COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL MECHANICS: WITH CD ROM (Google eBook)

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 1, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 796 pages
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This class-room tested book, representing the teaching experience of over two decades by the authors, is designed to cater to the needs of senior undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students of civil engineering for a course in Advanced Structural Analysis/Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis/Computer Methods of Structural Analysis.

The book endeavours to fulfil two principal objectives. First, it acquaints students with the matrix methods of structural analysis and their underlying concepts and principles. Second, it demonstrates the development of well-structured computer programs for the analysis of structures by the matrix methods.

After a thorough presentation of the mathematical tools and theory required for linear elastic analysis of structural systems, the text focuses on the flexibility and stiffness methods of analysis for computer usage. The direct stiffness method which forms the backbone of most computer programs is also discussed. Besides, the physical behaviour of structures is analyzed throughout with the help of axial thrust, shear force, bending moment and deflected shape diagrams.

A large number of worked-out examples are included to amplify the concepts and to illustrate the effect of external loads, including the effect of temperature, lack of fit, and settlement of supports, etc. The CD-ROM contains many illustrative computer programs and the usage of modern packages such as Excel and Matlab.

The book will also be a useful reference for practising structural engineers who wish to pursue the versatility of matrix methods as a tool for computer applications.

  

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Contents

DEGREE OF KINEMATIC INDETERMINACY
6
DEGREE OF STATIC INDETERMINACY
25
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF STRUCTURES 5289
52
ENERGY CONCEPTS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 90193
90
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ELEMENT AND SYSTEM 194234
194
EQUATIONS OF STATICS AND KINEMATICS 235271
235
FLEXIBILITY METHOD 272452
272
STIFFNESS APPROACH 453598
453
624
522
DIRECT STIFFNESS METHOD 599665
599
SPECIAL TOPICS 666748
666
References 775776
775
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About the author (2001)

Author Name SANKARASUBRAMANIAN G. About Author Author Name RAJASEKARAN, S. About Author Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

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