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Structural Analysis

A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach, 6th Edition

By Amin Ghali, Adam Neville, Tom G. Brown

© 2009 – CRC Press

836 pages

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Paperback: 9780415774338
pub: 2009-02-11
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About the Book

This comprehensive textbook, now in its sixth edition, combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. New solved examples and problems have been added, giving over 140 worked examples and more than 400 problems with answers.

The introductory chapter on structural analysis modelling gives a good grounding to the beginner, showing how structures can be modelled as beams, plane or space frames and trusses, plane grids or assemblages of finite element. Idealization of loads, anticipated deformations, deflected shapes and bending moment diagrams are presented. Readers are also shown how to idealize real three-dimensional structures into simplified models that can be analyzed with little or no calculation, or with more involved calculations using computers. Dynamic analysis, essential for structures subject to seismic ground motion, is further developed in this edition and in a code-neutral manner. The topic of structural reliability analysis is discussed in a new chapter.

Translated into six languages, this textbook is of considerable international renown, and is widely recommended by many civil and structural engineering lecturers to their students because of its clear and thorough style and content.

Table of Contents

1. Structural analysis modelling

2. Statically determinate structures

3. Introduction to the analysis of statically indeterminate structures

4. Force method of analysis

5. Displacement method of analysis

6. Use of force and displacement methods

7. Strain energy and virtual work

8. Determination of displacements by virtual work

9. Important energy theorems

10. Displacement of elastic structures by special methods

11. Application of force and displacement methods

12. Influence lines for beams, frames grids, arches, and trusses

13. Effects of axial forces on flexural stiffness

14. Analysis of shear-wall structures

15. Method of finite differences

16. Finite-element method

17. Further development of finite-element method

18. Plastic analysis of continuous beams and frames

19. Yield-line and strip methods for slabs

20. Structural dynamics and seismic analysis

21. Computer analysis of framed structures

22. Implementation of computer analysis

23. Nonlinear analysis

24. Structural reliability analysis


About the Authors

Amin Ghali is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and Professor Emeritus in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Calgary, Canada

Adam Neville is former Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, Scotland

Tom G. Brown is Professor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Calgary, Canada

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