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Structural and civil engineering design

Author: William Addis
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, ©1999.
Series: Studies in the history of civil engineering, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume brings together a range of articles which focus on the role of design in engineering history. As well as general papers, particular subjects include bridges, canals, dams and buildings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Structural and civil engineering design.
Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, ©1999
(OCoLC)606510710
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Addis
ISBN: 0860787613 9780860787617
OCLC Number: 40175067
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xliii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The mechanization of design in the 16th century : the structural formulae of Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón / Sergio Luis Sanabria --
Designing the beam : from rules of thumb to calculations / David T. Yeomans --
History of retaining wall design / J. Kerisel --
The use of models in nineteenth-century British suspension bridge design / Denis Smith --
Brunel and the design of the Clifton Suspension Bridge / R.F.D. Porter Goff --
History of building foundations in Chicago / Ralph B. Peck --
The Gothic cathedral : design and meaning / Otto G. von Simson --
Stability concepts from Renaissance to today / Rowland J. Mainstone --
The place of Sir Christopher Wren in the history of structural engineering / Stanley B. Hamilton --
The origin of iron beams / A.W. Skempton --
Thomas Tredgold (1788-1829) : some aspects of his work (part 2 : carpentry) / L.G. Booth --
Thomas Tredgold (1788-1829) : some aspects of his work (part 3 : cast iron) / R.J.M. Sutherland --
The birth of stress : a historical review / R.J.M. Sutherland --
The genesis of engineering : theory and practice / A. Rupert Hall --
The functions of engineering research in the university / A.J.S. Pippard --
The design of structural ironwork 1850-1890 : education, theory and practice / Stanley Smith --
Structural design by observation of failures : how the Gothic master masons determined the dimensions of their structures / Henry J. Cowan --
The Britannia Tubular Bridge : a paradigm of failure driven design / Henry Petroski --
Structural failures and the growth of engineering knowledge / D.I. Blockley and J.R. Henderson --
The evolution of structural engineering design procedures : a history for that skill called design / William Addis.
Series Title: Studies in the history of civil engineering, v. 12.
Responsibility: edited by William Addis.
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