Understanding Structures: Analysis, Materials, Design

Author(s): Derek Seward

Higher Education

A highly illustrated text explaining the fundamentals of structural analysis, materials and design in one integrated volume. It focuses on the process of design using real data and avoiding a mathematical approach to encourage a feel and awareness for the physical behaviour of structures. Updated for the Eurocode.

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"[This] text clearly and completely explains essential concepts, develops an intuitive understanding (assisted by clever illustrations) and provides practical 'real world' examples." Vaughan Maybury, Lecturer, Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

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.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781137376565
  • : Palgrave Macmillan Limited
  • : Palgrave Pivot
  • : April 2014
  • : 246mm X 189mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 200 Illustrations, black and white; 344 p. 200 illus.
  • : Derek Seward
  • : Paperback
  • : 5th ed. 2014
  • : 624
  • : 344