1st Edition

Static Analysis of Determinate and Indeterminate Structures

    202 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book presents students with the key fundamental elements of structural analysis and covers as much material as is needed for a single-semester course, allowing for a full understanding of indeterminate structural analysis methods without being overwhelming. Authored by four full professors of engineering, this class-tested approach is more practical and focused than what’s found in other existing structural analysis titles, and therefore more easily digestible and accessible. It also allows students to solve indeterminate structural analysis problems by utilizing different methods, enabling them to compare the merits of each, and providing a greater understanding of the subject material.


    • Includes practical examples to illustrate the concepts presented throughout the book
    • Examines and compares different methods to solve indeterminate structural analysis problems
    • Presents a focused treatment of the subject suitable as a primary text for coursework

    Static Analysis of Determinate and Indeterminate Structures is suitable for Civil Engineering students taking Structural Analysis courses.

    ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES. Solving Reactions Using Equations of Force. Deflection of Statically Determinate Beams and Frames. Deflection of Statically Determinate Trusses. Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams for Beams. Influence Lines for Statically Determinate Structures. ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES. Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures by the Force Method (Flexibility Method or Method of Consistent Deformation). Displacement Method of Analysis: Slope-Deflection Method. Displacement Method of Analysis: Moment Distribution Method. Direct Stiffness Method: Application to Beams. Direct Stiffness Method: Application to Frames. Direct Stiffness Method: Application to Trusses. Approximate Methods. Appendix A. References.


    Dr. Kenneth Derucher is a Professor of Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico (Chico State) and has served as the Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management. Dr. Derucher is a teacher, researcher, consultant, fundraiser and author of a number of textbooks and various publications. He is a Professional Engineer who served on many legal cases as an expert witness in the engineering field. During Dr. Derucher’s career, he has received many accolades for his achievements.

    Dr. Chandrasekhar Putcha is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton since 1981. Earlier to that, he worked at West Virginia University, Morgantown as Research Assistant Professor. His research areas of interest are – Reliability, Risk Analysis and optimization. He has published more than 180 research papers in refereed Journals and conferences. He is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers. He did consulting for Federal agencies such as NASA, Navy, US Army Corps of Engineers and Air Force as well as leading private organizations like Boeing, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC).

    Dr. Uksun Kim is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton and served as the Department Chair from 2012 to 2018. His research interests include seismic design of building systems with steel joist girders, partially-restrained connections, and seismic rehabilitation of prestressed building systems. He is a licensed professional engineer and a LEED AP.

    Prof. GangaRao Hota, Ph. D., PE- After joining West Virginia University in 1969, Dr. Hota attained the rank of Maurice & JoAnn Wadsworth Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Statler College of Engineering, and became a Fellow of ASCE and SEI. Dr. Hota has been directing the Constructed Facilities Center since 1988, and the Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI), both co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation- IUCRC. He has been advancing fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for infrastructure implementation, in hydraulic structures jointly with USACE, naval vessels, utility poles, high pressure pipes, sheet piling, others. He chairs PHMSA’s WG191 on Hydraulic Structures. Dr. Hota has published over 400 technical papers in refereed journals and proceedings, in addition to textbooks and book chapters. He has received 15 patents and many national awards. His accomplishments have been covered by CNN, ABC News, KDKA-Pittsburgh, WV-PBS, and others.