Structural Analysis Fourth Edition

Structural Analysis Fourth Edition

The objective of this book is to develop an understanding of the basic
principles of structural analysis. Emphasizing the intuitive classical approach,
Structural Analysis covers the analysis of statically determinate
and indeterminate beams, trusses, and rigid frames. It also presents an
introduction to the matrix analysis of structures.
The book is divided into three parts. Part One presents a general
introduction to the subject of structural engineering. It includes a chapter
devoted entirely to the topic of loads because attention to this important
topic is generally lacking in many civil engineering curricula.
Part Two, consisting of Chapters 3 through 10, covers the analysis of
statically determinate beams, trusses, and rigid frames.

Structural analysis is the prediction of the performance of a given structure
under prescribed loads and/or other external e¤ects, such as support
movements and temperature changes. The performance characteristics
commonly of interest in the design of structures are (1) stresses or stress
resultants, such as axial forces, shear forces, and bending moments; (2)
deflections; and (3) support reactions. Thus, the analysis of a structure
usually involves determination of these quantities as caused by a given
loading condition. The objective of this text is to present the methods
for the analysis of structures in static equilibrium.


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