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Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction, Fourth Edition, offers students an accessible, visually oriented introduction to structural theory that doesn't rely on calculus. Instead, illustrations and examples of building frameworks and components enable students to better visualize the connection between theoretical concepts and the experiential nature of real buildings and materials. This new edition includes fully worked examples in each chapter, a companion website with extra practice problems, and expanded treatment of load tracing.

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 


Appendix: 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

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