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.
Before structural mechanics became the common language of structural engineers, buildings were built based on observed behavior, with every new solution incurring high levels of risk. Today, the pendulum has swung in the other direction. The web of structural mechanics is so finely woven that it hides the role of experience in design, again leading to high levels of risk.Understanding Structures brings the art and science of structures into the environment of a computer game. The book imparts a basic understanding of how buildings and bridges resist gravity, wind, and earthquake loads. Its interactive presentation of topics spans elementary concepts of force in trusses to bending of beams and the response of multistory, multi-bay frames.Formulate Graphical and Quantitative Solutions with GOYAThe companion software, GOYA, runs easily on any java-enabled system. This interactive learning environment allows engineers to obtain quick and instructivegraphical and quantitative solutions to many problems in structures.Simulation is critical to the design and construction of safe structures. Using GOYA and the tools within Understanding Structures, engineers can enhance their overall understanding of structure response as well as expedite the process of safe structure design.
An insightful examination of the numerical methods used to develop finite element methods A Variational Approach to Structural Analysis provides readers with the underpinnings of the finite element method (FEM) while highlighting the power and pitfalls of virtual methods. In an easy-to-follow, logical format, this book gives complete coverage of the principle of virtual work, complementary virtual work and energy methods, and static and dynamic stability concepts. The first two chapters prepare the reader with preliminary material, introducing in detail the variational approach used in the book as well as reviewing the equilibrium and compatibility equations of mechanics. The next chapter, on virtual work, teaches how to use kinematical formulations for the determination of the required strain relationships for straight, curved, and thin walled beams. The chapters on complementary virtual work and energy methods are problem-solving chapters that incorporate Castigliano's first theorem, the Engesser-Crotti theorem, and the Galerkin method. In the final chapter, the reader is introduced to various geometric measures of strain and revisits straight, curved, and thin walled beams by examining them in a deformed geometry. Based on nearly two decades of work on the development of the world's most used FEM code, A Variational Approach to Structural Analysis has been designed as a self-contained, single-source reference for mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineering professionals. The book's straightforward style also provides accessible instruction for graduate students in aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and engineering mechanics courses.
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 volumes—Structural 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
Using a general approach, this book supports the student to enable mastery of the methods of analysis of isostatic and hyperstatic structures. To show the performance of the methods of analysis of the hyperstatic structures, selected beams, gantries and reticular structures are selected and subjected to a comparative study by the different methods of analysis of the hyperstatic structures.
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.
The first two editions of Structural Analysis were distinguished by the clarity and quality of the explanations of the basic concepts supported by detailed step-by-step procedures for analysis and worked-out examples. The Third Edition builds on this foundation with 30% more (new) examples and about 40% new problems to increase the total number to over 600 problems. The coverage of loads on structures is updated to meet the latest ASCE Standards, and the treatment of the force method has been expanded by including the topic of Three-Moment Equation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.