Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Ronald E. Shaeffer  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
544
Pub.-date
October 2006
ISBN13
9780131186552
ISBN
0131186558
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For courses in Structural Technology and Statics and Strength of Materials.

 

A market leader, Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders, Fifth Edition provides an introduction to building structures and materials, covering essential topics in statics and mechanics of materials, and an introduction to structural analysis and design. Topics include structural properties of area, stress and strain, properties of structural materials, shear and moment, flexural and shearing stresses, deflection and indeterminate beams, beam design and framing, elastic buckling of columns and trusses. Ideal for today's visually oriented student, it offers over 600 illustrations and full-page architectural sketches to clarify text concepts. A comprehensive set of appendices and numerous examples makes it an excellent resource for students and professionals preparing for the architectural registration examination.

Features

For courses in Structural Technology and Statics and Strength of Materials. A market leader, Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders, Fifth Edition provides an introduction to building structures and materials, covering essential topics in statics and mechanics of materials, and an introduction to structural analysis and design. Topics include structural properties of area, stress and strain, properties of structural materials, shear and moment, flexural and shearing stresses, deflection and indeterminate beams, beam design and framing, elastic buckling of columns and trusses. Ideal for today's visually oriented student, it offers over 600 illustrations and full-page architectural sketches to clarify text concepts. A comprehensive set of appendices and numerous examples makes it an excellent resource for students and professionals preparing for the architectural registration examination.

 

New to the Edition

 

Fully updated to include:

 

·        Expanded Chapter 4, Stress and Strain

·        Expanded Chapter 7, Flexural Stresses

·        Additional problems in Chapter 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12

·        Tubular cross sections have been added to Appendix J tables

·        More shear, moment, and deflection equations have been added to Appendix K

·        New photographs of buildings and construction elements

 

Hallmark Features

 

Relates material to the architectural profession-and isdesigned for students in architecture programs.

·        Enjoys a wide market share and increasing popularity among architecture programs across the country.

·        Includes problems and examples that relate to real buildings and the architecture profession.

·        Includes material that is useful when preparing for the architectural registration examination.

 

Includes more than 600 illustrations-throughout the text.

·        Makes the subject matter easier to comprehend for the many architectural students who are visually oriented.

·        Includes more illustrations than any other comparable text.

 

Devotes over 125 page to the fundamental subject of statics-including the subject of graphic statics.

·        Provides more detail than other books on this important topic.

Includes many full-page architectural sketches-throughout the text.

·        Shows how the principles covered in the text apply to real buildings and the architectural design process.

·        Offers enlarged images for this edition to make it even more visually appealing.

 

Uses SI and Customary units-in examples throughout the text.

·        Provides flexibility for the instructor and the ability to use either system with minimal confusion.

New to this Edition

New to the Edition

 

Fully updated to include:

 

·        Expanded Chapter 4, Stress and Strain

·        Expanded Chapter 7, Flexural Stresses

·        Additional problems in Chapter 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12

·        Tubular cross sections have been added to Appendix J tables

·        More shear, moment, and deflection equations have been added to Appendix K

·        New photographs of buildings and construction elements

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

1.      Overview

2.      Statics

3.      Structural Properties of Areas

4.      Stress and Strain

5.      Properties of Structural Materials

6.      Shear and Moment

7.      Flexural Stresses

8.      Shearing Stresses

9.      Deflection and Indeterminate Beams

10.   Beam Design and Framing

11.   Elastic Buckling of Columns

12.   Trusses

 

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A      DERIVATION OF BASIC FLEXURAL STRESS EQUATION

APPENDIX B       DERIVATION OF BASIC HORIZONTAL SHEARING STRESS  EQUATION

APPENDIX C       DERIVATION OF EULER COLUMN BUCKLING EQUATION

APPENDIX D       WEIGHTS OF SELECTED BUILDING MATERIALS

APPENDIX E        PROPERTIES OF SELECTED MATERIALS

APPENDIX F        PROPERTIES OF AREAS                                                     

APPENDIX G        PROOF OF MOMENT-AREA THEOREMS

APPENDIX H        ALLOWABLE STRESSES AND MODULUS OF ELASTICITY VALUES FOR SELECTED STRUCTURAL SAWN LUMBER

APPENDIX I         WOOD SECTION PROPERTIES

APPENDIX J         PROPERTIES OF SELECTED STEEL SECTIONS

APPENDIX K        SHEAR, MOMENT, AND DEFLECTION EQUATIONS

APPENDIX L        INTRODUCTION TO THE SI METRIC SYSTEM

 

ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS

INDEX

 


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