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Understanding Structures (5th Edition)

Analysis, Materials, Design

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 344
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Paperback - 9781137376565

22 April 2014

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A highly illustrated textbook explaining the fundamentals of structural analysis, materials and design in one integrated volume. This integrated approach enables the student to tackle realistic design problems in the...

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A highly illustrated textbook explaining the fundamentals of structural analysis, materials and design in one integrated volume. This integrated approach enables the student to tackle realistic design problems in the shortest possible time, and, because the relevance of the theory is immediately relevant, it is highly motivational. The text follows the process of design from initial concept through to final details. It focuses on using real data and avoiding a complex mathematical approach to encourage a feel and awareness for the physical behaviour of structures. Each stage of the design process is illustrated by a realistic numerical example which is based on genuine design data. The book is up-to-date for the Eurocodes.

The book is intended for first year undergraduates and BTEC students of civil and structural engineering, building, architecture and surveying. Because it contains a lot of real design data, it may also be useful as a work of reference for the non-specialist practitioner.

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  • Popular, widely adopted text
  • A minimum of mathematical knowledge is required - largely simple algebra and trigonometry
  • Emphasis on understanding and so a large number of illustrations portray structural behaviour
  • Includes new Eurocodes - though focus on the student gaining a deep understanding of the principles of structural design rather than dealing with each code on a clause-by-clause basis
  • Unusually includes a chapter on structural loads - a vital stage in the design process yet rarely covered in textbooks
  • End of each chapter exercises to test understanding with online solutions are available






  • Fully updated

1. Design
2. Basics
3. Materials
4. Loads
5. Pin-jointed Trusses
6. Tension
7. Beams
8. Compression
9. Combined Axial and Bending Stresses
10. Torsion
11. Connections
12. Arches and Portal Frames
13. Foundations and Retaining Walls
14. Deflection
15. Indeterminate Structures and Components.
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Derek Seward is Lecturer in Engineering at Lancaster University, UK. He began his career as a design engineer, and has previously worked as a principal engineer (structures) for a local authority.

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Derek Seward is Lecturer in Engineering at Lancaster University, UK. He began his career as a design engineer, and has previously worked as a principal engineer (structures) for a local authority.

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