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How structures work : design and behaviour from bridges to buildings

Author: David T Yeomans
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book has been written to explain the behaviour of structures in a clear way. Using the minimum of mathematics it explains the structural concepts, illustrating them with many historical and contemporary examples and allowing readers to build up a general understanding of structures.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David T Yeomans
ISBN: 9781405190176 1405190175
OCLC Number: 317288152
Description: xv, 248 pages : illustrations, plans ; 25 cm
Contents: Brackets and bridges --
Stiffening a beam : girder bridges --
Arches and suspension bridges --
Bringing the loads to the ground : the structural scheme --
Safe as houses? : walls --
Frames : a problem of stability --
Floors and beams : deflections and bending moments --
Providing shelter : roofs --
Structures in a three-dimensional world.
Responsibility: David Yeomans.

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The reader can equally well read How Structures Work straight through or pick it up and wade in almost randomly. There are no two consecutive pages without some enlightenment. ( Timber Framing , Read more...

 
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