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Principles of Structures

Ariel Hanaor

ISBN: 978-0-632-04262-3 July 1998 Wiley-Blackwell 196 Pages


Both architectural students and civil engineering students need an intrinsic grasp of structures, but existing texts on structural theory are too mathematical for architectural students and many civil engineering students would benefit from an introduction to basic principles.

This book provides a highly visual approach to explain structural concepts to these two audiences.

Preface; Part I Basic concepts; Introduction: The design process; Structure; Forces in structure - equilibrium; Computation of internal forces - examples; Force-displacement relations in structures; Properties of materials and their employment in design; Part II Characteristics of structures: Stability, rigidity, classification of structures; Planar bar structures; Cables and arches; Introduction to spatial structures; Shells; Tension structures; Further reading; Index of Keywords
* most existing structural analysis texts are highly mathematical * this text has minimal mathematics and uses a highly visual approach to explain structural concepts * particularly suitable, therefore, for architectural students and those civil engineering students who have difficulty with a very mathematical approach