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Structural Analysis
Author(s): Devdas Menon

ISBN:    978-81-7319-750-5 
Publication Year:   Reprint 2016
Pages:   1232
Binding:   Paper Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   900

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Cover Illustration:

Leonardo da Vinci Bridge  outside Oslo, Norway

About the book

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.

Key Features

  • 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


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