DescriptionOn the First Edition:
"The book is a success in providing a comprehensive introduction to the use of aluminum structures . . . contains lots of useful information."
—Materials & Manufacturing Processes
"A must for the aluminum engineer. The authors are to be commended for their painstaking work."
—Light Metal Age
Technical guidance and inspiration for designing aluminum structures
Aluminum Structures, Second Edition demonstrates how strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for engineering and architecture professionals. Keyed to the revised Specification for Aluminum Structures of the 2000 edition of the Aluminum Design Manual, it provides quick look-up tables for design calculations; examples of recently built aluminum structures-from buildings to bridges; and a comparison of aluminum to other structural materials, particularly steel. Topics covered include:
- Structural properties of aluminum alloys
- Aluminum structural design for beams, columns, and tension members
- Extruding and other fabrication techniques
- Welding and mechanical connections
- Aluminum structural systems, including space frames, composite members, and plate structures
- Inspection and testing
- Load and resistance factor design
- Recent developments in aluminum structures
Preface to the 2nd Edition.
PART I: INTRODUCTION.
What's in this Book?
What is Aluminum?
Working with Aluminum.
PART II: STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF ALUMINUM.
Material Properties for Design.
Explanation of the Aluminum Specificaton.
Orientation to the Aluminum Specificaton.
PART III: DESIGN CHECKS FOR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS.
PART IV: DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS.
Structural Systems Built with Aluminum.
PART V: LOAD AND RESISTANCE FACTOR DESIGN.
Load and Resistance Factor Design.
Appendix A: Pre-1954 Wrought Alloy Designations.
Appendix B: Section Properties of Common Aluminum Shapes.
Appendix C: Minimum Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloys.
Appendix D: Allowable Stresses for Elements of Common Aluminum Shapes.
Appendix E: LRFD Design Stresses for Elements of Common Aluminum Shapes.
Appendix F: Column Buckling Allowable Stresses.
Appendix G: Summary of the Aluminum Specification Design Provisions for Columns and Beams.
Cross Reference to the Aluminum Specification.
Appendix I: LRFD Design Stresses for Various Alloys.
Appendix J: Other Aluminum Structural Design Specifications.
Appendix K: Buckling Constants.
Appendix L: Metric Conversions.
Appendix M: Statistics.
Appendix N: Technical Organizations.