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Structural Design A Practical Guide for Architects

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ISBN-10: 0471789046

ISBN-13: 9780471789048

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Michele Chiuini, Rod Underwood, James R. Underwood

List price: $130.00
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The classic guide, now including the International Building Code Approaching structural design from the viewpoint of a practicing architect, Structural Design, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to the conceptual and practical underpinnings of basic building design and technology. It addresses structures on both a conceptual and numerical level, providing essential coverage of the integral relationships of structural/architectural form and spatial organization, and an understanding of the impact of load configurations and other key determinants of design. Basic principles, as well as structural solutions, are visually reinforced with numerous architectural drawings, photographs, and other illustrations, making this book truly architect-friendly. In light of the adoption of the International Building Code (IBC) in the United States and the spreading use of LRFD for steel design, as well as other developments in design methods and codes, this Second Edition has been significantly revised and improved to provide you with the most up-to-date coverage. This new edition features: A thorough redesign for easy reading and navigability Coverage of all of the primary structural materials (steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry) in one volume Approximately 700 illustrations, including black-and-white photos, architectural and technical drawings, line diagrams, and freehand sketches Information on new materials or combinations of materials, composites, and stressed-skin Real-world examples, sample problems, and useful references to aid understanding of the technical material-significantly enhanced with more thorough step-by-step descriptions Just enough mathematics (simple algebra, trigonometry, and solutions of some simple equations) to help the reader make the correct decisions for structures made from steel, wood, concrete, and masonry
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 8.86" wide x 11.30" long x 2.09" tall
Weight: 5.830
Language: English

In the beginning : the premise
Introduction : understanding loads
Load and resistance factor design
Materials and properties
Structural elements and systems
Steel bending systems
Preengineered systems
Steel beams
Lateral stability of beams
Web yielding and crippling
Built-up beams
Steel axially loaded systems
Tension members
Steel combined systems
Combined axial loading and bending
Steel connections
Bolted connections
Welded connections
Materials and properties
Wood structures in architecture
Wood bending systems
Bending members : floor and roof systems
Sheathing and diaphragm design
Timber and laminated timber beams
Wood axially loaded members
Compression and tension members
Wood combined systems
Timber truss design
Arches, vaults, and domes
Wood connections
Wood special systems
Permanent wood foundations
Reinforced concrete (R/C)
Materials and properties
Reinforced concrete in architecture
R/C bending members
Beam strength theory
Beam design
Shear in beams
R/C axially loaded members
R/C connections
R/C special systems
Prestressed and precast concrete
Materials and properties
Structural systems
Masonry axially loaded members
Empirical design of walls
Allowable stress method