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Modeling Complex Engineering Structures


Edited by Robert E. Melchers, Ph.D., and Richard Hough

ASCE Press

2007 / 378 pp.
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Developments in numerical methods and higher-speed computing are providing rapid advances in the analysis and design of complex structures—so rapid that it can be difficult for engineers to keep abreast of this expanding knowledge. Modeling Complex Engineering Structures provides an overview of cutting-edge developments in computational theory and techniques as currently applied in various fields of structural analysis, in the United States and around the world. Individual contributors discuss research and practice in diverse but related applications such as high-rise buildings, lightweight long-span roofs, bridges, geotechnical structures, aging nuclear structures, offshore structures, automobiles, aircraft, and ships.

By presenting a state-of-the-art view across so many applications of structural analysis, Modeling Complex Engineering Structures encourages the cross fertilization of modeling approaches, computational techniques, and performance assessment analyses from one engineering discipline to another, making this book an essential reference for analysts and designers from all disciplines.

About the Editors
Robert E. Melchers, Ph.D., is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where his main research areas are structural reliability theory applied to complex structures.

Richard Hough is a principal in the Sydney office of Arup and professor of multidisciplinary design at the University of New South Wales.