Structural Design: A Practical Guide for Architects

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John Wiley & Sons, 1998 - Architecture - 697 pages
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Structural Design presents the conceptual and practical underpinnings of basic building design and technology in a single comprehensive source. It provides essential coverage of the integral relationships of structural/architectural form and spatial organization, and an understanding of the impact of load configurations and other key determinants of design. Essential principles as well as structural solutions are visually reinforced with hundreds of architectural drawings, photographs, and other illustrations, making this book truly architect-friendly.

Ideal for use as a general and technical reference in the design studio, as a study aid for the architectural registration exam, or as an office resource, Structural Design is a superb companion for the architecture student and practicing professional. It includes:

  • In-depth coverage of steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry, including lateral force generation and design
  • Over 1,000 illustrations and photographs
  • Real-world examples, sample problems, and useful references throughout
  • Conventional and SI unit systems
 

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Contents

UNDERSTANDING LOADS
1
STEEL
13
MASONRY
19
BENDING SYSTEMS
31
S Web yielding and crippling
115
S Builtup beams
125
AXIALLY LOADED SYSTEMS
143
Tension members
173
Timber and laminated timber beame
365
AXIALLY LOADED MEMBERS
399
COMBINED SYSTEMS
425
CONCRETE
499
BENDING MEMBERS
518
AXALLY LOADED MEMBERS
595
Wall
607
CONNECTIONS
619

COMBINED SYSTEMS
187
CONNECTIONS
223
WOOD
281
Structural elements and systems
299
BENDIN SYSTEMS
313
SPECAL SYSTEMS
625
4D 7
641
AXIALLV LOADED MEMBERS
649
Design of shear walls
658
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About the author (1998)

ROD UNDERWOOD is Professor of Architecture at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught structural and architectural design for over 25 years. His areas of expertise include structural design and architectural design.

MICHELE CHIUINI is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ball State University. In addition to teaching structural and architectural design, he is the Senior Research Associate for the Housing Futures Institute.

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