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Structural Engineering Handbook [Hardcover]

Edwin Gaylord , Charles Gaylord , James Stallmeyer
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Dec 1 1996 0070237247 978-0070237247 4
The only reference to all important structural engineering principles and design techniques, this best-selling, internationally renowned handbook is updated for current standard specifications and codes (including the 1994 AASHTO specifications) and the latest design developments. Contributions from structural engineers discuss a broad range of vital topics. Concise, practical and user-friendly, this one-of-a-kind resource gives you not only up-to-the-minute information on the planning, design, and construction of a variety of engineered structures, but also practical examples and detailed descriptions of design procedures.

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More than 85,000 copies sold! Updated for current standard specifications and codes. Covering the latest design developments. 58 expert contributors. Discusses earthquake-resistant design of buildings. The classic handbook preferred by engineers around the world! The only reference to all of the important structural engineering principles and design techniques, this best-selling, world-renowned Handbook is a must for every engineer and architect who works with the design of buildings, bridges, and other structures. Practical and user friendly, it gives you concise, up-to-date information on the planning, design, and construction of a variety of engineered structures, supplemented with practical examples and detailed descriptions of design procedures. Structural engineers offer expert discussions of a broad range of topics, including: Earthquake-resistant design; Design of structural steel members; Timber structures; Arches and rigid frames; Steel and concrete bridges; Masonry construction; Tall buildings; Thin-shell concrete structures; Suspension Roofs; Soil mechanics and exploration; Fatigue and brittle fracture; Mechanically reinforced earth walls. Conforms to 1994 AASHTO specifications. Includes the latest changes in LRFD and ASD specifications of design steel members. Discusses horizontally curved steel and concrete box girder bridges.

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

James E. Stallmeyer is professor emeritus of civil engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His specialty is structural steel engineering, which he has taught, researched, and practiced as a consultant.

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In order to perform a structural analysis, the structural engineer invariably must idealize, or model, the actual structure, to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the complexity of the structure itself, the purpose for which the analysis is being made, and the computational tools at hand. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful resource March 16 2004
Format:Hardcover
It's a book with many useful information, tables and examples. A really valued reference.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Unit problem July 18 1999
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Format:Hardcover
This book is quite good but its usability is lost to a great extent because it is not written in Metric units. Also, chapters on computer application are not well written
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Thick, Single-Volume Reference Book Packed with Information March 27 2009
By Jan Peczkis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This review is based on the 1968 edition. Each chapter is written by a separate specialist. There is a wealth of data on such things as masonry construction, timber engineering, steel construction, soil mechanics, frame analysis, shell structures, long-span roofs, properties of steels, barrel vaults, bridge design, rigid joints, wind deflection of structures, design of towers, and much more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "The Book" Nov. 2 2006
By E. Valdez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The "Bible" for structural engineers for decades past and present. Updated and a "must have" for the structural design engineer. The place to start when a new problem is encountered.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent, reference Aug. 16 2011
By Arnoldo - Published on Amazon.com
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It's a complete book, it has a introduction about structural analysis (indeterminate methods, very useful), also it has a chapter about retaining structures and foundations, reinforced concrete silos (reference DIN 1055 and ACI 313) and another topics buried conduits. Excelent reference of civil engineering.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful resource March 16 2004
By Juan F. Dominguez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
It's a book with many useful information, tables and examples. A really valued reference.
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2.0 out of 5 stars damaged book Jan. 22 2011
By JJT - Published on Amazon.com
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The book was damaged. The pages were bent and the binding was broken. Definitely not "new" condition. I needed the book and did not have time to return (or did I know how). It was shipped in a padded envelope vs a box. I e-mailed the seller with no response.

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