About the book
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (Second Edition) is a basic under-graduate text on Structural Analysis, presented with fresh insight and clarity. The content is divided into five distinct but related parts (comprising 22 chapters), exploring sequentially and comprehensively the basic and advanced concepts of structural mechanics. Part 1 introduces the basic concepts of structure, loading and response. Parts 2 and 3 deal respectively with various methods of finding the force response and displacement response of statically determinate structures. Parts 4 and 5 explore various methods of analysing indeterminate structures by force and displacement methods respectively. In this second edition, the contents have been revised and made up-to-date.
Many issues related to the finer aspects of the theory are explored in detail. This includes numerous applications, including short-cut methods of analyzing indeterminate structures. Topics that are commonly ill-understood by engineers, such as the principle of virtual work, energy methods and displacement methods, are discussed here 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.