Handbook of Structural Engineering

2nd Edition

W.F. Chen, E.M. Lui

CRC Press
Published February 28, 2005
Reference - 1768 Pages - 1000 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849315695 - CAT# 1569

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Summary

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