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  Structural engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Structural engineering is a field of engineering that deals with the design of any structural system(s), the purpose of which is to support and resist various loads.
Most commonly structural engineers are involved in the design of buildings and nonbuilding structures, but also play an essential role in designing machinery where structural integrity of the design item is a matter of safety and reliability.
Typically, entry-level structural engineers may design simple beams, columns, and floors of a new building, including calculating the loads on each member and the load capacity of various building materials (steel, timber, masonry, concrete).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Structural_engineering   (392 words)

  
 Structural Engineering
Structural engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design and development of structures (like buildings, bridges, stadiums, tunnels and wharves) in a manner that is resilient against the varying forces to which it may be subjected.
The primary objective of a structural engineer is a finished product that will serve its function efficiently, that will conform to its allocated budget and, at the same time, that will not collapse or deform itself (for example, by bending, sagging or vibrating to an unacceptable degree).
After properly assessing these loads, the engineer must design a structural system that is appropriate for handling them, establish the suitable dimensions for supports such as beams, slabs and foundations, and determine grades and proportions of cement, sand, etc. The engineer may possibly be also requested to oversee the actual construction phase of the project.
www.iscid.org /encyclopedia/Structural_Engineering   (239 words)

  
 Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics - Department of Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering deals with the planning, structural design, and construction of buildings, bridges, and other large structures, along with their maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation.
Today's structural engineer can choose from many materials, including timber, steel, masonry, concrete, and composites to provide economical and serviceable structures which are strong enough to resist gravity loads and dynamic forces from wind and earthquakes.
The structural engineering curriculum comprises a group of courses which help the student develop an understanding of the various techniques of analysis and design.
www.engr.colostate.edu /ce/grad/structural.shtml   (1013 words)

  
 University of Oklahoma || College of Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The graduate program in structural engineering emphasizes the practical aspects of design, while providing students with fundamental backgrounds in both experimental and analytical research methods.
Structural engineering also demands a basic understanding of various areas of mathematics such as linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations and statistics.
The CEES Structural Engineering faculty, with expertise in concrete materials, concrete and steel structures, numerical modeling, structural dynamics and control and related technical areas, are positioned to lead research efforts to solve complex infrastructure problems.
www.cees.ou.edu /grad/structural.html   (1164 words)

  
 Structural Engineering Graduate Program for Prospective Graduate Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of the Structural Engineering Division have adopted additional requirements described in the Graduate Catalog and/or in these guidelines.
The goals of the study necessary to receive the master's degree in the area of structural engineering are to prepare engineers for the practice of the discipline and for advanced studies.
To be granted admission with full standing to the structural engineering program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, an applicant would normally hold a degree equivalent to the Master of Science in the Department's graduate curriculum and show clear potential to conduct independent thinking and research.
www.engr.wisc.edu /cee/prospective/grad/structural.html   (1640 words)

  
 Structural Engineering
In between, there are various steps that structural engineers have to tackle such as estimation of loads, preliminary design, conducting structural analysis to determine straining actions, investigation of the physical and mechanical properties of the construction material, producing final plans, details and cost estimates, and preparing bidding documents and construction specifications.
The structural engineering program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at The George Washington University has an international reputation for excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
He is a nationally renowned structural engineering professional and has lead a number of successful research projects.
www.cee.seas.gwu.edu /research/structural-engrg.htm   (701 words)

  
 World Trade Center - Some Engineering Aspects - Civil Engineering - The University of Sydney
Yamasaki and engineers John Skilling and Les Robertson worked closely, and the relationship between the towers’ design and structure is clear.
A very light, economical structure results by keeping the wind bracing in the most efficient place, the outside surface of the building, thus not transferring the forces through the floor membrane to the core, as in most curtain-wall structures.
The initial impact/further weakening by fire reasoning is based on uncontestable knowledge about the behaviour of structures in general, and the weakening of steel under fire conditions, plus video footage of the events and examination of the steel afterwards.
www.civil.usyd.edu.au /wtc.shtml   (2062 words)

  
 structural engineering civil engineering and electrical engineering firm for your design, forensic, litigation and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
UBSE construction structural documents undergo several levels of quality control to make certain that the structural engineering designs and construction documents maintain the standard of care we expect.
Our structural engineers and support staff are experienced in the construction process and are trained to recognize and solve problems quickly.
Value engineering is a methodology to arrive at maximizing the performance and minimizing the cost of particular construction options.
www.ubse.com   (822 words)

