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Introduction to Structural Analysis and Design

ISBN-10: 047131997X
ISBN-13: 9780471319979
Edition: 2001
Authors: S. D. Rajan
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Book details

List price: $248.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.246

This text offers a comprehensive introduction to the principles of structural analysis and structural design. The author reinforces ideas through a combination of limited versatile classical techniques and numerical methods.

Introduction
Structural Engineering
Types of Structural Systems
Structural Analysis
Structural Design
Units and Values
Tips and Aids
Determinate Structural Systems
Components of Structural Systems
Structural Members
Connections
Supports
Free-Body Diagrams
Resultant of Distributed Loading
Equilibrium
Determinacy
Simple Determinate Structures
Stability
Planar Truss Analysis
Method of Joints
General Procedure
Method of Sections
General Procedure
Zero Force Members
Unstable Trusses
Planar Frame Analysis
Internal Forces
Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams
Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams for Beams
Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams for Frames
Unstable Frames
Structural Design Fundamentals
Material Behavior
Stress and Strain
Material Properties
Stress-Strain Relationship
Principal Stress and Strain
Stress and Strain Computations
Cross-Sectional Properties
Axial Force
Bending Moment
Shear Force
Combined Stresses
Theories of Failure
Some Causes of Structural Failures
Failure Criteria
Commonly Used Structural Materials
Modeling the Structure and the Loads
Design Specifications
Design Codes
Dead Loads
Live Loads
Wind Loads
Snow and Rain Loads
Earthquake Loads
Other Design Issues
Simple Design Examples
Mathematical Background
Design Problems and Issues
Computation of Deflections
Beam Deflection Differential Equation
Moment-Area Method
Conjugate Beam Method
Energy Principles
Principle of Virtual Work
Unit Load Method for Beams and Frames
Unit Load Method for Trusses
Indeterminate Structural Systems
Force Method
Beams
Frames
Trusses
Higher Degrees of Indeterminacy
Slope-Deflection Method
Beams
Frames without Sidesway
Frames with Sidesway
Matrix-Based Numerical Methods of Structural Analysis
Fundamentals of Matrix Algebra
Definitions
Operations
Direct Stiffness Method
Overview
Truss Analysis
Frame Analysis
Theorem of Minimum Potential Energy
Finite Element Method
Truss Analysis
Frame Analysis
Advanced Topics
Internal Hinge
Skew Supports
Support Settlements
Typical Connection
Thermal Loads
Computer-Based Structural Analysis
Overview
Terminology
Building a Mathematical Model
Steps in Modeling the Structure
Some Basic Checks
More Examples
Optimum Structural Design
Background
Types of Mathematical Programming Problems
Nonlinear Programming (NLP) Problem
Kuhn-Tucker Conditions
Numerical Solution Techniques
Genetic Algorithm
The Basic Algorithm
Problem Formulation
Design Examples
Linking Analysis and Design Techniques
Structural Optimization
Sizing Optimal Design
Shape Optimal Design
Topology Optimal Design
Combination Optimal Design
Design Examples
Broad Classification of Structural Forms
Optimal Design Using the GS-USA [copyright] Program
Case Studies
Design of Steel and Concrete Structures
Introduction to Design of Steel Structures
Design of Tension Members
Design of Compression Members
Column Design
Beam Design
Introduction to Design of Concrete Structures
Beam Design
Column Design
Bibliography
Answers to Selected Problems
Material Properties
Cross-Sectional Properties
Commonly Used Structural Values
Catalog of Structural Solutions
Mathematical Background
Index

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