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Unique in perspective, approach, and coverage, this book is written specifically to introduce architectural, construction and civil engineering technicians to elementary engineering concepts, design principles, and practices. Using a practical, non-classical, non-calculus approach, it combines -- in one volume -- full coverage of the statics, strengths of materials, and building structure analysis/design concepts that technicians must master for the demands of today's changing workplace. Provides nearly 180 examples and over 200 supporting illustrations and photographs, including photos of buildings under construction and in sequence. Contains a very comprehensive set of tables of structural products and their properties. For anyone studying or interested in architectural technology, architectural engineering technology, structural technology, structural engineering technology, civil engineering technology, construction engineering technology, or construction management.

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This text introduces elementary engineering concepts and design principles on an intermediate mathematics level (requiring knowledge of college algebra and righ-angle trigonometry). Coverage includes static equilibrium, deformation, strain, shear in beams, structural steel, design of open-web steel joists, and reinforced concrete beams and columns. Intended for architecture, construction, and civil engineering technical students at the college level. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136746317
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/2/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 660
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Building Structural Engineering.

2. Forces and Basic Force Systems.

3. Static Equilibrium.

4. Beams in Static Equilibrium.

5. Analysis of Simple Frame, Truss, and Cable Systems.

6. Simple Stress.

7. Deformation and Strain.

8. Torsional Stress and Strain.

9. Thermal Deformation and Stress.

10. Material Testing and Simple Design.

11. Shear in Beams.

12. Bending in Beams.

13. Center of Gravity and Centroid of a Shape.

14. Properties of Section Profiles.

15. Building Loads.

16. Fundamental Beam Design Principles.

17. Fundamental Column Design Principles.

18. Structural Steel.

19. Design of Simple Structural Steel Beams.

20. Design of Open-Web Steel Joists.

21. Design of Simple Structural Steel Columns.

22. Timber and Engineered Wood Products.

23. Design of Simple Timber Beams.

24. Design of Wood Joists and Rafters.

25. Design of Simple Timber Columns.

26. Reinforced Concrete Principles.

27. Design of Simple Reinforced Concrete Beams.

28. Design of Simple Reinforced Concrete Columns.

29. Masonry Products and Construction Techniques.

30. Design of Simple Masonry Walls and Columns.

Appendix A: Useful Tables and Formulas.

Appendix B: Section Profile Properties of Steel Members.

Section Profile of Wood Members.

Math Review.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    The Greatest Book Ever

    This book is great for people who have just stared and for people who have been at for a long time. I even think 12&13 year olds would like it.

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