Advanced Steel Design of Structures examines the design principles of steel members under special loads and covers special geometric forms and conditions not typically presented in standard design books. It explains advanced concepts in a simple manner using numerous illustrative examples and MATLAB® codes.
- Provides analysis of members under unsymmetrical bending
- Includes coverage of structures with special geometry and their use in offshore applications for ultra-deep water oil and gas exploration
- Presents numerical modeling and analysis of steel members under fire conditions, impact, and blast loads
- Includes MATLAB® examples that will aid in the capacity building of civil engineering students approaching this complex subject
Written for a broad audience, the presentation of design concepts of steel members will be suitable for upper-level undergraduate students. The advanced design theories for offshore structures under special loads will be an attractive feature for post-graduate students and researchers. Practicing engineers will also find the book useful, as it includes numerous solved examples and practical tutorials.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Plastic Design of Stuctures. Chapter 3: Blast, Fire, and Impact-Resistant Design. Chapter 4: Stability of Structural Systems. Chapter 5: Mathieu Stability of Compliant Structures.
Srinivasan Chandrasekaran is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. He has teaching, research and industrial experience of about 27 years during which he has supervised many sponsored research projects and offshore consultancy assignments both in India and abroad. His active areas of research include dynamic analysis and design of offshore platforms, Development of geometric forms of complaint offshore structures for ultra-deep water oil exploration and production, sub-sea engineering, Rehabilitation and retrofitting of offshore platforms, structural health monitoring of ocean structures, seismic analysis and design of structures and risk analyses and reliability studies of offshore and petroleum engineering plants. He has been also a visiting fellow under the invitation of Ministry of Italian University Research to University of Naples Federico II, Italy for a period of two years during which he conducted research on advanced nonlinear modelling and analysis of structures under different environmental loads with experimental verifications. He has about 110 research publications in International journals and refereed conferences organized by professional societies around the world. Fourteen text books authored by him are quite popular amongst graduate students of civil and ocean engineering and recommended as reference material for class room studies and research as well. He also delivered fifteen web-based courses on various subjects namely: i) Dynamic analysis of ocean structures; ii) Ocean structures and materials; iii) Advanced marine structures; iv) Health, safety & Management in offshore and petroleum engineering etc. He is a member of many National and International professional bodies and delivered many invited lectures and key note address in the international conferences, workshops and seminars in India and abroad.