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1. Structural Engineering Formulas
2. Forensic Structural Engineering
3. Structural Engineering Handbook
4. Structural Engineering Failures:
5. 246 Solved Structural Engineering
6. Structural Engineering Reference
7. Handbook of Structural Engineering,
8. Schaum's Outline of Structural
9. Structural Engineering License
10. Nonlinear Structural Engineering:
11. Simplified Engineering for Architects
12. Engineers: A History of Engineering
13. Engineering with the Spreadsheet:
14. Engineering Damage Mechanics:
15. Collapse!: The Science of Structural
16. Structural Reliability
17. Failure Analysis of Engineering
18. Structural Analysis (7th Edition)
19. The Science of Structural Engineering
20. The Structural Engineers Professional

1. Structural Engineering Formulas
by Ilya Mikhelson
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2004-04-23)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$16.05
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Asin: 0071439110
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Comprehensive yet compact, this is a user-friendly time-saving reference packed with key engineering formulas for a wide variety of applications. Featuring introductory material on use and application of each formula, along with appendices covering metric conversion information, and selected mathematical formulas and symbols, this is a unique resource no civil engineer should be without. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful Punch per Pound!
This handy little reference is equation and information dense. Basic and oft used engineering equations are organized in a simple way.

I bought this for the PE in April, 2010. I used it to answer one question... which makes it worth the price right there.

In my day to day practice, I use it for frame engineering. This one is a keeper.

4-0 out of 5 stars big help for understandingThis book provides a wide
This book provides a wide variety of structural formula, both the basic and the more involved. It provides basic guidance on how to approach solving structural problems. I did notice that the preference in units is metric, but the book provides straight forward conversion from american units.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Solid Summary of Basic Engineering Information
This work provides information on such things as geometric sections, beams, trusses, arches, plates, etc., often under various loading conditions. Its chapter on frame analysis is notable. Also featured are such things as building foundations, pipes and tunnels, soils, retaining structures, etc.

5-0 out of 5 stars Condensed convenience
This is a very handy little book.Properties of plane areas, basic vibration, beam formulas, plates w/ various b.c.'s, foundations, frames, arches, earth retaining, pipes & tunnels.Think of it as a specialized, watered down Roark's with more than a few hidden gems.It was extremely useful in my exam and is still very used as a quick reference or for basic first passes and superpositions for more complicated problems.

I humbly suggest that the review mentioning units is unfounded.The book is unitless as far as I've seen, aside from the examples.The examples use metric units.

5-0 out of 5 stars bookreview
well organized contents.the ability to access the contents over the net is a big plus. ... Read more

2. Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
by Robert Ratay
Hardcover: 688 Pages (2009-11-16)
list price: US$125.00 -- used & new: US$92.62
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Asin: 0071498842
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The Most Complete and Up-to-Date Resource on Forensic Structural Engineering

Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field.

  • The design and construction process
  • Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations
  • Standard of care and duty to perform
  • First steps and legal concerns after a failure
  • Engineering investigation of failures
  • Origins and causes of failures
  • Loads and hazards
  • Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication
  • Defects, deterioration, and durability
  • Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • The expert consultant and witness
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3. Structural Engineering Handbook
by Edwin Gaylord, Charles Gaylord, James Stallmeyer
Hardcover: 1248 Pages (1996-12-01)
list price: US$140.00 -- used & new: US$94.49
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Asin: 0070237247
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The only reference to all important structural engineering principles and design techniques, this best-selling, internationally renowned handbook is updated for current standard specifications and codes (including the 1994 AASHTO specifications) and the latest design developments. Contributions from structural engineers discuss a broad range of vital topics. Concise, practical and user-friendly, this one-of-a-kind resource gives you not only up-to-the-minute information on the planning, design, and construction of a variety of engineered structures, but also practical examples and detailed descriptions of design procedures. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Thick, Single-Volume Reference Book Packed with Information
This review is based on the 1968 edition. Each chapter is written by a separate specialist. There is a wealth of data on such things as masonry construction, timber engineering, steel construction, soil mechanics, frame analysis, shell structures, long-span roofs, properties of steels, barrel vaults, bridge design, rigid joints, wind deflection of structures, design of towers, and much more.

