ANALYSIS OF ENGINEERING STRUCTURES

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ANALYSIS OF ENGINEERING STRUCTURES


This book provides a fundamental and thorough coverage of statics for students of

structural engineering. The methods for structural analyses are explained in detail, based

on basic static, kinematic and energy methods.
A whole chapter deals with calculations relating to the deformation of structures, as the
authors believe that it is a basis for achieving a good understanding of structural
behaviour.

Much attention is paid to the practical aspects of the subject and each piece of theoretical
analysis is followed by worked examples and in conclusion a simple bridge is analysed by
the various methods that have been presented.
The finite element method, as an extension of the displacement method, is covered only to
provide an understanding of computer applications presented using the structural analysis
program OCEAN, which can be downloaded from the internet (kamen.unimb.
si/lak/ocean).
An innovative approach that enables influence lines to be calculated (using ^-functions
developed by Bedenik) in much simpler manner than any previously known method is also
described.
Basic matrix algebra is given in appendices to provide readers with the necessary tools to
understand the text.



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