Principles of Structural Design Wood Steel and Concrete 2nd Edition


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Principles of Structural Design Wood Steel and Concrete 2nd Edition


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Ram S. Gupta earned a master’s in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India, and a Ph.D. from Polytechnic University, New York. He is a registered professional engineer in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Dr. Gupta has 40 years of experience working on projects in the United States, Australia, India, and Liberia (West Africa) and is currently working as a professor of engineering at Roger Williams University (RWU), Bristol, Rhode Island.

He has been a full-time faculty member at RWU since 1981. He was a rotary scholar professor at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal, and a Fulbright scholar at the IIT, Kanpur, India.

Dr. Gupta is president of Delta Engineers Inc., a Rhode Island-based consulting company, specializing in structural and water resource disciplines.

Besides contributing to a very large number of research papers, Dr. Gupta has authored three very successful books:

Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems, 3rd edition (Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL, 2008), Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, 2nd edition (ABS Consulting, Rockville, MD, 2004), and Principles of Structural Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete (Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2010).

Principles of Structural Design Contents


Section I Design Loads

  • Chapter 1 Design Criteria
  • Chapter 2 Primary Loads: Dead Loads and Live Loads
  • Chapter 3 Snow Loads
  • Chapter 4 Wind Loads
  • Chapter 5 Earthquake Loads

Section II Wood Structures

  • Chapter 6 Wood Specifications
  • Chapter 7 Flexure and Axially Loaded Wood Structures
  • Chapter 8 Wood Connections

Section III Steel Structures

  • Chapter 9 Tension Steel Members
  • Chapter 10 Compression Steel Members
  • Chapter 11 Flexural Steel Members
  • Chapter 12 Combined Forces on Steel Members
  • Chapter 13 Steel Connections

Section IV Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • Chapter 14 Flexural Reinforced Concrete Members
  • Chapter 15 Doubly and T Reinforced Concrete Beams
  • Chapter 16 Shear and Torsion in Reinforced Concrete 
  • Chapter 17 Compression and Combined Forces Reinforced Concrete Members

Preface to Principles of Structural Design Wood Steel and Concrete


This book intends to meet the need that exists for an elementary level textbook in structural design. It is a complete book. The book has a code-connected focus. Since the publication of the first edition in 2010, all codes and standards have undergone revisions.

The International Building Codes and the International Residential Codes were updated in 2012. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has revised the Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures to ASCE 7-10.

The American Wood Council has published National Design Specifications (NDS) 2012 for wood design. The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has updated the Steel Construction Manual and the Seismic Design Manual to 2010 Standards and Specifications.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has come up with new ACI 380-2011 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

All these changes have necessitated an accelerated revision of the book. While undertaking this task, the text material has been thoroughly reviewed and expanded, including the inclusion of a new chapter on concrete design.

The book retains its original feature; it is suitable for combined design coursework in wood, steel, and concrete.

It is a self-contained book that includes all essential material—the section properties, design values, reference tables, and other design aids required to accomplish complete structural designs according to the codes.

Unlike other books, the requirements of the separate documents pertaining to the codes and standards of the issuing agencies are not a prerequisite with this book.

The book is appropriate for an academic program in architecture, construction management, general engineering, and civil engineering, where the curriculum provides for joint coursework in wood, steel, and concrete design.

The book has four sections, expanded into 17 chapters. Section I, comprising Chapters  1 through 5, enables students to determine the various types and magnitude of loads that will be acting on any structural element and the combination(s) of those loads that will control the design.

ASCE 7-10 has made major revisions to the provisions for wind loads. In Section I, the philosophy of the load and resistance factor design and the unified approach to design are explained.

Wood design in Section II from Chapters 6 through 8 covers sawn lumber, glued laminated timber, and structural composite or veneer lumber, which are finding increased application in wood structures.

The NDS 2012 has modified the format conversion factors and has also introduced some new modification factors.

First, the strength capacities in accordance with the NDS 2012 for tensile, compression, and bending members are discussed and the basic designs of these members are performed.

Subsequently, the designs of columns, beams, and combined force members are presented, incorporating the column stability and beam stability and other factors. The connection is an important subject because it is often neglected and proves to be a weak link to a structure.

The dowel-type connections (nails, screws, and bolts) have been presented in detail, together with the complete set of tables of the reference design values. Section III from Chapters 9 through 13 deals with steel structures.

This covers the designs of tensile, compression, bending members, and the braced and unbraced frames according to the AISC specifications and the designs of open-web steel joists and joist girders according to the standards of the Steel Joists Institute.

AISC 2010 has made some revisions to the sectional properties of certain structural elements. It has also made changes in the procedure to design the slip-critical connection.

Similar to wood design, a separate chapter considers shear connection, tension connection, and moment-resisting bolted and welded connections and various types of frame connections. Section IV from Chapters 14 through 17 covers the reinforced concrete design.

A new chapter on T beams and doubly reinforced beams have been added. In concrete, there is no tensile member, and shear is handled differently as discussed in Chapter 16.

My wife Saroj Gupta helped in typing and editing of the manuscript. In the first edition, senior students from my structural design class also made valuable contributions; Ignacio Alvarez had prepared revised illustrations, and Andrew Dahlman, Ryan Goodwin, and George Schork had reviewed the end-of-chapter problems.

In this edition, senior students, Michael Santerre and Raphael DeLassus reviewed the solutions to the problems relating to Section III and Section IV, respectively. Joseph Clements, David Fausel, and other staff members at CRC Press provided valuable support that led to the completion of the revised edition.

During the proofs review and edit phase, very prompt responses and necessary help came from Dhayanidhi Karunanidhi and Paul Abraham Isaac of diacritics. I offer my sincere thanks to all and to my colleagues at Roger Williams University who extended a helping hand from time to time.

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