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Understanding Structures : Analysis, Materials, Design - Derek Seward

Understanding Structures

Analysis, Materials, Design

Paperback Published: 22nd April 2014
ISBN: 9781137376565
Number Of Pages: 344

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The fifth edition of Understanding Structures remains the most accessible introduction to structural engineering for undergraduate students of civil engineering, building, surveying and architecture.

It introduces you to structural analysis, materials and design, illustrating each stage with a wealth of examples, so that you can understand the real-life applications of your knowledge.

Understanding Structures - Features a wealth of high quality illustrations and diagrams - Includes end-of-chapter summaries and exercises to reinforce and test your knowledge - Uses an enhanced student-friendly page layout.

The fifth edition is fully up to date with the Eurocodes, and is an ideal introductory text for students of engineering and construction wanting to understand structural analysis, materials and design.

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"[This] text clearly and completely explains essential concepts, develops an intuitive understanding (assisted by clever illustrations) and provides practical 'real world' examples." Vaughan Maybury, Lecturer, Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

1. Design
2. Basics
3. Materials
4. Loads
5. Pin-jointed Trusses
6. Tension
7. Beams
8. Compression
9. Combined Axial and Bending Stresses
10. Torsion
11. Connections
12. Arches and Portal Frames
13. Foundations and Retaining Walls
14. Deflection
15. Indeterminate Structures and Components

ISBN: 9781137376565
ISBN-10: 1137376562
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 22nd April 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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