Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice, 1st edition

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Structural Analysis helps you develop your intuition and the habit of evaluating the reasonableness of structural analysis results. With examples and problems that use a guess, calculate, and evaluate results structure, the text will help you develop the metacognitive skill of thinking about your own thought process.

Published by Pearson (August 26th 2020) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780134877129

Subject: Civil Engineering

Category: Structural Analysis

Table of contents

Table of Contents

  1. Loads and Structure Idealization
    • 1.1 Loads
    • 1.2 Load Combinations
    • 1.3 Structure Idealization
    • 1.4 Application of Gravity Loads
    • 1.5 Application of Lateral Loads
    • 1.6 Distribution of Lateral Loads by Flexible Diaphragm
  2. Predicting Results
    • 2.1 Qualitative Truss Analysis
    • 2.2 Principle of Superposition
    • 2.3 Principle of Superposition
    • 2.4 Approximating Loading Conditions
  3. Cables and Arches
    • 3.1 Cables with Point Loads
    • 3.2 Cables with Uniform Loads
    • 3.3 Arches
  4. Internal Force Diagrams
    • 4.1 Internal Forces by Integration
    • 4.2 Constructing Diagrams by Deduction
    • 4.3 Diagrams for Frames
  5. Deformations
    • 5.1 Double Integration Method
    • 5.2 Conjugate Beam Method
    • 5.3 Virtual Work Method
  6. Influence Lines
    • 6.1 Table-of-Points Method
    • 6.2 Müller-Breslau Method
    • 6.3 Using Influence Lines
  7. Introduction to Computer Aided Analysis
    • 7.1 Why Computer Results are Always Wrong
    • 7.2 Checking Fundamental Principles
    • 7.3 Checking Features of the Solution
  8. Approximate Analysis of Indeterminate Trusses and Braced Frames
    • 8.1 Indeterminate Trusses
    • 8.2 Braced Frames with Lateral Loads
    • 8.3 Braced Frames with Gravity Loads
  9. Approximate Analysis of Rigid Frames
    • 9.1 Gravity Load Method
    • 9.2 Portal Method for Lateral Loads
    • 9.3 Cantilever Method for Lateral Loads
    • 9.4 Combined Gravity and Lateral Loads
  10. Approximate Lateral Displacements
    • 10.1 Braced Frames — Story Drift Method
    • 10.2 Braced Frames — Virtual Work Method
    • 10.3 Rigid Frames — Stiff Beam Method
    • 10.4 Rigid Frames — Virtual Work Method
    • 10.5 Solid Walls — Single Story
    • 10.6 Solid Walls — Multistory
  11. Diaphragms
    • 11.1 Distribution of Lateral Loads by Rigid Diaphragm
    • 11.2 In Plane Shear: Collector Beams
    • 11.3 In Plane Moment: Diaphragm Chords
  12. Force Method
    • 12.1 One Degree Indeterminate Beams
    • 12.2 Multi-Degree Indeterminate Beams
    • 12.3 Indeterminate Trusses
  13. Moment Distribution Method
    • 13.1 Overview of Method
    • 13.2 Fixed End Moments and Distribution Factors
    • 13.3 Beams and Sidesway Inhibited Frames
    • 13.4 Sidesway Frames
  14. Direct Stiffness Method for Trusses
    • 14.1 Overview of Method
    • 14.2 Transformation and Element Stiffness Matrices
    • 14.3 Compiling the System of Equations
    • 14.4 Finding Deformations, Reactions and Internal Forces
    • 14.5 Additional Loadings
  15. Direct Stiffness Method for Frames
    • 15.1 Element Stiffness Matrix
    • 15.2 Transformation Matrix
    • 15.3 Global Stiffness Matrix
    • 15.4 Loads Between Nodes
    • 15.5 Direct Stiffness Method
    • 15.6 Internal Forces

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