Basics Loadbearing Systems

Basics Loadbearing Systems

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By (author) Alfred Meistermann

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  • Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
  • Format: Paperback | 86 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 218mm x 8mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 3 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Basel
  • ISBN 10: 3764381078
  • ISBN 13: 9783764381073
  • Illustrations note: 86 p. 92 illus.
  • Sales rank: 263,578

Product description

Loadbearing systems are the basis of any structure. In order to provide architecture students with an easily understandable introduction to the field of supporting structures, this volume begins with the fundamentals of loads and forces and then moves on to building components and finally to loadbearing systems, together with their characteristic attributes.

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Author information

Alfred Meistermann, TU Braunschweig, architectbased inBerlin (

Table of contents

Forces loads. - Loadbearing structures and statics. - Force. - External forces: Statical system, Effects, Design load, Force impact forms, Bearings, Reaction forces. - Internal forces: Normal force, Lateral force, Bending moment, Connections between internal forces, Load cases. - Dimensioning: Strength, Moment of resistance, Moment of inertia, Shear stress. - Building components. - Cantilever, single-span girder, single-span girder with cantilever. - Continuous girder. - Cantilever girder. - Underslung girder. - Framework. - Slab. - Support. - Cable. - Arch. - Frame. - Loadbearing structures. - Fundamentals. - Solid construction. - Skeleton construction. - Reinforced constructions. - Halls. - Shoring. - Foundation. - Afterword. - Appendix. - Predimensioning formulae. - Further reading. - List of illustrations.