Popular Books in Structural and Civil Engineering

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Title: Structures, Or, Why Things Dont Fall Down

"Rich and readable...personal, witty and ironic." --Scientific American
Author(s): James Edward Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780306812835
Pages: 395
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Title: Dynamics of Structures

Designed for senior-level and graduate courses in Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering.

Dynamics of Structures includes many topics encompassing the theory of structural dynamics and the application of this theory regarding earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed and the manner of presentation is sufficiently detailed and integrated, to make the book suitable for self-study by students and professional engineers.

Author(s): Anil K. Chopra
ISBN 13: 9780132858038
Pages: 992
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Title: Earthquake Engineering: Damage Assessment and Structural Design - Sidney F. Borg - Hardcover

Author(s): Sidney F. Borg
ISBN 13: 9780471262619
Pages: 124
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Title: Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers

Materials for Civil and Construction Engineers, 3/e is ideal for courses in Civil Engineering Materials, Construction Materials, and Construction Methods and Materials offered in Civil, Environmental, or Construction engineering departments ...
Author(s): Michael S. Mamlouk;John P. Zaniewski
ISBN 13: 9780136110583
Pages: 582
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Title: Civil Engineering Systems Analysis

This textbook covers tools and applications in civil engineering systems. It begins by revising the mathematical and statistical background for the adequate formulation of civil engineering problems. Then it examines a series of topics required to understand infrastructure, facilities and transportation networks, and their planning, maintenance, upgrading and expansion. It covers problem definition, model formulation and decision making systems, including optimization, estimation and prediction. The applications deal with some of the challenges that civil engineers will typically encounter during their professional lives, ranging from municipal planning and infrastructure management to transportation analysis. The treatment of the topics is integral. Tools and examples from real life situations are combined to illustrate the use of methods and principles. Students will learn to understand a system, conceptualize a model, analyse it and make decisions or draw conclusions, just as practising engineers do. A final chapter introduces methods for expanding simple models, adding complexity and incorporating uncertainty. Instructors can chose to cover some of the material from the foundation chapters on mathematics and statistics or directly concentrate on the tools and applications.
Author(s): Luis Amador-Jimenez
ISBN 13: 9781482260793
Pages: 256
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Title: Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design

Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design, 6/e is a perfect text for professionals in the field who need a comprehensive reference on concrete structures and the design of reinforced concrete. Reinforced concrete design encompasses both the art and science of engineering. This book presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and mechanics of materials. In addition, it emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies design rules, but also is capable of being built in a timely fashion and for a reasonable cost. A multi-tiered approach makes Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design an outstanding textbook for a variety of university courses on reinforced concrete design. Topics are normally introduced at a fundamental level, and then move to higher levels where prior educational experience and the development of engineering judgment will be required.
Author(s): James K. Wight
ISBN 13: 9780132176521
Pages: 1176
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Title: Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis fourth edition, introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The text covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based.

This edition features an expanded treatment of snow, earthquake, and wind loads that are part of the updated ANSI/ASCE 7 standards. We've also added Historical Notes to this addition that provide valuable insights to the development of today's techniques and practices. Additionally, about 30% of the text's problems are new or heavily revised.

Author(s): Kenneth Leet
ISBN 13: 9780073401096
Pages: 832
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Title: Structural Analysis

Structural Analysis is intended for use in Structural Analysis courses. It is also suitable for individuals planning a career as a structural engineer. Structural Analysis provides readers with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphasis is placed on teaching students to both model and analyze a structure. Hibbeler's problem solving methodology, Procedures for Analysis, provides readers with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory. Teaching and Learning Experience To provide a better teaching and learning experience, for both instructors and students, this text provides: Current Material: To keep your course current and relevant, the Ninth Edition includes new discussions and a new chapter. Problem Solving: A variety of problem types, at varying levels of difficulty, stress practical situations encountered in professional practice. Visualization: The photorealistic art program is designed to help students visualize difficult concepts. Review and Student Support: A thorough end of chapter review provides students with a concise tool for reviewing chapter contents. Triple Accuracy Checking: The accuracy of the text and problem solutions has been thoroughly checked by three other parties.
Author(s): R. C. Hibbeler
ISBN 13: 9780133942842
Pages: 720
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Title: Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design (4th Edition) (Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics)

Reinforced Concrete Mechanics & Design Fifth Edition James K. Wight • James G. MacGregor

