Structural Elements for Architects and Builders, 2nd Edition
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p.288 Table A-4.2. The right-hand column, under "tension" should be changed to reflect the actual available strength limit state for rupture as shown below:
Posted February 14, 2017
p.18 Example 1.3. In Step 3, the equation for moment equilibrium should be written with the term 10(Ha) instead of just Ha. The calculations and solutions are correct as is.
Posted October 21, 2016
p.289 Table A-4.3. The designation in the first column listed as W6x92 should be W6x92 — in other words, the "2" is a footnote.
Posted August 11, 2016
p.143 Example 3.6. In the problem solution, step 3, the allowable bending stress, Fb, is incorrectly given as 850 psi. The correct value (under the "beams and stringers" classification) is Fb = 675 psi. All the calculations that follow are correct.
Posted July 27, 2016
p.341 Figure 5.4. In the last line of the caption, the numerator and denominator of distance A should be reversed, so that A = (D + s)/[2sin(θ/2)]
Posted June 2, 2016
p.352 On the second line (directly after "…the upper limit of 8% prevents overcrowding of steel bars within the concrete formwork."), add: "Because longitudinal column reinforcement is typically spliced—and therefore doubled in area—where an upper column is cast above a lower column (see Figure 5.53), it is common to limit the maximum reinforcement ratio to 4%."
Posted May 11, 2016
p.121 Delete the last paragraph on this page ("Following are the current rules... 1960s or earlier.") as it repeats the information in the preceding paragraph.
Posted March 17, 2016
p.208 and p.327 Tables A-3.15 and A-4.17. Flip the image of the cantilevered beam so that it corresponds to the image of the concentrated load shown in the same tables (i.e., for a concentrated load on the left, the fixed constraint must be on the right).
Posted March 4, 2016
p.70 Figure 2.5 Live load reduction coefficient graph. The two curves should be labelled as beams (for the upper curve) and columns (for the lower curve). Dotted lines should be added to the "beam" curve connecting it with the lower, 0.4, limit for cases where a beam supports multiple floors, and from the "column" curve, connecting it with the upper, 0.5, limit for cases where a column supports only one floor (or roof), as shown below in red.
Posted October 30, 2015 (revised Dec. 29, 2015)
p.306 Table A-4.9 Shear Lag Coefficient, U. The bottom cells of the table should be adjusted as follows:
|Bolts connecting single and double angles (L).
||U = 0.80 where one leg of the angle is connected with at least 4 bolts per line.|
0.75 where one leg 0.80 where one leg of the angle is connected with 2 or 3 bolts per line. For less than 3 bolts, use the equation in note 1.
Posted Jan. 27, 2016