Introducing Structures

Introducing Structures

A Textbook for Students of Civil and Structural Engineering, Building and Architecture

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: A. J. Francis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152448

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Introducing Structures: A Textbook for Students of Civil and Structural Engineering, Building, and Architecture focuses on the processes of designing structures for particular functions, taking into consideration the structural integrity of such structures. The textbook first offers information on structural materials and structural action of cables and arches, including statically determinate and indeterminate structures, cable or chain structures, and arches. The book then takes a look at the structural integrity of trusses and beams and other topics, such as collapse; flow of stress; flexural instability; prestressing; and plates, shells, and cable structures. The publication examines the structural composition of multi-story buildings, including foundations and general observations on structural action. The book then takes a look at structural design and structural failures and their lessons. Firmness, loads, strength, and task of designers are underscored. The textbook is a fine reference for civil and structural engineering and architecture students.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1 Introduction

    2 Structural Materials

    3 Structural Action; Cables and Arches

    4 Trusses and Beams

    5 Collapse

    6 Flow of Stress

    7 Flexural Instability

    8 Prestressing

    9 Plates, Shells, and Cable Structures

    10 Multi-Storey Buildings; Foundations; General Remarks on Structural Action

    11 Structural Design

    12 Some Structural Failures and their Lessons

    Glossary 2

    Further Reading


Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152448

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A. J. Francis

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