Fundamentals of Structural Analysis introduces, engineering and architectural students, to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including: beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches.
The content in this textbook 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.
Although it is assumed that readers have completed basic courses in statics and strength of materials, the basic techniques from these courses are briefly reviewed the first time they are mentioned. To clarify discussion, this edition uses many carefully chosen examples to illustrate the various analytic techniques introduced, and whenever possible, examples confronting engineers in real-life professional practice, have been selected.
Table of Contents – Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
2) Design Loads
3) Statics of Structures—Reactions
5) Beams and Frames
8) Live Load Forces: Influence Lines for Determinate Structures
9) Deflections of Beams and Frames
10) Work-Energy Methods for Computing Deflections
11) Analysis of Indeterminate Structures by the Flexibility Method
12) Analysis of Indeterminate Beams and Frames by the Slope-Deflection Method
13) Moment Distribution
14) Indeterminate Structures: Influence Lines
15) Approximate Analysis of Indeterminate Structures
16) Introduction to the General Stiffness Method
17) Matrix Analysis of Trusses by the Direct Stiffness Method
18) Matrix Analysis of Beams and Frames by the Direct Stiffness Method
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
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