An Introduction to Structural Mechanics for Architects

  • Elías Cueto
  • David González

Part of the Structural Integrity book series (STIN, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 1-31
  3. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 33-54
  4. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 55-73
  5. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 75-101
  6. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 103-126
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    Pages 127-146
  8. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 147-167
  9. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 169-190
  10. Elías Cueto, David González
    Pages 191-225
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 227-235

About this book


This textbook offers an introductory course to structural mechanics for architects, including problems and solutions. It follows a completely different approach to structural mechanics than the usual books for engineering schools, making it much more attractive for architecture students and practitioners. It also offers a different point of view for engineering students, as it provides them with a more intuitive understanding of structural mechanics and the models therein.
Instead of studying the classical theory of linear elasticity and then particularizing it to simple structures, this book analyzes structures in a historic and also typological order. The book starts with cable structures and stone arches, followed by trusses and, finally, frame structures made of beams. For every typology, the latest, state-of-the-art theory in the field is introduced in a very didactic way.


Structural mechanics textbook Architecture Strength of materials Engineering design Structural Integrity Continuum Mechanics SEMNI

Authors and affiliations

  • Elías Cueto
    • 1
  • David González
    • 2
  1. 1.Aragón Institute of Engineering ResearchUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72934-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72935-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-560X
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5618
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