Posted by: bupka | April 23, 2010

Handbook of Composite Construction Engineering

Handbook of Composite Construction Engineering
Gajanan M.Sabnis, Ph.D.,P.E
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979

x +    403    Hal.

Rp.    50,000 ,-    (Sudah Terjual)



Composite construction has played a very important role in structural engineering. Its uses have varied- from small structures to large buildings and bridges. The basic principle underlying composite construction is that certain materials  may be used more effectively in certain types of stressed conditions; thus, the combination of  a material strong in compression with one strong in tension makes a very economical  union for its use in structures. With basic materials such as concrete, steel, masonry materials, wood, and timber, a number of successful combinations can be used; however, until now, such information has not been readily available to design or practicing engineers.

The Handbook of Composite Construction Engineering assembles in one volume the different types of composite construction. The contributors were chosen for their eminence and experience in the specific types of composite construction. Design problems are presented along with considerable background and state of-the-art information on the subject. As reference material, these contributions should help design engineers considerably in their professional work.

Basic principles and an in-depth overview of composite construction engineering are presented in Chapter 1, giving the reader an excellent idea of the field. Readers can further explore any of the topics covered in the remaining chapters by using the extensive bibliography at the end of Chapter 1. Chapter 2 deals with steel-concrete composite construction, which is generally shortened to “composite construc tion” by most engineers. Chapter 3 discusses the application of light-gauge steel, one of the recent  concepts being used in practice; the codes of practice will probably include some of this material in the very near future.

Chapters 4 and 5 take the reader into other types of composite construction: reinforced and prestressed concrete. These chapters cover principles and examples of such construction with a large list of references. Chapter 6 presents yet another concept in composite construction, which results in considerable economy in structural columns. Chapters 7 and 8  deal with applications of composite construction in buildings and bridges. Chapter 9 is concerned with another important feature in composite construction using different structural elements in structure—namely, walls and frames. To date, this topic has received very little attention from the profession for practical application.

Chapter 10 deals with composite construction  in wood and timber, which has recently been the subject of extensive research and development. Practical design applications in this field are cited as well as results of recent research.

At the end of each chapter, an extensive list of references is given so that more information may be sought, especially for related topics that could not be covered in this volume.

Keeping up with the trend of using SI units of measurements, we have used both the FPS and SI units throughout the Handbook. In the examples, equivalents of only the main numbers are given to avoid confusion yet to make them useful in both units. The use of both units should extend the use of this book, not only in this country, but also in many parts of the world.

Gajanan M. Sabnis

Silver Spring, Maryland


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