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Thoroughly revised throughout, Ductile Design of Steel Structures, Second Edition, reflects the latest plastic and seismic design provisions and standards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Canadian Standard Association (CSA). The book covers steel material, cross-section, component, and system response for applications in plastic and seismic design, and provides practical guidance on how to incorporate these principles into structural design.

Three new chapters address buckling-restrained braced frame design, steel plate shear wall design, and hysteretic energy dissipating systems and design strategies. Eight other chapters have been extensively revised and expanded, including a chapter presenting the basic seismic design philosophy to determine seismic loads. Self-study problems at the end of each chapter help reinforce the concepts presented. Written by experts in earthquake-resistant design who are active in the development of seismic guidelines, this is an invaluable resource for students and professionals involved in earthquake engineering or other areas related to the analysis and design of steel structures.

Michel Bruneau, P.E., P.Eng., is Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an ASCE Fellow. He is a member of various AISC and CSA committees developing seismic design specifications for bridges and buildings. Dr. Bruneau has conducted extensive research on the evaluation and retrofit of existing steel structures subjected to large destructive forces. He has authored more than 400 technical publications and has received many awards for his work.

Chia-Ming Uang, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. A member of the AISC’s Committee on Specification and Committee on Research, he received the AISC Special Achievement Award in 2007. Dr. Uang has authored numerous articles on seismic behavior and design of steel structures.

Rafael Sabelli, S.E., is a Principal and Director of Seismic Design at Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc., and was President of the Structural Engineers Association of California from 2009 to 2010. He is a member of the AISC Task Committee on the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings and the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee. Mr. Sabelli is the coauthor of AISC Design Guide 20: Steel Plate Shear Walls as well as of numerous research papers on conventional and buckling-restrained braced frames.

Hardcover: 928 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0071623957


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Sample Reviews

"Excellent book in advanced design topics of steel, recommended after taking one or two courses on basic steel design." Reviewer, March 2015

"What can you say, useful source of design information and especially like the digital version" Reviewer, December 2014

"Excellent reference for steel design. It has historic background about every structural system. " Reviewer, August 2014

"这本书作为教材,深入浅出,非常适合自学!" Reviewer, February 2014

" A must have for all engineers, researchers, and students interested in developing solid background in plastic design and seismic design of steel structures. Also a great reference book. Emphasis on behavior and understanding, which is they key to a great career in structural engineering. ." Reviewer, July 2013

" The book is very well written and comprehensive, providing a single source reference for the ductile design of steel structures especially for seismic design. Concepts of ductile design are presented from a material and cross-section mechanics perspective and extend to member and structural system plastic analysis. Such concepts are essential to understanding the basis of current seismic design codes and developing next-generation seismic structural systems. Each seismic LFRS included in the AISC seismic provisions are discussed and clearly illustrate the behavior of the "displacement controlled elements" from a mechanics perspective along with numerous experimental testing results." Reviewer, January 2013

"By blending a review of current research efforts with clear design procedures, Prof Bruneau and his co-authors provide an engineering textbook different than many others. It's more than a how-to; it's more of a here's-why. The book offers aspiring and practicing engineers a thorough explanation of different frame options and understanding of their behavior. It then demonstrates how best to design each particular type of frame including design examples. At the same time, the authors make clear that there is still research to be done to better understand the behavior of steel structures under earthquake loads. I suspect this is one of those textbooks that I will reference for years to come" Reviewer, November 2012

"Excellence reference for the design of steel buildings under earthquake loads. Has usual information on framed and braced structures but also has a good section on steel plate shear walls. For overseas readers many examples are in imperial units but still gives good guidance." Reviewer, December 2011 

Also of interest, some reviews from the 1st Edition.

"Recommended for research community, and those practicing engineers who want to know the theories behind standards and guidelines. It will give you a good understanding of some analyses and design concepts and fundamentals, with focus on ductile design of steel structures in seismic zones " Reviewer, September 2015 

"It is an excellent book for a graduate steel analysis and design course, and could also serve as a great reference for practicing engineers." Reviewer, March 2010

"Me parece que este texto, ofrece de una manera clara los principales conceptos para el análisis no lineal tanto de acero como de concreto. Texto ideal para cursos de post-grado en ingenieria estructural." Reviewer, September 2008 

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