his book provides an introduction to the conceptual design of structure for students of architecture and civil engineering.
Using a highly visual approach and presenting concepts in a concise way, it provides an understanding of the fundamentals of structures and clear definition of technical terms, whilst avoiding extensive mathematical formulation.
The book consists of two main parts. The first introduces the basic concepts essential to the understanding of structural behaviour. The second part is a survey of structural systems and their main structural features. Throughout, the central theme is the close link between form and structure, and between geometry and the flow in the structure.
Principles of structures
By Ariel Hanaor
Edition: 4, illustrated
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 1998
ISBN 0632042621, 9780632042623