9780132803205

Salvadori's Structure in Architecture The Building of Buildings

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    9780132803205

  • ISBN10:

    0132803208

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-01-12
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

An excellent text as a first introduction to structures geared toward architecture students, or as a companion for more traditional engineering / math-based courses including statics and strength of materials or structural principles.

  

This conceptual, non-mathematical, yet technical look at the principles of structural mechanics, and the physical properties of building elements makes structural mechanics for architecture accessible to all.

 

Continuing Dr. Salvadori’s passion for education and an accessible non-mathematical presentation of structural mechanics, Salvadori's Structure in Architecture: The Building of Buildings, 4/e is a must-have for students of architecture and building construction, structural engineers, and all those with an interest in architecture. It has been revised and expanded to include over 500 new illustrations, 150 new photos, and new materials covering the changes in technology and construction techniques developed during the last 50 years. Now presented in three manageable sections covering the fundamental concepts (Section 1), structural forms (Section 2), and topics beyond the basics (Section 3), it provides expanded content and graphics on critical topics such as beam behavior, moment of inertia, redundancy and much more!

Author Biography

Robert A. Heller, PhD, PE, was educated at Columbia University, where he joined the faculty of Civil Engineering. He was a colleague and coauthor of Professor Mario G. Salvador’I’s on the first three cited editions of this book, and also served as coauthor of Video Series: Mechanics of Structures and Materials. He was Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech from 1967 to 1996 where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses. He created educational movies for the National Science Foundation and performed research for the Department Of Defense on Aircraft Fatigue, Service life Prediction of Solid Propellant Rocket Motors, Strength and Durability of New Space Age Materials. His work has been published in numerous scientific and Technical Journals. As a teacher he has received several awards and honors including an Honorary Professorship from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and a Fulbright Scholarship at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. He retired in 1996.


Deborah J. Oakley, AIA, PE, has been teaching structures to architecture students for nearly 20 years.  She is an associate professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she also teaches design studio classes. Uniquely qualified as both a Registered Architect and Professional Engineer, she came to academia with education and experience in fields of both civil (structural) engineering and architecture. She is a passionate crusader for the integration of architecture and structure, including associated educational endeavors in the field. She is a founding member, past president, and board member of the Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES online.org), the only North American academic organization of architectural educators focused on construction and structural technology education and research. Prior appointments have been as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and at the Philadelphia University School of Architecture and Design. Her current work involves conducting Discipline-Based Education Research in the area of architectural structures pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Part I Fundamental Concepts

1 Structure in Architecture

2 Building Loads and Codes

3 Structural Materials

4 Structural Requirements

5 Basic States of Stress

Part II Structural Forms

6 Tension and Compression Structures

7 Beams

8 Frames and Arches

9 Some Fine Points of Structural Behavior

Part III Beyond the Basics

10 Grids, Plates, Folded Plates, and Space-Frames

11 Membranes

12 Thin Shells and Reticulated Domes

13 Structural Failures

14 Structural Aesthetics

15 Conclusion Understanding of Structural Principles

Bibliography

Index


Detailed Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Author Biographies

Part I Fundamental Concepts

1 Structure in Architecture

1.1 What is Structure

1.2 Structure in Nature

1.3 The Architect and the Engineer

1.4 Historical Development

1.5 The Present Interest in Architecture

1.6 Structures and Intuition

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

2 Building Loads and Codes

2.1 The Purpose of Structure

2.2 Building Loads and Codes

2.3 Dead Loads

2.4 Live, Snow, and Wind Loads

2.5 Thermal and Settlement Loads

2.6 Dynamic Loads

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

3 Structural Materials

3.1 The Essential Properties of Structural Materials

3.2 Material Constants and Safety Factors

3.3 Modern Structural Materials

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

4 Structural Requirements

4.1 Basic Requirements

4.2 Equilibrium

4.3 Stability

4.4 Strength

4.5 Functionality

4.6 Economy

4.7 Aesthetics

4.8 Optimal Structures

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

5 Basic States of Stress

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Simple Tension

5.3 Simple Compression

5.4 Simple Shear

5.5 Simple Bending

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

Part II Structural Forms

6 Tension and Compression Structures

6.1 Cables

6.2 Cable Roofs

6.3 Trusses

6.4 Funicular Arches

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

7 Beams

7.1 Cantilevered Beams

7.2 Simply Supported Beams

7.3 Fixed Beams and Continuous Beams

7.4 Secondary Bending Stresses

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

8 Frames and Arches

8.1 Post and Lintel

8.2 The Simple Frame

8.3 Multiple Frames

8.4 Gabled Frames and Arches

8.5 Arched Roofs

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

9 Some Fine Points of Structural Behavior

9.1 How Simple is Simple Stress

9.2 The largest Stress

9.3 The Importance of Plastic Flow

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

Part III Beyond the Basics

10 Grids, Plates, Folded Plates, and Space-Frames

10.1 Load Transfer in Two Directions

10.2 Rectangular Beam Grids

10.3 Skew Grids

10.4 Plate Action

10.5 Plate Structures

10.6 Ribbed Plates

10.7 Strength Reserve in Plates

10.8 Folded Plates

10.9 Space Frames

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

11 Membranes

11.1 Membrane Action

11.2 Principal Curvatures and Principal Membrane Stresses

11.3 Tents and Balloon

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

12 Thin Shells and Reticulated Domes

12.1 Form-Resistant Structures

12.2 Curvatures

12.3 Rotational Surfaces

12.4 Translational Surfaces

12.5 Ruled Surfaces

12.6 Complex Structures

12.7 Membrane Action in Circular Domes

12.8 Bending Stresses in Domes

12.9 Membrane Action in Cylinders

12.10 Bending Stresses in Cylinders

12.11 Stresses in Synclastic Translational Shells

12.12 Saddle-Shell Action

12.13 Stresses in Scalloped and Other Types of Shells

12.14 Thin-Shell Formwork

12.15 Reticulated Domes

Key Ideas developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

13 Structural Failures

13.1 Historical Failure

13.2 Main Causes of Structural Failure

13.3 Faults in Structural Design

13.4 Faults in Coordination and Supervision

13.5 Faults in Materials 204

13.6 Consequences of Structural Failures

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

14 Structural Aesthetics

14.1 Aesthetics and Structures

14.2 Semiotic messages

14.3 Origins of the Structural Message

14.4 Scale and the Structural message

14.5 Aesthetics and Structural “Correctness”

14.6 The Messages of Structure

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Questions and Exercises

Further Reading

15 Conclusion Understanding of Structural Principles

15.1 Intuition and Knowledge

15.2 Qualitative and Quantitative Knowledge

15.3 The Future of Architectural Structures

Key Ideas Developed in This Chapter

Bibliography

Index

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