Structural Analysis is a basic under-graduate text presenting fresh insight and clarity. The contents are divided into five distinct but related parts (comprising 22 chapters), exploring sequentially and comprehensively the basic and advanced concepts of structural mechanics. Many issues related to the finer aspects of the theory are explored in detail. This includes numerous applications, including short-cut methods of analysing indeterminate structures. Topics that are commonly ill-understood by engineers, such as the principle of virtual work, energy methods and displacement methods, are discussed with emphasis on clarity in understanding and developing a physical ‘feel’. The main objective is to enable the student to have a good grasp of all the fundamental issues in this subject, besides enjoying the learning process, and developing analytical and intuitive skills.
A comprehensive treatment of Structural Analysis
Well-suited for both self-study and class room use
Excellent refresher for post-graduate students and practising engineers
Especially useful and instructive aid for teachers
Special emphasis on relating deflection diagrams to force response
Special treatment of work and energy methods and displacement methods
Emphasis on short-cut methods of handling indeterminate structures
More than 250 illustrative examples with explanations
Large number of review questions and problems
Table of Contents
Preface / Acknowledgement / Part I: Fundamentals – Structure / Load / Response / Part II: Force Response in Statically Determinate Structures – Support Reactions / Internal Forces in Beams / Axial Forces in Trusses / Axial Forces in Cables and Funicular Arches / Internal Forces in Frames / Influence Lines / Part III: Displacement Response in Statically Determinate Structures – Deflection in Beams: Conventional Methods / Principle of Virtual Forces / Energy Methods / Part IV: Statically Indeterminate Structures: Force Methods – Introduction to Force Methods / Method of Consistent Deformations / Theorem of Least Work / Column Analogy Method / Approximate Lateral Load Analysis of Building Frames / Deflections in Statically Indeterminate Structures / Part V: Kinematically Indeterminate Structures: Displacement Methods – Introduction to Displacement Methods / Slope Deflection Method / Moment Distribution Method / Kani’s Method / Index.
Undergraduate Students, Teachers & Professional Structural Engineers