Structural Design Volume 2

Structural Design Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...occasionally with one or more rectangular additions. The size of the lot is sometimes a limiting factor. The important point, however, is to design the building to suit its prospective contents and processes. Hence the outside dimensions, heights in the clear, number and capacity of cranes are determined by an engineer whose field is outside the scope of this work. Site should be chosen where labor is cheap and plentiful and land for future extensions and alterations will be available without excessive cost, and where cars can be run directly into the works that material may be unloaded and output shipped with as little handling as possible. Connection with a competing road or waterway is also desirable. Location should be such that means of intercommunication between the different buildings of the same plant, such as elevators, conveyors, cranes, and yard railways, may be cheaply installed. A single story building is preferable since (1) it is a lesser fire risk, (2) is safer to employees, (3) material is more easily handled, (4) machinery causes less vibration, and (5) light is much better. Its disadvantages are, (1) more expensive per square foot of floor area, (2) the added cost of land, (3) increased amount of grading, (4) loss of power through transmission. With these considerations in mind, the typical mill building has been evolved. In the steel frame construction, the outside covering, Art. 124, very often of corrugated steel on steel beams, is carried at the top by steel trusses, Art. 125, placed 10 to 30 feet apart. These trusses are in turn carried by columns, Art. 126, which also sustain the weight of the siding. Trusses and columns must be thoroughly braced together, Art. 127. Provision will often be required for bridge and jib...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521897
  • 9781236521897