Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings :A Guide for Practicing Engineers and Students 1st edition by Dominick R. Pilla.
•1 Minimum design loads for buildings
•2 Wind and seismic forces applied to buildings
•3 Lateral force distribution
•5 Designing and detailing of structures
•10 Foundations and retaining structures
•11 Structural review of construction
This book is an introduction to the process of building engineering as performed by professional structural engineers. To gain the required knowledge and to properly engineer buildings, it is common to be formally educated in engineering, and then to take part in an apprenticeship as a junior engineer where the professional practice is learned during work experience. The junior engineer is taught to navigate the facets of building design by applying those principles taught at school with professional practice standards. This book allows the reader to link the theory with practice and illustrates typical applications used in everyday practice. The process presented in this book covers industry standard applications and interpretations of required building codes as well as the use of building code-adopted design references for the analysis and design of buildings. While the material presented in this book is at an elementary level, its example-based presentation is at a professional level and can be thought of as a simple road map for similar contextual situations.
Building design is often thought to consist of those systems that are gravity supporting, such as columns and beams, and lateral resisting, such as shear walls and frames. It is the lateral forces, specically the seismic requirements due to the anticipated seismic forces, which limit the structural system selection and dictate the required detailing for a building. For this reason, the subject matter discussed in this book is largely based on the lateral system analysis and design of buildings.
The process of professionally engineering a building must address the following topics:
• Minimum design loads for buildings
• Wind and seismic forces applied to buildings
• Lateral force distribution
• Discussion of simplified analysis methods
• Design and detailing of structures
• Steel, concrete, wood, and masonry lateral systems
• Foundations and retaining structures
A brief discussion of building code requirements pertaining to structural inspections is also covered in this book to give the reader an appreciation of the required quality control measures to ensure a properly built structural system. This book is not intended to be all inclusive in regard to the principles and practice of engineering design of buildings. It is meant to provide a linear progression of concepts and how they t within the design process. The reader is assumed to have a basic working knowledge of design and is encouraged to use the codes and design standards referenced in this book in conjunction with completing the problems presented. The objective is to gain the condence to apply these principles to the other structural systems not discussed.
How to use this book This Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings guide is intended for professionals (engineers and architects), for students of architecture and engineering, and for those interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the process of engineering design of buildings. The reader should be able to use this book as a primer to the sequence of planning as it relates to the engineering design of buildings. It can be used as a standalone reference or as a text for instruction on the engineering process. The subject matter is presented to the reader in a systematic sequence, which allows the reader to understand the basic topics and build upon them with each chapter.
This text is current with the applicable material design references and building codes at the time it was published. Tables, gures, and excerpts of text are summarized from the design references and building codes cited in the “Codes and References” chapter of this book, so the reader is able to seamlessly follow the examples and progression of subjects without having to stop and reference the industry codes and design guides. However, the reader is encouraged to review the applicable codes and references to obtain a thorough understanding of the subject matter presented in this book and how it appears in the references. This book is divided into 11 chapters that progress from the description and application of loads experienced by buildings to the analysis of structures and to the engineering design of buildings and their components, consistent with the industry practice.
” Dominick R. Pilla “.
About the author:
Dominick R. Pilla is an engineer and architect, working in the industry and as an associate professor at the School of Architecture, The City College of New York. Professor Pilla completed his undergraduate study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and earned his MS in civil engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology and continues to conduct independent research at The City College of New York.
Professor Pilla has served as principal-in-charge of all of Dominick R. Pilla Associates, Professional Corporation’s projects since the trm’s inception in 1999. As a result of his training and experience as both an engineer and an architect, he is aware of the infuence of materials that affect analysis and design of structures.
Drawn from Professor Pilla’s teaching experience at The City College of New York and his work as a design engineer and an architect, he has developed Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings, a comprehensive guide and desk reference for practicing structural and civil engineers and for engineering students.
⏩Author: Dominick R. Pilla
⏩Puplisher: CRC Press
⏩Puplication Date: December 1, 2016
⏩Size: 10.9 MB
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