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Handbook of Structural Engineering

2nd Edition

Edited by W.F. Chen, E.M. Lui

CRC Press

1,768 pages | 1000 B/W Illus.

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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
  • Table of Contents





    Structural Fundamentals, E.M. Lui

    Structural Analysis, J.Y.R. Liew and N.E. Shanmugam

    Structural Dynamics, F.Y. Cheng


    Steel Structures, E.M. Lui

    Steel Frame Design Using Advanced Analysis, S. E. Kim and W-F. Chen

    Cold-Formed Steel Structures, W. -W. Yu

    Reinforced Concrete, A. Pan

    Prestressed Concrete, E.G. Nawy

    Masonry Structures, R.E. Klingner

    Timber Structures, J.D. Dolan

    Aluminum Structures, M.L. Sharp

    Reliability-Based Structural Design, A. Haldar

    Structure Configuration Based on Wind Engineering, Y. Kubo


    High-Performance Steel, E.M. Lui

    High-Performance Concrete, Z. Li and Y. Zhang

    Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites, L.C. Bank


    Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering, C. Scawthorn

    Earthquake Damage to Structures, M. Yashinsky

    Seismic Design of Buildings, R.O. Hamburger and C. Scawthorn

    Seismic Design of Bridges, L. Duan, M. Reno, W-F. Chen, and S. Unjoh

    Performance-Based Seismic Design and Evaluation of Building Structures, S.K. Kunnath


    Multistory Frame Structures, J.Y.R. Liew and T. Balendra

    Semirigid Frame Structures, L. Xu

    Space Frame Structures, T.T. Lan

    Bridge Structures, S. Toma, L. Duan, and W-F. Chen

    Cable-Supported Bridges, M. Ito

    Cooling Tower Structures, P.L. Gould and W.B. Krätzig

    Tunnel Structures, C. Ingerslev, B. Brenner, J-N. Wang, P. Rice, and B. Schmidt

    Glass Structures, A. Lee, A.K.W. So, and S.L. Chan


    Welded Tubular Connections - CHS Trusses, P.W. Marshall

    Effective Length Factors of Compression Members, Lian Duan and W-F. Chen

    Structural Bracing, B. Chen and J. Yura

    Stub Girder Floor Systems, R. Bjorhovde

    Fatigue and Fracture, R.J. Dexter

    Passive Energy Dissipation and Active Control, T.T. Soong and G.F. Dargush

    Life Cycle Evaluation and Condition Assessment of Structures, C. Estes and D.M. Frangopol

    Structural Design for Fire Safety, Y.C. Wang


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