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Structural Engineering Books
Computational Analysis and Design of Bridge Structures
October 15, 2014.
by Chung C. Fu, Shuqing Wang
ISBN: 9781466579842
ISBN13: 9781466579842
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The book provides information on the methods of analysis and related modeling techniques suitable for the design and evaluation of various types of bridges. For the purpose of analysis, several special topics such as strutandtie modeling, linear and nonlinear buckling analysis, redundancy analysis, integral bridges, dynamic/earthquake analysis and bridge geometry, will also be covered. The book is mainly focused on highway bridges, although some information is provided for railway bridges. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Handbook of Bottom Founded Offshore Structures: Part 1. General Features of Offshore Structures
9/15/2014
by Jan H. Vugts
ISBN: 9789059727960
ISBN13: 9789059727960
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As ever more sophisticated computer applications threaten engineers with a risky obsolescence, this Handbook will be a valuable reference for both engineering students and practicing professionals who seek a fundamental understanding of engineering’s underlying theories and technologies. Intended to help offshore engineers acquire and sustain relevant expertise in some notoriously difficult subjects, this installment stimulates reflection on and critical evaluation of the models used and the solutions found. Offshore engineering continues to develop and expand rapidly. While in the public eye its focus has shifted towards subsea and floating developments, bottom founded structures remain the industry’s dependable workhorses, far outnumbering subsea and floating applications. Moreover, the knowledge and technology that have literally pushed the boundaries of offshore engineering into more demanding environments and deeper waters have been largely pioneered by bottom founded structures. As such, the Handbook will be generally applicable to offshore structures of all types. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Design of Wood StructuresASD/LRFD
Edition 7 September 2014
by Donald Breyer, Kenneth Fridley, Jr., David Pollock David, Kelly Cobeen
ISBN: 00071745602
ISBN13: 9780071745604
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The leading text and reference on wood design, updated to include the latest codes and data.
Continued the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference leads you through the complete design of a wood structure (except for the foundation), following the same sequence used in the actual design/construction process.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Reconditioning and Maintenance of Concrete Structures
8/25/2014
by Bernd Hillemeier, Claus Flohrer, J?rgen Krell, Gabriele Marquardt, Jeanette Orlowsky
ISBN: 9783433030431
ISBN13: 9783433030431
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The rehabilitation and maintenance of concrete structures takes place in the tense atmosphere of the different interests of client, building authorities, construction companies and material manufacturer. All involved parties should be interested in a general logical guaranteed concept of repair and maintenance measures necessary for a specified lifetime.
This book gives a comprehensive overview about technology, corrosion mechanisms and measures for the rehabilitation of concrete. The fundamentals of inventory and damage diagnosis and the influence of the applied concrete basis materials as well as the various attack mechanisms are explained in detail. Numerous indications for the tailormade choice and planning of maintenance measures are given. The work is constant practically oriented and reflects the rich treasure of experience of the authors. Some "rules for good concrete" help to avoid damages such as the design of robust constructions, the choice and composition of basis materials, the detailed work schedule and concrete curing and specialized experienced staff.
Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "BetonKalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience. Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "BetonKalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferroconcrete" structures until  as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (18621942), expressed it  the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "BetonKalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 19451950 has been published annually ever since. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Tall Buildings: Structural Systems and Aerodynamic Form
8/20/2014
by Mehmet Halis Gunel, Huseyin Emre Ilgin
ISBN: 9781138021778
ISBN13: 9781138021778
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The structural challenges of building 800 metres into the sky are substantial, and include several factors which do not affect lowrise construction. This book focusses on these areas specifically to provide the architectural and structural knowledge which must be taken into account in order to design tall buildings successfully. In presenting examples of steel, reinforced concrete, and composite structural systems for such buildings, it is shown that wind load has a very important effect on the architectural and structural design. The aerodynamic approach to tall buildings is considered in this context, as is earthquake induced lateral loading.
Case studies of some of the world’s most iconic buildings, illustrated with full colour photographs, structural plans and axonometrics, will bring to life the design challenges which they presented to architects and structural engineers. The Empire State Building, the Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101 and the HSB Turning Torso are just a few examples of the buildings whose reallife specifications are used to explain and illustrate core design principles, and their subsequent effect on the finished structure. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Structural Engineering Reference Manual
Edition number: 7 6/2/2014
by Alan Williams PhD, SE, FICE, C Eng
ISBN: 9781591264637
ISBN13: 9781591264637
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The Structural Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for engineers preparing for the NCEES Structural I and Structural II exams and the California state structural exam. Nearly 40 practice problems with stepbystep solutions help sharpen your problem solving skills and demonstrate how to arrive at solutions most efficiently. Numerous charts, tables, and figures make it possible to work most exam problems using just the Reference Manual. A complete, easytouse index will save you valuable time during the exam when it helps you to quickly locate important information needed to solve problems.
The structural PE exams require a thorough familiarity with relevant codes, and the Structural Engineering Reference Manual, Fourth Edition, is updated to the latest exam code specifications. The updated codes include 2005 edition of AISC, 2005 edition of NDS, 2005 editions of ACI 318 and ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402, 2004 edition of AASHTO, 2005 edition of ASCE 7, 2006 edition of IBC. The Structural Engineering Reference Manual is part of PPI's bestselling exam review series, used by more than 1 million engineers to prepare for their licensing exams. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes: Design Theory and Examples
4th edition 1/7/2014
by Prab Bhatt, T.J. MacGinley, Ban Seng Choo
ISBN: 9781466552524
ISBN13: 9781466552524
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From the Publisher:
I do not know of an equivalent textbook that has the scope of this one. …The list of topics is very comprehensive. …This would be a very good book to recommend for a course in the structural design of concrete. …This book is a one stop shop for the structural design of concrete structures  the book for structural concrete designers to have 'at their elbow' and students to have to when learning about the design of concrete structure. I know of no other book that covers such a range of topics including: water retaining structures, comprehensive treatment of the Struttie method with a link to finite element output. Proper background to design of statically indeterminate structures with a proper treatment of joint rotation capacity, comprehensive treatment of: yieldline method, Hillerborg's strip method, design using elastic stress fields, etc and the design of whole structure as opposed to individual elements only. …The explanations of the theory are clearly expressed and there are lots of good examples. Of special importance are the examples that cover complete systems and components rather than just single topics. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
––Iain MacLeod, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde, UK
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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
NOOK Book (eBook) 10/3/2013
by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano
ISBN: 9781118420867
ISBN13: 9781118420867
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This new edition of the bestselling reference, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods provides the complete, uptodate coverage of building construction practices that thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology have been relying on for years. using the new International Building Code as its basis, this classic guidebook covers the complete range of construction activities, from excavating and foundations to cladding and interior finishes. It's organized around a detailed treatment of the structural systems most widely used in North America: heavy timber, wood light frame, masonry, steel, light gauge steel, and reinforced and precast concrete. Fundamentals of Building Construction, Fourth Edition makes available to students and professionals an array of construction information that is unprecedented in scope and quality. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Concrete Structures for Wind Turbines
10/21/2013
by Jurgen Grunberg, Joachim Gohlmann
ISBN: 9783433030417
ISBN13: 9783433030417
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The wind energy industry in Germany has an excellent global standing when it comes to the development and construction of wind turbines. Germany currently represents the world's largest market for wind energy. The ongoing development of ever more powerful wind turbines plus additional requirements for the design and construction of their offshore foundation structures exceeds the actual experiences gained so far in the various disciplines concerned. This book gives a comprehensive overview for planning and structural design analysis of reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete wind turbine towers for both, onshore and offshore wind turbines. Wind turbines represent structures subjected to highly dynamic loading patterns. Therefore, for the design of loadbearing structures, fatigue effects  and not just maximum loads  are extremely important, in particular in the connections and joints of concrete and hybrid structures. There multiaxial stress conditions occure which so far are not covered by the design codes. The specific actions, the nonlinear behaviour and modeling for the structural analysis are explained. Design and verification with a focus on fatigue are adressed. The chapter Manufacturing includes hybrid structures, segmental construction of prestressed concrete towers and offshore wind turbine foundations.
Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "BetonKalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience.
Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "BetonKalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferroconcrete" structures until  as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (18621942), expressed it  the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "BetonKalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 19451950 has been published annually ever since. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Exercises in Building Construction
Edition number: 6 10/14/2013
by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano
ISBN: 9781118653289
ISBN13: 9781118653289
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An introduction to the art of building, it has been revised and updated to reflect changes in the industry. Describes the materials used since ancient timeswood, stone, brick and the techniques by which they are made into buildings todaybefore proceeding to structural steel, reinforced and prestressed concrete, float glass, extruded aluminum, advanced gypsum products, synthetic rubber compounds and plastics. Deals with whole systems of building including foundations, framing, roofing, interiors, electrical and mechanical systems. Each chapter contains a summary, list of key terms and concepts, review questions and references. Illustrated with over 300 line drawings and 700 photographs. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete: Analysis and Design with Emphasis on Application of AS36002009
2nd Edition 7/14/2013
by YewChaye Loo
ISBN: 9781107637863
ISBN13: 9781107637863
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Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete remains the most comprehensive text for engineering students and instructors as well as practising engineers. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent amendments to the Australian Standard for Concrete Structures AS 36002009. The content is presented in a clear, easytofollow manner, and this edition features even more illustrative and design examples to aid comprehension of complex concepts. Part 1 addresses the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures; Part 2 covers topics on prestressed concrete. Additional technical and practical information is set out in four appendices. Each chapter includes a set of problems that consolidates what students have learnt. Worked solutions to the problems are available to instructors on the companion website at www.cambridge.edu.au/academic/XXX. Thorough in its treatment, with many practical formulas, diagrams and tables, this book is an indispensable resource for students and engineers in their continuing learning and professional education. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Concrete Durability
2/23/2013
by Thomas Dyer
ISBN: 9780415564755
ISBN13: 9780415564755
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As more importance is being placed on the wholelife performance of structures, demand is growing for long service lives with minimal maintenance requirements. Indeed it is increasingly common for infrastructure to be kept in operation beyond its originally intended service life. And over the past decade the introduction across Europe of new standards has drawn more attention to the issue of durability of concrete structures. Thus, the durability of construction materials is of more concern to civil engineers than ever before.
Concrete is highly durable and also provides protection to steel reinforcement. However, concrete structures are frequently required to function in a wide range of multiaggressive environments for long periods of service. And measures to optimize their durability performance often conflict with structural and aesthetic design requirements.
This book examines each of the major physical and chemical mechanisms which threaten the durability of concrete and addresses the options available for achieving appropriate durability, with emphasis on the approaches addressed by standards. It also covers procedures for durability assessment and testing of structures, and repair and rehabilitation methods. It is has been written with an audience of graduate students and young professionals in mind. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete: Eurocode Edition
4th Edition February 2013
by Susanto Teng, F.K. Kong, R H Scott
ISBN: 041531626X
ISBN13: 9780415316262
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This consistently successful core textbook enables civil and structural engineering students to develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals and to use relevant principles to solve practical problems.
Covering all the main topics currently taught in schools of engineering, this fourth edition has been comprehensively revised in line with Eurocodes and includes new sections on topics such as the properties and behaviour of highstrength, highperformance concrete; deep beams; concrete slabs and strutandtie models for design.
Practical design and detailing information is intrinsic throughout the chapters to add clarity and ease of discussion. Spreadsheetbased computer programs are referred to and are available on a companion website. With new worked examples and problems and thorough references for further reading, the book:
explains in simple terms the basic principles and the fundamental behaviour of structural concrete members
shows, with worked examples, how to design such members to satisfy the requirements of Eurocode 3
explains simply the technical background to the requirements of Eurocode 3, relating these where appropriate to recent research.
As with previous editions, civil engineering students will find Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete an invaluable resource in getting to grips with the 'why', the 'what' and the 'how' of this subject. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Design of Highway Bridges: An LRFD Approach
3rd Edition February 2013
by Richard M. Barker, Jay A. Puckett
ISBN: 9780470900666
ISBN13: 9780470900666
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The uptodate guide to applying theory and specifications to realworld highway bridge design.
Design of Highway Bridges, Second Edition offers detailed coverage of engineering basics for the design of short and mediumspan bridges. Based on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, it is an excellent engineering resource. This updated edition features:
* Expanded coverage of structural analysis, including axle and lane loads, along with new numerical analytic methods and approaches
* Dozens of worked problems, primarily in Customary U.S. units, that allow techniques to be applied to realworld problems and design specifications
* Revised AASHTO steel bridge design guidelines that reflect the simplified approach for plate girder bridges
* The latest information on concrete bridges, including new minimum reinforcement requirements, and unbonded tendon stress at ultimate and losses for prestressed concrete girders
* Information on key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic issues
* Problems and selected references for further study
* And more
From gaining quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD specifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridge designthis is the onestop, ready reference that puts information at your fingertips.verview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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ThroughLife Care and Management of Concrete Structures: Assessment, Protection, Repair and Strengthening
12/16/2012
by Stuart Matthews
ISBN: 9781848061996
ISBN13: 9781848061996
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Most concrete structures provide satisfactory performance over many decades but a significant number experience premature deterioration and require repair, especially in aggressive environments. Existing structures represents not only a huge economic investment that cannot easily be replaced, but also a large and important investment in embodied carbon.
This document seeks to give an appreciation of the issues associated with the management, assessment, maintenance and repair of concrete structures. The document reflects recent and evolving developments and gives an up to date overview. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Design of Durable Concrete Structures
12/13/2012
by Stuart Matthews
ISBN: 9781848061750
ISBN13: 9781848061750
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This document aims to provide a basic understanding of the complex set of phenomena governing durability and longterm performance of concrete structures and how this forms a basis for servicelife design. While consideration is given to concrete as a material, the focus is on the behaviour of the concrete structure and its interaction with its environment. This document should not only assist the designer to improve the future durability performance and reliability of concrete structures, but should also assist engineers involved with the assessment, maintenance and extension of life of existing concrete structures. The content in the book is also incorporated into a separate publication from fib, the International Federation for Structural Concrete, and is published in this separate volume in order to make it more widely available to concrete specialists and engineers worldwide. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Failures in Concrete Structures: Case Studies in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete
10/25/2012
by Robin Whittle
ISBN: 9780415567015
ISBN13: 9780415567015
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Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it's much cheaper to learn from someone else's mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided.
The first and largest part of the book tells the stories of a number of cases where things have gone wrong with concrete structures. Each case is analyzed to identify its cause and how it might have been prevented. It then looks at how failures in structural modelling can lead to big problems if they are not identified before construction is undertaken. Beyond this it examines how contract arrangements can encourage or prevent problems in the designing and building processes. It concludes with an examination of the role research and development in preventing failures.
By identifying the differences between shoddy economizations and genuine efficiency savings, this book offers savings in the short term which won't be at the expense of a structure's longterm performance. Invaluable reading if you're designing or building concrete structures and want to avoid problems which could be expensive or embarrassing further down the line.
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Failures in Concrete Structures: Case Studies in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete
10/25/2012
by Robin Whittle
ISBN: 0978041556701
ISBN13: 9780415567015
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Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it’s much cheaper to learn from someone else’s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided.
The first and largest part of the book tells the stories of a number of cases where things have gone wrong with concrete structures. Each case is analyzed to identify its cause and how it might have been prevented. It then looks at how failures in structural modelling can lead to big problems if they are not identified before construction is undertaken. Beyond this it examines how contract arrangements can encourage or prevent problems in the designing and building processes. It concludes with an examination of the role research and development in preventing failures.
By identifying the differences between shoddy economizations and genuine efficiency savings, this book offers savings in the short term which won’t be at the expense of a structure’s longterm performance. Invaluable reading if you’re designing or building concrete structures and want to avoid problems which could be expensive or embarrassing further down the line. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Structural Assessment of Large Panel Systems (LPS) Dwelling Blocks for Accidental Loading: Handbook
8/16/2012
by Stuart Matthews, Barry Reeves
ISBN: 9781848062009
ISBN13: 9781848062009
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The progressive collapse of part of Ronan Point tower block in east London in 1968 was a very significant event in structural engineering in relation to the understanding of disproportionate damage to structures. There have been extensive research and investigations since then, including fullscale structural load tests on a block in Liverpool, which are taken fully into account in this handbook. New guidance on the structural assessment and strengthening options for large panel system (LPS) dwelling blocks is presented, focusing primarily upon their resistance to accidental loading associated with gas explosions. and supported by extensive background information.
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Structural Concrete: Theory and Design
5th Edition May 2012
by M. Nadim Hassoun, Akthem AlManaseer
ISBN: 1118131347
ISBN13: 9781118131343
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New edition helps students make the bridge from concepts to problemsolving
The 5th Edition of Structural Concrete: Theory and Design brings this text fully up to date while maintaining its acclaimed easytofollow, logical approach. Working with the text's numerous stepbystep examples, students quickly grasp the principles and techniques of analyzing and designing reinforced and prestressed concrete elements. Moreover, the authors' emphasis on a top quality, economical approach helps students design concrete structures and members with confidence.
Fully updated and revised, the 5th Edition features:
Latest coverage reflecting the ACI 31808 code
Seismic design chapter incorporates the latest of the International Building Code (IBC 2006)
AASHTO method for predicting concrete creep and shrinkage
New chapter dedicated to the design of curved beams
SI unit examples, equivalent conversion factors from customary units to SI units, and SI unit design tables
Practical problems in each chapter enable students to apply and assess their knowledge as they advance through the text. The text's companion Web site gives students more opportunities to apply their knowledge, with such features as MS Excel spreadsheets that offer an interactive environment for evaluating different design aspects of concrete members.
This text is an outgrowth of the two authors' lecture notes, reflecting more than twentyfive years of both classroom teaching and industrial experience. It is structured to cover a twocourse sequence on the design of reinforced concrete structures as well as provide a comprehensive uptodate reference for practicing engineers. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Space Grid Structures
NOOK Book 4/23/2012
by John Chilton
ISBN: 9781136365669
ISBN13: 9781136365669
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A space frame is a threedimensional framework for enclosing spaces in which all members are interconnected and act as a single entity. A benefit of this type of structure is that very large spaces can be covered, uninterrupted by support from the ground.
John Chilton's book provides an uptodate assessment of the use of space grid structures in buildings by reviewing methods of construction, various systems available and detailed studies of the use of space grids in modern buildings. The technical level is aimed at professional and student architects and engineers worldwide and it also serves as a useful construction manual.
John Chilton is an engineer, currently teaching architectural students at Nottingham University where he is a senior lecturer. He has also undertaken considerable research in this field.
Audience: Practising and student architects and engineers; university libraries with courses in architecture, building/construction and civil structural engineering.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Steel Designers' Manual
7th Edition 2/21/2012
by Buick Davidson and Graham Owens
ISBN: 9781405189
ISBN13: 9781405189408
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In 2010 the then current European national standards for building and construction were replaced by the EN Eurocodes, a set of panEuropean model building codes developed by the European Committee for Standardization. The Eurocodes are a series of 10 European Standards (EN 1990EN 1999) that provide a common approach for the design of buildings, other civil engineering works and construction products. The design standards embodied in these Eurocodes will be used for all European public works and are set to become the defacto standard for the private sector in Europe, with probable adoption in many other countries.
This classic manual on structural steelwork design was first published in 1955, since when it has sold many tens of thousands of copies worldwide. For the seventh edition of the Steel Designers` Manual all chapters have been comprehensively reviewed, revised to ensure they reflect current approaches and best practice, and brought in to compliance with EN 1993: Design of Steel Structures (the socalled Eurocode 3).Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Design of Coldformed Steel Structures
Part 13 5/15/2012
by Dan Dubina, Raffaele Landolfo, Viorel Ungureanu
ISBN: 9783433029794
ISBN13: 9783433029794
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The book is concerned with design of coldformed steel structures in building based on the Eurocode 3 Package, particularly on EN 199313.
It contains the essentials of theoretical background and design rules for coldformed steel sections and sheeting, members and connections for building applications.
Elaborated examples and design applications  more than 200 pages  are included in the respective chapters in order to provide a better understanding to the reader.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Structural Engineering Reference Manual
6th Edition November 2011
by Alan Williams PhD, SE, FICE, C Eng
ISBN: 1591263719
ISBN13: 9781591263715
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The Structural Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for engineers preparing for the NCEES 16hour 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 examadopted 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)
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Essential Maths for Engineering and Construction: How to Avoid Mistakes
October 2011
by Mark Breach
ISBN: 0415579279
ISBN13: 9780415579278
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Don't let your mathematical skills fail you! In Engineering, Construction and Science examinations, marks are often lost through carelessness or from not properly understanding the mathematics involved. When there are only a few marks on offer for a part of a question there may be full marks for a right answer and none for a wrong one, regardless of the thought that went into the answer.
If you want to avoid losing these marks, by improving the clarity both of your mathematical work and your mathematical understanding then this is the book for you.We all make mistakes; who doesn't? But mistakes can be avoided when we understand why we make them. Taking mistakes commonly made by undergraduate students as its entry point, this book looks not only at how you can prevent mistakes, but provides a primer for the fundamental mathematical skills required for your degree discipline.
Whether you struggle with different types of interest rates, geometry, statistics, calculus or any of the other mathematical areas vital to your degree, this book will guide you around the pitfalls. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Building Structures
third edition 10/18/2011
byJames Ambrose,Patrick Tripeny
ISBN:
ISBN13: 9780470542606
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The comprehensive reference on the basics of structural analysis and design, now updated with the latest considerations of building technology.
Structural design is an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult to learn. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a building project, architects need to know enough structural theory and analysis to design a building. Most texts on structures for architects focus narrowly on the mathematical analysis of isolated structural components, yet Building Structures looks at the general concepts with selected computations to understand the role of the structure as a building subsystemwithout the complicated mathematics.
New to this edition is a??complete discussion of the LRFD method of design, supplemented by the ASD method, in addition to:
The fundamentals of structural analysis and design for architects
A glossary, exercise problems, and a companion website and instructor's manual
Material ideally suited for preparing for the ARE exam
Profusely illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs, and including new case studies, Building Structures, Third Edition is perfect for nonengineers to understand and visualize structural design.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design
6th Edition September 2011
by James K. Wight, James G. MacGregor
ISBN: 0132176521
ISBN13: 9780132176521
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Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design, 6/e is a perfect text for professionals in the field who need a comprehensive reference on concrete structures and the design of reinforced concrete. Reinforced concrete design encompasses both the art and science of engineering. This book presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and mechanics of materials. In addition, it emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies design rules, but also is capable of being built in a timely fashion and for a reasonable cost. A multitiered approach makes Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design an outstanding textbook for a variety of university courses on reinforced concrete design. Topics are normally introduced at a fundamental level, and then move to higher levels where prior educational experience and the development of engineering judgment will be required.
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Structural Steel Design
5th Edition August 2011
by Jack C. McCormac, Stephen F. Csernak
ISBN: 0136079482
ISBN13: 9780136079484
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The material is presented in a clear, readerfriendly style. This bestselling text has been fully updated to conform to the latest American Manual of Steel Construction. Both Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Stress Design (ASD) are now covered and calculations are worked out sidebyside to allow for easy identification of the different methods. Use of SI units as an addition to the primary use of InchPound units. New coverage of Lateral Torsional Bending and Hollow Structural Sections. For steel design students and professionals. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae
32nd Edition July 2011
by Daniel Zwillinger
ISBN: 1439835489
ISBN13: 9781439835487
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With over 6,000 entries, CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae, 32nd Edition continues to provide essential formulas, tables, figures, and descriptions, including many diagrams, group tables, and integrals not available online. This new edition incorporates important topics that are unfamiliar to some readers, such as visual proofs and sequences, and illustrates how mathematical information is interpreted. Material is presented in a multisectional format, with each section containing a valuable collection of fundamental tabular and expository reference material.
New to the 32nd Edition
A new chapter on Mathematical Formulae from the Sciences that contains the most important formulae from a variety of fields, including acoustics, astrophysics, epidemiology, finance, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics
New material on contingency tables, estimators, process capability, runs test, and sample sizes
New material on cellular automata, knot theory, music, quaternions, and rational trigonometry
Updated and more streamlined tables
Retaining the successful format of previous editions, this comprehensive handbook remains an invaluable reference for professionals and students in mathematical and scientific fields. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Understanding Structural Engineering: From Theory to Practice
June 2011
by WaiFah Chen, Salah ElDin E. ElMetwally
ISBN: 1439827109
ISBN13: 9781439827109
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In our world of seemingly unlimited computing, numerous analytical approaches to the estimation of stress, strain, and displacementincluding analytical, numerical, physical, and analog techniqueshave greatly advanced the practice of engineering. Combining theory and experimentation, computer simulation has emerged as a third path for engineering design and performance evaluation. As a result, structural engineers working in the practical world of engineering must apply and, ideally, thrive on these idealizations of sciencebased theories.
Analyzing the major achievements in the field, Understanding Structural Engineering demonstrates how to bring science to engineering design. This book illustrates:
Key conceptual breakthroughs in structural engineering in the twentieth century
The science of structural engineering from basic mechanics and computing to the ultimate process of engineering design
How engineers implement theory to practice through idealizations and simplifications
Current and future trends in structural engineering
Developments and advancements in structural engineering hinge on a few key breakthroughs in concepts, simplifications and idealizations. Simplification, inherent in the art of structural engineering, is a key theme throughout this book. But the authors go further. Their clear explanations of the role and impact of new, sciencebased developments shows you how to put them into practice. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Steel Structures: Analysis and Design for Vibrations and Earthquakes
11/15/2011
by Karuna Moy Ghosh
ISBN: 9781439883471
ISBN13: 9781439883471
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Structural Analysis
8th Edition March 2011
by Russell C. Hibbeler
ISBN: 013257054
ISBN13: 9780132570534
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Structural Analysis, 8e, provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application
of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphasis is placed on teaching students
to both model and analyze a structure. Procedures for Analysis, Hibbeler's problem solving methodologies, provides
students with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.
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Steel Structures: Design and Practice
March 2011
by N. Subramanian
ISBN: 0198068816
ISBN13: 9780198068815
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Design of Steel Structures is designed to meet the requirements of undergraduate students of civil
and structural engineering. This book will also prove useful for postgraduate students and serve as
an invaluable reference for practicing engineers unfamiliar with the limit state design of steel structures.
The book provides an extensive coverage of the design of steel structures in accordance with the
latest code of practice for general construction in steel (IS 800 : 2007). The book is based on the modern
limit state approach to design and covers topics such as properties of steel, types of steel structures,
important areas of structural steel technology, bolted connections, welded connections, design of trusses,
design of plate girders, and design of beam columns. Each chapter features solved examples, review questions,
and practice problems as well as ample illustrations to supplement the text.
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Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures
March 2011
by Vistasp M. Karbhari (Editor), Luke S. Lee (Editor)
ISBN: 1845693981
ISBN13: 9781845693985
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Service life estimation is an area of growing importance in civil engineering both for determining the remaining service life of civil engineering structures and for designing new structural systems with welldefined periods of functionality. Service Life Estimation and Extension of Civil Engineering Structures provides valuable information on the development and use of newer and more durable materials and methods of construction, as well as the development and use of new techniques of estimating service life.
Part one discusses using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to extend the servicelife of civil engineering structures. It considers the key issues in the use of FRP composites, examines the possibility of extending the service life of structurally deficient and deteriorating concrete structures and investigates the uncertainties of using FRP composites in the rehabilitation of civil engineering structures. Part two discusses estimating the service life of civil engineering structures including modelling service life and maintenance strategies and probabilistic methods for service life estimation. It goes on to investigate nondestructive evaluation and testing (NDE/NDT) as well as databases and knowledgebased systems for service life estimation of rehabilitated civil structures and pipelines.
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Mechanics of Materials
6th Edition January 2011
by Ferdinand Beer, Jr. Johnston, John DeWolf, David Mazurek
ISBN: 0073380288
ISBN13: 9780073380285
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Beer and Johnston's Mechanics of Materials is the uncontested leader for the teaching of solid mechanics. Used by thousands of students around the globe since its publication in 1981, Mechanics of Materials, provides a precise presentation of the subject illustrated with numerous engineering examples that students both understand and relate to theory and application.
The tried and true methodology for presenting material gives your student the best opportunity to succeed in this course. From the detailed examples, to the homework problems, to the carefully developed solutions manual, you and your students can be confident the material is clearly explained and accurately represented.
If you want the best book for your students, we feel Beer, Johnston's Mechanics of Materials, 6th edition is your only choice.
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Steel Structures Design: ASD/LRFD
January 2011
by Alan Williams
ISBN: 0071638369
ISBN13: 9780071638364
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Steel Structures Design: ASD/LRFD introduces the theoretical background and fundamental basis of steel design and covers the detailed design of members and their connections. This indepth resource provides clear interpretations of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, 2010 edition, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, 2010 edition, and the International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code, 2012 edition. The code requirements are illustrated with 170 design examples, including concise, stepbystep solutions.
Coverage includes:
Steel buildings and design criteria
Design loads
Behavior of steel structures under design loads
Design of steel structures under design loads
Design of steel beams in flexure
Design of steel beams for shear and torsion
Design of compression members
Stability of frames
Design by inelastic analysis
Design of tension members
Design of bolted and welded connections
Plate girders
Composite construction
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Prestressed Concrete
October 2010
by Lambert M. Surhone (Editor), Mariam T. Tennoe (Editor), Susan F. Henssonow (Editor)
ISBN: 6133198699
ISBN13: 9786133198692
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Prestressed concrete is a method for overcoming concrete's
natural weakness in tension. It can be used to produce beams, floors or bridges with a longer span than
is practical with ordinary reinforced concrete. Prestressing tendons (generally of high tensile steel
cable or rods) are used to provide a clamping load which produces a compressive stress that offsets
the tensile stress that the concrete compression member would otherwise experience due to a bending load.
Traditional reinforced concrete is based on the use of steel reinforcement bars, rebars, inside poured concrete.
Prestressing can be accomplished in three ways: pretensioned concrete, and bonded or unbonded
posttensioned concrete. Pretensioned concrete is cast around already tensioned tendons.
This method produces a good bond between the tendon and concrete, which both protects the tendon
from corrosion and allows for direct transfer of tension. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
4th Edition September 2010
by Kenneth Leet, Anne Gilbert, ChiaMing Uang
ISBN: 0073401099
ISBN13: 9780073401096
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis fourth edition, introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The text covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based.
This edition features an expanded treatment of snow, earthquake, and wind loads that are part of the updated ANSI/ASCE 7 standards. We've also added Historical Notes to this addition that provide valuable insights to the development of today's techniques and practices. Additionally, about 30% of the text's problems are new or heavily revised.
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Nonlinear Structural Engineering: With Unique Theories and Methods to Solve Effectively Complex Nonlinear Problems
October 2010
by Demeter G. Fertis
ISBN: 3642069525
ISBN13: 9783642069529
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This book concentrates on the nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of structures and structural components that are widely used in everyday engineering applications. It presents unique methods for nonlinear problems which permits the correct usage of powerful linear methods. Every topic is thoroughly explained and includes numerical examples. The new concepts, theories and methods introduced simplify the solution of the complex nonlinear problems.
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Structural Engineering Failures
August 2010
by Dr Niall F Macalevey
ISBN: 1453745777
ISBN13: 9781453745779
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Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation
August 2010
by Alphose Zingoni
ISBN: 0415584728
ISBN13: 9780415584722
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Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation features over 300 papers classified into 21 sections, which were presented at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010, Cape Town, South Africa, 68 September 2010). The SEMC conferences have been held every 3 years in Cape Town, and since then brought together academics, researchers and practitioners active in structural mechanics, associated computation and structural engineering. The main purpose of the conferences was to review recent achievements in the advancement of knowledge and understanding in these areas, share the latest developments, and address the challenges that the present and the future pose.
All major aspects of structural mechanics, associated computation and structural engineering are addressed in the present volume, including: structural mechanics (dynamics, vibration, impact, buckling, seismic response, fluidstructure interaction, soilstructure interaction); mechanics of materials (plasticity, fracture, fatigue, creep, shrinkage, damage, deterioration); numerical/computational modelling (numerical methods, formulations, finiteelement modelling, structural modelling, material modelling, simulations); structural engineering and construction in the various materials (steel, concrete, timber, masonry, glass, steelconcrete composite, fibrereinforced composite, laminated composite); design, construction and operational considerations (fire resistance, seismic resistance, loading, safety and reliability, codification, design optimisation, construction, assembly, monitoring, maintenance, repair, retrofitting). The structures dealt with include all sorts of buildings, sports facilities, bridges, viaducts, tunnels, underground structures, foundation structures, coastal structures, dams, industrial towers and masts, containment structures (silos, tanks and pressure vessels), ship and aircraft structures, motorvehicle structures, mechanical components and biological structures.
Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation is published as a book of extended abstracts, and an accompanying CDROM with the full papers, and will be much of interest to engineers, academics and researchers in civil, structural, mechanical and aerospace engineering, and to those concerned with the analysis, design, construction and maintenance of engineering structures.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Practical Design of Steel Structures
July 2010
by Karuna Moy Ghosh
ISBN: 1439835713
ISBN13: 9781439835715
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Practical Design of Steel Structures presents practical design examples and calculations for a multibay, steelframed industrial building under the actions of a variety of loads, including travelling crane loads, dead and imposed loads, and wind forces. For the first time, engineers and students alike can appreciate the complete design process through the analysis of the whole structure and the design of structural members. The calculations are clearly presented, employing a stepbystep approach stating the design philosophy, design considerations and clarifying the referred clauses of the code of practice.
However, before analysing the structure and the design of its structural elements, it is necessary to understand the theoretical background and how the structure behaves under the actions of various loads, based upon practical design and field experience. The author considers the structural arrangement with respect to selection and availability of construction material, the cost within the scheduled construction program and the overall budget. In addition he examines the buildability of the structure with regard to space restriction, method of construction and the geotechnical conditions of the site.
The essence of this book is the simplicity and clarity of approach in the complete analysis of the whole structure and the structural design of every member. Augmented by design sketches, this book will prove valuable to practising engineers in design offices and students on structures courses.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Mechanics of Materials
8th Edition April 2010
by Russell C. Hibbeler
ISBN: 0136022308
ISBN13: 9780136022305
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This engineering textbook introduces the principles of mechanics, beginning with the mechanical
properties of materials and the effects of axial load, torsion, bending, and transverse shear.
It then describes methods for transforming states of stress and strain, determining the load on a column,
and computing deflections of beams and shafts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
2nd Edition December 2009
by Robert Ratay
ISBN: 0071498842
ISBN13: 9780071498845
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The Most Complete and UptoDate Resource on Forensic Structural Engineering
Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field.
The design and construction process
Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations
Standard of care and duty to perform
First steps and legal concerns after a failure
Engineering investigation of failures
Origins and causes of failures
Loads and hazards
Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication
Defects, deterioration, and durability
Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations
Litigation and dispute resolution
The expert consultant and witness
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Structural Elements for Architects and Builders: Design of columns, beams, and tension elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete
November 2009
by Jonathan Ochshorn
ISBN: 1856177718
ISBN13: 9781856177719
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Concise but comprehensive, Structural Elements for Architects and Builders is primarily focused on the
design and analysis of structural elements: columns, beams, tension members and their connections.
The material is organized into a single, selfsufficient 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 Stepbystep illustrative
examples Cover common connectors such as nails, bolts, and welds. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Prestressed Concrete Upgrade: ACI, AASHTO, IBC 2009 Codes Version
5th Edition August 2009
by Edward G. Nawy
ISBN: 0136081509
ISBN13: 9780136081500
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Completely revised to reflect the new ACI 31808 Building Code and International Building Code, IBC 2009, this
popular book offers a unique approach to examining the design of prestressed concrete members in a logical,
stepbystep trial and adjustment procedure. Integrates handy flow charts to help readers better
understand the steps needed for design and analysis. Includes a revised chapter containing the latest
ACI and AASHTO Provisions on the design of posttensioned beam end anchorage blocks using the strutandtie
approach in conformity with ACI 31808 Code. Offers a new complete section with two extensive design examples
using the strutandtie approach for the design of corbels and deep beams. Features an addition to the elastic
method of design, with comprehensive design examples on LRFD and Standard AASHTO designs of bridge deck members for flexure,
shear and torsion, conforming to the latest AASHTO specifications. Includes a revised chapter on slender columns,
including a simplified loadcontour biaxial bending method which is easier to apply in desiign, using moments
rather than loads in the reciprocal approach. A useful construction reference for engineers.
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Timber Design for the Civil and Structural PE Exams
7th Edition May 2009
by Robert Kim, Jai Kim PhD, PE
ISBN: 1591261767
ISBN13: 9781591261766
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Timber Design is essential when you're seeking help with timber problems on the civil or structural PE exams.
This book gives you handson experience working with the theory and principles you'll need to know to answer
exam questions with confidence. Thirteen chapters present comprehensive information on the principles of timber construction,
including many illustrative examples. There are 11 practice problems, with complete solutions, to get you ready for the exam.
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Civil DisciplineSpecific Review for the FE/EIT Exam
3rd Edition May 2009
by Robert Kim MSCE, PE, Thomas A. Spriggs, Michael R. Lindeburg PE
ISBN: 1591261775
ISBN13: 9781591261773
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The Civil DisciplineSpecific Review is designed to give you the best preparation for the civil section of the FE exam.
61 practice problems plus two 4hour afternoon practice exams supplement your study regime and help you assess your readiness
for the exam. If you are taking the civil section of the FE exam, Civil DisciplineSpecific Review will give you
the focused practice and preparation you need to pass.
Topics covered
Construction Management
Environmental Engineering
Hydraulics & Hydrologic Systems
Materials
Soils Mechanics & Foundations
Structural Analysis
Structural Design
Surveying
Transportation
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Reinforced Concrete Design
7th Edition January 2009
by George F. Limbrunner, Abi O. Aghayere
ISBN: 0135044359
ISBN13: 9780135044353
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Reinforced Concrete Design, 7th Edition provides a noncalculus, practical approach to the design, analysis,
and detailing of reinforced concrete structural members using numerous examples and a stepbystep solution format.
Written with practicality and accessibility in mind, the text does not require calculus;
it focuses on the math and fundamentals that are most appropriate for construction, architectural,
and engineering technology programs. Revised to conform to the latest ACI code (ACI 31808),
this edition retains its unique chapters on prestressed concrete, formwork design and detailing,
expanded coverage of columns, over 150 homework problems, and numerous sample problems complete with stepbystep solutions.
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Structural Analysis In Theory and Practice
December 2008
by Alan Williams
ISBN: 1856175502
ISBN13: 9781856175500
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Structural Analysis In Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive review of the classical methods of structural analysis
and also the recent advances in computer applications. The prefect guide for the Professional Engineer's exam,
Williams covers principles of structural analysis to advanced concepts. Methods of analysis are presented in
a concise and direct manner and the different methods of approach to a problem are illustrated by specific examples.
In addition, the book include the clear and concise approach to the subject and the focus on the most direct solution to a problem.
Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers? understanding of the topics.
Structural Analysis Rules of Thumb is perfect for anyone who wishes to have handy reference filled with equations,
calculations and modeling instructions as well as candidates studying for professional engineering registration examinations.
It will also serve as a refresher course and reference manual for practicing engineers. Registered professional engineers and
registered structural
Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers
Understanding of the topics Comprehensive coverage of the whole field of structural analysis Supplementary problems are given at the end of each chapter with answers provided at the end of the book Realistic situations encountered in practice and test the reader's ability to apply the concepts presented in the chapter Classical methods of structural analysis and also the recent advances in computer applications.
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Design of Reinforced Concrete
8th Edition December 2008
by Jack C. McCormac, Russell Brown
ISBN: 0470279273
ISBN13: 9780470279274
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With its accessible approach and streamlined coverage of theory, engineers will quickly learn how to apply the concepts in the eighth edition. The contents have been updated to conform to the 2008 building code of the American Concrete Institute (ACI 31808). New spreadsheets are included that arm the reader with tools to analyze and design reinforced concrete elements and quickly compare alternative solutions. A new chapter on seismic design explores the issues related to the design of reinforced concrete structures to resist earthquakes. The new materials section also provides engineers with details and examples on how to design shear walls for combined axial load and bending moment. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Understanding Sructures: An Introduction to Structural Analysis
July 2008
by Mete A. Sozen, Toshikatsu Ichinose
ISBN: 1420068610
ISBN13: 9781420068610
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Before structural mechanics became the common language of structural engineers,
buildings were built based on observed behavior, with every new solution incurring high levels of risk.
Today, the pendulum has swung in the other direction. The web of structural mechanics is so finely woven
that it hides the role of experience in design, again leading to high levels of risk.
Understanding Structures brings the art and science of structures into the environment of a
computer game. The book imparts a basic understanding of how buildings and bridges resist gravity, wind,
and earthquake loads. Its interactive presentation of topics spans elementary concepts of force in trusses
to bending of beams and the response of multistory, multibay frames.
Formulate Graphical and Quantitative Solutions with GOYA
The companion software, GOYA, runs easily on any javaenabled system. This interactive learning
environment allows engineers to obtain quick and instructive graphical and quantitative solutions
to many problems in structures.
Simulation is critical to the design and construction of safe structures. Using GOYA and the tools within
Understanding Structures, engineers can enhance their overall understanding of structure response as well as
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Structural and Stress Analysis: Theories, Tutorials and Examples
1st Edition July 2008
by Jianqiao Ye
ISBN: 0415368790
ISBN13: 9780415368797
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Summarizing major concepts and key points, this book tests student's knowledge of the principal theories in structural
and stress analysis. Its main feature is helping students to understand the subject by asking and answering conceptual questions.
Each chapter begins with a summary of key issues and relevant formulas. A 'key points' review identifies important
concepts which are essential for students' understanding of the chapter. Numerical examples are used to illustrate
these concepts and demonstrate the application of the formulas. A short discussion of the problem is provided,
before the solution is revealed, to ensure that students know not only how but also why a formula should be used.
