in structural analysis or theory of structures which are taught in departments of Civil Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering. In its three previous editions, this text has been used to teach engineering students the underlying theory and the basics of structural analysis and structural behaviour. The new fourth edition establishes a foundation in structural theory in Part One, and then brings the material up-to-date with a completely new Part Two which covers the new techniques of systematic analysis using matrices and machine computations.

Antonio Nanni, Antonio De Luca, Hany Jawaheri Zadeh ... 418 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (March, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415778824 - ISBN-13: 978-0415778824

Corrosion-resistant, electromagnetic transparent and lightweight fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) are accepted as valid alternatives to steel in concrete reinforcement. Reinforced Concrete with FRP Bars: Mechanics and Design, a technical guide based on the authors’ more than 30 years of collective experience, provides principles, algorithms, and practical examples. Well-illustrated with case studies on flexural and column-type members, the book covers internal, non-prestressed FRP reinforcement. It assumes some familiarity with reinforced concrete, and excludes prestressing and near-surface mounted reinforcement applications. The text discusses FRP materials properties, and addresses testing and quality control, durability, and serviceability. It provides a historical overview, and emphasizes the ACI technical literature along with other research worldwide. Includes an explanation of the key physical mechanical properties of FRP bars and their production methods - Provides algorithms that govern design and detailing, including a new formulation for the use of FRP bars in columns - Offers a justification for the development of strength reduction factors based on reliability considerations - Uses a two –story building solved in Mathcad® that can become a template for real projects. This book is mainly intended for practitioners and focuses on the fundamentals of performance and design of concrete members with FRP reinforcement and reinforcement detailing. Graduate students and researchers can use it as a valuable resource.

J. L. Meriam, L. G. Kraige ... 544 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 7th edition (August, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470614730 - ISBN-13: 978-0470614730

The 7th edition of this classic text continues to provide the same high quality material seen in previous editions. The text is extensively rewritten with updated prose for content clarity, superb new problems in new application areas, outstanding instruction on drawing free body diagrams, and new electronic supplements to assist readers. Furthermore, this edition offers more Web-based problem solving to practice solving problems, with immediate feedback; computational mechanics booklets offer flexibility in introducing Matlab, MathCAD, and/or Maple into your mechanics classroom; electronic figures from the text to enhance lectures by pulling material from the text into Powerpoint or other lecture formats; 100+ additional electronic transparencies offer problem statements and fully worked solutions for use in lecture or as outside study tools.

I. M. Smith,  D. V. Griffiths, L. Margetts ... 682 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 5th edition (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1119973341- ISBN-13: 978-1119973348

Many students, engineers, scientists and researchers have benefited from the practical, programming-oriented style of the previous editions of Programming the Finite Element Method, learning how to develop computer programs to solve specific engineering problems using the finite element method. This new fifth edition offers timely revisions that include programs and subroutine libraries fully updated to Fortran 2003, which are freely available online, and provides updated material on advances in parallel computing, thermal stress analysis, plasticity return algorithms, convection boundary conditions, and interfaces to third party tools such as ParaView, METIS and ARPACK. As in the previous editions, a wide variety of problem solving capabilities are presented including structural analysis, elasticity and plasticity, construction processes in geomechanics, uncoupled and coupled steady and transient fluid flow and linear and nonlinear solid dynamics. Key features: Updated to take into account advances in parallel computing as well as new material on thermal stress analysis + Programs use an updated version of Fortran 2003 + Includes exercises for students + Accompanied by website hosting software. Programming the Finite Element Method, Fifth Edition is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students in civil and mechanical engineering, applied mathematics and numerical analysis, and is also a comprehensive reference for researchers and practitioners.

Yeong-Bin Yang ... 450 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR; (October, 1994) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0131092243 - ISBN-13: 978-0131092242 ...

