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Basic Structures for Engineers and Architects

Basic Structures for Engineers and Architects Author Philip Garrison
ISBN-10 9781405120531
Release 2005-08-01
Pages 296
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This book provides students of civil engineering and architecture with a grounding in the fundamentals of structures, and a 'feel' for the way buildings behave structurally. The book aims to explain structural concepts clearly, using analogies and examples to illustrate the points, and it expresses mathematical aspects of the subject in a straightforward way. Fully worked solutions to examples available online for readers. Please see

Basic Structures

Basic Structures Author Philip Garrison
ISBN-10 9781118950869
Release 2016-02-03
Pages 432
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Basic Structures provides the student with a clear explanation of structural concepts, using many analogies and examples. Real examples and case studies show the concepts in use, and the book is well illustrated with full colour photographs and many line illustrations, giving the student a thorough grounding in the fundamentals and a 'feel' for the way buildings behave structurally. With many worked examples and tutorial questions, the book serves as an ideal introduction to the subject.

Structure As Architecture

Structure As Architecture Author Andrew Charleson
ISBN-10 9781317660859
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 238
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Structure as Architecture presents a comprehensive analysis of the indispensable role of structure in architecture. An exploration, as well as a celebration, of structure, the book draws on a series of design studies and case study examples to illustrate how structure can be employed to realize a wide range of concepts in contemporary architecture. By examining design principles that relate to both architecture and structural engineering, Andrew Charleson provides new insights into the relationship between both the technical and aesthetic aspects of architecture. Now in its second edition, the text has been extensively revised and updated throughout. Features include: A brand new chapter on hidden structure, adding to the material on exposed structures Two new chapters on using structure to realise common architectural concepts through a combination of precedents and creative design Over 50 new case studies from across the globe Easy-to-understand diagrams and a highly visual design to aid understanding and accessibility More than two hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries such as the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan illustrate how a thorough integration of structure adds layers of richness and enhances the realisation of architectural design concepts.

Structure for Architects

Structure for Architects Author Ramsey Dabby
ISBN-10 9780470902493
Release 2012-04-17
Pages 272
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An introduction to the concepts and principles of architectural structures in an easy-to-read format Written as an easy-to-understand primer on the topic, Structure for Architects engages readers through instruction that uses a highly visual format and real-world examples to underline the key facets of structural principles that are essential to the design process. Eschewing complicated mathematics and technical jargon, Structure for Architects demystifies the subject matter by showing it in the context of everyday situations, giving architects and architectural technologists a clear understanding of how to incorporate structural principles into their designs. Highlights of this book include: A rich collection of drawings, photographs, and diagrams, spread throughout the text, which demonstrate fundamental structural concepts using everyday examples An overview of structural design basics, as well as a summary of structural forms A look at the design implications of steel, reinforced concrete, and wood By providing an overall view of structures that covers the essentials of what architects and architectural technologists need to know, Structure for Architects is a valuable tool for illustrating the importance of designing with structure in mind and for learning the basics that are necessary for collaborating confidently with project team members.

Structural Engineering for Architects

Structural Engineering for Architects Author William McLean
ISBN-10 1780670559
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 208
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This book gives students of architecture an understanding of the fundamental theories and practice behind the creation of architectural structures, helping them to develop an intuitive understanding of structural engineering. The book is divided into four sections: "Structures in nature" looks at structural principles found in natural objects. "Theory" covers general structural theory as well as explaining the main forces encountered in engineering. "Structural prototypes" includes examples of modelmaking and load testing that can be carried out by students. The fourth section, "Case studies", presents a diverse range of examples from around the world – actual buildings that apply the theories and testing described in the previous sections. The straightforward, informative text is illustrated with specially drawn diagrams, historical examples, models, CAD visualizations, construction details, and photographs of completed buildings. As well as providing a valuable reference and sourcebook, the book will give students and newly qualified architects the technical confidence to collaborate with structural engineers.

Basic Structural Theory

Basic Structural Theory Author Jacques Heyman
ISBN-10 9781139473224
Release 2008-05-08
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This text introduces the basic equations of the theory of structures. Conventional presentations of these equations follow the ideas of elastic analysis, introduced nearly two hundred years ago. The book is written against the background of advances made in structural theory during the last fifty years, notably by the introduction of so-called plastic theory. The emphasis throughout is on the derivation and application of the structural equations, rather than on details of their solution (nowadays best done by computer), and the numerical examples are deliberately kept simple.

Structural Design for Architecture

Structural Design for Architecture Author Angus Macdonald
ISBN-10 0750630906
Release 1997
Pages 267
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Following on from the author's first book, Structure and Architecture, this book is concerned with the preliminary stages of the design of structures for buildings and deals with the issues involved in structural decision making at a strategic level. It is intended principally for use by students of architecture and will provide them with the information required to make sensible choices on the structural aspects of architectural design. The topics covered in the book include choice of structural material, the determination of the form and geometry of structures, the integration of the structure with other aspects of architectural design and the preliminary allocation of dimensions to the principal structural elements. It is essentially a non-mathematical treatment. Calculation procedures are reduced to the minimum compatible with achieving a meaningful approximation to the required member dimension. Provides information which will be directly applicable to strategic decision making in relation to architectural form. Deals with all basic types of structure in the four principal structural materials of steel, concrete, masonry and timber. Comprehensively illustrated and presents information in a format which is readily accessible.

