531 pages | 332 B/W Illus.
Building on the author’s Structural Mechanics Fundamentals, this text presents a complete and uniform treatment of the more advanced topics in structural mechanics, ranging from beam frames to shell structures, from dynamics to buckling analysis, from plasticity to fracture mechanics, from long-span to high-rise civil structures.
This book serves as a text for graduate students in structural engineering, as well as a reference for practising engineers and researchers.
1. Plane frames 2. Statically indeterminate beam systems: Method of displacements 3. Shells and membranes 4. Finite element method 5. Dynamics of discrete systems 6. Dynamics of continuous systems 7. Instability of elastic equilibrium 8. Theory of plasticity 9. Plane stress and plane strain conditions 10. Mechanics of fracture 11. Long-span structures 12. High-rise buildings. Appendices A. Shape functions B. Application of the finite element method to diffusion problems C. Initial strains and residual stresses D. Plane elasticity with couple stresses E. Rotating circular disk F. Thermal stress in a circular disk