Synopses & Reviews
Structural Modeling and Experimental Techniques presents a current treatment of structural modeling for applications in design, research, education, and product development. Providing numerous case studies throughout, the book emphasizes modeling the behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete and masonry structures.
Structural Modeling and Experimental Techniques:
Concentrates on the modeling of the true inelastic behavior of structures
Provides case histories detailing applications of the modeling techniques to real structures
Discusses the historical background of model analysis and similitude principles governing the design, testing, and interpretation of models
Evaluates the limitations and benefits of elastic models
Analyzes materials for reinforced concrete masonry and steel models
Assesses the critical nature of scale effects of model testing
Describes selected laboratory techniques and loading methods
Contains material on errors as well as the accuracy and reliability of physical modeling
Examines dynamic similitude and modeling techniques for studying dynamic loading of structures
Covers actual applications of structural modeling
This book serves students in model analysis and experimental methods, professionals manufacturing and testing structural models, as well as professionals testing large or full-scale structures - since the instrumentation techniques and overall approaches for testing large structures are very similar to those used in small-scale modeling work.
This handbook examines the physical modeling techniques for all areas of structural engineering, relying on case studies to illustrate the use of the models. Topics include elastic models; inelastic models; fabrication techniques; loading systems and laboratory techniques; structural models for wind, blast, impact and earthquake loads; and technological aspects of architectural model making. This revision of the first edition, published in 1983, reflects the current developments within this field.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Physical Modeling in Structural Engineering.- The Theory of Structural Models.- Elastic Models Materials and Techniques.- Inelastic Models: Materials for Concrete and Masonry Structures.- Inelastic Models: Structural Steel and Reinforcing Bars.- Model Fabrication Techniques.- Instrumentation Principles and Applications.- Loading Systems and Laboratory Techniques.- Size Effects, Accuracy and Reliability in Materials System and Models.- Model Applications and Case Studies.- Structural Models for Wind, Blast, Impact and Earthquake Loads.- Educational Models for Civil and Architectural Engineering.