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Structural and civil engineering design

Author: William Addis
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, ©1999.
Series: Studies in the history of civil engineering, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together a range of articles which focus on the role of design in engineering history. As well as general papers, particular subjects include bridges, canals, dams and buildings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Structural and civil engineering design.
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, ©1999
(DLC) 98049124
(OCoLC)40175067
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Addis
ISBN: 9781351897471 1351897470
OCLC Number: 606510710
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 365 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The mechanization of design in the 16th century : the structural formulae of Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón / Sergio Luis Sanabria --
Designing the beam : from rules of thumb to calculations / David T. Yeomans --
History of retaining wall design / J. Kerisel --
The use of models in nineteenth-century British suspension bridge design / Denis Smith --
Brunel and the design of the Clifton Suspension Bridge / R.F.D. Porter Goff --
History of building foundations in Chicago / Ralph B. Peck --
The Gothic cathedral : design and meaning / Otto G. von Simson --
Stability concepts from Renaissance to today / Rowland J. Mainstone --
The place of Sir Christopher Wren in the history of structural engineering / Stanley B. Hamilton --
The origin of iron beams / A.W. Skempton --
Thomas Tredgold (1788-1829) : some aspects of his work (part 2 : carpentry) / L.G. Booth --
Thomas Tredgold (1788-1829) : some aspects of his work (part 3 : cast iron) / R.J.M. Sutherland --
The birth of stress : a historical review / R.J.M. Sutherland --
The genesis of engineering : theory and practice / A. Rupert Hall --
The functions of engineering research in the university / A.J.S. Pippard --
The design of structural ironwork 1850-1890 : education, theory and practice / Stanley Smith --
Structural design by observation of failures : how the Gothic master masons determined the dimensions of their structures / Henry J. Cowan --
The Britannia Tubular Bridge : a paradigm of failure driven design / Henry Petroski --
Structural failures and the growth of engineering knowledge / D.I. Blockley and J.R. Henderson --
The evolution of structural engineering design procedures : a history for that skill called design / William Addis.
Series Title: Studies in the history of civil engineering, v. 12.
Responsibility: edited by William Addis.

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