Structural Analysis Principles, Methods and Modelling

Structural Analysis  Principles, Methods, and Modelling 

Andrew Watts

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Structural engineering involves the analysis and design of structures and is one of the core sub-disciplines of civil engineering. Civil engineering structures take a variety of forms and include buildings, bridges, towers, marine structures, dams, tunnels, retaining walls and other infrastructure. The most common materials used for the construction of these structures are concrete, steel and timber, although a variety of other materials are used including stone, aluminium, polymers, carbon fibre, glass and many more. Structural engineering underpins and sustains the built environment, where bridges, buildings and other structures must be safe, serviceable, durable, aesthetically pleasing and economical. It is concerned primarily in developing structural solutions to resist loads and other forces, and in devising ways to provide safe load paths for these forces. It is an applied science, founded on mathematical laws and physical concepts applied to engineering materials, both traditional and advanced, for the provision of infrastructure and technological innovation. The demands of new and existing structures imposed by society and by economics and the use of new or advanced materials require solutions that challenge and unite creativity and scientific rigour.

Content :
  • Introduction
  • Statics of structures: Equilibrium and support reactions
  • Internal actions of beams and frames
  • Statically determinate trusses
  • Euler–Bernoulli beam model
  • Slope-deflection methods
  • Work–energy methods
  • The force method
  • Moment distribution
  • Truss analysis using the stiffness method
  • Beam analysis using the stiffness method
  • Frame analysis using the stiffness method
  • Introduction to the finite element method
  • Introduction to the structural stability of columns
  • Introduction to nonlinear analysis

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