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Principles of Structural Design Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition

By Ram S. Gupta, Ram S. Gupta Copyright 2014
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    A structural design book with a code-connected focus, Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete, Second Edition introduces the principles and practices of structural design. This book covers the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs in accordanc

    Section I Design Loads. Design Criteria. Primary Loads: Dead Loads and Live Loads. Snow Loads. Wind Loads. Earthquake Loads. Section II Wood Structures. Wood Specifications. Flexure and Axially Loaded Wood Structures. Wood Connections. Section III Steel Structures. Tension Steel Members. Compression Steel Members. Flexural Steel Members. Combined Forces on Steel Members. Steel Connections. Section IV Reinforced Concrete Structures. Flexural Reinforced Concrete Members. Doubly and T Reinforced Concrete Beams. Shear and Torsion in Reinforced Concrete. Compression and Combined Forces Reinforced Concrete Members. Bibliography. Appendices. Index.


    Ram S. Gupta earned a master's in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India, and a PhD from Polytechnic University, New York. He is a registered professional engineer in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and is currently working as a professor of engineering at Roger Williams University (RWU), Bristol, Rhode Island. Dr. Gupta is president of Delta Engineers Inc., a Rhode Island-based consulting company. Besides contributing to a very large number of research papers, Dr. Gupta has authored three books including Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete (Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2010).

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