Any nonlinear theories or finite elements have to be tested before they can be put into practice. Using the rigid body concept, this book provides simple rules for examining the validity of nonlinear theories and finite elements derived for structural members. The rules can be applied as well to testing the consistency of existing theories or computer analysis programs for nonlinear structures. Covers linear analysis and element quality test; nonlinear trusses and incremental constitutive laws; nonlinear analysis of planar frames; fundamentals of nonlinear theory of space frames; stiffness matrices for nonlinear analysis of space frames; theory and analysis on buckling of curved beams; and procedures for geometric nonlinear analysis. Provides numerous examples containing both analytical and numerical solutions. For mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineers

Timothy A. Philpot ... 744 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (January, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470044381 - ISBN-13: 978-0470044384 ...

With this book, readers will now be able to easily visualize and understand mechanics phenomena while also gaining extensive practice in modeling and solving mechanics problems. It offers a three-part approach to explaining core concepts: in-text discussion, worked examples, and an online tutorial and animation provided by MecMovies. These animations have been proven to increase the reader's visualization skills, confidence level in solving problems, and interest in the material.

912 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (June, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118083474 - ISBN-13: 978-1118083475 ...

Philpot's Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 3rd Edition, helps engineering students visualize key mechanics of materials concepts better than any text available, following a sound problem solving methodology while thoroughly covering all the basics. The third edition retains seamless integration with the author’s award winning MecMovies software. More than 40% of the problems are new and/or revised. New coverage is included on sheer stress in beams as well as energy methods. Content has also been revised throughout the text to provide students with the latest information in the field.

Steven O'Hara ... 120 pages - Publisher: Momentum Press; (December, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1606504886 - ISBN-13: 978-1606504888 ...

As structural engineers move further into the age of digital computation and rely more heavily on computers to solve problems, it remains paramount that they understand the basic mathematics and engineering principles used to design and analyze building structures. The link between the basic concepts and application to real world problems is one of the most challenging learning endeavors that structural engineers face. The primary purpose of Numerical Structural Analysis is to assist structural engineering students with developing the ability to solve complex structural analysis problems. This book will cover numerical techniques to solve mathematical formulations, which are necessary in developing the analysis procedures for structural engineering. Once the numerical formulations are understood, engineers can then develop structural analysis methods that use these techniques. This will be done primarily with matrix structural stiffness procedures. Finally, advanced stiffness topics will be developed and presented to solve unique structural problems, including member end releases, non-prismatic, shear, geometric, and torsional stiffness.

D. W. Jordan, Peter Smith ... 450 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; (October, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0199212031 - ISBN-13: 978-0199212033 ...

An ideal companion to the new 4th Edition of Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations by Jordan and Smith (OUP, 2007), this text contains over 500 problems and fully-worked solutions in nonlinear differential equations. With 272 figures and diagrams, subjects covered include phase diagrams in the plane, classification of equilibrium points, geometry of the phase plane, perturbation methods, forced oscillations, stability, Mathieu's equation, Liapunov methods, bifurcations and manifolds, homoclinic bifurcation, and Melnikov's method. The problems are of variable difficulty; some are routine questions, others are longer and expand on concepts discussed in Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations, and in most cases can be adapted for coursework or self-study. Both texts cover a wide variety of applications while keeping mathematical prequisites to a minimum making these an ideal resource for students and lecturers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences.

Fionn Dunne, Nik Petrinic ... 258 pages - Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (August, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0198568266 - ISBN-13: 978-0198568261 ...

This book gives an introduction to computational plasticity and includes the kinematics of large deformations, together with relevant continuum mechanics. Central to the book is its focus on computational plasticity, and we cover an introduction to the finite element method which includes both quasi-static and dynamic problems. We then go on to describe explicit and implicit implementations of plasticity models in to finite element software. Throughout the book, we describe the general, multiaxial form of the theory but uniquely, wherever possible, reduce the equations to their simplest, uniaxial form to develop understanding of the general theory and we hope physical insight. We provide several examples of implicit and explicit implementations of von Mises time-independent and visco-plasticity in to the commercial code ABAQUS (including the fortran coding), which should prove invaluable to research students and practicing engineers developing ABAQUS 'UMATs'. The book bridges the gap between undergraduate material on plasticity and existing advanced texts on nonlinear computational mechanics, which makes it ideal for students and practicing engineers alike. It introduces a range of engineering applications, including superplasticity, porous plasticity, cyclic plasticity and thermo-mechanical fatigue, to emphasize the subject's relevance and importance.

