1st Edition

Introduction to Structural Analysis

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ISBN 9780367532727
October 8, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
456 Pages 282 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book cover principles of structural analysis without any requirement of prior knowledge of structures or equations. Starting from the basic principles of equilibrium of forces and moments, all other subsequent theories of structural analysis have been discussed logically. Divided into two major parts, this book discusses basics of mechanics and principles of degrees of freedom upon which the entire paradigm rests followed by analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures. Energy method of structural analysis is also included. Worked out examples are provided in each chapter to explain the concept and to solve real life structural analysis along with solutions manual. Aimed at undergraduate/senior undergraduate students in civil, structural and construction engineering, it:

  • Deals with basic level of the structural analysis (i.e., types of structures and loads, material and section properties up to the standard level including analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures)
  • Focuses on generalized coordinate system, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, as an alternative form of studying the subject
  • Introduces structural indeterminacy and degrees of freedom with large number of worked out examples
  • Covers fundamentals of matrix theory of structural analysis
  • Reviews energy principles and their relationship to calculating structural deflections

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Structural Analysis, Loads, Material and Section Properties 1. Introduction to Structural Analysis 2. Types of Structures and Loads 3. Material and Section Properties Part 2: Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures 4. Basic Concepts of Generalized Coordinates, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics 5. Equilibrium and Support Reactions 6. Degrees of Freedom and Structural Indeterminacy 7. Plane Trusses and Space Trusses 8. Beams and Frames: Shear and Bending Moment 9. Deflections of Beams by Geometric Methods 10. Deflections Using Work-Energy Methods 11. Rolling Loads and Influence Lines and its Applications 12. Cables, Arches and Suspension Bridges 13. Analysis of Symmetric Structures Part 3: Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures 14. Introduction to Statically Indeterminate Structures 15. Approximate Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures 16. Method of Consistent Deformations- Force Method 17. Influence Lines for Statically Indeterminate Structures 18. Slope-Deflection Method- Displacement Method 19. Moment-Distribution Method-Displacement Method 20. Kani’s Method- Displacement Method 21. Column Analogy Method 22. Beams and Frames having Non-prismatic Members 23. Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis 24. Plastic Analysis of Steel Structures. Appendices. Bibliography. Answers to the Selected Problems. Index

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Debabrata Podder is currently working as an Assistant Professor (CE) at National Institute of Technology Meghalaya, India. He has completed his Engineering education from Jadavpur University and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. After a brief stint as Civil Engineer (S002) at Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd., Mumbai, he took to academics. He has published one book named as Residual stresses, distortions and their mitigation for fusion welding (ISBN: 978-3-659-94213-6) and papers in several peer reviewed journals. His research interests include welding induced deformations and residual stresses, FEA of structures, theoretical and computational solid mechanics, structural analysis and design. Santanu Chatterjee is a Bachelor of Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in Construction Engineering and professionally certified from IIT Kanpur on Finite Element Analysis (NPTEL – IIT Kanpur). He has research and industrial experience in the field of Civil/Structural Design Engineering for more than 14 years. He has been also involved in civil design of several solar power plants. He also takes interest in concepts of string theory and quantum mechanics and recently got his paper selected for International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences (ICM-square 2019 and published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1391 (2019) doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1391/1/012066) and one of his papers got awarded as best scientific paper at National Institute of Technology Durgapur (Published in International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) ISSN: 2277-3878, Volume-8 Issue-2S7, July 2019), International Conference on renewable energy( ICCARE-2019), India. Presently he is working on development of a calculation tool for transmission line foundation system layout that would enable engineers to draw transmission tower foundation layout with minimal input and compute design quantitates for execution of work.