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Structural Design for the Stage, 2nd Edition

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This second edition provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design, allowing an intuitive understanding of "why sets stand up." It introduces the basics of statics and the study of the strength of materials as they apply to typical scenery, emphasizing conservative approaches to real world examples. This is an invaluable reference for any serious theatre technician throughout their career, from the initial study of the fundamental concepts, to the day-to-day use of the techniques and reference materials.

Now in hardcover, with nearly 200 new pages of content, it has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest recommended practices of the lumber and steel industries, while also including aluminum design for the first time.

©2015, Hardcover, 604 pages.

Contents:

Chapter 1: Overview

Purpose

Contents

Scope

Chapter 2: Force, Stress, and Strain

Introduction

Force

Free Body Diagrams

Moment

Equilibrium

Stress

Strain and Elasticity

Chapter 2 Lessons

Chapter 3: Stress Analysis for Beams

Introduction

Analyzing the Load

Reaction

Shear Diagrams

Horizontal Shear

Moment Diagrams

Overhangs and Cantilevers

Case Formulas

Chapter 3 Lessons

Chapter 4: Geometric Properties

Introduction

Elastic Neutral Axis, Centroid, and "c"

Moment of Inertia

Transferring Moments of Inertia

Radius of Gyration

Elastic Section Modulus

The Flexure Formula

Plastic Analysis

Chapter 4 Lessons

Chapter 5: Sawn Lumber - Introduction and Beam Design

Introduction

Sawn Lumber Beam Design Basics

Bending Test

Shear Test

Deflection Test

Steps in Beam Design

Beam Design Examples

Notching Sawn Lumber Beams

Built-Up Beams

Designing Backwards

Chapter 5 Lessons

Chapter 6: Sawn Lumber - Column Design

Introduction to Column Design

Euler’s Equation

Adjusted Compressive Design Value

Steps in Column Design

Odd-Shaped Columns

Chapter 6 Lessons

Chapter 7: Sawn Lumber - Combined Loading Design

Introduction

Single Axis Bending And Axial Tension

Single Axis Bending and Axial Compression

Eccentric Loading

Biaxial Bending

Chapter 7 Lessons

Chapter 8: Steel - Introduction and Beam Design

Introduction to Steel and its Properties

Steel Shapes

Steel Structural Design Basics

Steel Beam Design

Steel Beam Design by Shape

Hollow Rectangular Shapes

Hollow Round Shapes

Angle

I-beams and Channel Bent about their Major Axis

I-beams and Channel Bent about their Minor Axis

Available Moment vs Unbraced Length Tables

Chapter 8 Lessons

Chapter 9: Steel - Column and Tension Member Design

Introduction to Column Design

Doubly Symmetric Column Design

Single Angle Column Design

Tension Member Design

Chapter 9 Lessons

Chapter 10: Steel - Combined Loading Design

Introduction

Single Axis Bending and Axial Tension

Single Axis Bending and Axial Compression

Eccentric Loading

Biaxial Bending

Biaxial Bending and Axial Compression

Chapter 10 Lessons

Chapter 11: Aluminum - Introduction and Tension Design

Introduction to Aluminum Design Basics

Aluminum Alloys and Tempers

Aluminum Shapes

Aluminum Design Basics

Design of Aluminum Axial Tension Members

Chapter 11 Lessons

Chapter 12: Aluminum - Beam Design

Introduction

Aluminum Beam Design by Shape

Hollow Rectangular Shapes

Hollow Round Shapes

I-beams

Allowable Uniform Beam Loads Table

Chapter 12 Lessons

Chapter 13: Aluminum - Column Design

Introduction

Aluminum Column Design by Shape

Hollow Round Shapes

Hollow Rectangular Shapes

I-beams

Chapter 13 Lessons

Chapter 14: Plywood Design

Introduction

Design Values

Grading and Selection

Designing for Uniform Loads

Examples

Stressed-Skin Panels

Chapter 14 Lessons

Chapter 15: Truss Design

Introduction

Three-Member Trusses

Traditional Trusses

Method of Joints

Truss Construction

Chapter 15 Lessons

Chapter 16: Cable Design

Introduction

Point Load Cable Systems

Curved Cable Systems

Chapter 16 Lessons

Appendices

A Geometric Properties of Common Shapes

B Case Formulas

C Sawn Lumber Reference Values

D Steel Reference Values

E Aluminum Reference Values

F Plywood Reference Values

G Useful information

H Math Review

I Answers to Even Numbered Problems

References

Warranty Information

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