Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

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  • Edition: 11th
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-23
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Major revision of this classic reference is reorganized and updated to reflect the latest practices in the design of structures. Since 1938, Simplified Engineering for Architect and Builders has endured as the reference of choice for designers and constructors who need to know the practical procedures for the design of commonly used structures for buildings. Covering both the LRFD and ASD methods for structural design, Simplified Engineering is the go-to book for those working on the design of steel, wood, concrete and masonry building structures.

Author Biography

James Ambrose is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides. He practiced as an architect in California and Illinois, and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He was a professor of architecture at the University of Southern California. Patrick Tripeny is Director of School of Architecture and an associate professor at the University of Utah. He teaches the architectural structures sequence in the School of Architecture and the graduate design studio. He is the recipient of several teaching awards including the ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award in 2001 and the University of Utah's Early Career Teaching Award in 2000-2001.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Eleventh Editionp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Fundamental Functions of Structuresp. 9
Investigation of Forces, Force Systems, Loading, and Reactionsp. 11
Properties of Forcesp. 11
Static Equilibriump. 15
Force Components and Combinationsp. 16
Graphical Analysis of Concurrent Force Systemsp. 21
Algebraic Analysis of Nonconcurrent Force Systemsp. 25
Laws of Equilibriump. 29
Loads and Reactive Forcesp. 32
Load Sourcesp. 36
Load Combinationsp. 48
Determination of Design Loadsp. 49
Design Methodsp. 51
Investigation of Axial Force Actionsp. 55
Forces and Stressesp. 55
Deformationp. 59
Suspension Cablesp. 65
Funicular Archesp. 67
Graphical Analysis of Planar Trussesp. 70
Algebraic Analysis of Planar Trussesp. 77
Cable-Stayed Structuresp. 85
Compression Membersp. 87
Investigation of Structures for Shear and Bendingp. 92
Direct Shear Stressp. 92
Shear in Beamsp. 93
Bending Moments in Beamsp. 98
Sense of Bending in Beamsp. 103
Tabulated Values for Beam Behaviorp. 111
Development of Bending Resistancep. 115
Shear Stress in Beamsp. 118
Continuous and Restrained Beamsp. 123
Members Experiencing Compression Plus Bendingp. 138
Rigid Framesp. 148
Buckling of Beamsp. 157
Structural Systems and Planningp. 161
General Considerations for Structural Systemsp. 162
Shear Wall and Diaphragm Structural Systemp. 165
Braced Frame Systemsp. 166
Moment Frame Systemsp. 168
Wood Constructionp. 170
Steel Constructionp. 176
Concrete Constructionp. 182
Wood Constructionp. 189
Wood Spanning Elementsp. 191
Structural Lumberp. 192
Reference Design Values for Allowable Stress Designp. 193
Design Controls for Load and Resistance Factor Designp. 202
Design for Bendingp. 204
Beam Shearp. 207
Bearingp. 208
Deflectionp. 210
Behavior Considerations for LRFDp. 214
Joists and Raftersp. 222
Decking for Roofs and Floorsp. 226
Plywoodp. 227
Glued-Laminated Productsp. 231
Wood Fiber Productsp. 232
Assembled Wood Structural Productsp. 233
Wood Columnsp. 236
Slenderness Ratio for Columnsp. 237
Compression Capacity of Simple Solid Columns, ASD Methodp. 237
Column Load Capacity, LRFD Methodp. 245
Stud Wall Constructionp. 247
Columns with Bendingp. 249
Connections for Wood Structuresp. 258
Bolted Jointsp. 258
Nailed Jointsp. 260
Plywood Gussetsp. 264
Investigation of Connections, LRFD Methodp. 264
Formed Steel Framing Elementsp. 265
Steel Constructionp. 269
Steel Structural Productsp. 271
Design Methods for Steel Structuresp. 271
Materials for Steel Productsp. 273
Types of Steel Structural Productsp. 276
Steel Beams and Framing Elementsp. 282
Factors in Beam Designp. 282
Inelastic Versus Elastic Behaviorp. 284
Nominal Moment Capacity of Steel Beamsp. 291
Design for Bendingp. 299
Design of Beams for Buckling Failurep. 304
Shear in Steel Beamsp. 307
Deflection of Beamsp. 313
Safe Load Tablesp. 322
Steel Trussesp. 333
Manufactured Trusses for Flat Spansp. 335
Decks with Steel Framingp. 343
Concentrated Load Effects on Beamsp. 345
Steel Columns and Framesp. 348
Column Shapesp. 348
Column Slenderness and End Conditionsp. 350
Safe Axial Loads for Steel Columnsp. 351
Design of Steel Columnsp. 357
Columns with Bendingp. 368
Column Framing and Connectionsp. 372
Bolted Connections for Steel Structuresp. 375
Bolted Connectionsp. 375
Design of a Bolted Connectionp. 387
Bolted Framing Connectionsp. 393
Bolted Truss Connectionsp. 395
Light-Gage Formed Steel Structuresp. 399
Light-Gage Steel Productsp. 399
Light-Gage Steel Decksp. 400
Light-Gage Steel Systemsp. 405
Concrete Constructionp. 407
Reinforced Concrete Structuresp. 409
General Considerationsp. 409
General Application of Strength Methodsp. 417
Beams: Ultimate Strength Methodp. 417
Beams in Sitecast Systemsp. 431
Spanning Slabsp. 446
Shear in Beamsp. 452
Development Length for Reinforcementp. 467
Deflection Controlp. 477
Flat-Spanning Concrete Systemsp. 479
Slab-and-Beam Systemsp. 480
General Considerations for Beamsp. 488
Concrete Columns and Framesp. 492
Effects of Compression Forcep. 493
General Considerations for Concrete Columnsp. 496
Design Methods and Aids for Concrete Columnsp. 506
Special Considerations for Concrete Columnsp. 515
Foundationsp. 522
Shallow Bearing Foundationsp. 522
Wall Footingsp. 523
Column Footingsp. 532
Pedestalsp. 541
Structural Systems For Buildingsp. 545
General Considerations for Building Structuresp. 547
Choice of Building Constructionp. 547
Structural Design Standardsp. 548
Structural Design Processp. 549
Development of Structural Systemsp. 550
Building Onep. 554
General Considerationsp. 554
Design of the Wood Structure for Gravity Loadsp. 555
Design for Lateral Loadsp. 560
Alternative Steel and Masonry Structurep. 572
Alternative Truss Roofp. 578
Foundationsp. 580
Building Twop. 583
Design for Gravity Loadsp. 585
Design for Lateral Loadsp. 588
Alternative Steel and Masonry Structurep. 590
Building Threep. 593
General Considerationsp. 593
Structural Alternativesp. 597
Design of the Steel Structurep. 599
Alternative Floor Construction with Trussesp. 608
Design of the Trussed Bent for Windp. 612
Considerations for a Steel Rigid Framep. 617
Considerations for a Masonry Wall Structurep. 618
The Concrete Structurep. 624
Design of the Foundationsp. 648
Properties of Sectionsp. 651
Centroidsp. 651
Moment of Inertiap. 654
Transferring Moments of Inertiap. 658
Miscellaneous Propertiesp. 662
Tables of Properties of Sectionsp. 665
Answers to Selected Exercise Problemsp. 678
Glossaryp. 686
Referencesp. 697
Indexp. 699
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