Design Resources - ASCE Standard ASCE 7-98 BOCA IBC

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and...

cover

1996 BOCA National Building Code

cover

The BOCA National Building Code 2000

cover

Schriefer Unified Theory SERIES

Recommendations of structural engineering books and software for engineers and students.

Every engineer responsible for designing structural components and systems needs comprehensive references dose at hand. In addition, the structural engineer needs references containing simplified cases of broad and deep theory to expedite the design process as long as the comprehensive references are not ignored. Finally, the structural engineer needs a collection of straight-forward sample problems with illustrative solution methods.

Why does every structural engineer need such a collection of resources? Because, just as in law or medicine, the engineer often must point to accepted precedent; even though he/she knows what is correct. It's efficient to point to an accepted reference to prove a point than it is to incessantly debate. If every step along the way, the structural engineer can point to independent accepted practice, challenges to methods are handily put to rest.

The books listed here provide a spectrum of knowledge and resources for the structural engineer to analyze and design the majority of projects which may be encountered. For new structural engineers, these books are a must. For established structural engineers, some these books will round out a handy resource collection.

Related Books

Structural Engineering

Steel Design

Construction

Mechanical Engineering

Machinery

 

 

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of...

cover

Simplified Engineering for Architects...

cover

Civil Engineering Sample Examination

cover

Building Code Requirements for...

cover

Structural Steel Design LRFD Method

cover

Guide to Stability Design Criteria for...

cover

Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain

cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Steel Structures: Design and Behavior...

cover

This comprehensive reference contains derivations for application of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of steel structures and components. It contains in-depth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Tension and Compression Members, Fasteners and Welding, Beam Flexure and Torsion, Continuous Beams, Plate Girders, Biaxial Bending, Connections, Frames, and Composite Steel-Concrete Construction. Conforms closely with AISC requirements.

Foundation Analysis and Design

cover

This comprehensive reference contains derivations for application of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of concrete footings and foundations. It contains in-depth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Geotechnology, Bearing Capacity, Settlement, Soil Repair, Mat Foundations, Lateral Earth Pressure, Retaining Walls and Sheet-Piling, Piles and Dynamic Analysis. Conforms closely with ACI requirements.

Reinforced Concrete Design (5th Edition)

cover

This comprehensive reference contains derivations for application of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and components. It contains in-depth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Beams, Slabs, Walls, Columns, Footings, and Formwork. Conforms closely with ACI requirements.

Strength of Materials, Part 1 and Part 2

This comprehensive reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of  structures and components. It contains in-depth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Part 1 contains college-required strength of materials theory. Part 2 contains advanced theory.

Simplified Design of Steel Structures

cover

This simplified reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of steel structures and components. It contains clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Beams, Roof and Floor Framing, Columns, Bolted and Welded Connections, Trusses, and Plastic Behavior. Conforms closely with AISC requirements.

Simplified Design of Concrete Structures

cover

This simplified reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and components. It contains clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Beams, Floors, Walls, Columns, and Footings. Conforms closely with ACI requirements.

Schaum's Outline of Structural Steel...

This outline reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of steel structures and components. It contains over a hundred of clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are LRFD, Tension, Compression, Flexure, Torsion, Composite Members, and Connections.

Schaum's Outline of Reinforced Concrete...

cover

This outline reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and components. It contains hundreds of clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Loads, Beams, Deflections, Columns, Footings, Slabs, and Retaining Walls. Conforms closely with ACI requirements.

Schaum's Outline of Statics and Strength...

cover

This outline reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of  structures and components. It contains hundreds of clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Force Systems, Friction, Stress and Deformation, Connections, Centroids, Section Properties, and Combined Stresses.

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE
Mathcad 6 Plus Professional

cover

Like a virtual blackboard inside your computer. Define your variables. Write your equations and relationships. Get immediate results. Change your variable values and get a new solution instantly. Does all arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, vectors, matrices, and more. Then it graphs in many formats two or three dimensionally. Keeps track of units.

Wouldn't want to calculate any other way!

Mathcad 2001 Professional

cover

Same as above - only BIGGER, BETTER, and NEWER.

I don't work without it!

Microsoft Office Software

I have found that these books provide the basis to build my own customized interactive analysis/design routines in MathCAD software, for producing irrefutable "manual calculations", complete with respected references. MathCAD also "proves" the logic and associated computations, which I broaden and generalize in large-scale MS Excel worksheets, with built-in look-up tables, formulae, and more for what-if evaluations.

For an engineer who experienced the transition from thumb tacks to masking tape on drawing boards; and, used a K&E Deci-Lon 10 slide rule in college and early employment, such resources and software as shown here is amazing. Hope these resources give you as much as they've given me.

Regards,

Howard L. Schriefer, PE

Search:
Keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com



 


Design Resources - ASCE Standard ASCE 7-98 BOCA IBC