The Resource Structures, or, Why things don't fall down, J.E. Gordon

Structures, or, Why things don't fall down, J.E. Gordon

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Structures, or, Why things don't fall down
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Structures, or, Why things don't fall down
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J.E. Gordon
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  • Structures
  • Why things don't fall down
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eng
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624.1/71
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index present
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TA645
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.G65 2003
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non fiction
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bibliography
Structures, or, Why things don't fall down, J.E. Gordon
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Structures, or, Why things don't fall down, J.E. Gordon
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Originally published: Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1978
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-390) and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The structure in our lives -- or how to communicate with engineers -- pt. I. The difficult birth of the science of elasticity. why structures carry loads -- or the springiness of solids ; The invention of stress and strain -- or Baron Cauchy and the decipherment of Young's modulus ; Designing for safety -- or can you really trust strength calculations? ; Strain energy and modern fracture mechanics -- with a digression on bows, catapults and kangaroos -- pt. II. Tension structures. Tension structures and pressure vessels -- with some remarks on boilers, bats and Chinese junks ; Joints, fastenings and people -- also about creep and chariot wheels ; Soft materials and living structures -- or how to design a worm -- pt. III. Compression and bending structures. Walls, arches and dams -- or cloud-capp'd towers and the stability of masonry ; Something about bridges -- or Saint Bénexèt and Saint Isambard ; The advantage of being a beam -- with observations on roofs, trusses and masts ; The mysteries of shear and torsion -- or Polaris and the bias-cut nightie ; The various ways of failing in compression -- or sandwiches, skulls and Dr. Euler -- pt. IV. And the consequence was ... the philosophy of design -- or the shape, the weight and the cost ; A chapter of accidents -- a study in sin, error and metal fatigue ; Efficiency and aesthetics -- or the world we have to live in -- Appendix 1. Handbooks and formulae -- Appendix 2. Beam theory -- Appendix 3. Torsion -- Appendix 4. The efficiency of columns and panels under compression loads
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23 cm.
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Edition
Second Da Capo Press edition.
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395 pages
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9780306812835
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2004556458
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