Structural Analysis – Aslam Kassimali – 4th Edition


The objective of this is to develop an understanding of the basicprinciples of structural analysis. Emphasizing the intuitive classical ap-proach, covers the analysis of determinateand indeterminate beams, trusses, and rigid frames. It also presents anintroduction to the analysis of structures.

A Instructor’s Solution Manual in SI units is available on request for Structural Analysis, this teaches students the basic principles of using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes to help illustrate the fundamental concepts.

Each chapter of the begins with an introductory section de-?ning its objective and ends with a summary section outlining its salientfeatures. An important general feature of the book is the inclusion of step-by-step for analysis to enable students to make an easiertransition from theory to problem solving. Numerous solved examplesare provided to illustrate the application of the fundamental concepts.

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  • Part 1: Introduction to Structural Analysis and Loads

    1. Introduction to Structural Analysis
    Historical Background
    Role of Structural Analysis in Structural Engineering Projects
    Classification of Structures
    Analytical Models

    2. Loads on Structures
    Dead Loads
    Live Loads
    Wind Loads
    Snow Loads
    Earthquake Loads
    Hydrostatic and Soil Pressures
    Thermal and Other Effects
    Load Combinations

    Part 2: Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures

    3. Equilibrium and Support Reactions
    Equilibrium of Structures
    External and Internal Forces
    Types of Supports for Plane Structures
    Static Determinacy, Indeterminacy and Instability
    Computation of Reactions
    Principle of Superposition
    Reactions of Simply Supported Structures Using Proportions

    4. Plane and Space Trusses
    Assumptions for Analysis of Trusses
    Arrangement of Members of Plane Trusses-Internal Stability
    Equations of Condition for Plane Trusses
    Static Determinacy, Indeterminacy, and Instability of Plane Trusses
    Analysis of Plane Trusses by the Method of Joints
    Analysis of Plane Trusses by the Method of Sections
    Analysis of Compound Trusses
    Complex Trusses
    Space Trusses

    5. Beams and Frames: Shear and Bending Moment
    Axial Force, Shear, and Bending Moment
    Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams
    Qualitative Deflected Shapes
    Relationships between Loads, Shears, and Bending Moments
    Static Determinacy, Indeterminacy and Instability of Plane Frames
    Analysis of Plane Frames

    6. Deflection of Beams: Geometric Methods
    Differential Equation for Beam Deflection
    Direct Integration Method
    Superposition Method
    Moment-Area Method
    Bending Moment Diagrams by Parts
    Conjugate-Beam Method

    7. Deflections of Trusses, Beams and Frames: Work-Energy Methods
    Principle of Virtual Work
    Deflections of Trusses by the Virtual Work Method
    Deflections of Beams by the Virtual Work Method
    Deflections of Frames by the Virtual Work Method
    Conservation of Energy and Strain Energy
    Castigliano's Second Theorem
    Betti's Law and Maxwell's Law of Reciprocal Deflections

    8. Influence Lines
    Influence Lines for Beams and Frames by Equilibrium Method
    Mueller-Breslau's Principle and Qualitative Influence Lines
    Influence Lines for Girders with Floor Systems
    Influence Lines for Trusses
    Influence Lines for Deflections

    9. Application of Influence Lines
    Response at a Particular Location Due to a Single Moving Concentrated Load
    Response at a Particular Location Due to a Uniformly Distributed Live Load
    Response at a Particular Location Due to a Series of Moving Concentrated Loads
    Absolute Maximum Response

    10. Analysis of Symmetric Structures
    Symmetric Structures
    Symmetric and Antisymmetric Components of Loadings
    Behavior of Symmetric Structures under Symmetric and Antisymmetric Loadings
    Procedure for Analysis of Symmetric Structures

    Part 3: Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures

    11. Introduction to Statically Indeterminate Structures
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Indeterminate Structures
    Analysis of Indeterminate Structures

    12. Approximate Analysis of Rectangular Building Frames
    Assumptions for Approximate Analysis
    Analysis for Vertical Loads
    Analysis for Lateral Loads-Portal Method
    Analysis for Lateral Loads
    -Cantilever Method

    13. Method of Consistent Deformations-Force Method
    Structures with Single Degree of Indeterminacy
    Internal Forces and Moments as Redundants
    Structures with Multiple Degrees of Indeterminacy
    Support Settlements, Temperature Changes and Fabrication Errors

    14. Three-Moment Equation and the Method of Least Work
    Derivation of Three-Moment Equation
    Application of Three-Moment Equation
    Method of Least Work

    15. Influence Lines for Statically Indeterminate Structures
    Influence Lines for Beams and Trusses
    Qualitative Influence Lines by Muller-Breslau's Principle

    16. Slope-Deflection Method
    Slope-Deflection Equations
    Basic Concept of the Slope-Deflection Method
    Analysis of Continuous Beams
    Analysis of Frames without Sidesway
    Analysis of Frames with Sidesway

    17. Moment-Distribution Method
    Definitions and Terminology
    Basic Concept of the Moment-Distribution Method
    Analysis of Continuous Beams
    Analysis of Frames without Sidesway
    Analysis of Frames with Sidesway

    18. Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis
    Analytical Model
    Member Stiffness Relations in Local Coordinates
    Coordinate Transformations
    Member Stiffness Relations in Global Coordinates
    Structure Stiffness Relations
    Procedure for Analysis

    Appendix A: Areas and Centroids of Geometric Shapes
    Appendix B: Review of Matrix Algebra
    Definition of a Matrix
    Types of Matrices
    Matrix Operations
    Solution of Simultaneous Equations by the Gauss-Jordan Method
    Appendix C: Computer Software Bibliography Answers to Selected Index
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Structural Analysis
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 0495295671
    • ISBN-13: 9780495295679
    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Publication date: 2011
    • Topic: Civil
    • Subtopic: Structural Analysis
    • File Type: eBook, Solution Manual
    • Idioma: English

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