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Fundamentals of Structural Engineering


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Statically Determinate Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 3-45
    3. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 47-161
    4. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 163-304
    5. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 305-381
    6. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 383-422
    7. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 423-473
    8. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 475-523
    9. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 525-557
  3. Statically Indeterminate Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 559-559
    2. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 561-648
    3. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 649-765
    4. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 805-869
  4. Practice of Structural Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 871-871
    2. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 873-913
    3. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 915-973
    4. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 975-1012
    5. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 1013-1034

About this book


This book-presents new methods and tools for the integration and simulation of smart devices.  The design approach described in this book explicitly accounts for integration of Smart Systems components and subsystems as a specific constraint. It includes methodologies and EDA tools to enable multi-disciplinary and multi-scale modeling and design, simulation of multi-domain systems, subsystems and components at all levels of abstraction, system integration and exploration for optimization of functional and non-functional metrics. 

By covering theoretical and practical aspects of smart device design, this book targets people who are working and studying on hardware/software modelling, component integration and simulation under different positions (system integrators, designers, developers, researchers, teachers, students etc.). In particular, it is a good introduction to people who have interest in managing heterogeneous components in an efficient and effective way on different domains and different abstraction levels. People active in smart device development can understand both the current status of practice and future research directions.

· Provides a comprehensive overview of smart systems design, focusing on design challenges and cutting-edge solutions;

· Enables development of a co-simulation and co-design environment that accounts for the peculiarities of the basic subsystems and components to be integrated;

· Describes development of modeling and design techniques, methods and tools that enable multi-domain simulation and optimization at various levels of abstraction and across different technological domains.


Cable Structures Finite Element Displacement Method Lateral load issues for buildings Multi-span horizontal structures Statically Determinate Beams Statically Determinate Curved Members Statically Determinate Plane Frames Structural Engineering Textbook The Force Method Truss Structures

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Civil & Environmental EngiMassachusetts Institute of TechnoloCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Civil EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts-LowellLowellUSA

About the authors

Dr. Jerome J. Connor is Professor of Civil Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include computational mechanics, structural analysis, motion based structural design, and novel design methodologies for structural systems and has taught courses in computational mechanics and structural engineering. In recent years Connor’s work has involved motion based design and damage assessment of engineering materials and he is directing a number of projects related to the applications of structural control to large civil structures as well as investigating methods to quantify damage in engineering materials.

Dr. Susan Faraji has been Professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell since 1984. Dr. Faraji has close to three decades of teaching, research, publication, and consulting experience and has taught a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and at the graduate level, such as Concrete Design, Steel Design, Bridge Design, Seismic Design, Concrete Design, Finite Elements, Structural Dynamics, and Behavior of Structures. Her professional work involves the analysis, design (using the latest design codes), and computer modeling of a wide range of structures. She has worked on more than 30 bridges and on aircraft, elevators, pontoons, ramps, concrete parking garages, domes, culverts, retaining walls, and steel and concrete frame buildings.

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