1st Edition

Structural Analysis Fundamentals

By Ramez Gayed, Amin Ghali Copyright 2022
    680 Pages 394 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    680 Pages 394 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Structural Analysis Fundamentals presents fundamental procedures of structural analysis, necessary for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and structural design practice. It applies linear analysis of structures of all types, including beams, plane and space trusses, plane and space frames, plane and eccentric grids, plates and shells, and assemblage of finite-elements. It also treats plastic and time-dependent responses of structures to static loading, as well as dynamic analysis of structures and their response to earthquakes. Geometric nonlinearity in analysis of cable nets and membranes are examined.

    This is an ideal text for basic and advanced material for use in undergraduate and higher courses. A companion set of computer programs assist in a thorough understanding and application of analysis procedures. The authors provide a special program for each structural system or each procedure. Unlike commercial software, the user can apply any program of the set without a manual or training period. Students, lecturers and engineers internationally employ the procedures presented in in this text and its companion website.


    Ramez B. Gayed is a Civil Engineering Consultant and Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary. He is expert on analysis and design of concrete and steel structures.

    Amin Ghali is Emeritus Professor at the University of Calgary. He is consultant on major international structures. He is inventor of several reinforcing systems for concrete. He has authored over 300 papers and eight patents. His books include Concrete Structures (2012), Circular Storage Tanks and Silos (CRC Press, 2014), and Structural Analysis (CRC Press, 2017).

    1 Structural analysis modeling

    2 Statically determinate structures

    3 Introduction to the analysis of statically indeterminate structures

    4 Force method of analysis

    5 Displacement method of analysis

    6 Time-dependant displacements in structural concrete

    7 Strain energy and virtual work

    8 Virtual work applications

    9 Moment distribution

    10 Effects of axial forces on flexural stiffness

    11 Analysis of shear wall structures

    12 Methods of finite differences and finite-elements

    13 Finite-element analysis

    14 Plastic analysis of plane frames

    15 Yield-line analysis of reinforced concrete slabs

    16 Structural dynamics

    17 Response of structures to earthquakes

    18 Nonlinear analysis

    19 Computer analysis of framed structures

    20 Computer programs


    Ramez B. Gayed is a Civil Engineering Consultant and Adjunct Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Calgary. He is consultant on analysis and design of concrete bridge decks and floors and steel structures for material handling and mining facilities. He worked extensively in developing structural design guides of ACI Committee 421 on design of floors in buildings resistant to static and dynamic forces induced by earthquakes.

    Amin Ghali is Emeritus Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Calgary. He is inventor of eight patents for systems of mechanically-anchored reinforcement for structural concrete. He authored fifteen books and editions on structural analysis and design. He published about 300 refereed journal papers. As structural consultant, his work included major bridges and offshore tank-platforms.

    ‘It is difficult to find a book on structural analysis that covers all the specialty topics. Indeed, this is an encyclopedia which is useful not only for structural analysis but also for structural design and research. It is of paramount importance to practicing professional engineers and academic researchers in structural engineering.’

    Dr Jassim Hassan, Concordia University, Canada

    ‘To secure 100 years of service life for bridges nowadays, many requirements such as sustainability, resilience and innovative design must be satisfied. This new edition is a significant improvement over the previous one, as it includes advanced knowledge and topics. It is an essential reference book for anyone concerned with structures.’

    Prof. Makoto Kawakami, Akita UniversityJapan