Fundamentals of Linear Control

Author: Maurício C. de Oliveira
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316949900
Release Date: 2017-05-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Taking a different approach from standard thousand-page reference-style control textbooks, Fundamentals of Linear Control provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of feedback control systems in fewer than 400 pages. The text focuses on classical methods for dynamic linear systems in the frequency domain. The treatment is, however, modern and the reader is kept aware of contemporary tools and techniques, such as state space methods and robust and nonlinear control. Featuring fully worked design examples, richly illustrated chapters, and an extensive set of homework problems and examples spanning across the text for gradual challenge and perspective, this textbook is an excellent choice for senior-level courses in systems and control or as a complementary reference in introductory graduate level courses. The text is designed to appeal to a broad audience of engineers and scientists interested in learning the main ideas behind feedback control theory.

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction

Author: Robert E. Melchers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119265993
Release Date: 2018-02-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction, Third Edition is a textbook which addresses the important issue of predicting the safety of structures at the design stage and also the safety of existing, perhaps deteriorating structures. Attention is focused on the development and definition of limit states such as serviceability and ultimate strength, the definition of failure and the various models which might be used to describe strength and loading. This book emphasises concepts and applications, built up from basic principles and avoids undue mathematical rigour. It presents an accessible and unified account of the theory and techniques for the analysis of the reliability of engineering structures using probability theory. This new edition has been updated to cover new developments and applications and a new chapter is included which covers structural optimization in the context of reliability analysis. New examples and end of chapter problems are also now included.

Pavement Engineering

Author: Rajib B. Mallick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498758840
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Pavement Engineering will cover the entire range of pavement construction, from soil preparation to structural design and life-cycle costing and analysis. It will link the concepts of mix and structural design, while also placing emphasis on pavement evaluation and rehabilitation techniques. State-of-the-art content will introduce the latest concepts and techniques, including ground-penetrating radar and seismic testing. This new edition will be fully updated, and add a new chapter on systems approaches to pavement engineering, with an emphasis on sustainability, as well as all new downloadable models and simulations.

AutoCAD 2011 Essentials

Author: Munir Hamad
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449666873
Release Date: 2010-06-23
Genre: Computers

AutoCAD is a premier PC-based drafting tool that has been used by millions of engineers, draftsmen, project managers, and engineering students since its inception in 1982. AutoCAD 2011 Essentials provides new and seasoned users with simple step-by-step procedures on how to create, modify, annotate, and add dimension to any engineering drawing. Use the DVD to set up drawing exercises, view all of the book’s figures in full color, and draw with a trial version of AutoCAD 2011. Fifty-five “workshops” throughout the book simulate a full real-world project from concept to completion, without overlooking any of the fundamental commands and functions of AutoCAD® 2011.

Probability Statistics and Decision for Civil Engineers

Author: Jack R Benjamin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486780726
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Mathematics

"This text covers the development of decision theory and related applications of probability. Extensive examples and illustrations cultivate students' appreciation for applications, including strength of materials, soil mechanics, construction planning, and water-resource design. Emphasis on fundamentals makes the material accessible to students trained in classical statistics and provides a brief introduction to probability. 1970 edition"--

Mechanics of Fluids SI Edition

Author: Merle C. Potter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305637610
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Readers gain both an understanding of fluid mechanics and the ability to analyze this important phenomena encountered by practicing engineers with MECHANICS OF FLUIDS, 5E. The authors use proven learning tools to help students visualize many difficult-to-understand aspects of fluid mechanics. The book presents numerous phenomena that are often not discussed in other books, such as entrance flows, the difference between wakes and separated regions, free-stream fluctuations and turbulence, and vorticity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Risk and Reliability Analysis Theory and Applications

Author: Paolo Gardoni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319524252
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents a unique collection of contributions from some of the foremost scholars in the field of risk and reliability analysis. Combining the most advanced analysis techniques with practical applications, it is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date books available on risk-based engineering. All the fundamental concepts needed to conduct risk and reliability assessments are covered in detail, providing readers with a sound understanding of the field and making the book a powerful tool for students and researchers alike. This book was prepared in honor of Professor Armen Der Kiureghian, one of the fathers of modern risk and reliability analysis.

