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Finite Element Design of Concrete Structures

G A Rombach


Price: £ 74.00
Special Offer Price: £ 51.80

ISBN: 9780727732743
Format: Hardbound
Publish Date: 22/11/2004
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd
Page Size: 234x156mm
Number of Pages: 304

Finite Element Design of Concrete Structures

Description

In Finite Element Design of Concrete Structures: practical problems and their solutions the author addresses this 'blind belief' in computer results by offering a useful critique that 'important details are overlooked due to the flood of information' from the output of computer calculations. Indeed, errors in the numerical model may lead in extreme cases to structural failures as the collapse of the so-called Sleipner platform has demonstrated. Finite Element Design of Concrete Structures: practical problems and their solutions highlights that complex numerical calculations should not be used to compensate for any lack of practical knowledge of the structural behaviour of a structure. An engineer should be able to simplify any real structure into a well defined, known, understandable and designable equivalent structural system. This is an invaluable book for both practical structural engineers and students who are using software for designing concrete structures.

Contents

Foreword
Notations

• General

• Truss and beam structures

• Shear walls and deep beams

• Slabs

• Shell structures

• References

Index 

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