This comprehensive textbook combines classical and matrix-based methods of structural analysis and develops them concurrently. It is widely used by civil and structural engineering lecturers and students because of its clear and thorough style and content. The text is used for undergraduate and graduate courses and serves as reference in structural engineering practice. With its six translations, the book is used internationally, independent of codes of practice and regardless of the adopted system of units.
Now in its seventh edition:
'The book contains chapters which cover all possible theories to analyze a structure statically and dynamically. The matrix method of analysis should certainly prepare students with a basic understanding for developing efficient computer coded analysis and design procedures for structural parts.'
-- Pranesh Chatterjee, Tata Steel
Structural analysis modeling. Statically determinate structures. Introduction to the analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Force method of analysis. Displacement method of analysis. Use of force and displacement methods. Strain energy and virtual work. Determination of displacements by virtual work. Important energy theorems. Displacement of elastic structures by special methods. Application of force and displacement methods. Influence lines for beams, frames grids, arches, and trusses. Effects of axial forces on flexural stiffness. Analysis of shear-wall structures. Method of finite differences. Finite-element method. Further development of finite-element method. Plastic analysis of continuous beams and frames. Yield-line and strip methods for slabs. Structural dynamics. Response of structures to earthquakes. Computer analysis of framed structures. Implementation of computer analysis. Nonlinear analysis. Structural reliability analysis. Structural analysis computer programs.