This extended and revised second edition elaborates on techniques for the numerical analysis of beams, long strips, circular plates, and circular-cylindrical tanks resting on elastic foundations and on unyielding or elastic supports. Emphasis is placed on the simplicity of analysis, while maintaining the accuracy of results, and a large number of examples are included as illustration. Easy-to-use, fully-revised software is included which runs smoothly under current Windows operating systems. The applicability of the software is extended to analysis of laterally-loaded piles and bending analysis of retaining walls. A bonus suite of complementary software containing programmes for elastic-plastic soil-structure interaction analyses of beams or strips, laterally-loaded piles or sheet-piles, and long retaining walls is also included. This package of numerical techniques and software provides a powerful tool which renders design analysis of structures easy and time-efficient. Practising engineers will find this title invaluable, while postgraduate students and researchers working in soil-structure interaction will also find the book-software package very useful.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Analysis 1. Introduction to Applied Analyses 2. Linear-Elastic Analysis of Beams and Strips on Elastic Foundations 3. Linear-Elastic Analysis of Circular Plates on Elastic Foundations 4. Linear-Elastic Analysis of Cylindrical Tanks under Conditions of Axial Symmetry Part 2: Computer Software 5. General Information 6. Data Input 7. Statistical Analysis and Data/Results Presentation
Dr Edmund S Melerski, who sadly passed away just before publication of this book, was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He had over 35 years of experience in university teaching and research in the area of structures and structural analysis, gained in four countries. His major research interests were associated with the soil-structure interaction analysis, resulting in a large number of papers and this definitive work.