A multi-tiered approach makes Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design an outstanding textbook for a variety of courses on reinforced concrete design.
This new edition has been updated so all chapters are in compliance with the 2008 edition of the ACI Building Code. New problems were developed for chapters where major changes were made, and all of the examples throughout the text were either reworked or checked for accuracy. Other changes include the following:
• All flexural analysis of various beam and slab sections is now covered in Chapter 4. After completing this chapter students should be prepared to analyze any beam section they may encounter either in their courses or in a design office.
• All flexural design for beams and one-way slabs is covered in Chapter 5. Information on continuous floor systems, which was in Chapter 10 of prior editions, has been moved to Chapter 5. Also, Chapter 5 gives more extensive information on structural analysis of continuous floor systems, including modeling assumptions and the interplay between analysis and design.
• Chapter 12 has been significantly modified to comply with changes in the ACI Code for analysis and design of slender columns. A new detailed design example is included to demonstrate the new code provisions.
• Chapter 13 includes all of the analysis and design requirements for two-way floor systems, which was previously presented in two chapters. As with Chapter 5, this chapter includes new information on structural analysis and modeling assumptions for continuous two-way floor systems.
• An expanded coverage of the yield-line analysis method for two-way slabs, including several examples, is presented in Chapter 14.
• In Chapter 18 the discussion of flexural design procedures for shear walls that resist lateral loads,
including walls with either uniformly distributed vertical reinforcement or with vertical reinforcement concentrated at the edges of the wall section, has been expanded. Also, a capacity-design approach is presented for the shear design of structural walls that resist earthquake-induced forces.
• Appendix A now contains a large number of axial load vs. moment interaction diagrams that incorporate the strength reduction factor. Both students and designers should find these figures very useful.

Author(s): James G. MacGregor
ISBN 13: 9780131429949
Pages: 1314
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Title: Structural Analysis

This book provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphases are placed on teaching readers to both model and analyze a structure. A hallmark of the book, Procedures for Analysis, has been retained in this edition to provide learners with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory. Chapter topics include types of structures and loads, analysis of statically determinate structures, analysis of statically determinate trusses, internal loadings developed in structural members, cables and arches, influence lines for statically determinate structures, approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures, deflections, analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force method, displacement method of analysis: slope-deflection equations, displacement method of analysis: moment distribution, analysis of beams and frames consisting of nonprismatic members, truss analysis using the stiffness method, beam analysis using the stiffness method, and plane frame analysis using the stiffness method. For individuals planning for a career as structural engineers.
Author(s): Russell C. Hibbeler
ISBN 13: 9780132570534
Pages: 720
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Title: Civil Engineering Materials

This book deals with properties, applications and analysis of important materials of construction/civil engineering. It offers full coverage of how materials are made or obtained, their physical properties, their mechanical properties, how they are used in construction, how they are tested in the lab, and their strength characteristics--information that is essential for material selection and elementary design. Contains illustrative examples and tables and figures from professional organizations. Considers all common materials of civil engineering/construction--and looks at each in depth: e.g., physical properties, mechanical properties, code provisions, methods of testing, quality control, construction procedures, and material selection. Discusses laboratory testing procedures for selected tests--provides step-by-step descriptions of laboratory test procedures to determine properties of materials. All test procedures are based on relevant ASTM specification. For Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers, Architects, and Agricultural Engineers.
Author(s): Shan Somayaji
ISBN 13: 9780131776432
Pages: 368
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Title: Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel

"Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel" takes readers inside the Lost City of the Incas for a groundbreaking perspective never before seen by tourists or archeologists. Built high in the Andes on a seemingly impossible site, Machu Picchu stands as a testament to Early Native Americans and their ability to plan and build. How was it possible to create a mountain-top city complete with running water, drainage systems, food production, and stone structures so advanced they have endured for over 500 years? Authors Kenneth R. Wright and Alfredo Valencia Zegarra explain these and other mysteries, based on their original engineering and scientific research. A fascinating book, "Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel" is a must-have for civil engineers, archeologists, armchair travelers, and tourists alike. An illustrated walking guide and detailed map allow readers to become familiar with each building and pathway, and numerous photographs take readers on a breathtaking pictorial adventure.
Author(s): Kenneth R. Wright
ISBN 13: 9780784404447
Pages: 144
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Title: Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures (Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering)

