<b>On the First Edition:</b> <p> "The book is a success in providing a comprehensive introduction to the use of aluminum structures . . . contains lots of useful information."<br> —<i>Materials & Manufacturing Processes</i> <p> "A must for the aluminum engineer. The authors are to be commended for their painstaking work."<br> —<i>Light Metal Age</i> <p> Technical guidance and inspiration for designing aluminum structures<br> <b><i>Aluminum Structures, Second Edition</i></b> demonstrates how strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum opens up a whole new world of design possibilities for engineering and architecture professionals. Keyed to the revised <i>Specification for Aluminum Structures</i> of the 2000 edition of the <i>Aluminum Design Manual</i>, it provides quick look-up tables for design calculations; examples of recently built aluminum structures-from buildings to bridges; and a comparison of aluminum to other structural materials, particularly steel. Topics covered include: <ul> <li>Structural properties of aluminum alloys <li>Aluminum structural design for beams, columns, and tension members <li>Extruding and other fabrication techniques <li>Welding and mechanical connections <li>Aluminum structural systems, including space frames, composite members, and plate structures <li>Inspection and testing <li>Load and resistance factor design <li>Recent developments in aluminum structures </ul>
World class klutzoid,, Wally McDoogle, and his buddies, Opera and Wall Street win the Gazillion Dollar Lotto Everything is great . . .for a total of 1.3 seconds. That's how long before their greed kicks in. Add some bungling bad guys, a break-in to the local zoo (where Wally has lost the ticket), the accidental release of all the animals, a SWAT team or two. . . And you have the usual McDoogle mayhem as our boy blunder leers the dangers of both greed and materialism.