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Structural Elements for Architects and Builders: Design of columns, beams, and tension elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete

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Overview

Concise but comprehensive, Structural Elements for Architects and Builders is primarilyfocused onthe design and analysis of structural elements: columns, beams, tension members and their connections. The material is organized into a single, self-sufficient volume, including all necessary data for the preliminary design and analysis of these structural elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete.

Every chapter contains insights developed by the author and generally not found elsewhere. Additionally, the Appendices included at the end of the text contain numerous tables and graphs, based on material contained in industry publications, but reorganized and formatted especially for this text to improve clarity and simplicity, without sacrificing comprehensiveness.

Based on the standards and codes from For timber: The American Institute of Timber Construction's (AITC), The American Institute of Steel Construction's (AISC) The American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary (ACI 318 and ACI 318R)and the American Society of Civil Engineers
Contains graphs, charts, and tables to solve basic structural design problems
Step-by-step illustrative examples
Cover common connectors such as nails, bolts, and welds

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856177719
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 Statics
Tributary areas
Equilibrium
Internal forces and moments
Ch.1 is a concise introduction to (or review of) statics.
Chapter 2 Loads
Dead loads
Live loads
Environmental loads
Chapter 3 Material Properties
Wood
Steel
Reinforced concrete
Chapter 4 Sectional Properties
Wood
Steel
Reinforced concrete
Chapter 5 Design Approaches
Allowable stress design
Strength design
Chapter 6 Tension Elements
Wood
Steel
Reinforced concrete
Chapter 7 Columns
Wood
Steel
Reinforced concrete
Chapter 8 Beams
Wood
Steel
Reinforced concrete
Chapter 9 Connections
Nails
Bolts
Welds
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