Errata as of June 6, - red text indicate additions since last version : Download Sample Reviews "Excellent book in advanced design topics of steel, recommended after taking one or two courses on basic steel design. It has historic background about every structural system. Also a great reference book. Emphasis on behavior and understanding, which is they key to a great career in structural engineering. Concepts of ductile design are presented from a material and cross-section mechanics perspective and extend to member and structural system plastic analysis. Such concepts are essential to understanding the basis of current seismic design codes and developing next-generation seismic structural systems.
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Book description: Comprehensive coverage of the background and design requirements for plastic and seismic design of steel structures Thoroughly revised throughout, Ductile Design of Steel Structures, Second Edition, reflects the latest plastic and seismic design provisions and standards from the American Institute of Steel Construction AISC and the Canadian Standard Association CSA.
The book covers steel material, cross-section, component, and system response for applications in plastic and seismic design, and provides practical guidance on how to incorporate these principles into structural design. Three new chapters address buckling-restrained braced frame design, steel plate shear wall design, and hysteretic energy dissipating systems and design strategies.
Eight other chapters have been extensively revised and expanded, including a chapter presenting the basic seismic design philosophy to determine seismic loads. Self-study problems at the end of each chapter help reinforce the concepts presented. Written by experts in earthquake-resistant design who are active in the development of seismic guidelines, this is an invaluable resource for students and professionals involved in earthquake engineering or other areas related to the analysis and design of steel structures.
Bruneau has conducted extensive research on the evaluation and retrofit of existing steel structures subjected to large destructive forces. He has authored more than technical publications and has received many awards for his work.
Chia-Ming Uang, Ph. Uang has authored numerous articles on seismic behavior and design of steel structures. Rafael Sabelli, S. Moore and Associates, Inc.
Ductile design of steel structures