Structural Analysis, or the ‘Theory of Structures’, is an important subject for civil engineering students who are required to analyze and design structures. It is a vast field and is largely taught at the undergraduate level. A few topics like Matrix Method and Plastic Analysis are also taught at the postgraduate level and in structural engineering electives. The entire course has been covered in two volumes – Structural Analysis I and II. Structural Analysis I deals with the basics of structural analysis, measurements of deflection, various types of deflection, loads and influence lines, etc.
Structural analysis, or the 'theory of structures', is an important subject for civil engineering students who are required to analyse and design structures. It is a vast field and is largely taught at the undergraduate level. A few topics like matrix method and plastic analysis are also taught at the postgraduate level and in Structural Engineering electives. The entire course has been covered in two volumesStructural Analysis-I and II. Structural Analysis-II deals in depth with the analysis of indeterminate structures, and also special topics like curved beams and unsymmetrical bending. It provides an introduction to advanced methods of analysis, namely, matrix method and plastic analysis. SALIENT FEATURES Systematic explanation of concepts and underlying theory in each chapter Numerous solved problems presented methodically University examination questions solved in many chapters A set of exercises to test the student's ability in solving them correctly NEW IN THE FOURTH EDITION Thoroughly reworked computations Objective type questions and review questions A revamped summary for each chapter Redrawing of some diagrams
This book is prepared according to the ACI Code 2019 for buildings and AASHTO LRFD Specifications for Bridges 2007. The units used throughout the presentation are the SI units, however, the expressions and examples are also given in US Customary units in the starting chapters to keep continuity with the traditional system of units. It is tried that the three main phases of structural design, namely load determination, design calculations and detailing are introduced to the beginner. This book is useful with the 2nd part of the same book. The comments on the previous editions of the book sent by colleagues, fellow engineers and students are incorporated in this edition. All persons who contributed in this regard are greatly acknowledged. Suggestions for further improvement of the presentation will be appreciated and will be incorporated in the future editions.
While concentrating on the fundamentals of the discipline that were a feature of the previous editions, this fourth edition also covers the new techniques of systematic analysis using matrices and computations.
Structural Analysis teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the texts online companion site. See the Features tab for more info on this software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The fifth edition of this comprehensive textbook combines and develops concurrently, both classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis. A new introductory chapter on structural analysis modelling has been added. The suitability of modelling structures as beams, plane or space frames and trusses, plane grids or assemblages of finite elements is discussed in this chapter, along with idealisation of loads, anticipated deformations, sketching deflected shapes, and bending moment diagrams. With new solved examples and problems added, the book now has over 100 worked examples and more than 350 problems with answers. A new companion website contains computer programs that can serve as optional aids in studying and in engineering practice: www.sponpress.com/civeng/support.htm. Structural Analysis: A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach, translated into six languages, is a textbook of great international renown, and is recommended by many civil and structural engineering lecturers to their students due to its clear and thorough style and content
Fundamentals of Structural Analysis fourth edition, introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The text covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. This edition features an expanded treatment of snow, earthquake, and wind loads that are part of the updated ANSI/ASCE 7 standards. We've also added Historical Notes to this addition that provide valuable insights to the development of today's techniques and practices. Additionally, about 30% of the text's problems are new or heavily revised.
The authors and their colleagues developed this text over many years, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in structural analysis courses at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The emphasis is on clarity and unity in the presentation of basic structural analysis concepts and methods. The equations of linear elasticity and basic constitutive behaviour of isotropic and composite materials are reviewed. The text focuses on the analysis of practical structural components including bars, beams and plates. Particular attention is devoted to the analysis of thin-walled beams under bending shearing and torsion. Advanced topics such as warping, non-uniform torsion, shear deformations, thermal effect and plastic deformations are addressed. A unified treatment of work and energy principles is provided that naturally leads to an examination of approximate analysis methods including an introduction to matrix and finite element methods. This teaching tool based on practical situations and thorough methodology should prove valuable to both lecturers and students of structural analysis in engineering worldwide. This is a textbook for teaching structural analysis of aerospace structures. It can be used for 3rd and 4th year students in aerospace engineering, as well as for 1st and 2nd year graduate students in aerospace and mechanical engineering.
Presenting an introduction to elementary structural analysis methods and principles, this book will help readers develop a thorough understanding of both the behavior of structural systems under load and the tools needed to analyze those systems. Throughout the chapters, they'll explore both statically determinate and statically indeterminate structures. And they'll find hands-on examples and problems that illustrate key concepts and give them opportunity to apply what they've learned.