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Febrero de 2018  - Michael Byfield  -  Refª 7580

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Michael Byfield

Febrero de 2018      Páginas: 315     Rústica

Código 7580      ISBN/EAN:9781498741217

Features

Principles-based and independent of codes of practice

Outlines robust methods for achieving excellent approximations

Shows how to design complex and exciting structures

Supported by detailed examples and questions/answers

Summary

This enlightening textbook for undergraduates on civil engineering degree courses explains structural design from its mechanical principles, showing the speed and simplicity of effective design from first principles.

This text presents good approximate solutions to complex design problems, such as "Wembley-Arch" type structures, the design of thin-walled structures, and long-span box girder bridges. Other more code-based textbooks concentrate on relatively simple member design, and avoid some of the most interesting design problems because code compliant solutions are complex. Yet these problems can be addressed by relatively manageable techniques. The methods outlined here enable quick, early stage, "ball-park" design solutions to be considered, and are also useful for checking finite element analysis solutions to complex problems.

The conventions used in the book are in accordance with the Eurocodes, especially where they provide convenient solutions that can be easily understood by students. Many of the topics, such as composite beam design, are straight applications of Eurocodes, but with the underlying theory fully explained.

The techniques are illustrated through a series of worked examples which develop in complexity, with the more advanced questions forming extended exam type questions. A comprehensive range of fully worked tutorial questions are provided at the end of each section for students to practice in preparation for closed book exams.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Laterally restrained and unrestrained steel beams. Buckling of columns, trusses and arches. Buckling of plate girders and box girders. Steel-concrete composite beams. Reinforced concrete beams. Reinforced concrete subjected to stress concentrations. Mechanics of crack control in concrete. Prestressed concrete. Timber.

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