Comparative Design of Structures

Concepts and Methodologies

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ISBN/EAN: 9783662508671
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XII, 404 S., 37 s/w Illustr., 251 farbige Illustr.
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2016
Einband: kartoniertes Buch


This book presents comparative design as an approach to the conceptual design of structures. Primarily focusing on reasonable structural performance, sustainable development and architectural aesthetics, it features detailed studies of structural performance through the composition and de-composition of these elements for a variety of structures, such as high-rise buildings, long-span crossings and spatial structures. The latter part of the book addresses the theoretical basis and practical implementation of knowledge engineering in structural design, and a case-based fuzzy reasoning method is introduced to illustrate the concept and method of intelligent design. The book is intended for civil engineers, structural designers and architects, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students in civil engineering and architecture. Lin Shaopei and Huang Zhen are both Professors at the Department of Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.


Lin Shaopei is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Being both graduate programs in steel structure during 1956-58 and in engineering mechanics during 1962-66 at Dalian University of Science & Technology in China, Professor Lin has more than 50 years of teaching, research and consulting experiences. He authored more than 150 papers and 5 monographs covered the fields of structural engineering, computational mechanics, artificial intelligence applications as well as system and economic analyses for engineering, etc. He is now the Director General of UK Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Shanghai Branch, Board Director of USA Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center. He is also the Fellow of ICE and Chartered Engineer of ICE. Dr.Ing. Huang, Zhen is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top 5 universities in China. Professor Huang graduated from Tianjin University, China in 1982 and received her Dr.Ing. degree in Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany in 1995. She has 6 years engineering experience of design, manufacture and construction in Germany and in China. Her research interests are concrete structures, steel structures, green building material and structural systems. Professor Huang is the board member of ICE Shanghai Branch and also the dean of ICE China Training Centre. She is the Fellow of ICE, Chartered Engineer of ICE and the member of ASCE.