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Lightweight Sandwich Constructionby J. M. Davies
Synopses & Reviews
Sandwich panels are being used increasingly as the cladding of buildings such as factories, warehouses, cold stores and retail sheds as they are light in weight, thermally efficient, aesthetically attractive and can be easily handled and erected. However, to date, an authoritative book on the subject has been lacking and this new reference work aims to fill that gap.
The designer, specifier and manufacturer of sandwich panels require a great deal of information on a wide range of subjects. This book has been written by a group of European experts under the editorship of a UK specialist in lightweight construction and provides guidance on:
The book concludes with some numerical design examples and is highly illustrated throughout.
J.M. Davies DSc, PhD, FREng, FICE, FIStructE is Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Manchester.
He has spent a lifetime carrying out research and consultancy into many aspects of steel construction and has written more than 150 technical papers. In recent years, he has concentrated on aspects of lightweight construction, including cladding and its supporting members. Sandwich construction has been an important part of his work. At the University of Manchester, he has a large fire engineering laboratory and has developed an increasing interest in the performance of lightweight construction in fire.
He is a joint author of Plastic Design to BS 5950, written for the Steel Construction Institute and published by Blackwell Science, and also The Manual of Stressed Skin Diaphragm Design.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
3. Thermal Performance and Water-Tightness.
7. Refrigerated Warehouses, Cold Stores and Chill Rooms.
8. Special Architectural Applications.
9. Principles of Structural Behaviour.
10. Load-Bearing Capacity.
11. Loads, Load and Material Factors and Design Procedure.
12. Additional Structural Considerations.
13. Mechanical Testing.
14. Examples of Calculation Procedures.
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