  
 Structural Engineering
Rehabilitation projects require structural engineers with extensive experience in all of the major structure types and knowledge of the materials used in older structures and how those structures were constructed.
Parametrix’s structural engineers were among the first in the northwest to design seismic retrofits for bridges.
Waterfront structures are unique in that they are located in harsh coastal environment and live loads imparted by vessels are substantially greater than highway loading.
www.parametrix.com /cap/trans/structural_02.htm   (303 words)

  
 Structural Engineering
The field educates structural engineers who will be at the forefront of advanced research relevant to regional needs.
Structural Design and Materials prepares students for a professional career in structural engineering in its broadest sense.
While research topics in Structural Design and Materials include advanced and low-cost construction materials; analytical and experimental methods for concrete technology, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures, and steel structures; earthquake and wind-resistant design of structures; building and bridge engineering, fire protection technology.
www.sce.ait.ac.th /programs/ste/ste.htm   (444 words)

  
 Civil/Structural Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Structural engineers are employed primarily by government agencies responsible for inspecting construction projects for safety and adherence to local and federal building standards.
If a structural engineer conducts these inspections at a time when construction is stalled, insignificant, or complete, he cannot tell whether the work was done properly without tearing down the building.
They did agree that structural engineers have to have a keen eye for detail and a comprehensive understanding of building standards and materials and that their job is a difficult, important, and rewarding one.
www.edasolutions.com /Groups/CSEngineering.htm   (2189 words)

  
 Dewberry's Structural Engineering Projects
Dewberry's diverse structural design experience ranges from investigative reports and structural rehabilitation to the design of new retaining walls, bridges, waterfront structures, garages, housing, and low- and mid-rise buildings.
Structural modifications included the addition of an entrance vestibule, skylights, stairs, elevator and the design of support for new roof-top mechanical equipment.
Dewberry provided civil and structural engineering services for the new maintenance building, which included connecting track to facilitate car maintenance and a moveable overhead crane.
www.dewberry.com /building.asp?id=211   (296 words)

  
 Spreadsheets for Structural Engineering - Free software
After loads and load cases are specified the displacements and forces are calculated by solving a bandwidth minimized stiffness matrix using an active column solver.
Structural Safety - this program computes the reliability of a structure from the safety factors that are used in its design.
It is especially designed for scientific and engineering users and includes a wide range of units conversions and scientific functions.
www.structural-engineering.fsnet.co.uk /free.htm   (4157 words)

  
 Structural Engineering, Distance Education, Distance Learning, Continuing Education, Courses, Auburn University
This course is excellent for engineers seeking a review of the basic principles of steel design and for experienced structural designers who have not started using the LRFD Specification in daily practice.
This series, sold in three parts, is designed to offer something for both the engineer with little knowledge of wood design as well as the experienced engineer needing to update their knowledge of wood design procedures.
While the education of an engineer is heavily laden with mathematical theories and theoretical perspectives, this course deal with the practical matters of practicing engineers.
www.structural-engineering-courses.bece.auburn.edu   (2116 words)

  
 Open Directory - Science: Technology: Structural Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Engineering Fundamentals - Military manuals related to drafting fundamentals and techniques, drafting projections and sketches, wood and light-frame construction.
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - IABSE - Non-profit scientific society established in 1929 to promote the international exchange of knowledge in the field of structural engineering.
SEI Wind Effects Committee - A committee of ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute dedicated to the study of wind forces on structures and the response of structures to those forces.
dmoz.org /Science/Technology/Structural_Engineering   (851 words)

  
 ASCE Structural Engineering Conference -- Welcome/home
The registration fee for the 2005 ASCE Structural Engineering Conference is $160 for Iowa Section ASCE members and $185 for all others if your registration is received before November 7.
The conference is designed to be of interest to engineers and technicians, public and private, who work in the structural engineering design and construction area.
The conference provides a variety of topics related to advances in structural materials, case studies of structural design projects, design guidelines and codes for building and transportation structures, sustainable design protocols, legal implications in design and construction contract documents, and managing and leading design teams.
www.ucs.iastate.edu /mnet/structural/home.html   (543 words)

