Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering: Steel construction; problems in construction

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American School of Correspondence, 1908 - Civil engineering
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Page 347 - REVIEW QUESTIONS. PRACTICAL TEST QUESTIONS. In the foregoing sections of this Cyclopedia numerous illustrative examples are worked out in detail in order to show the application of the various methods and principles. Accompanying these are examples for practice which will aid the reader in fixing the principles in mind. In the following pages are given a large number of test questions and problems which afford a valuable means of testing the reader's knowledge of the subjects treated.
Page 200 - In the case of columns this can be done on a standard size sheet, generally 12 X 30 in. or 18 X 30 in. Girder sheets and truss sheets generally vary in size with the particular conditions of each case. The first operation necessary is to draw out the outlines of the member to be detailed, showing a side elevation and plan, or end view and sections where necessary to clearly show all the work to be done. Make no unnecessary drawing; as, for instance, if a side elevation and plan will clearly express...
Page 156 - The building laws of some cities require the piles to be camped directly with granite levelers ; most authorities, however, prefer a thick bed of concrete encasing the heads of the piles and capping them at the same time. The factor of safety should be from 2 to 12, varying with the accuracy of the knowledge of the loads to be carried and with the closeness with which the formulae used fits the conditions of the special case. Fig. 152 shows a footing supported by piles. Fundamental Principles. The...
Page 195 - All segments of compression members, connected by latticing only, shall have tie plates placed as near the ends as practicable. They shall have a length of not less than the greatest depth or width of the member, and a thickness not less than one-fiftieth of the distance between the rivets connecting them to the compression members ". Chas.