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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Modern Design Materials & Technologies - 3 books

Design of Concrete Structures

1. Arthur H Nilson, David Darwin and Charles W. Dolan - Design of Concrete Structures, 13th Edition | McGraw-Hill | August 2003 | 783 pages | PDF | RAR | 42.2 MB
2. Simone Jeska - Transparent Plastics: Design and Technology | Birkhäuser Basel | 2008 | 159 pages | PDF | RAR | 40,1 MB
3. Annette LeCuyer - ETFE: Technology and Design | Birkhäuser Basel | 2008| 160 pages | PDF | RAR | 46,5 MB

1) Design of Concrete Structures, 13th Edition
Product Description
Concrete is a stonelike material obtained by permitting a carefully proportioned mixture of cement, sand and gravel or other aggregate, and water to harden in forms of the shape and dimensions of the desired structure.
The book presents the basic mechanics of structural concrete and methods for the design of individual members for bending, shear, torsion, and axial force, and also provides detail in the various types of structural systems applications.

This 13th Edition of the classic text, Design of Concrete Structures, is completely revised using the newly released 2002 ACI Code. The text covers the behavior and design aspects of concrete and provides thoroughly updated examples and homework problems throughout.
Featuring a new chapter 10 to cover strut-and-tie models, yet retaining the two-pronged objectives of establishing a firm understanding of the behavior of reinforced concrete, and developing proficiency in the methods used in current design practic

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2) Transparent Plastics: Design and Technology

Transparent Plastics: Design and Technology

Product Description
In recent years the construction of buildings made of plastic has increased dramatically. Originally used for temporary structures like the BMW Pavilion in Frankfurt, plastic is now employed in many permanent buildings as well, including the recent Catholic church in Radebeul by Staib/Behnisch. Prominent international avant-garde architects such as Shigeru Ban and Herzog&de Meuron frequently use transparent plastic for their structures. Transparent Plastics is a fascinating guide to building with this material whose formal qualities make it possible to achieve effects with light and color. The book is brimming with useful tips for design and building practice and includes such stimulating examples of plastic in use as the Allianz Arena in Munich by Herzog & de Meuron, the Rocket Tower in Leicester by Grimshaw & Partners, the Paper Art Museum by Shigeru Ban in Shizuoka, Japan, and the public housing development Cité Manifeste in Mulhouse by Lacaton Vassal.

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) ETFE: Technology and Design

ETFE: Technology and Design

Product Description
ETFE foil has recently become an important material for the cladding of technologically sophisticated and innovative buildings. This material is very thin and lightweight and, when used in air-filled cushion assemblies, has enormous strength and a range of adaptive environmental attributes. ETFE cushion enclosures became known primarily through Grimshaw Architects’ Eden Project and Herzog + de Meuron’s Allianz Arena, and they are being used on the spectacular swimming stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the largest ETFE building envelope in the world so far.
This book is conceived as an in-depth introduction to the characteristics of ETFE and its applications in construction. Project examples explore in detail the specific characteristics of ETFE building skins in the areas of structural behavior, light transmission, insulation, acoustics, fire engineering and environmental modification.

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