James F. Epperson ... 614 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118367596 - ISBN-13: 978-1118367599 ...

The Second Edition of the highly regarded An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis provides a fully revised guide to numerical approximation. The book continues to be accessible and expertly guides readers through the many available techniques of numerical methods and analysis. An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis, Second Edition reflects the latest trends in the field, includes new material and revised exercises, and offers a unique emphasis on applications. The author clearly explains how to both construct and evaluate approximations for accuracy and performance, which are key skills in a variety of fields. A wide range of higher-level methods and solutions, including new topics such as the roots of polynomials, spectral collocation, finite element ideas, and Clenshaw-Curtis quadrature, are presented from an introductory perspective, and the Second Edition also features: Chapters and sections that begin with basic, elementary material followed by gradual coverage of more advanced material + Exercises ranging from simple hand computations to challenging derivations and minor proofs to programming exercises + Widespread exposure and utilization of MATLAB  + An appendix that contains proofs of various theorems and other material. The book is an ideal textbook for students in advanced undergraduate mathematics and engineering courses who are interested in gaining an understanding of numerical methods and numerical analysis.

Michel Geradin, Daniel J. Rixen ... 616 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (February, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118900200 - ISBN-13: 978-1118900208 ...

Mechanical Vibrations: Theory and Application to Structural Dynamics, Third Edition is a comprehensively updated new edition of the popular textbook. It presents the theory of vibrations in the context of structural analysis and covers applications in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Key features include: A systematic approach to dynamic reduction and substructuring, based on duality between mechanical and admittance concepts + An introduction to experimental modal analysis and identification methods + An improved, more physical presentation of wave propagation phenomena + A comprehensive presentation of current practice for solving large eigenproblems, focusing on the efficient linear solution of large, sparse and possibly singular systems + A deeply revised description of time integration schemes, providing framework for the rigorous accuracy/stability analysis of now widely used algorithms such as HHT and Generalized-α + Solved exercises and end of chapter homework problems + A companion website hosting supplementary material.

Clive L. Dym, Harry E. Williams ... 224 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (February, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439870896 - ISBN-13: 978-1439870891 ...

Explicitly reintroducing the idea of modeling to the analysis of structures, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior presents an integrated approach to modeling and estimating the behavior of structures. With the increasing reliance on computer-based approaches in structural analysis, it is becoming even more important for structural engineers to recognize that they are dealing with models of structures, not with the actual structures. As tempting as it is to run innumerable simulations, closed-form estimates can be effectively used to guide and check numerical results, and to confirm physical insights and intuitions. Spend Less Time Generating Numbers, and More Time Understanding What They Mean: This book encourages readers to think about structures and their models in a way that is rooted in classic elementary elasticity—depending less on advanced mathematical techniques and more on the dimensions and magnitudes of the underlying physics. The authors stretch the mold, emphasizing and more explicitly describing the modeling process. The focus is on learning which calculations to perform and how to validate and interpret the results—skills that will be increasingly useful for professional engineers. Chapters cover: Key principles and techniques of mathematical modeling, including dimensional analysis, scaling, linearity, and balance and conservation laws + Basic structural models + How to develop and express physical intuition + How to track the behavior of arches under lateral load + Two methods of analyzing coupled discrete systems—Castigliano’s theorems and Rayleigh’s quotient—to lay a foundation for their application to continuous systems + How to derive simple, accurate estimates of the transverse displacements of structures modeled in terms of coupled Timoshenko beams + How to analyze the dimensional behavior and calculate numerical values of fundamental frequencies of structures modeled in terms of Euler-Bernoulli, Timoshenko, and coupled-beam systems. Taking a unique approach, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior is suitable for advanced undergraduates, as well as graduate students and practitioners, who want to spend less time and effort generating numbers, and more time understanding what those numbers mean.

Richard E. Goodman ... 576 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (January, 1989) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471812005 - ISBN-13: 978-0471812005 ...

Introduces a new approach to rock mechanics called ``block theory,'' which formalizes procedures for selecting proper shapes and orientations for excavations in hard jointed rock. Applies block theory to rock slopes and underground excavations, and covers the Q theory of rock classification, the empirical criterion of joint shear strength, rock bolting, properties of weak rocks, statistical frequency of jointing, an empirical criterion of rock strength, and design of underground supports. Contains many new problems with worked-out solutions.

