Structures: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Daniel Schodek / Martin Bechthold  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
522
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292040820
ISBN
1292040823
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For courses in Structures or Structural Analysis and Design.

 

Structures, Seventh Edition, offers single-volume coverage of all major topics in structural analysis and design. Focusing on how structures really work, the text discusses concepts from both engineering and architectural perspectives, exploring structural behavior, structural analysis, and design within a building context.

Features

For courses in Structures or Structural Analysis and Design.

 

Structures, Seventh Edition, offers single-volume coverage of all major topics in structural analysis and design. Focusing on how structures really work, the text discusses concepts from both engineering and architectural perspectives, exploring structural behavior, structural analysis, and design within a building context. In addition to the seventh edition being significantly updated, the structural analysis software–Multiframe– is now available online for students and instructors to download.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Integrative approach discusses structures from both an engineering and architectural perspective.

  • Reinforces the larger goal of the text—to explore structural behavior, analysis and design within a building context.
  • Softens the boundaries between statics, strength of materials, and architectural design.  

Part I Introductory Concepts focuses on fundamental concepts of analysis and design.

  • Introduces readers to the invariant set of physical principles that underlie the behavior of structures under load.
  • Discusses basic analysis and design criteria, processes, modeling techniques, and more.  

Part II Analysis and Design of Structural Elements introduces readers to most of the primary structural elements used in buildings and their analysis and design.

  • Discusses the elements role in building, its behavior under load (both qualitative and quantitative), and methods for designing the element.  

Part III Principles of Structural Design contains a unique examination of the logic of structural design.

  • Discusses concepts as part of the larger building design process and gives design guidelines throughout.  

Flexible organization makes it easy to align material with one’s course goals.

  • Offers coverage that can be adapted to fit specific course needs–e.g. an emphasis on qualitative, quantitative or both, or an emphasis on design or analysis or both.  

In-depth appendices discuss more advanced principles of structural analysis.

  • Reinforces the book’s flexible approach by presenting detailed structural analysis content in self-contained appendices. 

Numerous examples, illustrations, and exercises show readers real-world applications and provide a context for learning.

  • Makes material easier to understand and immediately relevant.

New to this Edition

Helps students make a stronger connection between structural analysis and design concepts and their application to the real world of building structures.

 

 

Expanded! Load and resistant factor design approaches are now explained more in depth, and have been included in the coverage of detailed design approaches for steel and timber beams and columns.

 

Expanded and Updated! The coverage of structural system design in chapter 13 has been expanded and revised.

 

Streamlined! All construction and system integration topics have been consolidated in chapter 15.

 

New! The impact of structural system choices on architectural space and form has been illustrated through many axonometric and perspective views inspired in part by Heino Engel’s illustration concepts.

 

New! A number of new examples of actual building structures will enable students to make a better connection between the theory of structures and its actual application to design.

 

 

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS

1. Structures: An Overview

2. Principles of Mechanics

3. Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design

 

PART II: ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

4. Trusses

5. Funicular Structures: Cables and Arches

6. Beams

7. Members in Compression: Columns

8. Continuous Structures: Beams

9. Continuous Structures: Rigid Frames

10. Plate and Grid Structures

11. Membrane and Net Structures

12. Shell Structures

 

PART III: PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN

13. Structural Elements and Grids: General Design Strategies

14. Structural Systems: Design for Lateral Loadings

15. Structural Systems: Constructional Approaches

16. Structural Connections