Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders

ISBN-10: 0131186558
ISBN-13: 9780131186552
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
List price: $207.40
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Description: Provides an introduction to building structures and materials, treats the essential topics in statics and mechanics of materials and provides an introduction to structural analysis and design.nbsp; Graphics statics treatment expanded including the  More...

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List price: $207.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Provides an introduction to building structures and materials, treats the essential topics in statics and mechanics of materials and provides an introduction to structural analysis and design.nbsp; Graphics statics treatment expanded including the graphical analysis of simple trusses and relatively complicated cable structures; structural behavior treatment expanded including structural system selection and step-by-step, thoroughly worked out examples.nbsp; nbsp; It is aimed at the practicing architect and those who will be working with him or her.

Definition of Structure
Building Structure
Structural Planning and Design
Types of Loads
Types of Stress
Structural Forms in Nature
Structural Elements in Buildings
Structure and Architectural Character
Building Codes
Accuracy of Computations
Components and Resultants
Equilibrium of Concurrent Forces
Moments and Couples
Ideal Support Conditions
Rigid-Body Concept and Free-Body Diagrams
Equilibrium of Cantilevered Members
Equilibrium of Simple Beams and Frames
Two-Force Members
Graphical Techniques
Shed and Gable Members
Stability and Determinacy
Pinned Frames
Simple Cable Statics
Maxwell Diagram Analysis of Suspension Structures
Maxwell Diagram Analysis of Other Structures
Conclusion and Procedure
Structural Properties of Areas
Moment of Inertia
Parallel Axis Theorem
Radius of Gyration
Stress and Strain
Types of Stress
Basic Connection Stresses
Stress Versus Strain
Total Axial Deformation
Thermal Stresses and Strains
Allowable Stress Design and Limit States Design
Properties of Structural Materials
Nature of Wood
Concrete and Reinforced Concrete
Structural Steel
Masonry and Reinforced Masonry
Shear and Moment
Definitions and Sign Conventions
Shear and Moment Equations
Significance of Zero Shear
Load, Shear, and Moment Relationships
Uniformly Varying Loads
Flexural Stresses
Flexural Strain
Flexural Stress
Section Modulus
Lateral Buckling and Stability
Shearing Stresses
Nature of Shearing Stresses
Diagonal Tension and Compression
Basic Horizontal Shearing Stress Equation
Horizontal Shearing Stresses in Timber Beams
Horizontal Shearing Stresses in Steel Beams
Deflection and Indeterminate Beams
Moment-Area Method
Principle of Superposition
Use of Deflection Formulas
Superposition and Indeterminate Structures
Theorem of Three Moments
Loading Patterns
Beam Design and Framing
Shape of Beam Cross Sections
"Ideal" Beams
Properties of Materials
Tributary Area
Framing Direction
Selecting Wood Beams
Selecting Steel Beams
Design Aids for Wood and Steel
Elastic Buckling of Columns
Columns as Building Structural Elements
Column Failure Modes
The Euler Theory
Influence of Different End Conditions
Intermediate Lateral Bracing
Limits to the Applicability of the Euler Equation
Eccentric Loading and Beam-Columns
Analysis by Joint Equilibrium
Analysis by Maxwell Diagram
Method of Sections
Special Types of Trusses
Derivation of Basic Flexural Stress Equation
Derivation of Basic Horizontal Shearing Stress Equation
Derivation of Euler Column Buckling Equation
Weights of Selected Building Materials
Properties of Selected Materials
Properties of Areas
Proof of Moment-Area Theorems
Allowable Stresses and Modulus of Elasticity Values for Selected Structural Sawn Lumber
Wood Section Properties
Properties of Selected Steel Sections
Shear, Moment, and Deflection Equations
Introduction to the SI Metric System
Answers to Problems

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