Concepts in Engineering

Author: W. Dan Reece
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0073191620
Release Date: 2007-01-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The second edition of Holtzapple and Reece’s popular text, Concepts in Engineering, introduces fundamental engineering concepts to freshman engineering students. Its central focus is to positively motivate students for the rest of their engineering education, as well as their future engineering. Due to the book’s concise, yet comprehensive coverage, it can be used in a wide variety of introductory courses.

Introduction to Linear Algebra for Structural Engineers

Author: Robert Asaro
ISBN: 131204635X
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A general text on linear algebra for engineering students. The book is based on modern mathematical methods and has several focus areas including the theory of finite deformation and structural dynamics.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466696204
Release Date: 2016-01-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Civil and environmental engineers work together to develop, build, and maintain the man-made and natural environments that make up the infrastructures and ecosystems in which we live and thrive. Civil and Environmental Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive multi-volume publication showcasing the best research on topics pertaining to road design, building maintenance and construction, transportation, earthquake engineering, waste and pollution management, and water resources management and engineering. Through its broad and extensive coverage on a variety of crucial concepts in the field of civil engineering, and its subfield of environmental engineering, this multi-volume work is an essential addition to the library collections of academic and government institutions and appropriately meets the research needs of engineers, environmental specialists, researchers, and graduate-level students.

Risk and Reliability Analysis

Author: Vijay P. Singh
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784408912
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

When it comes to the planning, design, construction, and management of engineering systems, risk and uncertainty are unavoidable. This book presents key concepts of risk and reliability that apply to an array of problems in civil and environmental engineering. It provides an overview of the art of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty.

Numerical Methods with MATLAB

Author: Gerald W. Recktenwald
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: STANFORD:36105024178878
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

This thorough, modern exposition of classic numerical methods using MATLAB briefly develops the fundamental theory of each method. Rather than providing a detailed numerical analysis, the behavior of the methods is exposed by carefully designed numerical experiments. The methods are then exercised on several nontrivial example problems from engineering practice. This structured, concise, and efficient book contains a large number of examples of two basic types—One type of example demonstrates a principle or numerical method in the simplest possible terms. Another type of example demonstrates how a particular method can be used to solve a more complex practical problem. The material in each chapter is organized as a progression from the simple to the complex. Contains an extensive reference to using MATLAB. This includes interactive (command line) use of MATLAB, MATLAB programming, plotting, file input and output. For a practical and rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of numerical computation.

Mechanics I Statics

Author: James W Dally
ISBN: 1935673297
Release Date: 2016-08-30

The content of the Mechanics I textbook includes methods for determining stresses and strains in uniaxial members, column buckling loads, and a discussion of material properties and material behavior. Because we have included three topics not normally found in traditional Statics books, we have added the three plus signs to the subtitle Statics +++. We introduced the concept of stresses in uniaxial members, because an analysis of the forces in some structural element is incomplete. Determining the force is not sufficient to establish the safety of the structural member or to design its cross section. However, it is easy to introduce stresses in uniaxial members s = P/A, and we have taken this important step toward a more complete analysis. Next, we added a chapter on materials and material properties introducing yield and ultimate tensile strength. Determining the stress and comparing this value with the strength of an engineering material enables the student to establish the safety factor or the margin of safety of the structural element. We have found that extending the analysis to incorporate safety and/or design improves the student's interest and motivation. We often include a project that involves student teams building a model of a truss, which is subsequently tested in the laboratory. The students perform a truss analysis and predict the failure load of their model. In testing the models, we found that compression members on many of the trusses failed at loads much lower than the values predicted by the student teams. These compression members were buckling at relatively low loads, while the stresses were lower than the strength of the model material. This laboratory experience enabled us to discuss elastic instability and to demonstrate buckling. We have added a chapter on Euler (elastic) buckling to this edition to enable the student to study and to begin to understand elastic instability in structures.