Basic Structures for Engineers & Architects

Basic Structures for Engineers and Architects

Basic Structures for Engineers and Architects

Contents of Basic Structures for Engineers and Architects

Introduction Basic Structures for Engineers and Architects
Acknowledgements
1 What is structural engineering?
2 Learn the language: a simple explanation of terms used by
structural engineers
3 How do structures (and parts of structures) behave?
4 Force, mass and weight
5 Loading – dead or alive
6 Equilibrium – a balanced approach
7 More about forces: resultants and components
8 Moments
9 Reactions
10 Different types of support – and what’s a pin?
11 A few words about stability
12 Introduction to the analysis of pin-jointed frames
13 Method of resolution at joints
14 Method of sections
15 Graphical method
16 Shear force and bending moments
17 This thing called stress
18 Direct (and shear) stress
19 Bending stress
20 Combined bending and axial stress
21 Structural materials: concrete, steel, timber and masonry
22 More on materials
23 How far can I span?
24 Calculating those loads
Appendices
Index

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