Structural Design: A Practical Guide for Architects / Edition 2

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A user-friendly reference on the design and technology of building structures. The authors provide a holistic approach to structural design by covering all of the primary structural materials (steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry) and combining architectural form, spatial organization, and load configurations.
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Details the key aspects of basic building design and technology. The structural properties and material conditions of building with steel, wood, concrete, and masonry are covered. In addition to an introductory chapter on kinds of loads, each of the four sections on the various types of materials includes discussions on subjects such as axially loaded and bending members, and combined and special systems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471789048
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 931,622
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Meet the Author

ROD UNDERWOOD is Professor of Architecture at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught structural and architectural design for over 25 years. His areas of expertise include structural design and architectural design.

MICHELE CHIUINI is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ball State University. In addition to teaching structural and architectural design, he is the Senior Research Associate for the Housing Futures Institute.

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Table of Contents

"In the Beginning": The Premise
Introduction: Understanding Loads
1 Loads
Pt. 1 Steel
2 Materials and Properties
3 Structural elements and systems
Bending Systems
4 Preengineered systems
5 Steel beams
6 Lateral stability of beams
7 Beam supports
8 Web yielding and crippling
9 Built-up beams
Axially Loaded Systems
10 Columns
11 Fabricated columns
12 Tension members
Combined Systems
13 Combined axial loading and bending
14 Trusses
15 Bolted connections
16 Welded connections
Special Lateral Loads
17 Design for lateral loads
Pt. 2 Wood
18 Materials and properties
19 Structural elements and systems
Bending Systems
20 Roof and floor systems
21 Sheathing and diaphragm design
22 Timber and laminated timber beams
Axially Loaded Members
23 Compression and tension members
Combined Systems
24 Timber truss design
25 Arches, vaults and domes
26 Connections
Special Systems
27 Permanent wood foundations
Pt. 3 Concrete
28 Materials and properties
29 Reinforced concrete in architecture
Bending Members
30 Beams strength theory
31 Beam Design
32 Shear in beams
33 Slabs
34 Deflection
35 Footings
Axially Loaded Members
36 Columns
37 Walls
38 Anchorage and embedment
Special Systems
39 Prestressed and precast concrete
Pt. 4 Masonry
40 Materials and properties
41 Structural systems
Axially Loaded Members
42 Empirical design of walls
43 Working-stress method
Index of figures
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