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Chen, Wai-Fah 1936-

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Works: 464 works in 1,190 publications in 5 languages and 20,886 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Biography  Specifications 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Originator, oed, Contributor
Classifications: TA151, 624
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Most widely held works about Wai-Fah Chen
 
Most widely held works by Wai-Fah Chen
The civil engineering handbook by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Engineering Handbook provides extensive coverage of the major areas of civil engineering. Divided into eight comprehensive sections, the handbook covers: Construction, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics, Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Surveying Engineering, and Transportation Engineering. Each section provides a thorough introduction, featuring contributions from more than 60 leading academic and practicing experts in various engineering fields. Chapters list additional sources of information such as software and databases, journals and textbooks, research and testing centers, government documents, and conferences and training seminars. Each chapter also includes a subsection containing the definitions of the terminology used in that chapter
Handbook of structural engineering by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, this second edition is a comprehensive reference to the broad spectrum of structural engineering, encapsulating the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of the field. The authors address a myriad of topics, covering both traditional and innovative approaches to analysis, design, and rehabilitation. The second edition has been expanded and reorganized to be more informative and cohesive. It also follows the developments that have emerged in the field since the previous edition, such as advanced analysis for structural design, performance-based design of earthquake-resistant structures, lifecycle evaluation and condition assessment of existing structures, the use of high-performance materials for construction, and design for safety. Additionally, the book includes numerous tables, charts, and equations, as well as extensive references, reading lists, and websites for further study or more in-depth information. Emphasizing practical applications and easy implementation, this text reflects the increasingly global nature of engineering, compiling the efforts of an international panel of experts from industry and academia. This is a necessity for anyone studying or practicing in the field of structural engineering. New to this 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 Structural bracing Structural design for fire safety
Bridge engineering handbook by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject. Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance
Constitutive equations for engineering materials by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plasticity for structural engineers by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plasticity for Structural Engineers is a practical work that provides engineers and students in structural engineering or structural mechanics with the background needed to make the transition from fundamental theory to computer implementation and engineering practice. It sets out initially to examine the stress-strain behaviors of materials under simple test conditions, goes on to show how these behaviors can be generalized under combined stresses, and finally outlines the finite element implementation of the generalized stress-strain relations for the solution of practical steel and concrete structural problems. Plasticity for Structural Engineers not only offers the reader an understanding of the fundamental principles and theory of plasticity in a form that does not require extensive mathematical experience, but also provides the reader with a compact and convenient summary of the modern development of concrete plasticity and limit analysis in structural engineering
Theory of beam columns by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of a two-volume work discussessystematically the complete theory of space beam-columns. It presents principles and methods of analysis for beam-columns in space which should be the basis for structuraldesign and shows how these theories are applied for thesolution of practical design problems. An unabridged J. Ross Publishing republication of the edition published byMcGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 1977, 732pp
Limit analysis and soil plasticity by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devoted to the theory and applications of limit analysis as applied to soil mechanics, this text also contains information on soil plasticity and rock-like material such as concrete
Plasticity in reinforced concrete by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural stability : theory and implementation by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthquake engineering handbook by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for practitioners as well as graduate- level students, this is a comprehensive reference and resource that covers the spectrum of disciplines and topics needed to design for and mitigate earthquakes. International experts provide the essential elements of each subject, from the fundamental, geoscience, and structural aspects to the social and economic impact of earthquakes. Covering both the traditional as well as new and innovative aspects of earthquake engineering, this handbook emphasizes professional applications and offers ready-to-use materials, including many formulas and tables that give immediate answers to real problems
Bridge engineering : seismic design by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With chapters culled from the acclaimed Bridge Engineering Handbook, Bridge Engineering: Substructure Design focuses on the various components comprising and affecting bridge substructures. These include bearings, piers and columns, towers, abutments and retaining structures, footings and foundations, and bridge hydraulics. For each component, the contributing author addresses the various types of that component, discusses specific selection or design criteria, and provides thorough references. Other relevant topics studied in this volume include geotechnical considerations, such as field expl
