512 pages | 720 B/W Illus.
Structural Mechanics Fundamentals gives you a complete and uniform treatment of the most fundamental and essential topics in structural mechanics. Presenting a traditional subject in an updated and modernized way, it merges classical topics with ones that have taken shape in more recent times, such as duality. This book is extensively based on the introductory chapters to the author’s Structural Mechanics: A Unified Approach.
The book draws on the author’s many years of teaching experience and features a wealth of illustrations and worked examples to help explain the topics clearly yet rigorously. The book can be used as a text for senior undergraduate or graduate students in structural engineering or architecture and as a valuable reference for researchers and practicing engineers.
"It is a book useful for advanced-level students, unifying the contents usually one could find in separate textbooks of statics, strength of materials, and engineering mechanics. The book covers the whole spectrum from kinematics and statics of rigid systems to energy methods and failure phenomena. … It is a very good complementary advanced textbook."
—Dr. Michael Sakellariou, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
"The approach is undoubtedly suitable to undergraduate students who deal with structural problems for the first time: the text is clear and even the most complex subjects are treated in a relatively simple way, easily approachable by common students of structural engineering and even architecture. … It is one of the most complete and comprehensive books on the fundamentals of structural mechanics."
—Professor Claudio Alessandri, University of Ferrara, Italy
"This book builds on the strong and traditional approach to the strength of materials and mechanics of solids of the Italian school of structural mechanics, to give a complete and up-to-date treatment of classical statics of structures."
—Maurizio Angelillo, University of Salerno, Italy
Geometry of Areas
Kinematics and Statics of Rigid Body Systems
Determination of Constraint Reactions
Internal Beam Reactions
Statically Determinate Beam Systems
Analysis of Strain and Stress
Theory of Elasticity
Saint Venant Problem
Beams and Plates in Flexure
Statically Indeterminate Beam Systems: Method of Forces
Energy Methods for the Solution of Beam Systems
Calculation of the Internal Reactions in a Circular Arch Subjected to a Radial Hydrostatic Load
Calculation of the Internal Reactions in a Circular Arch Subjected to a Uniformly Distributed Vertical Load
Finite Difference Method
Torsion of Multiply Connected Thin-Walled Cross-Sections