5-0 out of 5 stars "The Book"
The "Bible" for structural engineers for decades past and present. Updated and a "must have" for the structural design engineer. The place to start when a new problem is encountered.

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful resource
It's a book with many useful information, tables and examples. A really valued reference.

2-0 out of 5 stars Unit problem
This book is quite good but its usability is lost to a great extent because it is not written in Metric units. Also, chapters on computer application are not well written ... Read more

4. Structural Engineering Failures: lessons for design
by Dr Niall F MacAlevey
Paperback: 286 Pages (2010-08-10)
list price: US$39.99 -- used & new: US$28.79
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Asin: 1453745777
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There are many books about Structural Analysis. This book is about Structural Design. Examples of the design of successful structures actually teach us little about design. However, we can learn about design by studying cases of the failure of Civil Engineering Structures. The author has extensive academic and practical experience and has given seminars to practicing engineers on this subject many times over the last decade. He shares his experience in this book. The book consists of 50 case studies of failure as well as 21 worked examples used to illustrate the points made. Changes to our practice of design are suggested. ... Read more

5. 246 Solved Structural Engineering Problems, 3rd ed.
by C. Dale Buckner
Paperback: 416 Pages (2003-10-24)
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Asin: 1591260035
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Nothing builds your confidence for an exam like solving problems. 246 Solved Structural Engineering Problems will help you prepare for the NCEES Structural I and II exams, the California state structural exam, and the structural module of the civil PE exam. In each chapter, problems are arranged in order of increasing complexity, offering practice levels appropriate for each of these tests.

Exam topics covered are

  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Concrete
  • Structural Steel
  • Timber
  • Seismic Analysis
  • Foundation Design
  • Masonry

In the structural steel chapter, problems may be solved with either the AISC ASD or LRFD method, whichever you're comfortable with. (The NCEES exams permit either method; the California exam requires use of both methods.) Solutions show all essential steps.

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Customer Reviews (9)

3-0 out of 5 stars Out of date; questions are in-depth
Each subject goes more into depth as the chapter progresses, so that you can solve in-depth problems for the SE II exam.I haven't finished the problems in this book, but in going through it I'm under the impression that even the "easy" questions are much too in-depth for the SE I exam.I've already taken passed the SE II and was hoping for some representative SE I questions, but I can't take these problems seriously.However, I would add that solving the first problems in each chapter would be a great way to refamiliarize yourself with the concepts.

As someone else stated, every reference in here is out of date, this this book was published in 2003.Reference materials listed in the front include the 1997 UBC, the old ACI, and some books from the late 80's that I've never heard of.And I'm surprised Roark's book would be referenced in the exam.

And finally, it's not a good sign that problem 5 of Chapter 1 is missing the actual question.It only sets up the problem.From the solution in the back, I still can't tell what the question was supposed to be.PPI allows you to search for errata and report issues on their website, but they should really be sending out errata with the book.After all, it's $90 and from 2003.

3-0 out of 5 stars This book is out of date.
This book is out of date.NCEES updated its structural design standards November 1, 2007, effective with the April 2008 examinations.The updates include IBC 2006, ASCE 7-05, ACI 318 2005, AISC 13th edition, PCI 2004, and NDS 2005 codes.Any questions referencing the out of date codes may be incorrect.The AASHTO code which NCEES now uses (3rd ed. 2004 w/2005 and 2006 revisions) is already out of date but is what the exam references.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not representative of the exam
I barely used this book in studying for the NY P/E exam. The problems are much too in depth as compared to the exam. It could be useful as a reference guide or general study but don't use it thinking that this is what exam questions will be like. For the exam I would recommend getting the sample exam book straight from NCEES and also the 60 second solutions book, those are much more helpful. If you're looking for a just a general reference book this might be helpful but I think there are better ones out there for that purpose.

4-0 out of 5 stars Developing Engineering Strategies--Not Just Solving Engineering Problems
This work presents solved problems not only as ends in themselves, but also as part of thinking up engineering strategies. For example, in the section on timber engineering, there is a truss whose chord has been split along a row of bolts, but not from an overload. The engineer is asked to design a repair for the truss.

