Structures: A Geometric Approach

Graphical Statics and Analysis

Authors: Saliklis, Edmond

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  • A single textbook that teaches graphic statics with a 21st century approach
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  • Techniques to inspire students of architectural engineering and architecture and structural engineering
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  • A comprehensive resource for two and three-dimensional graphical analyses of structures
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  • Numerous exercises and step-by-step solutions to problems that guide students as well as instructors and practitioners of structural engineering
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  • Detailed guides to using a parametric drawing tool
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About this Textbook

Graphic methods for structural design essentially translate problems of algebra into geometric representations, allowing solutions to be reached using geometric construction (ie: drawing pictures) instead of tedious and error-prone arithmetic. This was the common method before the invention of calculators and computers, but had been largely abandoned in the last half century in favor of numerical techniques. However, in recent years the convenience and ease of graphic statics has made a comeback in architecture and engineering. Several professors have begun using graphic statics in the classroom.and.studio environment. But until now, there had been no guidebook that rapidly brings students up to speed on the fundamentals of how to create graphical solutions to statics problems.Graphic Statics introduces all of the traditional graphic statics techniques in a parametric drawing format, using the free program GeoGebra. Then, advanced topics such as indeterminate beams and three dimensional curved surfaces are be covered. Along the way, links to wider design ideas are introduced in a succinct summary of the steps needed to create elegant solutions to many staticequilibrium problems.Meant for students in civil and architectural engineering, architecture,and construction, this practical introduction will also be useful to professionals looking to add the power of graphic statics to their work.

About the authors

Dr. Edmond P. Saliklis is a professor in the architectural engineering department at California Polytechninc State University. He specializes in Structural Art, Graphical Statics and Constitutive Modeling of Orthotropic Materials. He hold an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structures: A Geometric Approach
Book Subtitle
Graphical Statics and Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98746-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98746-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98745-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 332
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 699 illustrations in colour
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