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1. Structural Engineering Formulas
2. Structural Engineering Reference
3. Simplified Engineering for Architects
4. Structural Reliability Analysis
5. Forensic Structural Engineering
6. Structural Engineering Failures:
7. Structural Engineering Handbook
8. Schaum's Outline of Structural
9. Structural Analysis, SI Edition
10. Global Structural Analysis of
11. Engineers: A History of Engineering
12. 246 Solved Structural Engineering
13. Wind and Earthquake Resistant
14. Nonlinear Structural Engineering:
15. Handbook of Structural Engineering,
16. Structural Engineering License
17. Structural Elements for Architects
18. Bayesian Methods for Structural
19. Computational Structural Dynamics
20. Matrix operations and use of computers

1. Structural Engineering Formulas
by Ilya Mikhelson
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2004-04-23)
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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. 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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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

3. Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
by James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny
Hardcover: 736 Pages (2010-11-23)
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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

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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

4. Structural Reliability Analysis and Prediction (Civil Engineering)
by Robert E. Melchers
Paperback: 456 Pages (1999-05-11)
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Asin: 0471987719
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Structural reliability has become a discipline of international interest, addressing issues such as the safety of buildings, bridges, towers and other structures. This book addresses the important issue of predicting the safety of structures at the design stage and also the safety of existing, perhaps deteriorating structures. Attention is focused on the development and definition of limit states such as serviceability and ultimate strength, the definition of failure and the various models which might be used to describe strength and loading.

Much consideration is given to problem formulation and to the various techniques which can be applied to problem solution. These include the First Order Second Moment method and their derivatives, as well as various Monte Carlo tchniques. Each of these are described in considerable detail and example applications are given. Structural systems are also described, as is the effect of time on reliability estimation, and on the development of design code rules on the basis of limit state principles as under-pinned by probability theory. Furthermore, procedures for the reliability estimation of existing structures are also included.

The book emphasises concepts and applications, built up from basic principles and avoids undue mathematical rigour. It presents an accesible and unified account of the theory and techniques for the analysis of the reliability of engineering structures using probability theory. A balanced view of the subject is offered here not only for newcomers, but also for the more specialist reader, such as senior undergraduate and post-graduate students and practising engineers in civil, structural, geotechnical and mechanical engineering. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
This book is very complete and easy to read. It helped me a lot during the development of my master's dissertation.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent textbook!
I bought this book (at Amazon.com) to get a better understanding on the basic principles of structural reliability assessment (I 'm concerned with the probabilistic estimation of the remaining life of pressurized pipelines containing active corrosion defects in oil and gas distribution pipeline networks in Mexico). This thorough, well organized, volume is in my opinion the most comprehensive treatment available nowadays. It is mainly devoted to the probabilistic structural safety analysis and includes both theoretical foundations and practical examples in a coherent and logical presentation. It follows a clear step by step scheme (a quite useful feature for newcomers) covering basic issues such as measures of structural reliability and more complex and advanced topics including time dependent reliability and resistance and load modeling. The book also contains a brief on probabilistic theory which I've found very useful as a quick (and refreshing) guide. For newcomers, the first two chapters are essential to understand the subject. The author devotes the core of the book to a rigorous, detailed discussion of methods to compute probability of failure in engineering structures with simple and complex (multiple) limit state functions (and their evolution with time). The Monte Carlo integration approach, the first order methods FOM and the first order second moment methods FOSM are reviewed in detail and practical aspects of their computational implementations are given. It is to underline the excellent discussions given of limit state functions in load-resistance space which allow to clearly understand the procedures and strategies used by the above mentioned reliability methods to compute checking points, safety index and probability of failure. The last part of the book is devoted to load and resistance modeling, codes of structural reliability and probabilistic evaluation of existing structures. Civil engineers will profit this part as I did because of the lack of reliable data on load and resistance structural parameters variability (in many fields, plausible probabilistic methods can be only achieved by judiciously assuming or modeling load and resistance fluctuations, so that these chapter are welcome). This book cover this subject in some detail, emphasizing in steel and concrete members. The probabilistic reliability assessment of existing structures, the latest subject covered by the book is useful in pointing out the necessity of appropriate repairs actions on such structures, how to estimate deterioration and which actions have to be carried out in order to reduce risk levels. Some drawbacks have to be mentioned: (i) practical examples are scarce in key sections such as 1.5.3 (generalized reliability problem formulation), 1.5.4 (conditional reliability problems) and 6.6.3 (FOSM/FOR methods for unconditional failure probability), (ii) the level of abstract thinking required to understand many aspects covered by the book could result quite demanding for newcomers or readers that do not master probabilistic theory, (iii) mathematical details given for the FOSM algorithm are rather cumbersome and only two references to practical computational implementations of this method are given. As a matter of fact, I`ve preferred and used a practical implementation of this method published by M. Ahammed and R. E. Melchers (the author) in Engineering Structures(Vol. 17, No. 2, page. 74), and (v) I`ve noted some typographical errors (for example, constant b4 used in expression A.59 must be negative valued -see the book by Abramowitz, pag. 239 ). In spite of these drawbacks, I strongly recommend this book for those people concerned with the subject, especially newcomers, I repeat, this is the best available textbook in the market ... Read more

5. Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
by Robert Ratay
Hardcover: 688 Pages (2009-11-16)
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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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6. Structural Engineering Failures: lessons for design
by Dr Niall F MacAlevey
Paperback: 286 Pages (2010-08-10)
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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

7. Structural Engineering Handbook
by Edwin Gaylord, Charles Gaylord, James Stallmeyer
Hardcover: 1248 Pages (1996-12-01)
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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

8. Schaum's Outline of Structural Steel Design
by Abraham Rokach
Paperback: 210 Pages (1991-01-01)
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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 Analysis, SI Edition
by Aslam Kassimali
Paperback: 936 Pages (2010-01-01)
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Asin: 0495295671
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Structural Analysis teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the texts online companion site. See the Features tab for more info on this software. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Structural Book Reference
This book was required for my Adv. Indeterminate Structures course.Does a good job with material.My only thing is that I do not like it when very complicated problems say "and solving gives you" and has the answer.I like to see the "and solving" worked out... especially when it's double integral, differentials, etc.It would help refresh mymemory from way back in the math courses.

4-0 out of 5 stars Exelent Texbook & Reference Source
Great book to follow along during structures courses, particularly indeterminate structures.

The accompanying software is a great tool. ... Read more

10. Global Structural Analysis of Buildings
by Karoly A Zalka
Hardcover: 360 Pages (2000-09-01)
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Asin: 0415234832
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Global Structural Analysis of Buildings is a practical reference for professional civil and structural engineers in construction firms, consultancies, and building research organisations. The theoretical aspects of the book will appeal to postgraduates, lecturers and reserachers of structural analysis and design. ... Read more

11. Engineers: A History of Engineering and Structural Design
by M. Wells
Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-04-08)
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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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12. 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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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

13. Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings: Structural Analysis and Design (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
by Bungale S. Taranath
Hardcover: 912 Pages (2004-12-15)
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Asin: 0824759346
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Developed as a resource for practicing engineers, while simultaneously serving as a text in a formal classroom setting, Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings provides a fundmental understanding of the behavior of steel, concrete, and composite building structures. The text format follows, in a logical manner, the typical process of designing a building, from the first step of determining design loads, to the final step of evaluating its behavior for unusual effects.

Includes a worksheet that takes the drudgery out of estimating wind response.

The book presents an in-depth review of wind effects and outlines seismic design, highlighting the dymamic behavior of buildings. It covers the design and detailing the requirements of steel, concrete, and composite buidlings assigned to seismic design categories A through E. The author explains critical code specific items and structural concepts by doing the nearly impossible feat of addressing the history, reason for existence, and intent of major design provisions of the building codes. While the scope of the book is intentionally broad, it provides enough in-depth coverage to make it useful for structural engineers in all stages of their careers.


  • Discusses the latest approaches for calculating lateral forces using the newly published ASCE 7-02 provisions
  • Describes the static, dynamic, and time-history analysis of using seismic design provisions of ASCE 7-02, IBC 2003, NFPA 5000, AISC 341-02, ACI 318-02, FEMA 350 and 356, UBC 1997, and the Blue Book-1997
  • Explores traditional and newer types of bracing systems and allows the reader to attain a fundamental understanding of their behavior
  • Covers the restoration of damaged or seismically vulnerable buildings with a special emphasis on seismic rehabilitation of hospitals and schools
  • Elucidates the differences between a "code-sponsored design and an alternate design philosophy based on the concept of Ductility Trade-Off for Strength"
  • Highlights earthquake hazard mitigation technologies including seismic base isolation, passive energy dissipation, and damping systems
  • Provides an abundance of examples applicable to real buildings and includes just enough explanations to drive home the underlying basic principles
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Informative & Interesting
    WERB:Structural Analysis & Design.
    This book brings to life what a lot of structural engineers grapple with. It is informative and interesting and provides a very clear direction of how to understand and deal with Wind & Earthquake Resistent Buildings.I highly recommend this volume.

    5-0 out of 5 stars DISEÑO DE EDIFICIOS ALTOS



    14. Nonlinear Structural Engineering: With Unique Theories and Methods to Solve EffectivelyComplex Nonlinear Problems
    by Demeter G. Fertis
    Paperback: 339 Pages (2010-11-30)
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    Asin: 3642069525
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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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    15. Handbook of Structural Engineering, Second Edition
    Hardcover: 1768 Pages (2005-02-28)
    list price: US$184.95 -- used & new: US$171.51
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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
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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

    16. 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$89.71
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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

    17. Structural Elements for Architects and Builders: Design of columns, beams, and tension elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete
    by Jonathan Ochshorn
    Hardcover: 400 Pages (2009-11-30)
    list price: US$99.95 -- used & new: US$76.51
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    Asin: 1856177718
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    Concise but comprehensive, Structural Elements for Architects and Builders is primarily focused on the design and analysis of structural elements: columns, beams, tension members and their connections. The material is organized into a single, self-sufficient volume, including all necessary data for the preliminary design and analysis of these structural elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete.

    Every chapter contains insights developed by the author and generally not found elsewhere. Additionally, the Appendices included at the end of the text contain numerous tables and graphs, based on material contained in industry publications, but reorganized and formatted especially for this text to improve clarity and simplicity, without sacrificing comprehensiveness.

    Based on the standards and codes from For timber: The American Institute of Timber Construction's (AITC), The American Institute of Steel Construction's (AISC) The American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary (ACI 318 and ACI 318R)and the American Society of Civil Engineers
    Contains graphs, charts, and tables to solve basic structural design problems
    Step-by-step illustrative examples
    Cover common connectors such as nails, bolts, and welds

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    18. Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering
    by Ka-Veng Yuen
    Hardcover: 320 Pages (2010-04-05)
    list price: US$130.00 -- used & new: US$94.85
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    Asin: 0470824549
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    Bayesian methods are a powerful tool in many areas of science and engineering, especially statistical physics, medical sciences, electrical engineering, and information sciences. They are also ideal for civil engineering applications, given the numerous types of modeling and parametric uncertainty in civil engineering problems. For example, earthquake ground motion cannot be predetermined at the structural design stage. Complete wind pressure profiles are difficult to measure under operating conditions. Material properties can be difficult to determine to a very precise level - especially concrete, rock, and soil. For air quality prediction, it is difficult to measure the hourly/daily pollutants generated by cars and factories within the area of concern. It is also difficult to obtain the updated air quality information of the surrounding cities. Furthermore, the meteorological conditions of the day for prediction are also uncertain. These are just some of the civil engineering examples to which Bayesian probabilistic methods are applicable.

    • Familiarizes readers with the latest developments in the field
    • Includes identification problems for both dynamic and static systems
    • Addresses challenging civil engineering problems such as modal/model updating
    • Presents methods applicable to mechanical and aerospace engineering
    • Gives engineers and engineering students a concrete sense of implementation
    • Covers real-world case studies in civil engineering and beyond, such as:
      • structural health monitoring
      • seismic attenuation
      • finite-element model updating
      • hydraulic jump
      • artificial neural network
      • air quality prediction
    • Includes other insightful daily-life examples
    • Companion website with MATLAB code downloads for independent practice
    • Written by a leading expert in the use of Bayesian methods for civil engineering problems

    This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering or applied probability and statistics. Practicing engineers interested in the application of statistical methods to solve engineering problems will also find this to be a valuable text.

    MATLAB code and lecture materials for instructors available at wiley.com/go/yuen ... Read more

    19. Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Structures and Infrastructures)
    Hardcover: 670 Pages (2008-12-09)
    list price: US$189.95 -- used & new: US$162.69
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    Asin: 0415452619
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    The increasing necessity to solve complex problems in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering requires the development of new ideas, innovative methods and numerical tools for providing accurate numerical solutions in affordable computing times.

    This book presents the latest scientific developments in Computational Dynamics, Stochastic Dynamics, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering in thirty-five self-contained contributions. The selected state-of-the-art chapters are revised and extended versions of the papers which were presented as plenary, semi-plenary and keynote lectures at the thematic COMPDYN 2007 Conference.

    This volume will benefit researchers and engineering professionals working on structural dynamics, earthquake engineering and computational mechanics. Readers will get acquainted with advanced computational methods and software tools, which can assist them in tackling complex problems in dynamic/seismic analysis and design. Moreover, it will raise the awareness of important application areas and the social impact of the scientific and technical fields involved.

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    20. Matrix operations and use of computers in structural engineering (International textbooks in civil engineering)
    by Oktay Ural
     Paperback: 271 Pages (1971)

    Isbn: 0700222642
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