Stability design of steel frames by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soil plasticity : theory and implementation by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is addressed primarily to civil engineers familiar with such traditional topics as strength of materials, soil mechanics, and theory of elasticity and structures, but less familiar with the modern development of the mathematical theory of soil plasticity necessary to any engineer working under the general heading of nonlinear analysis of soil-structure system. This book will satisfy his needs in the case of the soil medium. It introduces the reader to the theory of soil plasticity and its numerical implementation into computer programs. The theory and method of computer impl
Limit analysis in soil mechanics by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthquake engineering for structural design by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many important advances in designing earthquake-resistant structures have occurred over the last several years. Civil engineers need an authoritative source of information that reflects the issues that are unique to the field. Comprising chapters selected from the second edition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design provides a tightly focused, concise, and valuable guide to the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of earthquake engineering. In chapters contributed by renowned experts from around the world, this book supplies the latest concepts, design methodologies, and analytical techniques for mitigating the effects of seismic damage to structures. It discusses the fundamentals of earthquake engineering, explaining the causes of earthquakes and faulting, measurement of earthquakes, and characterization of seismicity. Subsequent chapters discuss the various types of earthquake damage to structures including recent improvements in earthquake performance, seismic design of buildings and bridges considering various types of construction materials, and performance-based seismic design and evaluation of building structures. The book introduces probabilistic approaches to performance-based methodologies as well as an application example of performance-based design. Earthquake Engineering for Structural Design offers practical tools gathered together in a convenient reference for immediate implementation. It is an ideal resource for civil and structural engineers specializing in earthquake engineering
Understanding structural engineering : from theory to practice by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From science to engineering and from theory to practice, it illustrates different breakthroughs, traced back to their origin and placed into prospective. First, the text presents the fundamental laws of mechanics, the theory of elasticity, and
Principles of structural design by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many important advances in designing modern structures have occurred over the last several years. Structural engineers need an authoritative source of information that thoroughly and concisely covers the foundational principles of the field. Comprising chapters selected from the second edition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, Principles of Structural Design provides a tightly focused, concise, and valuable guide to the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of structural design. This book systematically explores the fundamental concepts underlying structural design for each major type of structural material. Expert contributors authoritatively discuss steel structures, steel frame design using advanced analysis, cold-formed steel structures, reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete, and masonry, timber, and aluminum structures. For each construction material, the chapter explores the material properties, design considerations, and structural principles affecting overall design. Reflecting recent advances, the book includes two chapters devoted to reliability-based structural design and structure configuration based on wind engineering. Computational methods and simulation techniques illustrate the concepts of reliability-based design, while examples of real bridges highlight the application of wind engineering principles and methods. Principles of Structural Design couples fundamental concepts with advanced practices. It is an ideal introduction for newcomers to the field as well as a perfect review and quick-reference guide for seasoned engineers
Bridge engineering handbook by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection provides detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject, and also highlights bridges from around the world. Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, and presents various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos."--Publisher's website
Semi-rigid connections handbook by Masato Komuro( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life's journey = Wo di sheng ya yu xing si : reflections of an academic by Wai-Fah Chen( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Wai-Fah Chen - a Chinese-born American academic and widely recognized structural engineering specialist in the field of mechanics, materials, and computing - has certainly led a fascinating life. A well-respected leader in the field of plasticity, structural stability, and structural steel design over the past half-century, he has made major contributions to introduce the mathematical theory of plasticity to civil engineering practice, especially in the application of limit analysis methods to the geotechnical engineering field. Having headed the engineering departments at the University of Hawaii and Purdue University, Chen is a widely cited author and the recipient of several national engineering awards, including the 1990 Shortridge Hardesty Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction. This book traces the life journey and reflections of Dr Chen. It presents a remarkable opportunity to understand his personal history and cultural passions: his struggle to achieve the American dream, his life as an eyewitness to the rise of China, and his career path to establish a solid engineering reputation. Presenting his scientific achievements spanning the last 40 years of his career, readers will thus be privy to his personal thoughts, experiences, and perspectives on these events
 
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Alternative Names
Ch′en Hui-fa

Chʻen, Hui-fa

Chèn, Hui-fa 1936-

Chen W. F.

Chen, W.F. 1936-

Chen, W. F. (Wai-Fah), 1936-

Chen, Wai-Fah

Chen, Wai-Fah 1936-

Chen, Wai-Fai 1936-

Chen, Wai-Kai

Chen, Wilfred F. 1936-

Chewn, W. F. 1936-

Wai-Fah Chen.

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Handbook of structural engineeringBridge engineering handbookPlasticity for structural engineersTheory of beam columnsLimit analysis and soil plasticityPlasticity in reinforced concreteStructural stability : theory and implementationEarthquake engineering handbook