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Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides #37: Simplified Design of Steel Structuresby James Ambrose
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For over sixty years, a primarysource for design of steel structures—now revised and updated
Examining a wide range of steel structures, building types, and construction details, Simplified Design of Steel Structures, Eighth Edition is a reliable, easy-to-use handbook that covers all commonly used steel systems, practices, and research in the field, reinforced with examples of practical designs and general building structural systems.
The Eighth Edition of this leading book in the noted Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides has been updated to conform to current building codes, design practices, and industry standards. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, expanded text examples, exercise problems, and a helpful glossary, this outstanding tool:
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This handbook for students details commonly used systems, design practices, and research in steel structures, with examples of practical designs and general building structural systems. This edition has been updated to meet building codes, design practices, and industry standards. It focuses on widely used, simple, and ordinary methods of construction and keeps math work to a minimum. Specifications conform to the American Institute of Steel Construction Handbook. Ambrose is editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides and has practiced as an architect and structural engineer. Tripeny is a professor of architecture and planning at the U. of Utah. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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 professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.
Patrick Tripeny is an associate professor at the University of Utah's College of Architecture and Planning.
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"This handbook for students details commonly used systems, design practices, and research in steel structures, with examples of practical designs and general building structural systems. This edition has been updated to meet building codes, design practices, and industry standards." (Book News, February 2008)
Table of Contents
Preface to the Eight Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Chapter 1. Considerations for Use of Steel.
Chapter 2. Structural Investigation and Design.
Chapter 3. Horizontal-Span Framing Systems.
Chapter 4. Steel Columns.
Chapter 5. Frame Bents.
Chapter 6. Miscellaneous Steel Components and Systems.
Chapter 7. Horizontal-Span Steel Trusses.
Chapter 8. Steel Connections.
Chapter 9. General Considerations for Building Structures.
Chapter 10. Building Structures: Design Examples.
Appendix A. Properties of Structural Sections.
Appendix B. Beam Design Aids.
Appendix C. Study Aids.
Appendix D. Answers to Problems in Chapters.
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