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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 treatment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 189 x 243.8 x 28.2mm | 1,124.92g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0130488798
  • 9780130488794

Table of contents


1. Structures: An Overview.
2. Principles of Mechanics.
3. Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design.

4. Trusses.
5. Funicular Structures: Cables and Arches.
6. 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.

13. Structural Grids and Patterns: General Planning and Design.
14. Structural Systems: Design for Lateral Loadings.
15. Structural Systems: Constructional Approaches.
16. Structural Connections.

1. Conversions.
2. Nonconcurrent Force Systems.
3. Moments of Distributed Loads.
4. Centroids.
5. Moments of Inertia.
6. Bending Stresses in Beams.
7. Shearing Stresses in Beams.
8. Moment-Curvature Relations.
9. Deflections.
10. Moment-Area Theorems: Slopes and Deflections.
11. Other Methods of Analyzing Indeterminate Structures.
12. Critical Buckling Loads for Compression Members.
13. Computer-Based Methods of Analysis: Force and Matrix-Displacement Techniques.
14. Finite-Element Techniques.
15. Properties.
16. Typical Material Properties.
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"This is a good text, and I think far outstrips many competing texts. I always recommend my students buy this text for the course and to use it in the future as a well-illustrated text that deals with most of the key issues and goes beyond to show how the principles of structural design are incorporated into practice." - Harry Giles, University of Michigan

"It is overall a very interesting text, addressing architecture students and design issues that go beyond stress and strain. It deals with typology, morphology, and configuration, which few texts are able to do. In this sense it spans engineering and architecture very well. The illustrations are great, and they are exactly what they should be in a book that is about principles. They are clear, well-drawn, well related to the text." - Michele Chiuini, Ball State University
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