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For sophomore/junior-level courses in Structures or Structural Analysis and Design.Comprehensive and flexible, this text offers single-volume coverage of all major topics in structural analysis and design--with particular focus on structural behavior and design issues. It begins with a self-contained, non-mathematical overview of the fundamental concepts of analysis and design, and then examines, individually, the common structural types used in buildings (e.g., trusses, beams, arches/cables)--discussing each in terms of both qualitative and quantitative analysis and then design methods--all illustrated with example analyses of real structures. A unique discussion of the logic of structural design as a part of the larger building design process concludes this more

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  • Hardback | 581 pages
  • 198.12 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 1,020.58g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130278211
  • 9780130278210

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I. INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS. 1. Structures: An Overview. 2. Principles of Mechanics. 3. Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design. II. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS. 4. Trusses. 5. Funicular Structures: Cables and Arches. 6. Members in Bending: Simple Beams. 7. Members in Compression: Columns. 8. Continuous Structures: Beams. 9. Continuous Structures: Rigid Frames. 10. Plate and Grid Structures. 11. Membrane and Net Structures. 12. Shell Structures. III. PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 13. Structural Grids and Patterns: General Planning and Design. 14. Structural Systems: Design for Lateral Loadings. 15. Structural Systems: Constructional Approaches. 16. Structural Connections. APPENDICES. 1. Conversions. 2. Nonconcurrent Force Systems. 3. Centroids. 4. Moments of Inertia. 5. Bending Stresses in Beams. 6. Shearing Stresses in Beams. 7. Moment-Curvature Relations. 8. Deflections. 9. Moment-Area Theorems: Slopes and Deflections. 10. Double-Integration Methods of Analyzing Indeterminate Structures. 11. Critical Buckling Loads for Compression Members. 12. Computer-Based Methods of Analysis: Force and Matrix-Displacement Techniques. 13. Finite-Element Techniques. 14. Properties. 15. Typical Material Properties. more

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