Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction, 4th edition

  • Barry S. Onouye, 
  • Kevin Kane

Choose the option that's right for you

$9.99 / mo

4-month term, pay monthly or pay $39.96

Enjoy these features

  • Up to 2 devices
  • Discounted tutor access
  • Exclusive offers

$14.99 / mo

4-month term, pay monthly or pay $59.96

Enjoy these features

  • Up to 2 devices
  • Discounted tutor access
  • Exclusive offers

Learn more, spend less

  • Learn anytime, anywhere

    Get the app to access your eTextbook whenever you need it

  • Make it your own

    Your notes. Your highlights. Your eTextbook

  • Find it fast

    Quickly navigate your eTextbook with search

  • Stay organized

    Access all your eTextbooks in one place

  • Access all your eTextbooks in one place

    Keep learning with auto-renew


Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction introduces structural theory without relying on calculus. Illustrations and examples of building frameworks and components help you visualize connections between theoretical concepts and the experiential nature of buildings and materials.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137547364

Subject: Construction Management & Civil Technology

Category: Construction Methods & Materials

Table of contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Definition of Structure
1.2. Structural Design
1.3. Parallels in Nature
1.4. Loads on Structures
1.5. Basic Functional Requirements
1.6. Architectural Issues

2. Statics
2.1. Characteristics of a Force
2.2. Vector Addition
2.3. Force Systems
2.4. Equilibrium Equations: Two-Dimensional
2.5. Free-Body Diagrams of Rigid Bodies
2.6. Statical Indeterminacy and Improper Constraints

3. Analysis of Selected Determinate Structural Systems
3.1. Equilibrium of a Particle
3.2. Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies
3.3. Plane Trusses
3.4. Pinned Frames (Multiforce Members)
3.5. Three-Hinged Arches
3.6. Retaining Walls

4. Load Tracing
4.1. Load Tracing
4.2. Lateral Stability Load Tracing

5. Strength of Materials
5.1. Stress and Strain
5.2. Elasticity, Strength, and Deformation
5.3. Other Material Properties
5.4. Thermal Effects
5.5. Statically Indeterminate Members (Axially Loaded)

6. Cross-Sectional Properties of Structural Members
6.1. Center of Gravity-Centroids
6.2. Moment of Inertia of an Area
6.3. Moment of Inertia of Composite Areas
6.4. Radius of Gyration

7. Bending and Shear in Simple Beams
7.1. Classification of Beams and Loads
7.2. Shear and Bending Moment
7.3. Equilibrium Method for Shear and Moment Diagrams
7.4. Relationship Between Load, Transverse Shear, and Bending Moment
7.5. Semi-graphical Method for Load, Shear, and Moment Diagrams

8. Bending and Shear Stresses in Beams
8.1. Flexural Strain
8.2. Flexural (Bending) Stress Equation
8.3. Shearing Stress-Longitudinal and Transverse
8.4. Development of the General Shear Stress Equation
8.5. Deflection in Beams
8.6. Lateral Buckling in Beams
8.7. Introduction to Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)

9. Column Analysis and Design
9.1. Short and Long Columns-Modes of Failure
9.2. End Support Conditions and Lateral Bracing
9.3. Axially Loaded Steel Columns
9.4. Axially Loaded Wood Columns
9.5. Columns Subjected to Combined Loading or Eccentricity

10. Structural Connections
10.1. Steel Bolted Connections
10.2. Welded Connections
10.3. Common Framing Details in Steel

11.1. Initiation of Project-Pre-design
11.2. Design Process
11.3. Schematic Design
11.4. Design Development and Construction Documents
11.5. Integration of Building Systems
11.6. Construction Sequence
11.7. Conclusion

Tables for STRUCTURAL Design
Lumber Section Properties
(a) Dimensioned Sizes-Rafters, Joists, and Studs
(b) Beams and Columns
Allowable Stress Design for Shapes Used as Beams
Structural Steel-Wide-Flange Shapes
Structural Steel-American Standard Shapes and Channels
Structural Steel-Tubing (square) and Pipe
Structural Steel-Angles
Definition of Metric (S.I.) Terms and Conversion Tables
Wide Flange Shapes (Abridged Listing)-S.I. Metric
Elastic Section Modulus-U.S. and S.I.
Western Glue-Laminated Sections-U.S. and S.I. Metric
Plastic Section Modulus -- Selected Beam Shapes

Your questions answered

Introducing Pearson+. Reimagined learning, designed for you. Choose from one eTextbook or over 1,500 eTextbooks and study tools, all in one place, for one low monthly subscription. A new way to buy books that fits your budget. Make the most of your study time with offline access, enhanced search, notes and flashcards — to get organized, get the work done quicker and get results. Plus, with the app, put textbooks in your pocket and learn wherever. It's time to upgrade the textbook and simplify learning, so you can have time to live too.

Pearson eTextbook is an easy-to-use digital textbook available from Pearson+. Make it your own by adding notes and highlights. Download the Pearson+ mobile app to learn on the go, even offline. Listen on the go with our new audiobook feature, available for most titles.

When you choose a plan, you're signing up for a 4-month 'term'. You can opt to make a one-time payment for the initial 4-month term or pay monthly. If you opt for monthly payments, we will charge your payment method each month until your 4-month term has ended. You can turn on auto-renew in My account at any time to continue your subscription before your 4-month term has ended.

When you purchase a Pearson+ subscription, it will last 4 months. Before your initial 4-month term ends, you can extend your subscription by turning auto-renew on in My account.

If you turn auto-renew on, we’ll automatically renew your subscription and charge you every month until you turn off auto-renew. If you made a one-time payment for your initial 4-month term, you’ll now pay monthly.

To avoid the next payment charge, make sure you turn auto renewal off 1 day before the auto renewal date. You can subscribe again after auto-renew has been turned off by purchasing another Pearson+ subscription. We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details before your first monthly payment.

With a Multi Pearson+ subscription plan, you can download up to 10 titles on the Pearson+ app from My list on each of your authorized devices every month.

When you're using your Multi Pearson+ subscription plan in a browser, you can select and read from as many titles as you like.