This book examines the recent developments in computerized structural analysis and finite element analysis to re-appraise existing approximate techniques and to define their scope and limits more accurately. The book proposes new techniques and provides many numerical examples and comparisons with 'accurate' methods.
Table of Contents
Preface. Multi-storey building frames. Structural walls. Dual systems (structural walls and frames). Space structures. Pile foundations and retaining walls. Seismic design - basic concepts - approximate methods. Evaluation of existing buildings for seismic hazard. Postscript. Appendix A1: structural dynamics - main formulae. Appendix A2: techniques for finite elements computations. Appendix A3: methods of quantifying the structural rigidity. Appendix A4: glossary of earthquake engineering terms. Index.