The main emphasis throughout this book is on building construction. There is a section on the seismic response of structures, as well as a section on foundations in soil. The section on steel construction includes some problems where frame towers are made of light steel tubing. There are also a couple of Vierendeel frame problems, one of which requires a virtual work solution and the other which requires use of the slope-deflection method to solve.

The solutions are all given in the back. They are well-described with calculations, free-body diagrams, and comments as to how the solution is being arrived at.

4-0 out of 5 stars Steel and Concrete
As a sn strc. eng. I think that is one of the good ref. or sample solve problem book ... Read more

6. Structural Engineering Reference Manual
by Alan Williams PhDSEFICEC Eng
Paperback: 344 Pages (2008-04-21)
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Asin: 1591261198
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The Structural Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference and study guide available for engineers preparing for the NCEES Structural I and Structural II exams and the California state structural exam. The structural PE exams require a thorough familiarity with relevant codes, and the 4th edition of the Structural Engineering Reference Manual has been updated to the latest exam code specifications.

The most trusted reference for the Structural I and II exams

Updated to the new structural design standards 2005 edition of AISC2005 edition of NDS 2005 editions of ACI 318 and ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 4022004 editions of AASHTO 2005 edition of ASCE 7 2006 edition of IBC A complete introduction to the exam format and content Nearly 40 practice problems with solutions Numberous tables, charts, and figures at your fingertips An easy-to-use index for quick reference


Exam Topics Covered
(Reinforced Concrete Design; Foundations & Retaining Structures; Prestressed Concrete Design; Structural Steel Design; Timber Design; Design of Reinforced Masonry; Seismic Design; Design of Bridges)

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Customer Reviews (21)

1-0 out of 5 stars Just look at the errata on ppi2pass
Be careful of which "printing" you buy.Apparently the latest edition is the 4th but there are 4 "printings" of this edition.I simply purchased the "4th" edition from Amazon, but ended up with a second printing.Needless to say there are numerous errors in this printing which really slows down the studying.

2-0 out of 5 stars Stuctural Engineering Reference Manual
For the most part it is a well written book, but there are many errors.You should beware of Chapter 8, Bridges, as it is not a trustworthy study guide and definitely not good for using in the exam.It is full of errors, many of which are not posted on the PPI website.Illustrations for problems are wrong and unavailable from PPI.I have tried to contact them numerous times regarding the errors and to request the correct illustrations to no avail.

3-0 out of 5 stars Attention Illinois Examinees
Illinois candidates sitting for the Structural Engineering Exam should be aware that this book is not allowed to be used during the exam.On the IDFPR website, they specifically prohibit "Reference Manuals" with example problems. For the most part, this is a good book with many equations all in one place.But, you can't use it during the exam. Good luck!

2-0 out of 5 stars Not a complete package, and has lots of errors.
If you're looking to take the SE II exam, this book shouldn't be your only source.It covers a few unique situations for concrete beam design and foundation design that are good references, but overall it's a light reader on general capacity calculation concepts for various materials.I used this to recap wood design, as well as to learn masonry design.There are no useful examples of masonry or shear wall design, however... so look elsewhere for anything but concepts.

Also, the steel examples are riddled with mistakes.This item cost a lot for its actual worth.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful for P/E prep and general reference
This book is pretty useful for p/e prep and as a general reference manual. I think it's very difficult to cover everything that could appear on the p/e exam and thus there are lots of things that do appear on the exam that are omitted here but it's still very useful. Don't assume that if you got through this book you've covered everything on the exam, there are things that are missing. For general reference you're probably better off with a specific book on each subject - i.e. a concrete, steel and timber book. Overall though I found that using this book as an overall guide for p/e prep was very helpful. ... Read more

7. Handbook of Structural Engineering, Second Edition
Hardcover: 1768 Pages (2005-02-28)
list price: US$184.95 -- used & new: US$165.37
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Asin: 0849315697
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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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
  • ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive, and Especially Valuable for Semi-Rigid Jointed Structures
    This single volume includes chapters on topics as diverse as timber engineering, tunnel construction, fire engineering, bridges of all types, glass structures, fiber-reinforced polymer composites, and much more.

