Structural Systems - Second Edition (Paperback)
This book covers the topics on structural systems that architects and architecture students need to be familiar to better understand how architectural structures work. The material presented in this second edition helps with the collaboration and interaction of architects with the structural engineers in addition to giving them a solid background on the behavior of structures under various environmental conditions. The book consists of five parts: 1. General Structures, 2. Lateral Forces, 3. Structural Framing Design, 4. Questions and Answers, and 5. Appendix. The first two parts include a number of short numerical examples that help readers better understand the concepts discussed. The book includes a large number of graphics to help explain the technical topics. The following is a brief description of each part of the book: General Structures - This part covers the general structures topics and is divided into five main sections: 1. Structural Theory, 2. Steel Structures, 3. Concrete Structures, 4. Wood Structures, and 5. Long-Span Systems. Lateral Forces - This part covers the lateral forces topics and is divided into four main sections: 1. Different Types of Lateral Loads, 2. Building Structures Lateral Load Resisting Systems, 3. Wind Loading, and 4. Earthquake Loading. Structural Framing Design - This part provides information on the structural framing design and is divided into three main sections: 1. Structural Framing, 2. Steps for the Structural Framing Design, and 3. Examples. Five complete structural framing examples are included in this part of the book. Questions and Answers - This part includes 255 multiple-choice questions along with the detailed answers to each. Appendix - This part includes a list of the formulas and reference materials that help with solving problems included in the book.
Dr. Mehdi Setareh is a Professor and member of the faculty of the School of Architecture and Design at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received his B.Sc. in Structural Engineering from the Sharif University, Tehran, Iran in 1980, M.Sc. in Structural Engineering from the University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K. in 1985, and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1990. Dr. Setareh has taught undergraduate and graduate level structures and building systems courses to architecture and engineering students since 1990. His Structural Technology seminars have helped hundreds of intern architects prepare for the Architecture Registration Examination in addition to providing continuing education to practicing architects throughout the U.S. He is the senior author of the "Concrete Structures" textbook, currently in its second edition, used by several architecture and building construction programs within the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Setareh is a licensed professional engineer in states of Virginia and Michigan, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Society for Engineering Education, and Society for Experimental Mechanics. He has over thirty five years of experience in the analysis and design of various structures. His research on different aspects of building structures have been sponsored by various federal and state agencies in addition to professional organizations and private industries. He has received awards for his scholarly contribution to the field of structural engineering and has numerous publications in technical journals and conference proceedings.