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Basic Structural Theory
May 2008
by Jacques Heyman
ISBN: 0521897947
ISBN13: 9780521897945
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This text introduces the basic equations of the theory of structures.
Conventional presentations of these equations follow the ideas of elastic analysis,
introduced nearly two hundred years ago. The present book is written against the background
of advances made in structural theory during the last fifty years, notably by the introduction of socalled plastic theory.
Tests on real structures in the twentieth century revealed that structural states predicted by elastic analysis cannot
in fact be observed in practice, whereas plastic ideas can be used to give accurate estimates of strength.
Strength is discussed in the first part of this book without reference to equations of elastic deformation.
However, the designer is concerned also with stiffness, for which elastic analysis is needed, and the standard equations
(suitable, for example, for computer programming) are presented. Finally, stability is analyzed, which again is essentially
an elastic phenomenon, and it is shown that a higher "factor of safety" is required to guard against buckling than that
required to guarantee straightforward strength. The emphasis throughout is on the derivation and application of the
structural equations, rather than on details of their solution (nowadays best done by computer), and the numerical
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Structural Engineering Reference Manual
April 2008
by Alan Williams
ISBN: 1591261198
ISBN13: 9781591261193
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The Structural Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for
engineers preparing for the NCEES Structural I and Structural II exams and the California state structural exam.
Nearly 40 practice problems with stepbystep solutions help sharpen your problem solving skills and demonstrate how to
arrive at solutions most efficiently. Numerous charts, tables, and figures make it possible to work most exam problems
using just the Reference Manual. A complete, easytouse index will save you valuable time during the exam when it helps
you to quickly locate important information needed to solve problems.
The structural PE exams require a thorough familiarity with relevant codes, and the Structural
Engineering Reference Manual, Fourth Edition, is updated to the latest exam code specifications. The updated codes
include 2005 edition of AISC, 2005 edition of NDS, 2005 editions of ACI 318 and ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402, 2004 edition
of AASHTO, 2005 edition of ASCE 7, 2006 edition of IBC. The Structural Engineering Reference Manual is part of PPI's
bestselling exam review series, used by more than 1 million engineers to prepare for their licensing exams.
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SixMinute Solutions for Structural PE Exam Problems
2nd Edition April 2008
by Christine A. Subasic PE
ISBN: 1591261333
ISBN13: 9781591261339
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Civil & Structural Engineering: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Review for the PE Exam
4th Edition January 2008
by Alan Williams
ISBN: 1427761221
ISBN13: 9781427761224
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Civil & Structural Engineering: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Review,
4th Edition assists engineers preparing for the structural PE exams. It reviews the behavior
of concrete structures and presents a broad range of solved examples.
FEATURES:
Over 100 solved examples
Codespecific, including the 2006 IBC. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Limit Analysis and Soil Plasticity
December 2007
by WaiFah Chen
ISBN: 1932159738
ISBN13: 9781932159738
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Devoted to the theory and applications of limit analysis as applied to soil mechanics, this text also
contains information on soil plasticity and rocklike material such as concrete. The first part
of the book describes the techniques of limit analysis in detail and are illustrated by many examples.
The second part deals with the applications of limit analysis to "classical soil mechanics problems"
and the third part presents advances on bearing capacity problems of concrete blocks or rock.
The final part discusses the modern development of the theory of soil plasticity.
Key Features: Presents two elasticplastic soil models and one elasticplasticfracture model for concrete,
Includes numerical results obtained by the finite element method along with limit analysis solutions,
Presents the principles of limit analysis and the general techniques that can be used
in deriving statically admissible stress fields and kinematically admissible velocity fields.
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Civil & Structural Engineering Seismic Design Review for the PE Exam
6th Edition December 2007
by Alan Williams
ISBN: 1427761256
ISBN13: 9781427761255
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Civil & Structural Engineering: Seismic Design Review for the PE Exam, 6th Edition reflects the current structural design standards for the PE Structural I and II exams, this text has everything civil and structural engineers need to prepare for the seismic design topics.
FEATURES
Code specific, including ACI 31805
Over 75 solved examples
Contains USCS units
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Structural Engineering PE License Review Problems & Solutions
6th Edition November 2007
by Alan Williams , David Fanella (Editor) by Alan Williams , David Fanella (Editor)
ISBN: 1427761337
ISBN13: 9781427761330
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Structural Engineering: PE License Review Problems & Solutions, 6th Edition is a comprehensive guide and reference emphasizes analytical and design methods in structural engineering that lead to the quickest and simplest solution of any particular problem. After a review of general structural and seismic design principles, chapters are dedicated to specific structural materials: steel, concrete, timber and masonry.
This rigorous review helps exam candidates prepare for the difficult structural engineering PE exams, including the essaystyle questions of the Structural II exam.
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Structural Steel Design
4th Edition June 2007
by Jack C. McCormac
ISBN: 0132218160
ISBN13: 9780132218160
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The material is presented in a clear, readerfriendly style. This bestselling text has been fully updated to conform
to the latest American Manual of Steel Construction. Both Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Stress Design
(ASD) are now covered and calculations are worked out sidebyside to allow for easy identification of the different methods.
Use of SI units as an addition to the primary use of InchPound units. New coverage of Lateral Torsional Bending and
Hollow Structural Sections. For steel design students and professionals. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Plasticity for Structural Engineers
February 2007
by WaiFah Chen, DaJian Han
ISBN: 1932159754
ISBN13: 9781932159752
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Plasticity for Structural Engineers is a practical work that provides engineers and students in structural engineering or structural mechanics with the background needed to make the transition from fundamental theory to computer implementation and engineering practice. It sets out initially to examine the stressstrain behaviors of materials under simple test conditions, goes on to show how these behaviors can be generalized under combined stresses, and finally outlines the finite element implementation of the generalized stressstrain relations for the solution of practical steel and concrete structural problems. Plasticity for Structural Engineers not only offers the reader an understanding of the fundamental principles and theory of plasticity in a form that does not require extensive mathematical experience, but also provides the reader with a compact and convenient summary of the modern development of concrete plasticity and limit analysis in structural engineering.
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Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders
5th Edition November 2006
by Ronald E. Shaeffer
ISBN: 0131186558
ISBN13: 9780131186552
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Provides an introduction to building structures and materials, treats the essential topics in statics and mechanics of materials and provides an introduction to structural analysis and design. Graphics statics treatment expanded including the graphical analysis of simple trusses and relatively complicated cable structures; structural behavior treatment expanded including structural system selection and stepbystep, thoroughly worked out examples. It is aimed at the practicing architect and those who will be working with him or her.
