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Wai-Fah Chen is presently dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was a George E. Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of the Department of Structural Engineering at Purdue University from 1976 to 1999.
He received his B.S. in civil engineering from the National ChengKung University, Taiwan, in 1959, M.S. in structural engineering from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, in 1963, and Ph.D. in solid mechanics from Brown University, Rhode Island, in 1966.
Dr. Chen received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from National Cheng-Kung University in 1988 and the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Medal from Brown University in 1999.
Dr. Chen is the recipient of numerous national engineering awards. Most notably, he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1995, was awarded the Honorary Membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1997, and was elected to the Academia Sinica (National Academy of Science) in Taiwan in 1998.
A widely respected author, Dr. Chen has authored and co-authored more than 20 engineering books and 500 technical papers. He currently serves on the editorial boards of more than 10 technical journals. He has been listed in more than 30 Who’s Who publications.
Dr. Chen is the editor-in-chief for the popular 1995 Civil Engineering Handbook, the 1997 Structural Engineering Handbook, the 1999 Bridge Engineering Handbook, and the 2002 Earthquake Engineering Handbook.
He currently serves as the consulting editor for the McGraw-Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
He has worked as a consultant for Exxon Production Research on offshore structures, for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago on tall steel buildings, for the World Bank on the Chinese University Development Projects, and for many other groups.
Eric M. Lui is currently chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University.
He received his B.S. in civil and environmental engineering with high honors from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering (majoring in structural engineering) from Purdue University, Indiana, in 1982 and 1985, respectively.
Dr. Lui’s research interests are in the areas of structural stability, structural dynamics, structural materials, numerical modeling, engineering computations, and computer-aided analysis and design of building and bridge structures.
He has authored and co-authored numerous journal papers, conference proceedings, special publications, and research reports in these areas.
He is also a contributing author to a number of engineering monographs and handbooks and is the co-author of two books on the subject of structural stability. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Lui teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at Syracuse University.
He was a recipient of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Crouse-Hinds Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997.
Furthermore, he has served as the faculty advisor of Syracuse University’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for more than a decade and was the recipient of the ASCE Faculty Advisor Reward Program from 2001 to 2003.
Dr. Lui has been a longtime member of the ASCE and has served on a number of ASCE publication, technical, and educational committees.
He was the associate editor (from 1994 to 1997) and later the book editor (from 1997 to 2000) for the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.
He is also a member of many other professional organizations such as the American Institute of Steel Construction, American Concrete Institute, American Society of Engineering Education, American Academy of Mechanics, and Sigma Xi.
He has been listed in more than 10 Who’s Who publications and has served as a consultant for a number of state and local engineering firms.
The primary objective of this new edition of the CRC Handbook of Structural Engineering is to provide advanced students and practicing engineers with a useful reference to gain knowledge from and seek solutions to a broad spectrum of structural engineering problems.
The myriad of topics covered in this handbook will serve as a good resource for readers to review standard practice and to keep abreast of new developments in the field.
Since the publication of the first edition, a number of new and exciting developments have emerged in the field of structural engineering.
Advanced analysis for structural design, performance-based design of earthquake-resistant structures, life cycle evaluation, and condition assessment of existing structures, the use of high-performance materials for construction, and design for fire safety are some examples.
Likewise, a number of design specifications and codes have been revised by the respective codification committees to reflect our increased understanding of structural behavior. All these developments and changes have been implemented in this new edition.
In addition to updating, expanding, and rearranging some of the existing chapters to make the book more informative and cohesive, the following topics have been added to the new edition: fundamental theories of structural dynamics; advanced analysis;
wind and earthquake resistant design; design of prestressed concrete, masonry, timber, and glass structures; properties, behavior, and use of high-performance steel, concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers; semirigid frame structures; life cycle evaluation and condition assessment of existing structures; structural bracing; and structural design for fire safety.
The inclusion of these new chapters should enhance the comprehensiveness of the handbook. For ease of reading, the chapters are divided into six sections.
Section I presents the fundamental principles of structural analysis for static and dynamic loads.
Section II addresses deterministic and probabilistic design theories and describes their applications for the design of structures using different construction materials. Section III discusses high-performance materials and their applications for structural design and rehabilitation.
Section IV introduces the principles and practice of seismic and performance-based design of buildings and bridges.
Section V is a collection of chapters that address the behavior, analysis, and design of various special structures such as multistory rigid and semirigid frames, short- and long-span bridges, cooling towers, as well as tunnel and glass structures.
Section VI is a miscellany of topics of interest to structural engineers. In this section are included materials related to connections, effective length factors, bracing, floor system, fatigue, fracture, passive and active control, life cycle evaluation, condition assessment, and fire safety.
Like its previous edition, this handbook stresses practical applications and emphasizes easy implementations of the materials presented.
To avoid lengthy and tedious derivations, many equations, tables, and charts are given in passing without much substantiation.
Nevertheless, a succinct discussion of the essential elements is often given to allow readers to gain a better understanding of the underlying theory, and many chapters have extensive reference and reading lists and websites appended at the end for engineers and designers who seek additional or more in-depth information.
While all chapters in this handbook are meant to be sufficiently independent of one another and can be perused without first having proficiency in the materials presented in other chapters, some prerequisite knowledge of the fundamentals of structures is presupposed.
This handbook is the product of a cumulative effort from an international group of academicians and practitioners, who are authorities in their fields, graciously sharing their extensive knowledge and invaluable expertise with the structural engineering profession.
The authors of the various chapters I this handbook hail from North America, Europe, and Asia. Their scientific thinking and engineering practice are reflective of the global nature of engineering in general, and structural engineering in particular.
Their participation in this project is greatly appreciated. Thanks are also due to Cindy Carelli (acquisitions editor), Jessica Vakili (project coordinator), and the entire production staff of CRC Press for making the process of producing this handbook more enjoyable.
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