Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces / Edition 3

Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces / Edition 3

1.0 1
by James Ambrose, Dimitry Vergun, James E. Ambrose
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0471192112

ISBN-13: 9780471192114

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Contains practical, easy-to-read explanations regarding the issues and problems encountered in designing for these natural disasters. This edition includes important code updates from the 1994 Uniform Building Code as well as more detailed information on engineering computations and lateral force construction. Increased attention is paid to the relationship between

Overview

Contains practical, easy-to-read explanations regarding the issues and problems encountered in designing for these natural disasters. This edition includes important code updates from the 1994 Uniform Building Code as well as more detailed information on engineering computations and lateral force construction. Increased attention is paid to the relationship between building design and seismic response. Features a discussion of the latest CAD products for lateral design work. Serves as a major reference for anyone preparing for seismic and wind design test sections of State Board Examinations (for licensing purposes).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471192114
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Series:
Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides Series, #29
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.04(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.

Wind Effects on Buildings.

Earthquake Effects on Buildings.

Resistance of Buildings to Lateral Forces.

Building Planning for Lateral Resistance.

LATERAL RESISTIVE ELEMENTS AND SYSTEMS.

Lateral-Load-Resisting Systems.

Elements of Lateral Resistive Systems.

Special Problems for Lateral Resistive Systems.

Site and Foundation Concerns.

DESIGN EXAMPLES.

Design Process and Methods.

Shear Wall Systems.

Truss Systems.

Moment-Resistive Frames.

STRENGTHENING OF BUILDING STRUCTURES.

Need for Strengthening.

Strengthening of Older Buildings.

Glossary.

Appendices.

Study Aids.

Bibliography.

Indexes.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book might be a good reference, but it is not a good study guide. The diagrams and drawings were rarely labeled descriptively. When sections and elevations were labeled as sections or elevations, they neglected telling you which elevation or where the section was taken. There were NUMEROUS calculation examples, but they rarely explained what the original equation meant or where they got the variables they plugged into them.