Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is the integration of a system of sensors, model validation, system identification, monitoring strategies, data mining, data management and interpretation of the data for decision-making purposes. The term civionics has been coined to denote the integration of civil structures with electrophotonic sensors for the purpose of determining the health of the structures. The use of SHM requires the integration of several different disciplines, including civil engineering, electrical engineering and physics. When experts in different fields come together for an SHM project, communication can be difficult, each expert not necessarily understanding the basics of the others fields of expertise. This book aims to fill the interdisciplinary gap for engineers in relation to the SHM of bridges, providing the necessary information in one volume.
The International Journal of Protective Structures will publish high quality research papers related to civil infrastructure protection against natural or man-made shock and impact loads, including but not limited to blast loads from terrorist actions or accidental gas explosions, vehicle impact on road and bridge infrastructure, ship impact on bridge structures, impact between adjacent structures during earthquake shakings, and drop weight effects.
The research results reported in this journal cover all aspects of the analysis, behaviour, design and construction of civil engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, towers and masts, storage structures, and offshore platforms. As well as full-length papers, short technical notes, discussions, and book reviews are also published.
The scope of the journal encompasses structures such as single-, double- and multi-layer grids, barrel vaults, domes, towers, folded plates, radar dishes, tensegrity structures, stressed skin assemblies, foldable structures, pneumatic systems and cable arrangements. No limitation on the type of material is imposed and the scope includes structures constructed in steel, aluminium, timber, concrete, plastics, paperboard and fabric.
by Sander Mertens
This book describes the wind resources in the built environment that can be converted into energy by a wind turbine. It especially deals with the integration of a wind turbine and a building in such a way that the building concentrates the available wind energy for the wind turbine.
This book focusses on the art of generating dome geometry, from which domes of all shapes and sizes can be constructed. The book takes the art of dome building far beyond the conventional icosahedral hemisphere: it will show you how to generate elliptical, conical, parabolic and many other forms of dome; domes shaped to fit any footprint; domes based on any of the platonic and archimedean solids; as well as prisms and antiprisms, flat based domes at any truncation, multiple layer domes and more....
Building Acoustics is a quarterly journal concerned with acoustics in the built environment. It is also a forum for scientists and engineers concerned with research and development for acoustic enhancement and noise control in buildings. The contents includes:, contributions on room acoustics; industrial noise; building services noise; transportation noise; and vibration in buildings.
This book gives a state of the art presentation of the analysis, design and construction of space structures. Principal features and topics of the book include: analysis, design and construction of various types of space structures; nodes and jointing systems; and approximate methods of analysis. Concepts are explained through over 400 figures, 90 photographs and 35 tables.
This book gives an overview of some issues related to relations between forms, forces, and material. After a section devoted to historical approaches, some key features of structural morphology are developed in the second section.The future is addressed in the last part of the book, where the structural design of geometrically variable structures is considered.
by Ettore Cirillo and Francesco Martellotta
The book analyses how developments in worship demanded new physical surroundings - so that sound, whether spoken, sung, or played, could be properly heard; and analyses the other driver, developments in architectural technology, which made possible new shapes, which in turned opened up new musical possibilities.
Technological developments are hugely impacting the work of restoring, documenting and archiving our Cultural Heritage. This collection of peer reviewed papers explores the theme of cultural heritage and technology in relation to data-capture, digitization, architectural computing reconstruction, modelling, information data processing, virtual reality applications, standardization, data visualization and archiving. The exploration of possibilities of digital preservation makes this book a valuable resource for the cultural heritage community.environmental topics.
The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) is an exciting new peer-reviewed journal founded by international organizations dedicated to promoting collaborative research and development of computer-aided architectural design.
We are pleased to announce that the first peer-reviewed journal specialising in research related to the behaviour of structures in fire will be published from the beginning of 2010. Topics include: numerical modelling; practical applications; simple calculation models; experimental studies; material behaviour at high temperatures; validation; case studies; codes of practice and design; analysis of whole structure behaviour. The journal will cover all structural materials including steel, concrete, masonry, timber and aluminium.
This book contains a collection of papers on the measurement, prediction and control of sound transmission. It is in five sections: sound transmission in buildings; measurement methods, sources of sound and vibration, vibration isolation, lightweight building structures. The range of topics included cannot be exhaustive, because of the book page limit, but the editors believe the papers reflect important interests and concerns of contributors and readers.