Published in 1987. This text encompasses both the principles of mechanics and basic structural concepts, and computer methods in structural analysis. There is a greater design-based emphasis and more material on the principal of virtual work.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Definitions and introductory concepts 2. Structural mechanics - statically determinate plane frames 3. Space statics and determinate space structures 4. Basic structural concepts 5. Stiffness and flexibility 6. Moment distribution 7. Matrix stiffness method 8. Matrix flexibility method 9. Instability of struts and frameworks 10. Structural dynamics 11. Elasticity problems and the finite difference method 12. The finite element method 13. Computer application 14. Plastic theory of structures Appendices Index
R.C. Coates: Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham
M.G. Coutie: Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham
F.K. Kong: Professor and Head, Division of Structures and Construction, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore