Design composite structures with ease. Now there's a single-source guide to the latest codes, specs and state-of-the art techniques for designing composite steel and concrete structures. In Composite Construction Design for Buildings. Ivan M. Viest and 23 other experts show you step-by-step how to capitalize on the major innovations in designing composite columns and walls calculating load and resistance and exploiting the latest elasto-plastic analysis techniques. All procedures are based on new LTFD codes amd strength design methods and include practical design examples and case histories. It's simply the fastest, easiest way to get groundbreaking information on: Strength and serviceability of composite beams, joists, trusses and stub girders; Differential column shortening in tall buildings; Retrofitting buildings for seismic, wind and gravity forces; Designing moment resisting frames, braced frames, shear walls and horizontal diaphragm connections time dpendent properties of concrete; Much more.
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By John Eggers on May 02, 2000
This book is one of only a few books that I own that I have been able to use as both a reference book and an enjoyable reading book (enjoyable to a structural engineer). It had many great examples on different ways to use composite design that I had not learned about in school. It also did this in a way that was useful at work. I have impemented many of the design principles from this book into my designs. I would recommend this book to any structural, civil, or architectural engineer with a basic understanding of composite design.