|Number of Pages||391 Pages|
This accessible text advances the basic elements of steel structure design. Topics are presented in an analytical progression to provide the reader with a broad and in-depth understanding of the design process. The author first introduces tension and compression, then moves to bending and torsion, and then discusses components such as connections, anchor bolts, base plates, and plate girders. Design of Steel Structures features a chapter on bracings for wind and earthquake forces written in response to new federal regulations. This material makes this essential aspect of construction an integral part of the introduction to design. The book also includes an in-depth treatment of the plastic analysis method, the first time this material is covered in a book of this nature. The author utilizes a number of examples from the actual construction projects especially emphasizing the allowable stress design method (ASD). The load and resistance factored design method (LRFD) is also discussed and demonstrated. Convenient tables offer simplified approaches to torsional functions, as well as SI unit conversions. The final chapter illustrates how to design tall buildings with using sophisticated computers. Incorporating topics not usually found in design texts, as well as real-life examples, this volume will serve as a practical and comprehensive introduction to steel structure design for both undergraduate and graduate students. The material is suitable for both one- and two- semester courses. It also offers lucid updates on aspects of design for practicing structural engineers and architects.