  
 Structural Engineering
The Structures PhD Field contains subject matter for dissertation research in the areas of structures, structural engineering, and structural mechanics.
Structural dynamics of two- and three-dimensional structures using approximate and finite element methods.
Each student who selected Structures as his or her major field is expected to have a background equivalent to the material contained in the courses listed under prerequisite preparation for the major field.
www.cee.ucla.edu /phdstr.htm   (1948 words)

  
 Structural Engineering
Design of structural elements in steel, design of tension and compression members, beams and beam columns, bolted and welded connections.
A major portion of the course is devoted to linear analysis of truss and frame structures using the stiffness method.
Basic aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and principles of stochastic loadings applicable to the wind engineering of structures.
www.civil.utah.edu /structures/struct_courses.htm   (648 words)

  
 Structural Engineering Consultants Inc.
Structural Engineer has a working knowledge a bout the mandated use of the California Building Code as it applies to the project.
A structural engineer will determine the type of foundation to be used and draw a foundation plan and specifications.
Our experienced staff of structural engineers, designers, projects managers and inspectors will provide you with an unsurpassed quality of service.
www.structuralengineeringconsultants.com /index.html   (213 words)

  
 Expert: Structural Engineering Expert
He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering mechanics and structural analysis and design while a professor at the Expert's University.
He has extensive experience in the areas of structural design, utilizing materials such as steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and timber.
He is the Director of the Structures Research Lab at the Peter Kiewit Institute, Omaha, Nebraska.
www.intota.com /viewbio.asp?bioID=603283&perID=108435   (688 words)

  
 Engineering Ventures: Structural Engineering
Extensive building design experience includes: light gage and structural steel, wood and heavy timber, masonry, cast-in-place and pre-cast concrete, and evaluation and rehabilitation of many existing and historic structures.
Structural design of a two-story 30,000 square foot steel framed addition included a 3,000 square foot, double story convention center.
River Valley Club, Lebanon, NH A structural steel mezzanine was constructed within the confines of a pre-engineered roof structure.
www.engineeringventures.com /services/evstruct.htm   (514 words)

  
 Godden Structural Engineering Slide Library: Introduction
Finally, it is found that in certain courses the use of case studies is an ideal means of both teaching and learning the whole process of structural engineering from the choice of geometry, to structural idealization, equation solving, and finally to design, construction, and structural behavior.
Most structural systems are illustrated, and throughout the Library certain structures are singled out in each section for more extensive coverage using overall views, views from different angles, and close-ups of details such as boundary supports that have a significant influence on the method of analysis and on the resulting structural behavior.
The structural system and the degree of indeterminacy in the construction phase are often completely different from the load-carrying system after completion, as in a continuous bridge constructed from a series of simply supported precast beams that only gains its continuity with the casting of the integral deck slab.
nisee.berkeley.edu /godden/godden_intro.html   (907 words)

  
 Structural Solutions LLC
Structural Solutions LLC provides Professional Engineering services for construction projects of all kinds.
Our clients include contractors, fabricators, manufacturers of engineered structural products, property and facility owners and developers of commercial properties, to serve business and industry.
We will provide professional engineering services for small and medium sized construction projects so that our clients can achieve excellence in their chosen business activities.
www.structuralsolutionsllc.com   (227 words)

  
 Structural Workshop LLC-Structural Engineering, Foundation Inspection, and Building Consulting - Structural Engineer - ...
Structural Workshop, LLC is a Structural Engineering and Building Consulting firm located in Parsippany, NJ.
We provide a full range of Structural Engineering Services, are the only area firm we know of with a specialty department for Residential Structural and Foundation Inspections and Repairs, and also provide Residential Home Inspection Services and Commercial Building Inspection Services, and related consulting services.
We hold Professional Engineering Licenses in NJ, NY, CT, PA, FL, CO, and MD. We are registered with NCEES and can quickly become licensed in other states.
www.structuralworkshop.com   (307 words)

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