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Infrastructure Systems: Mechanics, Design, and Analysis of Components

Infrastructure Systems: Mechanics, Design, and Analysis of Components

Demeter G. Fertis

ISBN: 978-0-471-17907-8

Sep 1997

624 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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A comprehensive foundation in infrastructure design and analysis.

Infrastructure Systems offers complete coverage of both static and dynamic analysis and design of infrastructure systems, from the basics of structural mechanics and dynamics to advanced analysis techniques. Bridging theory and applications, this invaluable book contains unique methods that simplify the analysis and design of nonlinear and complex linear infrastructural systems -powerful new tools for both informed students and practicing engineers.

Well-written and easy to follow, Infrastructure Systems presents:
* Fundamentals of statics, stress and deformation, and infrastructural dynamics of beams, frames, buildings, bridges, and other components
* Equivalent systems, infrastructural nonlinearities, instability, and inelastic response for components of uniform or variable stiffness
* A detailed examination of structures subjected to earthquake excitations and blast loadings -elastic and elastoplastic analyses, Lagrange's equation, and more
* Energy concepts and applications, and the finite element and finite difference methods
* Extensive examples and illustrations, plus detailed answers to selected problems.
Infrastructural Fundamentals.

Stress and Deformation.

Infrastructural Dynamics.

Advanced Methods and Problems of Infrastructural Analysis.

Infrastructural Nonlinearities, Instability, and Inelastic Response.

Structures Subjected to Earthquake Excitations and Blast Loadings.

Energy Concepts and Methods, Finite Element and Finite Difference Methods.


Answers to Selected Problems.