Structural and Stress Analysis – T. H. G. Megson – 2nd Edition


Structural analysis is the corner stone of and all must obtain a thorough understanding of the techniques available to analyse and predict stress in any .

The new edition of this popular textbook provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to all types of structural and , starting from an explanation of the basic principles of , normal and shear force and bending moments and torsion. Building on the success of the first edition, new material on structural and finite element method has been included.

Virtually no prior of structures is assumed and students requiring an accessible and comprehensive insight into stress analysis will find no better available.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

  • Principles of statics

  • Normal force, shear force, bending moment & torsion

  • Analysis of pin-jointed trusses

  • Cables

  • Arches

  • Stress & strain

  • Properties of engineering materials

  • Bending of beams

  • Shear of beams

  • Torsion of beams

  • Composite beams

  • Deflection of beams

  • Complex stress & strain

  • Virtual work & energy methods

  • Analysis of statically indeterminate structures

  • Matrix methods of analysis

  • Plastic analysis of beams & frames

  • Yield line analysis of slabs

  • Influence lines

  • Structural instability

  • Table of section properties

  • Bending of beams: standard cases

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