Structural Steel Drafting and Elementary Design

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    THE author's object in compiling this book has been to provide a treatise dealing adequately with the preparation of shop detail drawings of structural steel work. Such a book is required no less in Great Britain than in the United States. In both countries there are several very good books dealing with the design of structural steel work. Some of these contain excellent expositions of the more theoretical work, but they do not meet the requirements of the practical draughtsman, and speaking generally, leave the reader with a very small knowledge of structural details. The book before us gives a clear and minute description of the methods adopted in some leading American drawing offices, and includes designs of riveted connections, beams and columns, steel roofs, a deck plate girder railway bridge, a through girder bridge, etc. Fully-dimensioned working drawings are given as well as the simpler calculations required in the design. The book is thus suitable for use in technical colleges, and provides a fairly complete course in structural drawing office practice. With a few minor modifications, which the teacher can easily supply, the book can be brought into line with British practice and nomenclature, and ought to be of service to students of structural steel work in this country.

    Structural Steel Drafting and Elementary Design.

    By C. D. Conklin Jr. Pp. vii + 154. (New York: J. Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1915.) Price 10s. 6d. net.

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    Structural Steel Drafting and Elementary Design . Nature 95, 425 (1915) doi:10.1038/095425a0

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