Part one of this book contains chapters on why structures carry loads; the invention of stress and strain; designing for safety; and strain energy and modern fracture mechanics. Part two discusses tension structures and pressure vessels; joints, fastenings and people; soft materials and living structures. Part three is devoted to compression and bending structures and deals with walls, arches, dams, bridges, beams, compression, shear and torsion. The philosophy of design, structural failures, efficiency and aesthetics, are discussed in the fourth and final part. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Penguin Books Limited

    Bath Road
    Harmondsworth, Middlesex UB7 0DA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gordon, J E
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 395 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 01402 1961 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM