Structural Mechanics

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Frank Durka / Hassan Al Nageim / W Morgan / D Williams  
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
384
Pub.-date
June 2010
ISBN13
9780132239646
ISBN
0132239647
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Description

Structural Mechanics, first published in 1958, has become established as a classic text on the theory of structures and design methods of structural members. The book clearly and logically presents the subject's basic principles, keeping the mathematical content to its essential minimum.

The seventh edition has been revised to provide up-to-date design guidance, principles in line with the current British Standards and Eurocodes.  The original simplicity of the mathematical treatment has been maintained, while more emphasis on the relevance of structural mechanics to the process of structural design, analysis, materials, loads on building and structures according to the current British Standard and European Code of Practice.

The initial chapters of the book deal with the concept of loads and their effects on structural materials and elements in terms of stress and strain. The significance of the shape of the cross-section of structural elements is then considered before the book finishes with the design of simple structural elements such as beams, columns, rafters, portal frames, dome frames and gravity retaining walls.

Features

·        covers the design of timber, steel and concrete beams and columns to the British Standards and European codes

·        emphasizes full understanding of the basic principles rather than mathematical agility

·        provides more worked examples for structure of elements and practical body design method and solutions with many problems to enhance comprehension

·        includes relevant tables and British Standards and European code for designing structural elements

·        cover durability, stability of structures including explanation of corrosion of steel bars in reinforced concrete elements

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Loads on buildings and structures

3. Concurrent coplanar forces

4. Non-concurrent coplanar forces

5. Moments of forces

6. Framed structures

7. Construction materials

8. Shear force and bending moment

9. Properties of sections

10. Introduction to structural stability, durability and environmental conditions

11. Simple beam design to BS 5950, BS 5268, EC3 and EC5

12. Beams of two materials

13. Deflection of beams

14. Axially loaded columns

15. Connections to BS 5950 and EC3

16. Addition of direct and bending stresses

17. Portal frames and arches

18. Gravity retaining walls

Back Cover

Structural Mechanics was first published in 1958 and has become established as a classic text on the theory of structures and design methods of structural members. The book clearly and logically presents the subject's basic principles and keeps the mathematical content to its essential minimum.

 The seventh edition has been revised to provide up-to-date design guidance in line with the current British Standards and Eurocodes. The original simplicity of the mathematical treatment has been maintained, while more emphasis has been placed on the relevance of structural mechanics to the process of structural design, analysis, materials, loads on building and structures. 

The initial chapters of the book deal with the concept of loads and their effects on structural materials and elements in terms of stress and strain. The significance of the shape of the cross-section of structural elements is then considered before the book finishes with the design of simple structural elements such as beams, columns, rafters, portal frames, dome frames and gravity retaining walls.

 

Key Features:

·        covers the design of timber, steel and concrete beams and columns to the current British Standards and Eurocodes

·        emphasizes full understanding of the basic principles rather than mathematical agility

·        worked examples for structure of elements and practical body design method and solutions with many exercises to enhance comprehension

·        includes relevant tables, British Standards and Eurocodes for designing structural elements

·        covers durability and stability of structures, including explanation of corrosion of steel bars in reinforced concrete elements

  

Structural Mechanics is a core text for the BTEC structural mechanics unit for NC/D building studies and construction, HNC/D building and civil engineering studies, as well as first and second year degree courses in building, civil engineering, surveying and architecture.

Hassan Al Nageim is a Chartered Engineer and Professor of Structural Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

 

Author

Hassan Al Nageim is a Chartered Engineer and Professor of Structural Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.