# Building structures / James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny

##### By: Ambrose, James [autor].

##### Contributor(s): Tripeny, Patrick [autor].

Publisher: New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012Edition: 3rd ed.Description: xv,528 páginas : ilustraciones ; 28 cm.Content type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 9780470542606.Subject(s): Análisis estructural (ingeniería) | Diseño estructura | Tecnología | Tecnología e ingenieríaDDC classification: 624.17Item type | Current location | Collection | Call number | Vol info | Copy number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Book | B. Campus los Cerros Colección general | Colección general | 624.17 A496 (Browse shelf) | 3rd ed. 2012 | 1 | Available | 0000052721 |

#### Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The comprehensive reference on the basics of structural analysisand design, now updated with the latest considerations of buildingtechnology

Structural design is an essential element of the buildingprocess, yet one of the most difficult to learn. While structuralengineers do the detailed consulting work for a building project,architects need to know enough structural theory and analysis todesign a building. Most texts on structures for architects focusnarrowly on the mathematical analysis of isolated structuralcomponents, yet Building Structures looks at the general conceptswith selected computations to understand the role of the structureas a building subsystem--without the complicatedmathematics.

New to this edition is a complete discussion of the LRFD methodof design, supplemented by the ASD method, in addition to:

The fundamentals of structural analysis and design forarchitects

A glossary, exercise problems, and a companion website andinstructor's manual

Material ideally suited for preparing for the ARE exam

Profusely illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs,and including new case studies, Building Structures, Third Editionis perfect for nonengineers to understand and visualize structuraldesign.

Includes appendix A. Properties of sections. -- appendix B. Glossary. -- appendix C. Exercise problems. -- Appendix D. Study aids., contents and index

Basic concepts. -- Investigation of structures. -- Strucural elements. -- Wood structures. -- Steel structures. -- Concrete structures. -- Masonry structures. -- Building foundations and site structures. -- Lateral-force effects. -- Building structures desing examples.

Structural desing is an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult to learn. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a building project, architects need to know enough structural theory and analysis to design a building. Most text on structures for architects focus narrowly on the mathematical analysis of isolated structural components, yet building structures looks at the general concepts with selected computations to understand the role of the structure as a building subsystem-without the complicated mathematics.

### Table of contents provided by Syndetics

**Preface**(p. ix)**Introduction**(p. xi)**1 Basic Concepts**(p. 1)**1.1 Basic Concerns**(p. 1)**1.2 Architectural Considerations**(p. 3)**1.3 Structural Functions**(p. 12)**1.4 Structural Materials**(p. 18)**1.5 Structural Systems**(p. 21)**2 Investigation of Structures**(p. 39)**2.1 Introduction to Structural Investigation**(p. 39)**2.2 Static Forces**(p. 41)**2.3 Stresses and Strains**(p. 56)**2.4 Special Topics**(p. 63)**2.5 Dynamic Behavior**(p. 75)**3 Structural Elements**(p. 80)**3.1 Beams**(p. 80)**3.2 Tension Elements**(p. 88)**3.3 Compression Elements**(p. 93)**3.4 Trusses**(p. 99)**3.5 Rigid Frames**(p. 104)**3.6 Special Structures**(p. 112)**4 Wood Structures**(p. 114)**4.1 General Concerns forWood**(p. 114)**4.2 Wood Products and Systems**(p. 117)**4.3 Design Data for Structural Lumber**(p. 124)**4.4 Wood-Spanning Systems**(p. 126)**4.5 Wood Trusses**(p. 134)**4.6 Wood Columns**(p. 139)**4.7 Fasteners and Connections forWood**(p. 147)**5 Steel Structures**(p. 153)**5.1 General Concerns for Steel**(p. 153)**5.2 Steel Beams, Joists, and Decks**(p. 158)**5.3 Steel Columns**(p. 187)**5.4 Bolted Connections for Steel Structures**(p. 196)**5.5 Steel Trusses**(p. 202)**6 Concrete Structures**(p. 203)**6.1 General Concerns for Concrete**(p. 203)**6.2 Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members**(p. 211)**6.3 Concrete Columns**(p. 238)**6.4 Concrete Foundations**(p. 247)**7 Masonry Structures**(p. 259)**7.1 General Concerns for Masonry**(p. 259)**7.2 StructuralMasonry**(p. 262)**7.3 Masonry with Concrete Units**(p. 267)**7.4 Form and Classification of Compression Elements**(p. 270)**7.5 Brick Masonry**(p. 271)**7.6 Miscellaneous Masonry Construction**(p. 276)**7.7 Adobe Construction**(p. 279)**7.8 Hollow Clay Tile**(p. 279)**8 Building Foundations and Site Structures**(p. 281)**8.1 General Considerations**(p. 281)**8.2 Soil Properties and Foundation Behavior**(p. 283)**8.3 Shallow Bearing Foundations**(p. 293)**8.4 Elements of Foundation Systems**(p. 298)**8.5 Deep Foundations**(p. 304)**8.6 Special Problems and Construction**(p. 308)**9 Lateral-Force Effects**(p. 316)**9.1 General Considerations for Lateral Effects**(p. 316)**9.2 Wind Effects on Buildings**(p. 335)**9.3 Earthquake Effects on Buildings**(p. 341)**9.4 Elements of Lateral Resistive Systems**(p. 350)**10 Building Structures Design Examples**(p. 381)**10.1 General Concerns for Structural Design**(p. 381)**10.2 Building One**(p. 392)**10.3 Building Two**(p. 399)**10.4 Building Three**(p. 410)**10.5 Building Four**(p. 414)**10.6 Building Five**(p. 416)**10.7 Building Six**(p. 418)**10.8 Building Seven**(p. 430)**10.9 Building Eight**(p. 455)**10.10 Building Nine**(p. 458)**Appendix A Properties of Sections**(p. 468)**Appendix B Glossary**(p. 483)**Appendix C Exercise Problems**(p. 489)**Appendix D Study Aids**(p. 504)**References**(p. 519)**Index**(p. 521)

### Author notes provided by Syndetics

James Ambrose is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series ofSimplified Design Guides. He practiced as an architect inCalifornia and Illinois and as a structural engineer in Illinois.He was a professor of architecture at the University of SouthernCalifornia.Patrick Tripeny is an Associate Professor, formerdirector of the School of Architecture, and the current Director ofthe Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the Universityof Utah. He is a licensed architect in California. He has been therecipient of a number of teaching awards at the local and nationallevel for his work in teaching structures and design. With JamesAmbrose, he is the coauthor of Simplified Engineering forArchitects and Builders, Eleventh Edition; Simplified Design ofSteel Structures, Eighth Edition; Simplified Design of ConcreteStructures, Eighth Edition ; and Simplified Design of WoodStructures, Sixth Edition , all published by Wiley.

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