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Design of Building Trusses

Hardcover

$135.00

Design of Building Trusses

James Ambrose

ISBN: 978-0-471-55842-2 September 1994 448 Pages

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Description

A practical, up-to-date introduction on truss analysis, application and design. Describes the influence of trusses on design development as well as the means for design and detailing of truss construction utilizing contemporary building technologies. Illustrations include both historical and recent uses of trusses.
Partial table of contents:

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT.

Early Uses of Trusses.

The Nineteenth Century.

Early Twentieth Century Construction.

MODERN CONSTRUCTION WITH TRUSSES.

New Design Concerns.

New Truss Systems and Details.

INVESTIGATION AND DESIGN OF PLANAR TRUSSES.

Analysis for Static Forces.

General Considerations for Trusses Construction.

Design of Steel Trusses.

Special Truss Structures.

CONSTRUCTION PLANNING AND DESIGN.

Details for Construction.

General Construction Concerns.

GRAPHIC INVESTIGATION FOR TRUSSES.

Use of Graphic Analysis in Design.

COMPUTER-AIDED INVESTIGATION AND DESIGN.

Use of Computers.

Exercises in Computer Use.

References.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Study Aids.

Index.