    One exceptionally-helpful chapter in this book, in my opinion, is Chapter 23, on semirigid frame structures. Author Xu explains the concept of semirigid joints, summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field, and provides worked examples of problems involving semirigid-fixed beams and braced frames. The worked examples are especially helpful in that they each show the solution in a very step-by-step manner.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Most comprehensive structural engineering book on the market
    The Handbook of Structural Engineering is a comprehensive reference source on the fundamentals of, and special topics in, structural engineering. The book is intended for practicing engineers, and the introduction notes that the ideal reader will be an "M.S.-level engineer." Consequently, treatment of subjects is highly technical and emphasizes mathematical explanations to an extent that it might be of limited use to novices.

    The first section provides a detailed overview of the fundamentals of structural engineering. Following this introductory section are eight chapters covering special types of structures, and thirteen chapters on special topics in structural engineering. All chapters contain a brief glossary of key concepts discussed within the chapter, an extensive bibliography, suggested readings, and a list of relevant codes and standards where applicable. ... Read more

    8. Schaum's Outline of Structural Steel Design
    by Abraham Rokach
    Paperback: 210 Pages (1991-01-01)
    list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$10.99
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    Asin: 0070535639
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This study guide is one of the few sources of comprehensive instruction about load and resistance factor design, which is gradually becoming the standard method of designing structural steel. Written for anyone with the basic knowledge of engineering mechanics needed for any undergraduate course in structural steel design, its problem-solving approach makes this book ideal for undergraduate and graduate engineering and architectural students, and for practicing engineers, architects and structural detailers as well. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great study tool
    I bought this product to review for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. I was planning on taking the civil section in the afternoon and had not taken any classes in structural steel. Glad I bought it for future reference as well!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Schaum's gets it done
    The material is well presented, the examples easy to follow and the problems flow from the material.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good entry-level book, but a little outdated
    A good book if you are just starting to learn steel design. Some of the formulas and tables do not match the current AISC Specification (2005 Edition - free download in PDF) and/or the Steel Design Manual (13th Edition).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Schaum's Structural
    Schaum's is the greatest educational series, ever.Exactly what I expected from Schaum's regarding structural calculations. ... Read more

    9. Structural Engineering License Review: Problems and Solutions, 3rd ed
    by Alan Williams S.E.
    Paperback: 576 Pages (2000-04-06)
    list price: US$72.00 -- used & new: US$89.72
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    Asin: 1576450562
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    This comprehensive guide and reference will assist civil engineers preparing for the Structural Engineer I and II examinations. It offers 523 pages of problems with complete step-by-step solutions covering General Structural Principles and Seismic Design; Structural Steel Design; Structural Concrete Design; Structural Timber Design; and Structural Masonry Design. Also included are 4 problems and solutions from the California Seismic Principles Exam. 18 HP-48G calculator programs; updated for 1997 UBC and latest codes; index. ... Read more

    10. Nonlinear Structural Engineering: With Unique Theories and Methods to Solve EffectivelyComplex Nonlinear Problems
    by Demeter G. Fertis
    Hardcover: 339 Pages (2006-08-21)
    list price: US$249.00 -- used & new: US$7.51
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    Asin: 3540329757
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    This book concentrates on the nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of structures and structural components that are widely used in everyday engineering applications. It presents unique methods for nonlinear problems which permits the correct usage of powerful linear methods. Every topic is thoroughly explained and includes numerical examples. The new concepts, theories and methods introduced simplify the solution of the complex nonlinear problems.

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    11. Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
    by James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny
    Hardcover: 736 Pages (2010-11-23)
    list price: US$95.00 -- used & new: US$76.00
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    Asin: 0470436271
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    The classic reference for structural design and construction—completely revised and updated

    Approaching its eighth decade as the industry leader, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders remains the reference of choice for designers and constructors. This new Eleventh Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest practices in the design of structures.