Service life estimation is an area of growing importance in civil engineering both for determining the remaining service life of civil engineering structures and for designing new structural systems with well-defined periods of functionality. Service life estimation and extension of civil engineering structures provides valuable information on the development and use of newer and more durable materials and methods of construction, as well as the development and use of new techniques of estimating service life. Part one discusses using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to extend the service-life of civil engineering structures. It considers the key issues in the use of FRP composites, examines the possibility of extending the service life of structurally deficient and deteriorating concrete structures and investigates the uncertainties of using FRP composites in the rehabilitation of civil engineering structures. Part two discusses estimating the service life of civil engineering structures including modelling service life and maintenance strategies and probabilistic methods for service life estimation. It goes on to investigate non-destructive evaluation and testing (NDE/NDT) as well as databases and knowledge-based systems for service life estimation of rehabilitated civil structures and pipelines. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors Service life estimation and extension of civil engineering structures is an invaluable resource to academics, civil engineers, construction companies, infrastructure providers and all those with an interest in improving the service life, safety and reliability of civil engineering structures. A single source of information on the service life of reinforced concrete and fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) rehabilitated structures Examines degradation mechanisms in composites for rehabilitation considering uncertainties in FRP reliability Provides an overview of probabilistic methods for rehabilitation and service life estimation of corroded structures
Author(s): Vistasp M. Karbhari;L S Lee
ISBN 13: 9780081014967
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Title: Structural Engineering Solved Problems

Structural Engineering Solved Problems will help you to familiarize yourself with the exam topics connect relevant structural engineering theories to challenging problems navigate through exam-adopted codes and standards identify accurate ...
Author(s): C. Dale Buckner
ISBN 13: 9781591265009
Pages: 344
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Title: Site Engineering for Landscape Architects

Now in its Sixth Edition, Site Engineering for Landscape Architects has long been the leading textbook used in site engineering, planning, and construction courses. It presents the complex principles and techniques of site grading, drainage, earthwork, and road alignment in a way that is easy for students to understand. The new edition features completely revised information on stormwater management and green infrastructure, as well as many new and updated case studies. New illustrations throughout create a unified look that aligns with the digital, vector-based graphics used in landscape architecture practices today.

Author(s): Steven Strom
ISBN 13: 9781118090862
Pages: 368
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Title: The Engineering of Foundations

The Engineering of Foundations incorporates theory into real world practice.

The text emphasizes conceptual understanding and avoids an oversimplistic treatment of the subject. Estimation of soil parameters for use in design is given high priority. Users will find an up-to-date text that relates theory to real world practices and integrates concepts and continuity of examples across chapters. Illustrations, applications and hands-on examples are provided. The text not only explains the "how", but also the "why".

Author(s): Rodrigo Salgado
ISBN 13: 9780072500585
Pages: 896
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Title: Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering

This book includes many topics in the theory of structural dynamics and applications of this theory to earthquake analysis, response, and design of structures. No prior knowledge of structural dynamics is assumed. The presentation is sufficiently detailed and integrated to make the book suitable for self-study by interested parties, as well as, professional engineers.FEATURES: * Relates the structural idealizations studied to the properties of real structures. * Presents the theory of dynamic response of structures in a manner that emphasizes physical insight into the analytical procedures. * Illustrates applications of the theory to solutions of problems motivated by practical applications. * Interprets the theoretical results to understand the response of structures to various dynamic excitations, with emphasis on earthquake excitation. * Applies structural dynamics theory to conduct parametric studies that bring out several fundamental issues in the earthquake response and design of multistory buildings. * Illustrates analytical procedures by over 100 worked out examples. * Includes over 400 figures that have been carefully designed and executed to be pedagogically effective. * Photographs of structures and their responses recorded during earthquakes are included to relate the presentation to the real world.
Author(s): Anil K. Chopra
ISBN 13: 9780138552145
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Title: Engineering Mechanics for Structures

This text explores the mechanics of solids and statics as well as the strength of materials and elasticity theory. It features many design exercises that encourage creative initiative and systems thinking. Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, it is also relevant to students of architecture. 2009 edition.
Author(s): Louis L. Bucciarelli
ISBN 13: 9780486468556
Pages: 320
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Title: Civil and Structural Engineering Seismic Design Review for the PE Exam

Civil & Structural Engineering: Seismic Design Review for the PE Exam, 6th Edition reflects the current structural design standards for the PE Structural I and II exams, this text has everything civil and structural engineers need to prepare for the seismic design topics.

FEATURES

Code specific, including ACI 318-05

Over 75 solved examples

Contains USCS units

Author(s): Alan Williams
ISBN 13: 9781427761255
Pages: 430
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Title: Theory of Matrix Structural Analysis

This classic text begins with an overview of matrix methods and their application to the structural design of modern aircraft and aerospace vehicles. Subsequent chapters cover basic equations of elasticity, energy theorems, structural idealization, a comparison of force and displacement methods, analysis of substructures, structural synthesis, nonlinear structural analysis, and other topics. 1968 edition.
Author(s): J. S. Przemieniecki
ISBN 13: 9780486649481
Pages: 480
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