Structural analysis is an integral and essential component of any degree program in civil or structural engineering. This text equips students with all they need to know about structural analysis, comprehensively satisfying the textbook requirements of the entire undergraduate curriculum in structural analysis.
The book enables the student to obtain a thorough understanding of the techniques available to analyze structures. The material is presented in a clear and readable style. The book minimizes theoretical derivations and presents a wealth of simple and practical examples.
Among the topics addressed are:
Reaction calculation for simple and compound structures
Plane truss analysis
Shear and moment diagrams analysis
Deflection analysis for determinate structures
Influence line analysis for determinate structures under moving loads.
Analysis of three-hinged arches and cables under a number of loading types.
Classical analysis methods for indeterminate structures
Matrix analysis methods for indeterminate structures
Introduction to a number of selected topics related to structural analysis
Structural Analysis & Selected Topics provides students with a complete and indispensable guide to all aspects of structural analysis. It also offers an ideal reference to the subject for graduates and professionals.