    Long considered a standard in the field, this perennial bestseller provides a clear, accessible presentation of the engineering information that is essential for architects and builders. Offering a concise, highly readable introduction to the investigation and design of ordinary structures for buildings—including information on structural analysis, materials, and systems—this thoroughly updated Eleventh Edition includes:

    • The latest building and material codes

    • A fresh look at the LRFD method as well as the ASD method of structural design

    • A revised section on the principles of structural mechanics for the latest generation of designers and builders

    • Essential formulas for the solution of structural problems

    • More than 200 descriptive illustrations

    • A companion Web site that now provides access to the Study Guide to Accompany Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

    An unparalleled resource for students and professionals in architecture, construction, and civil engineering, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Eleventh Edition boils structural engineering down to its essentials and provides the simple design solutions that are used for the vast majority of buildings. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (12)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Wrong book sent
    Ordered the 10th edition of Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders and was mailed the 3rd edition

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book and seller
    The book was in the exact condition i ordered it..brand new. The shipping was pretty fast and i'll definitely be buying more books from here. I really needed this book for class and i saved a lot of money on it buying it here. Great!

    5-0 out of 5 stars ingenieria simplificada para arquitectos y constructores en espanol
    Yo soy ingeniero civil de Mexico.Este libro esta ayudandome mucho. Pero estoy esperando este libro en la version en espanol.Amazon esta tratando de encontrarlo.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for the Moderately Knowledgable
    This is not a tutorial, but a reasonably simple general technical reference for materials (my interest in obtaining the book).

    Go into it understanding the

    1-0 out of 5 stars No arrival yet after 1 month!
    I can't give a review of this book as it has not arrived yet.It was ordered Oct.8th from "customlov".You said it would take 5 to 10 bus days to arrive in Hawaii and so far nothing has come.We are really upset and will never ever use a 3rd party again.This service is unreliable.The book is for my architect husband and he has needed it for designing a home here in Kona and is at an extreme disadvantage without this book.Amazon should somehow correct this situation and rapidly. ... Read more

    12. Engineers: A History of Engineering and Structural Design
    by M. Wells
    Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-04-08)
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    Asin: 0415325269
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    This innovative new book presents the vast historical sweep of engineering innovation and technological change to describe and illustrate engineering design and what conditions, events, cultural climates and personalities have brought it to its present state.

    Matthew Wells covers topics based on an examination of paradigm shifts, the contribution of individuals, important structures and influential disasters to show approaches to the modern concept of structure. By demonstrating the historical context of engineering, Wells has created a guide to design like no other, inspirational for both students and practitioners working in the fields of architecture and engineering.

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    13. Engineering with the Spreadsheet: Structural Engineering Templates Using Excel
    by Craig T. Christy
    Paperback: 336 Pages (2006-04-20)
    list price: US$75.00 -- used & new: US$60.00
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    Asin: 0784408270
    Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Today, the spreadsheet is an essential tool for engineers. More than 20 years ago, Craig Christy started using a spreadsheet as a way of keeping notes. His practice has evolved into Engineering with the Spreadsheet, a valuable manual for engineers working with Excel. Christy first introduces basic spreadsheet techniques and more advanced applications that may be unfamiliar to even experienced spreadsheet users. He then applies Excel spreadsheets in preparing engineering calculations for an exhaust stack and an elevated storage tank. The book and CD-ROM present more than 50 actual templates in Microsoft Excel that demonstrate the techniques and specific applications for concrete, wind and seismic issues, foundation soil loading, the vortex shedding of tall stacks, and other engineering issues. Beneficial to professional engineers and college students alike, Engineering with the Spreadsheet is a comprehensive manual that structural engineers will use on their next! projects. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (5)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money!!!!
    I was expecting more from this book, the spreadsheet are not spectacular.....I have produced better ones!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars did not work for me
    I purchased this in order to obtain useful spreadsheets to do design and analysis work, as I don't have the time or the access to office resources for creating and checking my own spreadsheets.I know that the editorial review mentions, and you also see after looking through the table of contents, that the author uses a couple prior projects as a backdrop for the spreadsheet calculations, but I thought that I would still be able to cherry-pick through the text and spreadsheets and get useful spreadsheet applications for my own work.

    Didn't work for me.I feel that the author tried to do way too much.Half the book is on Excel, and all engineers who went to college know Excel enough to use it.Also the book discusses throughout engineering theory and practice, which overloads the material.I already know the theory; I needed spreadsheets to quicken my work.I simply wanted "Structural Engineering Templates Using Excel", but instead got a bunch of stuff that I didn't want or need.

