Engineering with the Spreadsheet: Structural Engineering Templates Using Excel


  • Today, the spreadsheet is an essential tool for engineers. Christy provides the tools needed to quickly apply the powerful analytic capability of Microsoft Excel to structural engineering applications. The book presents more than 50 ready-to-use Excel templates that demonstrate basic calculations and presentation techniques as well as advanced functions that may be unfamiliar to even experienced users. Applications include concrete, wind, and seismic issues, foundation soil loading, the vortex shedding of tall stacks, and other engineering issues.

    Beneficial to professionals and college students alike, Engineering with the Spreadsheet is an indispensable resource for structural engineers.

    Note to customers: The print edition of this book contains a CD-ROM with unlocked Excel files. The e-book edition is accompanied by a downloadable .zip file for the Excel files. Microsoft Excel software is not included; Excel 2000 or above is recommended.

    About the Author: Craig T. Christy, P.E., is the owner of Industry Consulting Engineers of Portland, Oregon, a firm that offers structural engineering and drafting services to clients in the pulp and paper, manufacturing, high-tech, and utility industries.

For selected items:
Chapter 1 Introduction

Part 1 A Few of the Basics

Part 2 Application Basics

Part 3 Retirement Home Exhaust Stack

Part 4 Elevated Storage Tank

Part 5 Reference Materials