Structural Design: A Practical Guide for Architects

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 7, 2011 - Architecture - 816 pages
Written for the practicing architect, Structural Design addresses the process on both a conceptual and a mathematical level. Most importantly, it helps architects work with structural consultants and understand all the necessary considerations when designing structural systems. Using a minimum of simple math, this book shows you how to make correct design calculations for structures made from steel, wood, concrete, and masonry. What?s more, this edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest design methods and codes, including LRFD for steel design. The book was also re-designed for easy navigation. Essential principles, as well as structural solutions, are visually reinforced with hundreds of drawings, photographs, and other illustrations--making this book truly architect-friendly.

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Load and Resistance Factor Design
Materials and Properties
Structural Elements and Systems
Preengineered Systems
Steel Beams
Lateral Stability of Beams
Timber Truss Design
Arches Vaults and Domes
Permanent Wood Foundations
Materials and Properties
Reinforced Concrete in Architecture
Beam Strength Theory
Shear in Beams

Web Yielding and Crippling
BuiltUp Beams
Tension Members
Combined Axial Loading and Bending
Bolted Connections
Welded Connections
Wood Structures in Architecture
Bending Members Floor and Roof Systems
Sheathing and Diaphragm Design
Timber and Laminated Timber Beams
Compression and Tension Members
Prestressed and Precast Concrete
Materials and Properties
Structural Systems
Empirical Design of Walls
Allowable Stress Method
Commonly Used Tables and Constants
Conversion Factors from U S Customary Units to
Illustration and Table Credits

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Rod Underwood, Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Indiana, is a graduate of Purdue University in civil engineering and Ball State University in architecture. He has been a registered architect and registered Structural Engineer since 1971. His areas of expertise include structural design and architectural design.

Michele Chiuini is Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, Indiana, where he teaches structural design and architectural design. He is a registered Structural Engineer in Italy, and he has practiced in Italy, England, and the United States.

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