ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL MEMBER SYSTEMS

ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURAL MEMBER SYSTEMS

With the development over the past decade of computer-based analysis
methods, the teaching of structural analysis subjects has been revolutionized.
The traditional division between structural analysis and structural mechanics

became no longer necessary, and instead of teaching a preponderance of solu-
tion details it is now possible to focus on the underlying theory.

What has been done here is to integrate analysis and mechanics in a sys-
tematic presentation which includes the mechanics of a member, the matrix

formulation of the equations for a system of members, and solution techniques.


The three fundamental steps in formulating a problem in solid mechanics—.
enforcing equilibrium, relating deformations and displacements, and relating
forces and deformations—form the basis of the development, and the central

theme is to establish the equations for each step and then discuss how the com-
plete set of equations is solved. In this way, a reader obtains a more unified

view of a problem, sees more clearly where the various simplifying assumptions
are introduced, and is better prepared to extend the theory.

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