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Author Ji, Tianjian, author

Title Structural design against deflection / by Tianjian Ji
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2020]
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Contents 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Deflection of Structures -- 1.2 Form, Deflection and Internal Forces -- 1.3 Intuition of Structures -- 1.3.1 Intuitive Knowledge -- 1.3.2 Intuitive Understanding -- 1.3.3 Intuitive Interpretation -- 1.3.3.1 Mathematical Equations -- 1.3.3.2 Observation of Structural Behaviour -- 1.3.3.3 Hand Calculation -- 1.3.3.4 Definition of Structural Concepts -- 1.4 Design against Deflection Based on Beam Theory -- 1.5 Rules of Thumb for Design -- 2.7.6 Relative Performance -- 2.8 Implementation -- 2.9 Summary -- 3 More Direct Internal Force Paths -- 3.1 Routes to Implementation -- 3.2 Hand Calculation Examples -- 3.2.1 Effect of the Four Bracing Criteria -- 3.2.2 The Most and Least Effective Bracing Patterns for a Simple Frame -- 3.3 Practical Examples -- 3.3.1 Tall Buildings -- 3.3.1.1 John Hancock Center, Chicago -- 3.3.1.2 Leadenhall Building, London -- 3.3.2 Temporary Grandstands -- 3.3.2.1 Collapse of a Temporary Grandstand in Corsica, France -- 3.3.2.2 A Temporary Grandstand in Eastbourne, UK -- 3.3.2.3 Two Further Cases -- 3.3.3 Scaffolding Structures -- 3.3.3.1 Collapse of a Scaffolding Structure, Manchester -- 3.3.3.2 Lack of Direct Internal Force Paths -- 3.4 Further Comments -- 4 Smaller Internal Forces -- 4.1 Routes to Implementation -- 4.2 Hand Calculation Examples -- 4.2.1 A Simply Supported Beam with and without Overhangs -- 4.2.2 Y Shaped Columns with and without a Horizontal Tendon -- 4.3 Practical Examples -- 4.3.1 Structures with Overhangs -- 4.3.1.1 HSBC Hong Kong Headquarters, China -- 4.3.1.2 Roof of the Harbin Airport Lounge, China -- 4.3.2 Tree-Like Structures -- 4.3.2.1 Trees and Tree-Like Structures -- 4.3.2.2 Palazzetto dello Sport, Roma -- 4.3.2.3 Hessenring Footbridge, Germany -- 4.3.2.4 Further Examples -- 4.3.3 Self-Balancing -- 4.3.3.1 Madrid Racecourse, Spain -- 4.3.3.2 Salford Quays Lift Bridge, UK -- 4.4 Further Comments -- 5 More Uniform Distribution of Internal Forces -- 5.1 Routes to Implementation -- 5.2 Hand Calculation Examples -- 5.2.1 A Cantilever with and without an External Elastic Support -- 5.2.2 An Eight Storey, Four Bay Frame with Different Bracing Arrangements -- 5.3 Practical Examples
Summary "As buildings become taller, bridges longer and floors wider, deflections become more significant. This book presents qualitative relationships between internal forces and deflection, and demonstrates principles and measures, based on these internal forces, for designing structures against deflection in order to achieve more effective, efficient and elegant structures. Hand calculation examples, with and without using these relationships, are provided to enhance understanding. Practical examples are given and several well-known structures are examined to show their rationality from a structural point of view. The book suits a range of students studying architecture and civil engineering as well as practicing architects and structural engineers who need more than rule-of-thumb methods"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Structural design
Deformations (Mechanics) -- Mathematical models
Tensegrity (Engineering) -- Mathematical models
Rigidity (Geometry)
Structural engineering -- Case studies
Form Electronic book
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2019049040
ISBN 9780429465314
0429465319
9780429878244
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9780429878251
0429878257
9780429878268
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