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Structural Engineering for Architects


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Introduction 1 Structures in nature Tree / Spider's web / Eggshell / Soap bubbles / Human body 2 Theory 2.1 General theory of structures - Introduction - External loads - Internal forces: Axial / Shear / Bending / Torsion / Static equilibrium / Simple analysis / Common beam formulae - Material properties: Stress / Strain / Steel properties / Concrete properties / Timber properties - Sectional properties: Bending / Axial compression / Deflection - Fitness for purpose: Vertical deflection / Lateral deflection / Vibration - Structures: Categories of structure / Stability / Towers 2.2 Structural systems - Introduction - Material assessments - Structural components: Beam systems / Concrete slab systems 3 Structural prototypes Form finding / Load testing / Visualizing forces 4 Case studies - Introduction - 1850 - 1949: Viollet-le-Duc's innovative engineering approaches / St. Pancras Railway Station Shed / Eiffel Tower / Forth Rail Bridge / All-Russia Exhibition 1896 / Tetrahedral Tower / Magazzini Generali Warehouse / Zarzuela Hippodrome - 1950 - 1999: Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) / Los Manantiales Restaurant / Concrete Shell Structures, England / Geodesic Domes / Palazzo del Lavoro / (Palace of Labour) / Concrete Shell Structures, Switzerland / Jefferson National Expansion / Monument ('Gateway Arch') / Maxi/Mini/Midi Systems / Tensegrity Structures / Munich Olympic Stadium Roof / Bini Domes - inflatable formwork / Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum / Structural Glass - 2000 - 2010: Ontario College of Art and Design expansion, featuring the Sharp Centre for Design / Atlas Building / 'Het Gebouw' (The Building) / Hemeroscopium House / Kanagawa Institute of Technology (KAIT) Workshop/Table / Meads Reach Footbridge / Pompidou-Metz / Burj Khalifa Further reading Index Picture credits and acknowledgements

About the Author

Pete Silver and Will McLean teach at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster and are the co-authors of Fabrication (2006) and Introduction to Architectural Technology (2008). Peter Evans is Technical Director at the London office of consulting engineers MLM.

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