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Author Zalewski, Wacław.

Title Shaping structures : statics / Waclaw Zalewski and Edward Allen ; drawings by Joseph Iano
Published New York : Wiley, [1998]


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Description vii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
Contents 1. A Vertical Tensile Structure -- 2. A Vertical Compressive Structure -- 3. Forces in Many Directions -- 4. Moments of Forces -- 5. Finding Forces in a Simple Truss -- 6. Multipanel Trusses -- 7. Fanlike Structures -- 8. Finding Forms and Forces for Funicular Structures -- 9. Further Design Tools for Funicular Structures -- 10. Shaping a Cantilevered Arch Roof -- 11. Shaping a Hanging Roof -- 12. Shaping a Three-Hinged Truss Arch -- 13. Restraining Funicular Structures -- 14. Shaping Efficient Trusses -- Standard Sizes of Steel Reinforcing Bars
Summary In Shaping Structures, an engineer and an architect, both longtime teachers of structures at major American universities, collaborate to present an inspired synthesis of the creative and the technical, explicating both the principles of statics and their application to the fascinating task of finding good form for structures. Requiring only the most rudimentary mathematical background yet accurate and fully functional, Shaping Structures provides an inviting point of entry to the study of structural design for engineering and architecture students - proving that the science of statics doesn't have to be lifeless, simplistic, or dull
Analysis Statics
Structural analysis (Engineering)
Notes Accompanying CD-ROM catalogued separately
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-405) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Statics.
Structural analysis (Engineering)
Author Allen, Edward, 1938-
LC no. 96037609
ISBN 0471169684 (cloth : alk. paper)
047128338X (disc)
0471289965 (book/disc set)