Language : English
Published : 2013-11-01
Pages : 888
Foundation Design: Principles and Practices 2nd Edition
For undergraduate/graduate-level foundation engineering courses. Covers the subject matter thoroughly and systematically, while being easy to read. Emphasizes a thorough understanding of concepts and terms before proceeding with analysis and design, and carefully integrates the principles of foundation engineering with their application to practical design problems.
This text contains notes, worked examples, and solutions to tutorial questions that have been developed over a period of many years as a learning aid for undergraduate students studying Civil Engineering and/or Structural Engineering. Much of the material forms the basis for teaching within ENG469 Structural Analysis at Charles Darwin University (CDU), while the other material is similar in nature to that taught in Units in the earlier years of the BEng Degree in Civil Engineering at CDU. The text will be a useful learning and revision aid to students studying similar courses at other Universities in Australia and elsewhere. The production and format of this document have been developed from notes developed over many years, and have incorporated helpful suggestions from past students. This approach to teaching ‘difficult’ material to students has attracted favourable comments from students and academic staff alike.
Part 1 – Units 1. Equilibrium and Simple Structures 2. Energy Concepts and Virtual Work 3. Deflection of Pin-Jointed Frameworks 4. Forces within Indeterminate Frameworks 5. Bending Moment and Shear Force 6. Elastic Bending of Beams 7. Plastic Bending of Beams 8. Asymmetrical Bending 9. Combined Bending and Axial Force 10. Shear Stress 11. Bolted Connections 12. Analysis of Stress and Strain 13. Strain Energy and Complementary Energy 14. Application of Energy Theorems 15. Portal Frame Structures 16. Arches 17. Struts 18. Shear of Asymmetrical Sections – Shear Centre 19. Torsion 20. Effects of Rolling Loads – Influence Lines Part 2 – Worked Solutions 1. Equilibrium and Simple Structures 3. Deflection of Pin-Jointed Frameworks 4. Forces within Indeterminate Frameworks 5. Bending Moment and Shear Force 6. Elastic Bending of Beams 7. Plastic Bending of Beams 8. Asymmetrical Bending 9. Combined Bending and Axial Force 10. Shear Stress 11. Bolted Connections 12. Analysis of Stress and Strain 13. Strain Energy and Complementary Energy 14. Application of Energy Theorems 15. Portal Frame Structures 16. Arches 17. Struts 18. Shear of Asymmetrical Sections – Shear Centre 19. Torsion 20. Effects of Rolling Loads – Influence Lines
The first text available devoted completely to industrial ecology/green engineering, this introduction provides everything instructors need to teach a successful courseâ including visualsâ in one source. The authors use industrial ecology principles and cases to ground the discussion of sustainable engineering, and thus offer practical and reasonable approaches to an otherwise difficult and sometimes otherworldly subject.
The book explores the sustainable design principles and innovative engineering behind the development of two of the world’s largest conditioned public conservatories or biomes. Nestled within waterfront gardens, the biomes are the centrepiece of a development that will define Singapore as the world’s premier tropical garden city: gardens that are on track to become a national and international exemplar of sustainable practice.
Through a combination of photographs, graphics and narratives, the book explores the challenges of building two huge enclosures to recreate, in Singapore’s naturally sunny, hot and humid environment, the ideal growing conditions for plants from cool-dry Mediterranean regions and the cool-moist conditions of tropical mountain regions. While the thrust of the narrative will consider the environmental design and engineering approach of Atelier Ten, three other voices reflect upon the landscape, architectural and structural engineering issues that confronted the core members of the integrated design team.
As environmental engineers Atelier Ten developed highly innovative passive and active environmental strategies for controlling conditions within the conservatories, while minimising energy demand to exemplar levels. Outside the Biomes the unique Supertree structures house components of the systems that provide cool and dry air to the biomes and also incorporate photovoltaic panels to generate power. The systems run mainly on tree-thinnings – waste material generated by Singapore’s National Parks maintenance programme – which are being diverted from landfill to be used as a source of biomass to generate energy and heat.
The landscaping incorporates extensive natural water treatment devices to control, attenuate and cleanse the enormous flows of water from the biome roof areas and the hard landscaping areas during tropical storms. These have been seamlessly integrated into the hard and soft landscaping which comes to life during the frequent deluges that are characteristic of the tropical climate.
In addition, Atelier Ten have developed sustainable management matrices to establish agreed principles of design and construction to exceed benchmarks establish by LEED™, Singapore’s BCA Green Mark scheme and One Planet Living approaches.