    Would not recommend.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Gloriously and utterly useless...
    I was heartbroken when I saw this book for sale.Why?Because I wanted to write this book.Twenty minutes after I received and opened the book I realized that the opportunity is still out there.If an LED flashlight is considered an advanced and high-tech tool for light, think of this book as a flaming, wooden torch.In fact, the book itself would be most useful in starting a fire.

    Seriously, this book would only be useful for engineers over the age of ~40.If you're still new to spreadsheets it may be helpful.If you've been in college in the last ten years this book is a worthless waste of paper and ink.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ok for beginners
    This book is ok for engineers who are not yet familiar with excel, but one would be better of with a excel manual and a structures text book. This book pretty much gives you the basics of how to set up a spreadsheet but, with a little time spent playing around with excel someone could figure them out on there own. The provided spreadsheet, although well thought out and planed, are nothing special and don't provide the proper detail to be used in a design office. The author does not go into any of the uses or advantages of macros and other automated features of excel which allow for greater variability in the use of spread sheets. I would recommend this book for engineers have no experience with excel and want a quick crash course in the basic features of the program, reminding them not to expect too much from it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Excel really works
    The book (the spreadsheets) illustrates nicely that Excel works for a structural engineer, but thats about it.
    It starts explaining Excel from scratch focusing on features that might be important for the engineer and applying examples common to an engineer, which makes it a good reference book for beginners. Afterwards, most of the book presents examples of calculations applying the functions learned in the earlier chapters of the book. There are examples from biaxial concrete column design to storage tank design.
    The entire book was written using Excel and the accompanying CD includes all spreadsheets, giving the user the opportunity to revise formulas and offering a couple of handy spreadsheets.
    However, the emphasis of the book lies on presenting a lot of examples elaborated by the author for some projects (mainly storage tanks). It leaves the impression that the book serves mostly to present those specific sheets and the authors work.
    The layout of the sheets is awkward and the book itself proves that creating a book in Excel itself is not the best idea since the formatting of pages is a little bit difficult.
    The examples are elaborated based on various codes, where the author expresses repetitively his nonconformism with LRFD. This aversion to LRFD leads to my personal favorite statement, which seems to be a little bit misplaced in a book about spreadsheets for civil engineers:
    "And is Europe laughing at us because we still use old fashioned methods? Let them laugh. The way we do things has created a nation powerful enough to provide a defense umbrella and relative stability to Europe that has lasted 60+ years. Many Europeans can take a five week vacation because of our resourcefulness."
    Personally, I would prefer to use an Excel manual and a good book on structural engineering.
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    14. Engineering Damage Mechanics: Ductile, Creep, Fatigue and Brittle Failures
    by Jean Lemaitre, Rodrigue Desmorat
    Hardcover: 380 Pages (2005-05-23)
    list price: US$139.00 -- used & new: US$74.68
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    Asin: 3540215034
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Engineering Damage Mechanics is deliberately oriented toward applications of continuous damage mechanics to failures of mechanical and civil engineering components in ductile, creep, fatigue and brittle conditions depending upon the thermomechanical loading and the materials: metals and alloys, polymers, elastomers, composites concretes. Nevertheless, to help engineers, researchers, beginners or not, the first two chapters are devoted to the main concepts of damage mechanics and to the associated computational tools.

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    3-0 out of 5 stars survey on damage mechanics by Lemaitre
    This book is definitivly too coincise for my taste. Dont't try to use it for self-study, It's a waste of time. I suppose that the previous book by the same author is better suited for a plain reading.Anyway, you can find (spread out the book) many clever triks and suggestions hardly written elsewere.

    5-0 out of 5 stars awesome
    simply the best book out there.
    recommend starting with "a course on damage mechanics" for a better introduction. ... Read more

    15. Collapse!: The Science of Structural Engineering Failures (Headline: Science)
    by Kirstin Cronn-mills
     Hardcover: 48 Pages (2009-03-30)
    list price: US$28.65 -- used & new: US$7.00
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    Asin: 0756540615
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    Collapse! is a Capstone Press publication.