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Examples in Structural Analysis
October 2006
by William M.C.McKenzie
ISBN: 041537054X
ISBN13: 9780415370547
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Structural analysis is an essential core subject in all civil/structural undergraduate programs of study. In addition it is frequently included in the curriculum of other disciplines such as building and architecture. Students adopt a variety of strategies when developing their knowledge and understanding of structural behavior. This new textbook focuses on the use of worked examples using traditional 'hand' methods of analysis. A stepbystep approach has been adopted in all solutions and where required, the appropriate concepts and principles are explained and integrated within the text. Examples in Structural Analysis is suitable for levels of study ranging from first to final years in relation to civil/structural, building and architecture courses. The comprehensive and extensive selection of problems given in the book (i.e. almost two hundred detailed solutions) provides an excellent resource for both lecturers and students seeking fully worked examples on different structural analysis topics. It is also an ideal reference text for use in design offices and practices involved in the construction industry. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Reinforced Concrete Design for Engineering Technology
6th Edition April 2006
by George F. Limbrunner
ISBN: 0131187678
ISBN13: 9780131187672
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Using a straightforward, stepbystep, problemsolution format–with an abundance of fullyworked sample problems–this book provides an elementary, nonCalculus, practical approach to the design and analysis of reinforced concrete structural members. It translates a vast amount of information and data in an integrated source that reflects the latest standards and that provides a basic, workable understanding of the strength and behavior of reinforced concrete members and simple concrete structural systems. A valuable design guide and resource for practicing technicians and technologists, and engineers and architects preparing for state licensing examinations for professional registrations.
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Structural Engineering Formulas
April 2004
by Ilya Mikhelson
ISBN: 0071439110
ISBN13: 9780071439114
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This compact yet comprehensive compendium puts the structural engineering formulas most needed on the job at the user's fingertips. Practical and authoritative, Structural Engineering Formulas offers 114 formula tables with brief introductions explaining uses and applications. An affordable resource that every civil engineer and engineering student will want nearby, this handy reference features:
* Equations used in foundation and soil, retaining structure, tunnel, beam, frame, plate, pipe, and other structural design
* Tables helpful for verifying computer analyses of complex structures
* Easyaccess organization
* Appendices of metric conversions, mathematical formulas, and symbols
Ilya Mikhelson, Ph.D., has over 30 years' experience in design, research, and teaching design of bridges, tunnels, subway stations, and buildings. He is the author of numerous other publications, including: Precast Concrete for Underground Construction; Tunnels and Subways; and Building Structures. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Computational Contact Mechanics
August 2002
by P. Wriggers
ISBN: 0471496804
ISBN13: 9780471496809
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Boundary value problems involving contact are important for industrial applications in both mechanical and civil engineering, such as structural foundations, bearings, metal forming processes, rubber sealings, drilling problems, crash analysis of cars, rolling contact between car tyres and the road, cooling of electronic devices, and many more. Other applications are related to biomechanical engineering design, where human joints, implants or teeth are considered. Due to this variety, contact problems today are combined either with large elastic or inelastic deformations, including timedependent responses. Thermal coupling may also have to be considered, and even stability behaviour has to be linked to contact, such as wrinkling arising in metal forming problems.
The topic of computational contact is described in depth here, providing different formulations, algorithms and discretisation techniques for contact problems that have been established in the geometrically linear and nonlinear ranges. This book provides the necessary continuum mechanics background. Special geometrical relations needed to set up the contact constraints are derived, and constitutive equations stemming from tribology which are valid at the contact interface are discussed in detail, without going into a numerical treatment. Solid and beam contact is considered, as is contact of unstable systems and thermomechanical contact. The algorithmic aspects cover a broad range of solution methods. Additionally, adaptive discretisation techniques for contact analysis are presented as a modern tool for engineering design simulations.
This book:
applies to a wide variety of industrial applications,
starts from a sound continuum mechanics background,
introduces new discretisation techniques and algorithms, and
includes thermomechanical considerations and adaptive methods.
Computational Contact Mechanics has been written not only for graduate, Masters and PhD students, but also for engineers in the car, tyre and packaging industries who simulate contact problems in practical applications and need to understand the theoretical and algorithmic background of contact treatment in modern finite element systems.
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
2nd Edition January 2002
by Harry H. West, Louis F. Geschwindner
ISBN: 0471355569
ISBN13: 9780471355564
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, Second Edition offers a comprehensive and wellintegrated presentation
of the foundational principles of structural analysis. It presents a rigorous treatment of the underlying theory
and a broad spectrum of example problems to illustrate practical applications. The book is richly illustrated
with a balance between realistic representations of actual structures and the idealized sketches customarily
used in engineering practice. There is a large selection of problems that can be assigned by the instructor
that range in difficulty from simple to challenging.
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Applied Structural Steel Design
4th Edition May 2001
by Leonard Spiegel, George F. Limbrunner, George F. Limbrunner, George F. Limbrunner
ISBN: 0130889830
ISBN13: 9780130889836
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Written specifically for the engineering technology/technician level, this book offers a straightforward, elementary, noncalculus, practical problemsolving approach to the design, analysis, and detailing of structural steel members. Using numerous example problems and a stepbystep solution format, it focuses on the classical and traditional ASD (Allowable Stress Design) method of structural steel design (the method still most used today) and introduces the LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) method (fastbecoming the method of choice for the future). Introduction to Steel Structures. Tension Members. Axially Loaded Compression Members. Beams. Special Beams. BeamColumns. Bolted Connections. Welded Connections. Open Web Steel Joists and Metal Deck. Continuous Construction and Plastic Design. Structural Steel Detailing: Beams. Structural Steel Detailing: Columns. LRFD: Structural Members. LRFD: Connections. For technicians, technologists, engineers, and architects preparing for state licensing examinations for professional registration.
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Probability, Reliability and Statistical Methods in Engineering Design
1st Edition November 1999
by Haldar, Mahadevan, Sankaran Mahadevan
ISBN: 0471331198
ISBN13: 9780471331193
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Learn the tools to assess product reliability! Haldar and Mahadevan crystallize the research and experience of
the last few decades into the most uptodate book on riskbased design concepts in engineering available.
The fundamentals of reliability and statistics necessary for riskbased engineering analysis and design are
clearly presented. And with the help of many practical examples integrated throughout the text, the material
is made very relevant to today's practice. Key Features
* Covers all the fundamental concepts and mathematical skills needed to conduct reliability assessments.
* Presents the most widelyused reliability assessment methods.
* Concepts that are required for the implementation of riskbased design in practical problems are developed gradually.
* Both riskbased and deterministic design concepts are included to show the transition from traditional to modern design practice.
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Elementary Theory of Structures
4th Edition April 1998
by YuanYu Hsieh, S. T. Mau
ISBN: 0139344152
ISBN13: 9780139344152
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Elementary Theory of Structures has been revised and updated, it fully encompasses the use of computers
in structural analysis with the incorporation of the matrix method and inclusion of a diskette containing computer
programs for solving structural problems.
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Modern Prestressed Concrete: Design Principles and Construction Methods
November 1990
by James R. Libby
ISBN: 0442319231
ISBN13: 9780442319236
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The revised edition of a standard handbook for structural and civil engineers, first published 20 years ago, incorporates new information in every chapter. It includes specifications of 1989 building codes and regulations, new coverage of the design and analysis of flexural as well as composite and segmented members, and deflection analysis methods that range from the simple to the complex. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reinforced And Prestressed Concrete
3rd Edition September 1987
by F. Kong, R. H. Evans
ISBN: 0419245605
ISBN13: 9780419245605
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This highly successful textbook has been comprehensively revised for two main reasons: to bring the book
uptodate and make it compatible with BS8110 1985; and to take
into account the increasing use made of microcomputers in civil engineering. An important new chapter
on microcomputer applications has been added.
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