Innovative structural engineering enhances the functionality, serviceability and life-cycle performance of our civil infrastructure systems. As a result, it contributes significantly to the improvement of efficiency, productivity and quality of life.
The Structural Engineering: Mechanics and Design series builds an authoritative and comprehensive library of reference books presenting the state-of-the-art in structural engineering, for industry and academia.
By Franklin Y. Cheng, Kevin Z. Truman
July 26, 2010
Today’s biggest structural engineering challenge is to design better structures, and a key issue is the need to take an integrated approach which balances control of costs with the requirement for handling earthquakes and other dynamic forces. Structural optimization is based on rigorous ...
By Perumalsamy Balaguru, Antonio Nanni, James Giancaspro
December 10, 2008
High strength fibre composites (FRPs) have been used with civil structures since the 1980s, mostly in the repair, strengthening and retrofitting of concrete structures. This has attracted considerable research, and the industry has expanded exponentially in the last decade. Design guidelines have ...
By Hrista Stamenkovic
March 29, 2002
Innovative Shear Design presents a new, rational and economical design procedure that offers increased protection against shear for all types of structures. The first part of the book describes the internal forces imposed on any flexurally bent member, and goes on to describe how these can interact...