Structural design from first principles

Author: Byfield, Michael

Date published

29 January 2018

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Free to members
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Structural design from first principles

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Structural design from first principles
Date published

29 January 2018

Author

Byfield, Michael

Price

Free to members

Author

Byfield, Michael

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, 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.

Additional information

Format:
eBook
ISBN:
9781498741255
Pages:
336
Publisher:
CRC Press LLC

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