Why Buildings Stand Up

Why Buildings Stand Up Author Mario Salvadori
ISBN-10 0393306763
Release 1990
Pages 323
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Traces the development of architectural structure, ranging from the nomad's simple tent to the Sears Tower

Building Structures

Building Structures Author Malcolm Millais
ISBN-10 9781317312161
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 578
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This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures. Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers and building professionals. follow the history of structural understanding; grasp the concepts of structural behaviour via step-by-step explanations; apply these concepts to a simple building; see how these concepts apply to real buildings, from Durham Cathedral to the Bank of China; use these concepts to define the design process; see how these concepts inform design choices; understand how engineering and architecture have diverged, and what effect this had; learn to do simple but relevant numerical calculations for actual structures; understand when dynamics are important; follow the development of progressive collapse prevention; enter the world of modern structural theory; see how computers can be used for structural analysis; learn how to organise and design a successful project. With more than 500 pages and over 1100 user-friendly diagrams, this book is a must for anyone who would like to understand the fascinating world of structures.

Elements of Stress Analysis

Elements of Stress Analysis Author Jacques Heyman
ISBN-10 0521245230
Release 1982-04
Pages 105
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This book analyses problems in elasticity theory, highlighting elements of structural analysis in a simple and straightforward way.

Structure and Architecture

Structure and Architecture Author Angus J. Macdonald
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037444364
Release 1994
Pages 131
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'Structure and Architecture' is a textbook which explains the basic principles of structure and describes the ranges of structure types in current use. It links these topics directly with the activity of architectural design and criticism. Angus MacDonald deals with structures in a holistic way and even when detailed topics are discussed these are always related back to the whole structure and the whole building. He aims to answer the questions: What are architectural structures? How does one define the difference between the structure of a building and all of the other components and elements which it consists of? What are the requirements of structures? What is involved in their design? An understanding of the concepts involved in answering these questions and an appreciation of how the structure of a building functions enhances the ability of an individual to appreciate its architectural quality. This book is unique in that it discusses the structural component of architectural design in the context of visual and stylistic issues.

Structure systems

Structure systems Author Heino Engel
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211458125
Release 1968
Pages 261
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Structure systems has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Structure systems also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Structure systems book for free.

How to Read Bridges

How to Read Bridges Author Edward Denison
ISBN-10 1912217317
Release 2018-03-08
Pages 256
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How to Read Bridges is a practical introduction to looking at the structure and purpose of bridges. It is a guide to reading the structural clues embedded in every bridge that allows their variety and ingenuity to be better appreciated. Small enough to carry in your pocket and serious enough to provide real answers, this comprehensive guide: - analyses and explores all types of bridges from around the world from the first millennium to the present day. - explores fundamental concepts of bridge design, key materials and engineering techniques. - provides an accessible visual guide with intelligent text, using detailed illustrations and cross-sections of technical features.

The Science of Structural Engineering

The Science of Structural Engineering Author Jacques Heyman
ISBN-10 9781783261925
Release 1999-11-18
Pages 120
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Structures cannot be created without engineering theory, and design rules have existed from the earliest times for building Greek temples, Roman aqueducts and Gothic cathedrals — and later, for steel skyscrapers and the frames for aircraft. This book is, however, not concerned with the description of historical feats, but with the way the structural engineer sets about his business. Galileo, in the seventeenth century, was the first to introduce recognizably modern science into the calculation of structures; he determined the breaking strength of beams. In the eighteenth century engineers moved away from this ‘ultimate load’ approach, and early in the nineteenth century a formal philosophy of design had been established — a structure should remain elastic, with a safety factor on stress built into the analysis. This philosophy held sway for over a century, until the first tests on real structures showed that the stresses confidently calculated by designers could not actually be measured in practice. Structural engineering has taken a completely different path since the middle of the twentieth century; plastic analysis reverts to Galileo's objective of the calculation of ultimate strength, and powerful new theorems now underpin the activities of the structural engineer. This book deals with a technical subject, but the presentation is completely non-mathematical. It makes available to the engineer, the architect and the general reader the principles of structural design. Contents:The Civil EngineerPre ‘Scientific’ TheoryArch Bridges, Domes and VaultsStresses and StrainsFlexure and BucklingThe Theory of StructuresPlastic Theory Readership: Undergraduates in civil engineering, civil, structural and mechanical engineers; architects. Keywords:History of Science;Structural Engineering;Civil Engineering;Arches;Domes;Masonry Vaults;Buckling;Plasticity Theory;Church Architecture

The Tower and the Bridge

The Tower and the Bridge Author David P. Billington
ISBN-10 069102393X
Release 1985
Pages 306
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What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to this book, now in its first paperback edition, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting form distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by a number of stunning illustrations, David Billington discusses leading structural engineer-artists, such as John A. Roebling, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, and Robert Maillart.

The Stone Skeleton

The Stone Skeleton Author Jacques Heyman
ISBN-10 0521629632
Release 1997-07-03
Pages 172
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Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.

Introduction to Structures

Introduction to Structures Author W R Spillers
ISBN-10 9781782420552
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 256
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This book focuses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers. It explains many more tools now available in the contemporary engineering environment. The book discusses the more commonly used topics of structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis. Problems with solutions are provided. Focusses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers Discusses structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis Chapters discuss statically determinate and indeterminate structures, deflections of structures and provides solutions to problems