American Society of Civil Engineers

Composite Construction Design for Buildings

by Ivan M. Viest, (editor), (Pres., IMV Consulting), Joseph P. Colaco, (editor), (Pres., CBM Engineers Inc.,), Richard W. Furlong, (editor), (E.C.H. Bantel Prof. of Engrg. Practice, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX), Lawrence G. Griffis, (editor), (Sr. Vice Pres., Walter P. Moore & Assoc., Inc.), Roberto T. Leon, (editor), (Prof. of Civ. and Environ. Engrg., Georgia Inst. of Technology), and Loring A. Wyllie, Jr., (editor), (Chairman, Degenkolb Engineers)
McGraw-Hill (McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-067457-4)
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1997, 460 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31576)

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Abstract: By the mid-1960s, composite design of beams and floors, based on working loads and stresses, had become the standard in the nation’s design community. Yet within the last two decades, basic change has made its way into U.S. structural building design practice, centered around the introduction of three major innovations: composite columns and walls, load and resistance factor design, and elastoplastic analyses. Produced by 24 experts in the field and based on the latest LRFD codes and strength design procedures, this is the only reference on composite construction for buildings that examines all three of these critical developments. An essential guide for design engineers and students of structural engineering, it thoroughly surveys the current thinking in the field. And it helps the structural engineer become familiar with the latest design principles and methods, and their application in structural framing for all types of steel-framed buildings. The text’s narrative is enhanced by nearly 200 figures and is supported by over 450 references (listed in Chapter 7), a historical review of composite construction, and 18 informative building case histories. The design of composite elements is illustrated with numerous step-by-step examples. This indispensable resource brings the structural engineer up-to-date with emerging technology—and demonstrates how this new knowledge will ultimately produce better and more economical structures.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Composite structures
Load and resistance factor design