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Structural Integrity

An Introduction to Structural Mechanics for Architects

Authors: Cueto, Elías, González, David

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  • Presents a completely new and intuitive approach to structural mechanics in architecture
  • Includes Problems and Solutions
  • Especially well suited for architects, who often see structural mechanics as an awful collection of nonsense formulas with no practical interest
  • Analyzes each structural typology with the help of color illustrations of master buildings 
  • Provides intuitive descriptions with the help of state-of-the-art theories 
  • Follows a historical perspective that relates classical problems in architecture with modern theories in the field
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About this Textbook

This textbook offers an introductory course to structural mechanics for architects, including problems and solutions. It follows a completely different approach to structural mechanics than the usual books for engineering schools, making it much more attractive for architecture students and practitioners. It also offers a different point of view for engineering students, as it provides them with a more intuitive understanding of structural mechanics and the models therein.Instead of studying the classical theory of linear elasticity and then particularizing it to simple structures, this book analyzes structures in a historic and also typological order. The book starts with cable structures and stone arches, followed by trusses and, finally, frame structures made of beams. For every typology, the latest, state-of-the-art theory in the field is introduced in a very didactic way.

About the authors

Elías Cueto is professor of continuum and structural mechanics at the university of Zaragoza since 2010. His research has been devoted to the development of advanced numerical strategies for the simulation of complex phenomena. In particular, in the last years he has worked in model order reduction techniques and real-time simulation for computational surgery and augmented reality applications. His work has been recognized with the J. C. Simo award of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering, the European Scientific Association of Material Forming (ESAFORM) Scientific Prize, and the O.C. Zienkiewicz prize of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, ECCOMAS, among others. He has published more than one hundred papers in the field and is from 2016 president of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI).

David González is Associate Professor of Continuum Mechanics in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Zaragoza. His research activity focuses mainly on the development of numerical methods for the simulation of multi-scale and multi-physics problems in the fields of applied sciences and engineering. This includes the development or the improvement at the theoretical level of techniques such as the Natural Element Method. More recently, the work of Prof. González has centred on the development of numerical techniques for multiscale simulation of materials, both solids and liquids. This line of research is based on the use of model reduction techniques, such as the Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) technique. These kinds of techniques allow the efficient simulating of problems defined in very high dimensional spaces (Schroedinger eq., kinetic theory approaches, among others). He has published more than fifty papers in the field.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72935-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72934-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10288-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Structural Mechanics for Architects
Authors
Series Title
Structural Integrity
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72935-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72935-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72934-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10288-3
Series ISSN
2522-560X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 235
Number of Illustrations
95 b/w illustrations, 130 illustrations in colour
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