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Structural Analysis Fundamentals

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ISBN 9780367252618
September 17, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
552 Pages 394 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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. Time-dependant displacements in structural concrete

7. Strain Energy and Virtual Work

8. Virtual work applications

9. Application of displacement method: 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

Appendix A. Displacements of prismatic members

Appendix B. Fixed-end forces of prismatic members

Appendix C. End-forces caused by end displacements of prismatic members

Appendix D. Reactions and bending moments at supports of continuous beams due to unit displacement of supports

Appendix E. Properties of geometrical figures

Appendix F. Torsional constant J

Appendix G. Values of the integral ∫I Mu M dl

Appendix H. Forces due to prestressing of concrete members

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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.

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