Structural Engineering Reference Manual / Edition 5

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The Structural Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for engineers preparing for the NCEES 16-hour Structural Engineering (SE) exam. It provides a comprehensive review of structural analysis and design methods related to vertical and lateral forces, illustrates the most useful equations in the exam-adopted codes and standards, and provides guidelines for selecting and applying these equations.

The SE exam requires a thorough familiarity with relevant codes, and the Structural Engineering Reference Manual, 6th Edition, provides coverage of the following:

  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design (2010)
  • ACI 318 (2008)
  • ACI 530/530.1 (2008)
  • AISC 13th edition (2005)
  • ASCE 7 (2005)
  • IBC (2009)
  • NDS (2005)
  • PCI (2004)
The Most Trusted Reference for the SE Exam
  • More than 225 example problems with complete solutions
  • More than 45 end-of-chapter problems with complete solutions
  • More than 700  equations136 tables, 140 figures, and 8 appendices
  • A complete and easy-to-use index
Exam Topics Covered
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Foundations & Retaining Structures
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Structural Steel
  • Timber
  • Reinforced Masonry
  • Lateral Forces (Wind & Seismic)
  • Bridges
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591263357
  • Publisher: Professional Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 8.49 (w) x 11.05 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments     v
Introduction     vii
References and Codes Used to Prepare This Book     xix
Reinforced Concrete Design
Strength Design Principles     1-1
Strength Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams     1-3
Serviceability Requirements for Beams     1-10
Elastic Design Method     1-14
Shear and Torsion     1-15
Concrete Columns     1-27
Development and Splice Length of Reinforcement     1-34
Two-Way Slab Systems     1-42
Practice Problems     1-47
Solutions     1-48
Foundations and Retaining Structures
Strip Footing     2-1
Isolated Column with Square Footing     2-5
Isolated Column with Rectangular Footing     2-10
Combined Footing     2-12
Strap Footing     2-16
Cantilever Retaining Wall     2-20
Counterfort Retaining Wall     2-25
Practice Problems     2-27
Solutions     2-28
Prestressed Concrete Design
Design Stages     3-1
Design for Shear and Torsion     3-12
Prestress Losses     3-17
Composite Construction     3-21
Load BalancingProcedure     3-26
Statically Indeterminate Structures     3-27
Practice Problems     3-30
Solutions     3-31
Structural Steel Design
Load and Resistance Factor Design     4-1
Design for Flexure     4-2
Design for Shear     4-8
Design of Compression Members     4-10
Plastic Design     4-24
Design of Tension Members     4-29
Design of Bolted Connections     4-33
Design of Welded Connections     4-38
Plate Girders     4-42
Composite Beams     4-49
Practice Problems     4-54
Solutions     4-55
Timber Design
Adjustment Factors     5-1
Design for Flexure     5-6
Design for Shear     5-8
Design for Compression     5-11
Design for Tension     5-16
Design of Connections     5-17
Practice Problems     5-26
Solutions     5-27
Design of Reinforced Masonry
Design Principles     6-1
Design for Flexure     6-1
Design for Shear     6-5
Design of Masonry Columns     6-6
Design of Shear Walls     6-10
Practice Problems     6-15
Solutions     6-16
Seismic Design: International Building Code Lateral Force Procedure
Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure     7-2
Vertical Distribution of Seismic Forces     7-10
Diaphragm Loads     7-11
Story Drift     7-12
P-Delta Effects     7-13
Simplified Lateral Force Procedure     7-14
Seismic Load on an Element of a Structure     7-18
Practice Problems     7-20
Solutions     7-21
Design of Bridges
Design Loads     8-1
Reinforced Concrete Design     8-14
Prestressed Concrete Design     8-21
Structural Steel Design     8-33
Wood Structures     8-40
Seismic Design     8-42
Practice Problems     8-50
Solutions     8-51
Appendices     A-1
Index     I-1
Index of Codes     IC-1
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