Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis aims to help its readers navigate through the vast field of structural analysis. The book aims to help its readers master the numerous methods used in structural analysis by focusing on the principal concepts, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The end result is a guide to mastering the many intricacies of the plethora of methods of structural analysis. The book differentiates itself from other volumes in the field by focusing on the following: • Extended analysis of beams, trusses, frames, arches and cables • Extensive application of influence lines for analysis of structures • Simple and effective procedures for computation of deflections • Introduction to plastic analysis, stability, and free vibration analysis Authors Igor A. Karnovsky and Olga Lebed have crafted a must-read book for civil and structural engineers, as well as researches and students with an interest in perfecting structural analysis. Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis also offers numerous example problems, accompanied by detailed solutions and discussion of the results.
Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions contains about 160 papers that were presented at the IV International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions that was held from 10 to 13 November, 2004 in Padova Italy. Following publications of previous seminars that were organized in Barcelona, Spain (1995 and 1998) and Guimarães, Portugal (2001), state-of-the-art information is presented in these two volumes on the preservation, protection, and restoration of historical constructions, both comprising monumental structures and complete city centers. These two proceedings volumes are devoted to the possibilities of numerical and experimental techniques in the maintenance of historical structures. In this respect, the papers, originating from over 30 countries, are subdivided in the following areas: Historical aspects and general methodology, Materials and laboratory testing, Non-destructive testing and inspection techniques, Dynamic behavior and structural monitoring, Analytical and numerical approaches, Consolidation and strengthening techniques, Historical timber and metal structures, Seismic analysis and vulnerability assessment, Seismic strengthening and innovative systems, Case studies. Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions is a valuable source of information for scientists and practitioners working on structure-related issues of historical constructions
This main text encompasses both the principles of mechanics and basic structural concepts, and computer methods in structural analysis. In this edition, coverage of plane statistics and introductory vector analysis is increased; there is a greater design-based emphasis and more material on the principle of virtual work, and computer methods are referred to throughout.
Structural Analysis teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the texts online companion site. See the Features tab for more info on this software. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
An insightful examination of the numerical methods used to develop finite element methods A Variational Approach to Structural Analysis provides readers with the underpinnings of the finite element method (FEM) while highlighting the power and pitfalls of virtual methods. In an easy-to-follow, logical format, this book gives complete coverage of the principle of virtual work, complementary virtual work and energy methods, and static and dynamic stability concepts. The first two chapters prepare the reader with preliminary material, introducing in detail the variational approach used in the book as well as reviewing the equilibrium and compatibility equations of mechanics. The next chapter, on virtual work, teaches how to use kinematical formulations for the determination of the required strain relationships for straight, curved, and thin walled beams. The chapters on complementary virtual work and energy methods are problem-solving chapters that incorporate Castigliano's first theorem, the Engesser-Crotti theorem, and the Galerkin method. In the final chapter, the reader is introduced to various geometric measures of strain and revisits straight, curved, and thin walled beams by examining them in a deformed geometry. Based on nearly two decades of work on the development of the world's most used FEM code, A Variational Approach to Structural Analysis has been designed as a self-contained, single-source reference for mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineering professionals. The book's straightforward style also provides accessible instruction for graduate students in aeronautical, civil, mechanical, and engineering mechanics courses.
Structural Analysis: In Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive review of the classical methods of structural analysis and also the recent advances in computer applications. The prefect guide for the Professional Engineer's exam, Williams covers principles of structural analysis to advanced concepts. Methods of analysis are presented in a concise and direct manner and the different methods of approach to a problem are illustrated by specific examples. In addition, the book include the clear and concise approach to the subject and the focus on the most direct solution to a problem. Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers? understanding of the topics. Structural Analysis: In Theory and Practice is perfect for anyone who wishes to have handy reference filled with equations, calculations and modeling instructions as well as candidates studying for professional engineering registration examinations. It will also serve as a refresher course and reference manual for practicing engineers. Registered professional engineers and registered structural Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers understanding of the topics Comprehensive coverage of the whole field of structural analysis Supplementary problems are given at the end of each chapter with answers provided at the end of the book Realistic situations encountered in practice and test the reader's ability to apply the concepts presented in the chapter Classical methods of structural analysis and also the recent advances in computer applications
This volume provides a concise, historical review of the methods of structural analysis and design - from Galileo in the seventeenth century, to the present day. Through it, students in structural engineering and professional engineers will gain a deeper understanding of the theory behind the modern software packages they use daily in structural design. This book also offers the reader a lucid examination of the process of structural analysis and how it relates to modern design. The first three chapters cover questions about the strength of materials, and how to calculate local effects. An account is then given of the development of the equations of elastic flexure and buckling, followed by a separate chapter on masonry arches. Three chapters on the overall behaviour of elastic structures lead to a discussion of plastic behaviour, and a final chapter indicates that there are still problems needing solution.
The fifth edition of this comprehensive textbook combines and develops concurrently, both classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis. A new introductory chapter on structural analysis modelling has been added. The suitability of modelling structures as beams, plane or space frames and trusses, plane grids or assemblages of finite elements is discussed in this chapter, along with idealisation of loads, anticipated deformations, sketching deflected shapes, and bending moment diagrams. With new solved examples and problems added, the book now has over 100 worked examples and more than 350 problems with answers. A new companion website contains computer programs that can serve as optional aids in studying and in engineering practice: www.sponpress.com/civeng/support.htm. Structural Analysis: A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach, translated into six languages, is a textbook of great international renown, and is recommended by many civil and structural engineering lecturers to their students due to its clear and thorough style and content
This book deals with finite element analysis of structures and will be of value to students of civil, structural and mechanical engineering at final year undergraduate and post-graduate level. Practising structural engineers and researchers will also find it useful. Authoritative and up-to-date, it provides a thorough grounding in matrix-tensor analysis and the underlying theory, and a logical development of its application to structures.