This book deals with matrix methods of structural analysis for linearly elastic framed structures. It starts with background of matrix analysis of structures followed by procedure to develop force-displacement relation for a given structure using flexibility and stiffness coefficients. The remaining text deals with the analysis of framed structures using flexibility, stiffness and direct stiffness methods. Simple programs using MATLAB for the analysis of structures are included in the appendix.
- Explores matrix methods of structural analysis for linearly elastic framed structures
- Introduces key concepts in the development of stiffness and flexibility matrices
- Discusses concepts like action and redundant coordinates (in flexibility method) and active and restrained coordinates (in stiffness method)
- Helps reader understand the background behind the structural analysis programs
- Contains solved examples and MATLAB codes
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Flexibility and Stiffness: Characteristics of Structures 3. Flexibility Method 4. Stiffness Method 5. Direct Stiffness Method
Praveen Nagarajan completed his civil engineering education from NIT Calicut and IIT Madras. He was a top-ranking student throughout. After a brief stint as Bridge design Engineer at L&T Ramboll, Chennai, he took to academics. His research interests include reinforced and prestressed concrete, bridge engineering, and structural reliability. He has published more than 50 technical papers in these areas and authored the book Prestressed Concrete Design (published by Pearson). He is the recipient of several awards like the Valli Anantharamakrishnan Merit Prize from IIT Madras, E P Nicolaides Prize from the Institution of Engineers (India), the Best Young Teacher award from NIT Calicut, ICI-UltraTech Award for Outstanding Young Concrete Engineer of Kerala by the Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), and ICI-Prof. V. Ramakrishnan Young Scientist Award by the ICI. He has guided two PhD students and more than 35 M-Tech projects. He is also guiding eight research scholars for their doctoral degrees. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology Calicut, India.