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This practical approach to general structures helps you identify and incorporate structural principles in the design and construction of buildings. Also covers both structural theory and practice and pertinent environmental issues.
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Overview

This practical approach to general structures helps you identify and incorporate structural principles in the design and construction of buildings. Also covers both structural theory and practice and pertinent environmental issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793194568
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 4.87 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     v
Acknowledgments     xiii
Symbols and Abbreviations     xv
Statics     1
Forces     1
Moments     6
Equilibrium     7
Free Body Diagrams     9
Properties of Areas     10
Stresses     13
Strain     15
Thermal Stresses     17
Quiz     19
Beams and Columns     21
Types of Beams and Loads     21
Shears and Moments     24
Beam Stresses     32
Columns     37
Quiz     39
Wood Construction     41
Introduction     41
Properties of Wood     41
Allowable Unit Stresses     42
Sizes of Lumber     43
Design of Wood Beams     43
Glued Laminated Beams     52
Wood Columns     57
Quiz     58
Steel Construction     61
Properties of Steel     61
Allowable Stresses     63
Steel Beam Design for Flexure     63
Lateral Support     65
Shear     68
Deflection     70
Composite Design     71
Structural Steel Columns     72
Load and Resistance Factor Design     79
Quiz     81
Reinforced Concrete Construction     83
Introduction     83
Properties of Concrete     84
Reinforced Concrete Theory     86
Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams     89
Continuity in Reinforced Concrete     93
Prestressed Concrete     94
Reinforced Concrete Columns     96
Concluding Remarks     99
Quiz     100
Walls     103
Introduction     103
Stud Walls     103
Masonry Walls     105
Reinforced Concrete Walls     107
Tilt-Up Walls     107
Retaining Walls     108
Quiz     114
Connections     117
Introduction     117
Wood Connections     117
Steel Connections     126
Quiz     139
Foundations     141
Introduction     141
Bearing Capacity     141
Climatic Factors     145
Spread Footings      145
Pile Foundations     149
Quiz     153
Conventional Structural Systems     155
Building Loads     155
Basic Concepts     161
Conventional Structural Systems     166
Selecting a System     168
Conclusion     171
Quiz     174
Long Span Structural Systems     177
Introduction     177
One-Way Flexural Systems     181
Two-Way Flexural Systems     192
Axial Systems     194
Form-Resistant Structures     205
Conclusions     211
Quiz     213
Trusses     215
Introduction     215
Method of Joints     217
Method of Sections     219
Graphical Solution     221
Truss Design     223
Quiz     227
Notable Buildings and Engineers     229
Introduction     229
Notable Buildings     230
Notable Engineers     240
High Tech     241
Tall Towers     244
Structural Failures     244
Quiz     246
Appendix      249
Glossary     255
Bibliography     263
Quiz Answers     265
Examination Directions     273
Final Examination     277
Examination Answers     293
Index     305
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