Structural Analysis in SI Units, 10th edition

Published by Pearson (July 8, 2019) © 2019

  • Russell C. Hibbeler



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For courses in Structural Analysis; also suitable for those pursuing a career as a structural engineer.

Applying theory to structural modeling and analysis

Structural Analysis in SI Units, 10th Edition, presents the theory and applications of structural analysis to trusses, beams, and frames. The lucid and student-friendly text emphasizes on developing the ability to model and analyze a structure in preparation for professional practice.

The text is designed to ensure students taking their first course in this subject understand some of the more important classical methods of structural analysis to obtain a better understanding of how loads are transmitted through a structure, and how the structure will deform under load. The large number of problems cover realistic situations involving various levels of difficulty.

The updated 10th SI Edition features a wide range of new problems as well as an expanded discussion on structural modeling, specifically on the importance of modeling a structure for computer analysis. Newly added material includes a discussion on catenary cables and further clarification for drawing moment and deflection diagrams for beams and frames.

Hallmark features of this title

  • The organization and approach of the text presents a structured method for introducing each new definition or concept, making it a convenient resource for later reference and review.
    • Each chapter is organized into well-defined sections that contain an explanation of specific topics, illustrative example problems and more.
  • Procedures for Analysis is a unique feature that provides students with a logical and systematic method for applying theory and building problem-solving skills.
    • The example problems are solved using this outlined method in order to clarify the steps needed for solution.
  • Photographs throughout demonstrate how principles of structural analysis apply to real-world situations and help students visualize difficult concepts.
  • A rigorous Triple Accuracy Checking review of the 10th SI edition includes the author's review of all content, as well as the following individuals checking the text:- Kurt Norlin, Bittner Development Group
    • Kai Beng Yap, a practicing engineer
    • J. H. Lee, a practicing engineer
    • Pavel Kolmakov and Daria Zamiusskaya, Computentum
  • The SI edition was reviewed by three additional reviewers.
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New and updated features of this title

    • NEW: Structural modeling is discussed throughout, especially as it applies to modeling a structure for a computer analysis.
    • NEW: Material has been added throughout, including an update to ASCE/SEI 2106 specifications, a discussion of catenary cables, and further clarification for drawing moment and deflection diagrams for beams and frames.
    • NEW: Preliminary problems offer simple applications of concepts and help students develop problem-solving skills before attempting to solve any of the standard problems that follow.
    • UPDATED: 30% new problems are designed to test students' ability to apply theory to realistic practical situations. Throughout the book there is a balance between problems using either SI or FPS units.
    • UPDATED: Rewritten text material clarifies and expands upon concepts throughout the book.
    • UPDATED: Illustrations throughout the text include newly added 2-color art, as well as photorealistic illustrations representing the 3-D nature of structural engineering.
    • NEW: The SI edition was reviewed by three additional reviewers.
    • Enhanced End-of-Chapter exercises offer wrong-answer feedback and hints as students work through problems taken directly from the book.

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  • 1. Types of Structures and Loads
  • 2. Analysis of Statically Determinate Structures
  • 3. Analysis of Statically Determinate Trusses
  • 4. Internal Loadings Developed in Structural Members
  • 5. Cables and Arches
  • 6. Influence Lines for Statically Determinate Structures
  • 7. Deflections
  • 8. Deflections Using Energy Methods
  • 9. Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures by the Force Method
  • 10. Displacement Method of Analysis: Slope-Deflection Equations
  • 11. Displacement Method of Analysis: Moment Distribution
  • 12. Approximate Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures
  • 13. Beams and Frames Having Non-prismatic Members
  • 15. Truss Analysis Using the Stiffness Method
  • 16. Beam Analysis Using the Stiffness Method
  • 18. Plane Frame Analysis Using the Stiffness Method
  • 19. Structural Modeling and Computer Analysis
  • Appendix A. Matrix Algebra for Structural Analysis
  • Preliminary Problems and Fundamental Problems Solutions
  • Answers to Selected Problems
  • Index

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