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Handbook of Structural Engineering, Second Edition

by W.F. Chen

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0849315697, Hardcover)

Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, this second edition is a comprehensive reference to the broad spectrum of structural engineering, encapsulating the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of the field. The authors address a myriad of topics, covering both traditional and innovative approaches to analysis, design, and rehabilitation.

The second edition has been expanded and reorganized to be more informative and cohesive. It also follows the developments that have emerged in the field since the previous edition, such as advanced analysis for structural design, performance-based design of earthquake-resistant structures, lifecycle evaluation and condition assessment of existing structures, the use of high-performance materials for construction, and design for safety.

Additionally, the book includes numerous tables, charts, and equations, as well as extensive references, reading lists, and websites for further study or more in-depth information. Emphasizing practical applications and easy implementation, this text reflects the increasingly global nature of engineering, compiling the efforts of an international panel of experts from industry and academia. This is a necessity for anyone studying or practicing in the field of structural engineering.

New to this edition

Fundamental theories of structural dynamics
Advanced analysis
Wind and earthquake-resistant design
Design of prestressed concrete, masonry, timber, and glass structures
Properties, behavior, and use of high-performance steel, concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers
Semirigid frame structures
Structural bracing
Structural design for fire safety

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