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Architectural Structures

ISBN: 978-0-471-72551-0
640 pages
March 2007
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A highly illustrative structural design resource for architects and builders

Architectural Structures provides the critical tools and know-how to design and build structures that will withstand wind, earthquakes, and other forces. This major survey of structural design is a useful guide to the fundamentals of establishing the structural concept for a building and dealing with structural issues.

Using diagrams, models, computer simulations, case studies, and exercises, Architectural Structures provides a comprehensive narrative that makes selecting and giving shape to structures and structural elements understandable. In addition to developing the necessary vocabulary to effectively work with structural engineers, it helps readers gain a common-sense understanding of principles and issues, the complexities of the design process, and useful analytic methods. This exceptional volume also features:
* Diagrams, drawings, and photographs supporting complex concepts
* Helpful case studies illustrating structural behavior and the design of structural systems
* Information on cost estimation and other practical issues
* Real-world problems and solutions based on actual building structures
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Chapter 1. Structural design Process.

Chapter 2. Loads.

Chapter 3. Structural Analysis.

Chapter 4. Materials.

Chapter 5. Axial Members.

Chapter 6. Beams.

Chapter 7. Trusses.

Chapter 8. Compression Structures.

Chapter 9. Tensile Spanning Structures.

Chapter 10. Lateral racing Systems.

Index.

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Wayne Place is a professor of architecture at North Carolina State University. He has a PhD in physics, a master's degree in architecture, and is a registered professional engineer in California and North Carolina. In addition to teaching structures for twenty years, he was principal investigator for eight years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the University of California.
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  • Illustrated with a variety of diagrams, drawings and photographs to help visual learners understand complex concepts
  • Case studies explain the importance of knowing structural behavior and design of structural systems
  • Includes information on cost estimation and other design solutions for easy reference
  • Example problems and exercises based on actual building structures offer real-world problems and solutions
  • Companion CD-ROM features:
    • Spreadsheet program tutorial to generate templates
    • Demo version of structural analysis program, for real-world practice
    • Digital simulations showing forces at work, to reinforce concepts
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  • Illustrated with a variety of diagrams, drawings and photographs to help visual learners understand complex concepts
  • Case studies explain the importance of knowing structural behavior and design of structural systems
  • Includes information on cost estimation and other design solutions for easy reference
  • Example problems and exercises based on actual building structures offer real-world problems and solutions
  • Companion CD-ROM features:
    • Spreadsheet program tutorial to generate templates
    • Demo version of structural analysis program, for real-world practice
    • Digital simulations showing forces at work, to reinforce concepts
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