A clear, comprehensive & practical guide to a core topic in civil/structural engineering which satisfies the textbook requirements of three years of study. It enables the student to obtain a thorough understanding of the techniques available to analyse and predict stress in any structure. It provides a clear explanation of theory applied to real structures/ practical situations and is well-supported by worked examples and problems throughout.
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Influence lines for statically determinate structures
Simple stress systems
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analysis anticlockwise applied assumed axial force axial load beam shown bending moments bending stress boundary conditions Calculate centre centroid clockwise collapse load column compressive concentrated load Consider constant contraflexure couple cross-section deflection diagram direction displacement dv/dx elastic element equal Example external loads Figure fixed end forces flange force F forces acting free body Gaussian elimination given horizontal influence line joint linear maximum bending midspan neutral axis normal stress Note pin-jointed structures plastic hinges portal frame positive propped cantilever respectively rigid rigid-jointed structure rotation segment shear force shear stress shown in Fig Similarly simply supported beam sin2 Solution span statically determinate statically indeterminate structure stiffness relationship strain stress distribution structural stiffness matrix structure shown symmetrical Table Taking moments tensile torsional truss uniformly distributed load vector vertical reactions virtual virtual displacement x-axis Young's modulus z-axis zero