Structural engineering

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Structural engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering in which structural engineers are trained to design the 'bones and muscles' that create the form and shape of man made structures.wikipedia
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Glossary of structural engineering

See glossary of structural engineering.
This glossary of structural engineering terms pertains specifically to structural engineering and its sub-disciplines.

Structural system

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Structural engineering design uses a number of relatively simple structural engineers to build complex structural systems.
The term structural system or structural frame in structural engineering refers to the load-resisting sub-system of a building or object.

Building services engineering

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The structural designs are integrated with those of other designers such as architects and building services engineer and often supervise the construction of projects by contractors on site.
United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Australia), but in the United States of America, the field is also known as Building systems engineering, Architectural engineering or Building engineering, though the latter two disciplines generally have a broader scope, also encompassing elements of Structural engineering and more traditional architectural tasks such as room planning and material selection.

Euler–Bernoulli beam theory

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Additional analysis tools have been developed such as plate theory and finite element analysis, but the simplicity of beam theory makes it an important tool in the sciences, especially structural and mechanical engineering.

Structural analysis

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To apply the knowledge successfully a structural engineer generally requires detailed knowledge of relevant empirical and theoretical design codes, the techniques of structural analysis, as well as some knowledge of the corrosion resistance of the materials and structures, especially when those structures are exposed to the external environment.
Structural analysis is the determination of the effects of loads on physical structures and their components.

Civil engineering

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Structural engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering in which structural engineers are trained to design the 'bones and muscles' that create the form and shape of man made structures.
Structural engineering is concerned with the structural design and structural analysis of buildings, bridges, towers, flyovers (overpasses), tunnels, off shore structures like oil and gas fields in the sea, aerostructure and other structures.

Computers and Structures

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Since the 1990s, specialist software has become available to aid in the design of structures, with the functionality to assist in the drawing, analyzing and designing of structures with maximum precision; examples include AutoCAD, StaadPro, ETABS, Prokon, Revit Structure, Inducta RCB, etc. Such software may also take into consideration environmental loads, such as from earthquakes and winds.
Computers and Structures, Inc. (CSI) is a structural and earthquake engineering software company founded in 1975 and based in Walnut Creek, California with additional office location in New York.

Earthquake engineering

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One important tool of earthquake engineering is base isolation, which allows the base of a structure to move freely with the ground.
Traditionally, it has been narrowly defined as the study of the behavior of structures and geo-structures subject to seismic loading; it is considered as a subset of structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, applied physics, etc. However, the tremendous costs experienced in recent earthquakes have led to an expansion of its scope to encompass disciplines from the wider field of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, and from the social sciences, especially sociology, political science, economics, and finance.

Structural engineer

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Structural engineering design uses a number of relatively simple structural engineers to build complex structural systems. Structural engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering in which structural engineers are trained to design the 'bones and muscles' that create the form and shape of man made structures.
Reinforced concrete, composite structure, timber, masonry and structural steel designs are the general structural design courses that will be introduced in the next level of the education of structural engineering.

Wind engineering

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Wind engineering is a subsets of mechanical engineering, structural engineering, meteorology, and applied physics to analyze the effects of wind in the natural and the built environment and studies the possible damage, inconvenience or benefits which may result from wind.

Seismic analysis

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The main objectives of earthquake engineering are to understand the interaction of structures with the shaking ground, foresee the consequences of possible earthquakes, and design and construct the structures to perform during an earthquake.
It is part of the process of structural design, earthquake engineering or structural assessment and retrofit (see structural engineering) in regions where earthquakes are prevalent.

Structure

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The main objectives of earthquake engineering are to understand the interaction of structures with the shaking ground, foresee the consequences of possible earthquakes, and design and construct the structures to perform during an earthquake.
Built structures are broadly divided by their varying design approaches and standards, into categories including building structures, architectural structures, civil engineering structures and mechanical structures.

Applied mechanics

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Structural engineering depends upon a detailed knowledge of applied mechanics, materials science and applied mathematics to understand and predict how structures support and resist self-weight and imposed loads.
Some of the specialties that put the subject into practice are Mechanical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Structural engineering and Bioengineering.

Hardy Cross

After a brief return to general engineering practice, he accepted a position as professor of structural engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 1921.

Seismic base isolation

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One important tool of earthquake engineering is base isolation, which allows the base of a structure to move freely with the ground.
This technology can be used for both new structural design and seismic retrofit.

Column

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A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below.

Concrete slab

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Calculations and drawings are often done by structural engineers in CAD software.

Fatigue (material)

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The design of static structures assumes they always have the same geometry (in fact, so-called static structures can move significantly, and structural engineering design must take this into account where necessary), but the design of moveable or moving structures must account for fatigue, variation in the method in which load is resisted and significant deflections of structures.

Facade engineering

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The skill set will include matters such as computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer through two- and three-dimensional constructions, the behaviour of materials, manufacturing methodologies, structural engineering and logistics.

Index of structural engineering articles

This is an alphabetical list of articles pertaining specifically to structural engineering.

List of structural engineers

This is a list of notable structural engineers, people who were trained in or practised structural engineering and who are notable enough for a Wikipedia article.

List of structural engineering software

Structural engineering software
This is a list of notable software packages that implement engineering analysis of structure against applied loads using structural engineering and structural engineering theory.

Structural fracture mechanics

Structural fracture mechanics is the field of structural engineering concerned with the study of load-carrying structures that includes one or several failed or damaged components.

Structural robustness

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A structure designed and constructed to be robust should not suffer from disproportionate collapse (progressive collapse) under accidental loading.

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer

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CFRP has become a notable material in structural engineering applications.