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    16. Structural Reliability
    by Maurice Lemaire
    Hardcover: 504 Pages (2009-03-31)
    list price: US$225.00 -- used & new: US$171.00
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    Asin: 1848210825
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    This book describes the main methods used in the reliability of structures and their use in the design process leading to reliable products. This title provides the understanding needed to implement the variety of new reliability software programs. ... Read more

    17. Failure Analysis of Engineering Structures: Methodology and Case Histories
    by V. Ramachandran
    Hardcover: 207 Pages (2005-09-01)
    list price: US$149.00 -- used & new: US$149.00
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    Asin: 0871708205
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    18. Structural Analysis (7th Edition)
    by Russell C. Hibbeler
    Hardcover: 704 Pages (2008-05-15)
    list price: US$169.00 -- used & new: US$125.17
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    Asin: 0136020607
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This book provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphases are placed on teaching readers to both model and analyze a structure. A hallmark of the book, Procedures for Analysis, has been retained in this edition to provide learners with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory. Chapter topics include types of structures and loads, analysis of statically determinate structures, analysis of statically determinate trusses, internal loadings developed in structural members, cables and arches, influence lines for statically determinate structures, approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures, deflections, analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force method, displacement method of analysis: slope-deflection equations, displacement method of analysis: moment distribution, analysis of beams and frames consisting of nonprismatic members, truss analysis using the stiffness method, beam analysis using the stiffness method, and plane frame analysis using the stiffness method. For individuals planning for a career as structural engineers. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Structural Analysis
    This book was suppose to be new !!

    Parts of the inside cover are bubbling and delaminating.

    It also took a long time to receive my book.

    Something weird cause the seller was Amazon....

    3-0 out of 5 stars Could use more explanations
    Overall, it appears to be a useful book.However, it frequently skips steps in examples and assumes that the reader understands what is going on.It could use better explanations and having less "fluff" in the text.More example problems needed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
    This book is in very good shape and is exactly what I needed for my class at a good price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text!
    The book is very clear and easy to follow. Great diagrams and reference material as is a characteristic of texts by Hibbler

    5-0 out of 5 stars got it on time and in new shape
    i got it on time as early as possible and it was in the condition as stated ... Read more

    19. The Science of Structural Engineering
    by Jacques Heyman
    Paperback: 108 Pages (1999-10)
    list price: US$41.00 -- used & new: US$32.00
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    Asin: 1860941893
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Provides accounts in non-mathematical terms, of various aspects of structural theory.Presents a skeletal history of the subject of Structural engineering and illuminated the activity of the present day structural engineer, and how a store of scientific information can be used creatively in design. DLC: Structural engineering. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars excelent
    I receipt the book very quikly and in excelent conditios of use, as a new book. ... Read more

    20. The Structural Engineers Professional Training Manual
    by Dave Adams
    Hardcover: 405 Pages (2007-10-24)
    list price: US$92.95 -- used & new: US$68.08
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    Asin: 0071481079
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The Business and Problem-Solving Skills Needed for Success in Your Engineering Career!

    The Structural Engineer's Professional Training Manual offers a solid foundation in the real-world business and problem-solving skills needed in the engineering workplace.

    Filled with illustrations and practical “punch-list” summaries, this career-building guide provides an introduction to the practice and business of structural and civil engineering, including lots of detailed advice on developing competence and communicating ideas. Comprehensive and easy-to-understand, The Structural Engineer's Professional Training Manual features:

    • Recommendations for successfully training engineers who are new to the field
    • Methods for bringing together ideas from a variety of sources to find workable solutions to difficult problems
    • Information on the real-world behaviors of building materials
    • Guidance on licensing, liability, regulations, and employment
    • Techniques for responsibly estimating design time and cost
    • Tips on communicating design ideas effectively
    • Strategies for working successfully as part of a team

    Inside This Skills-Building Engineering Resource

    • The Dynamics of Training • The World of Professional Engineering • The Business of Structural Engineering • Building Projects • Bridge Projects • Building Your Own Competence • Communicating Your Designs • Engineering Mechanics • Soil Mechanics • Understanding the Behavior of Concrete • Understanding the Behavior of Masonry Construction • Understanding the Behavior of Structural Steel • Understanding the Behavior of Wood Framing ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Compact & Factual
    In my opinion, Structural Engrs Professional Training Manual does not seek to exhaust all fields of structural/civil engineering knowledge but concisely touches on key items in brief but acceptably complete paragraphs and sentences and providing satisfactory guidance to the reader. ... Read more

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