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Structures : or, Why things don't fall down

Author: J E Gordon
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1978.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, J.E. (James Edward), 1913-
Structures.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1978
(OCoLC)561235185
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J E Gordon
ISBN: 0306400251 9780306400254 0140219617 9780140219616
OCLC Number: 4004565
Description: 395 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The structures in our lives --
Why structures carry loads --
The invention of stress and strain --
Designing for safety --
Strain energy and modern fracture methods --
Tension structures and pressure vessels --
Joints, fastenings and people --
Soft materials and living structures --
Walls, arches and dams --
Something about bridges --
The advantage of being a beam --
The mysteries of shear and torsion --
The various ways of failing in compression --
The philosophy of design --
A chapter of accidents --
Efficiency and aesthetics --
Appendix 1. Handbooks and formulae --
Appendix 2. Beam theory --
Appendix 3. Torsion --
Appendix 4. The efficiency of columns and panels under compression loads.
Responsibility: J.E. Gordon.

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