Singiresu S. Rao ... 840 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 4th edition (2014)... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470183527 - ISBN-13: 978-0470183526 ...

This is the only book on the market that discusses all the important methods of optimization. All the methods are presented in a simple language in the most comprehensive manner. Nonlinear, linear, geometric, dynamic and stochastic programming techniques are presented with a focus on engineering applications. Other more specialized methods such as optimal control, multiobjective optimization, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, neural networks and fuzzy optimization methods are also included. In each case examples and cases are presented to show how the mtheod is actually used in the real world.

Chai H. Yoo, Sung C. Lee ... 536 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (april, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 012385122X - ISBN-13: 978-0123851222 ...

The current trend of building more streamlined structures has made stability analysis a subject of extreme importance. It is mostly a safety issue because Stability loss could result in an unimaginable catastrophe. Written by two authors with a combined 80 years of professional and academic experience, the objective of Stability of Structures: Principles and Applications is to provide engineers and architects with a firm grasp of the fundamentals and principles that are essential to performing effective stability analysts. Concise and readable, this guide presents stability analysis within the context of elementary nonlinear flexural analysis, providing a strong foundation for incorporating theory into everyday practice. The first chapter introduces the buckling of columns. It begins with the linear elastic theory and proceeds to include the effects of large deformations and inelastic behavior. In Chapter 2 various approximate methods are illustrated along with the fundamentals of energy methods. The chapter concludes by introducing several special topics, some advanced, that are useful in understanding the physical resistance mechanisms and consistent and rigorous mathematical analysis. Chapters 3 and 4 cover buckling of beam-columns. Chapter 5 presents torsion in structures in some detail, which is one of the least well understood subjects in the entire spectrum of structural mechanics. Strictly speaking, torsion itself does not belong to a topic in structural stability, but needs to be covered to some extent for a better understanding of buckling accompanied with torsional behavior. Chapters 6 and 7 consider stability of framed structures in conjunction with torsional behavior of structures. Chapters 8 to 10 consider buckling of plate elements, cylindrical shells, and general shells. Although the book is primarily devoted to analysis, rudimentary design aspects are discussed.

    Ferdinand P. Beer, E. Russell Johnston, Jr., John T. Dewolf, David F. Mazurek ... 832 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 6th edition (January, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0073380288 - ISBN-13: 978-0073380285.

    Beer and Johnston's Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since its publication in 1981, Mechanics of Materials, provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application. The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives your student the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, you and your students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented. If you want the best book for your students, we feel Beer, Johnston's Mechanics of Materials, 6th edition is your only choice.

    Klaus-Jurgen Bathe ... 1037 pages - Publisher: Prentice Hall; (1996) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 8126529989 - ISBN-13: 978-8126529988

    For courses in finite element methods, finite element analysis taught in departments of Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace, Agriculture, and Mechanics departments. Course for which this book is appropriate is usually taught to seniors or graduate students. Comprehensive: this text explores the full range of finite element methods used in engineering practice for actual applications in computer-aided design. It provides not only an introduction to finite element methods and the commonality in the various techniques, but explores state-of-the-art methods as well with a focus on what are deemed to become "classical techniques" procedures that will be standard and authoritative for finite element analysis for years to come.

    J. E. Akin ... 512 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (August, 2005) ... Language: English - ASIN: B005H8420Y by Amazon Digital Services ...

    This key text is written for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students. It delivers a complete introduction to finite element methods and to automatic adaptation (error estimation) that will enable students to understand and use FEA as a true engineering tool. It has been specifically developed to be accessible to non-mathematics students and provides the only complete text for FEA with error estimators for non-mathematicians. Error estimation is taught on nearly half of all FEM courses for engineers at senior undergraduate and postgraduate level; no other existing textbook for this market covers this topic. * The only introductory FEA text with error estimation for students of engineering, scientific computing and applied mathematics * Includes source code for creating and proving FEA error estimators * Complete with homework exercises and supporting website with instructor's solutions manual.

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