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Experimental Building Science

Volume 2. Being an Introduction to Mechanics and its Application in the Design and Erection of Buildings

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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107669475

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  • First published in 1929, this book forms the second of two volumes on the subject of experimental building science. The text presents an introduction to mechanics and its application in the design and erection of buildings. This forms a development of the introduction to scientific methods as applied in building science presented in volume one. Numerous illustrative figures and appendices are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the process of building and architecture.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107669475
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Conditions of Statical Equilibrium, with Applications to Building Structures:
    1. Introduction. The conditions of equilibrium for systems of concurrent coplanar forces
    2. Systems of non-concurrent forces. Conditions of equilibrium for all systems of coplanar forces
    3. Problems in parallel forces. Centres of gravity and centroids
    4. The graphical treatment of systems of non-concurrent forces. The link polygon and polar diagram. Reactions of trusses
    5. The forces acting in framed structures
    6. The equilibrium of systems of parallel forces which are not coplanar. The stability of cranes and scaffolding
    7. The equilibrium of systems of concurrent non-coplanar forces. The forces acting in masts and in derrick towers
    Part II. Loaded Beams and the Theory of Elastic Bending:
    8. The equilibrium of forces in a loaded beam
    9. Shearing forces and bending moments in beams
    10. Relations between load, shear force and bending moment in a beam
    11. Shear forces and bending moments in framed structures
    12. Stress and elastic strain. Strength and elasticity of structural materials
    13. The theory of elastic bending
    14. The comparison and design of solid beam sections
    15. Shear stress and strain. The distribution of shear stress in beams
    16. The deflection of beams
    17. Fixed and continuous beams
    Part III. An Introduction to Some Important Structural Problems:
    18. Riveted connections. Built-up beams
    19. Concrete. The flitch beam. The reinforced concrete beam
    20. Tee-beams. Doubly reinforced beams. Shear reinforcement
    21. Masonry or block construction - walls
    22. Masonry or block construction - arches
    23. Strength in compression. Compression members and columns in steel and cast iron
    24. Eccentric loads on columns. Reinforced concrete columns. Column foundations
    25. The strength of timber. Timber construction
    Appendix I. Properties of the British standard sections
    Appendix II. List of symbols
    Answers to problems

  • Authors

    J. Leask Manson

    Francis E. Drury

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