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Structural Engineering Formulas [Hardcover]

Ilya Mikhelson


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April 13 2004 0071439110 978-0071439114 1
Comprehensive yet compact, this user-friendly format is a valuable timesaving device designers and structural engineers will welcome. There are 114 formula tables of full-page dimensions coupled with introductory material on use and application of the formulas. Reduce to the 5X8 trim, the authors include appendix material covering metric conversion information, selected mathematical formulas, and symbols. A gem of a book every engineer involved with structural design will consider a "must have".

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This compact yet comprehensive compendium puts the structural engineering formulas most needed on the job at the user's fingertips. Practical and authoritative, Structural Engineering Formulas offers 114 formula tables with brief introductions explaining uses and applications. An affordable resource that every civil engineer and engineering student will want nearby, this handy reference features:

* Equations used in foundation and soil, retaining structure, tunnel, beam, frame, plate, pipe, and other structural design
* Tables helpful for verifying computer analyses of complex structures
* Easy-access organization
* Appendices of metric conversions, mathematical formulas, and symbols

About the Author

Ilya Mikhelson, Ph.D., has over 30 years' experience in design, research, and teaching design of bridges, tunnels, subway stations, and buildings. He is the author of numerous other publications, including: Precast Concrete for Underground Construction; Tunnels and Subways; and Building Structures.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Summary of Basic Engineering Information March 3 2009
By Jan Peczkis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This work provides information on such things as geometric sections, beams, trusses, arches, plates, etc., often under various loading conditions. Its chapter on frame analysis is notable. Also featured are such things as building foundations, pipes and tunnels, soils, retaining structures, etc.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Condensed convenience Aug. 5 2008
By J. Klein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a very handy little book. Properties of plane areas, basic vibration, beam formulas, plates w/ various b.c.'s, foundations, frames, arches, earth retaining, pipes & tunnels. Think of it as a specialized, watered down Roark's with more than a few hidden gems. It was extremely useful in my exam and is still very used as a quick reference or for basic first passes and superpositions for more complicated problems.

I humbly suggest that the review mentioning units is unfounded. The book is unitless as far as I've seen, aside from the examples. The examples use metric units.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bookreview Aug. 4 2008
By John L. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
well organized contents. the ability to access the contents over the net is a big plus.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Punch per Pound! June 3 2010
By Robert A. Avila - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This handy little reference is equation and information dense. Basic and oft used engineering equations are organized in a simple way.

I bought this for the PE in April, 2010. I used it to answer one question... which makes it worth the price right there.

In my day to day practice, I use it for frame engineering. This one is a keeper.
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1.0 out of 5 stars unknown factors in review Feb. 13 2008
By Gary P. Olson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The book provides numerous structural formula in metric format only. there is a conversion chart that shows up at the end. Nowhere in the description of the book does it state the formula applications are for SI units ONLY.

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