Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice, 1st edition

  • James Hanson

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Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice encourages engineering students to develop intuition and the habit of evaluating the reasonableness of structural analysis results. The author presents examples and problems that incorporate a thought process to help you develop the metacognitive skill of thinking about your own thought process.

The text presents content not seen in other structural analysis books that you'll need to pass the licensure exam and frames ideas for application on the job. Drawing upon the evaluation skills gathered from a 6-year project with experienced structural engineers, the author helps you learn skills to transition from novice to expert faster and to become more competent in your career.

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

ISBN-13: 9780134877129

Subject: Civil Engineering

Category: Structural Analysis


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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