Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 9, 2012 - Architecture - 640 pages
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Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

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Title Page
Bridge 7 Bridge
Designing a Suspended Roof
Designing a Cylindrical Shell Roof
Master Lesson Designing a Trussed Roof
Building on a Vertical Site
Designing with Multipanel Trusses
Designing Framing Schemes that Use Trusses
Designing Efficient Trusses
Structural Materials
How Materials Break
The Concept of Stress
Master Lesson Designing with the Flow of Forces
Designing a Bay of Framing
Bending Actions on Beams

Finding Forces in a Truss
Understanding the Behavior of the SixPanel Truss
A Truss with An Odd Number of Panels
An Overhanging Truss
Completing the Design of the Summer Camp Truss
Detailing the Truss
Fabricating and Erecting the Trusses
Designing a Fanlike Roof
Designing Unreinforced Masonry
Master Lesson Designing a Concrete Shell Roof for a Grandstand
Designing the Strut and Ties
How Beams Resist Bending
Bending Resistance in Beams of Any Shape
Designing Columns Frames and LoadBearing Walls
Combined Members
Designing a Sitecast Concrete Building
Sitecast Concrete OneWay Framing Systems
Master Lesson Designing in Precast Concrete
Designing an Entrance Canopy
Engineers and Architects

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EDWARD ALLEN has taught for more than thirty years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, and the University of Oregon. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Fifth Edition.

WACŁAW ZALEWSKI  is Professor Emeritus of Structural Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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