Structural Analysis: A Classical and Matrix Approach / Edition 4

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Presenting an introduction to elementary structural analysis methods and principles, this book will help readers develop a thorough understanding of both the behavior of structural systems under load and the tools needed to analyze those systems. Throughout the chapters, they'll explore both statically determinate and statically indeterminate structures. And they'll find hands-on examples and problems that illustrate key concepts and give them opportunity to apply what they've learned.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470036082
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/13/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack C. McCormac is Alumni Distinguished Professor o CivilEngineering, Emeritus at Clemson University. He holds a BS in civilengineering from the Citadel, an MS in civil engineering fromMassachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Letters fromClemson University. His contributions to engineering education andthe engineering profession have been recognized by many, includingthe American Society for Engineering Education, the AmericanInstitute of Steel Construction, and the American ConcreteInstitute. Professor McCormac was included in the InternationalWho's Who in Engineering, and was named by the EngineeringNews-Record as one of the top 125 engineers or architects in theworld in the last 125 years for his contributions to theconstruction industry. He was one of only two educators living inthe world today to receive this honor.

Professor McCormac belongs to the American Society of CivilEngineers and served as the principal civil engineering grader forthe National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying formany years.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Structural Loads.

Chapter 3. System Loading and Behavior.

Chapter 4. Reactions.

Chapter 5. Shearing Force and Bending Moment.

Chapter 6. Introducing to Plane Trusses.

Chapter 7. Plane Trusses, Continued.

Chapter 8. Three Dimensional or Space Trusses.

Chapter 9. Influence Lines for beams.

Chapter 10. Truss Influence Lines and Moving Loads.

Chapter 11. Deflections and Angle Changes Using GeometricMethods.

Chapter 12. Deflections and Angle Changes Using GeometricMethods Continued.

Chapter 13. Deflections and Angle Changes Using EnergyMethods.


Chapter 14. Introduction to Statically IndeterminateStructures.

Chapter 15. Force Methods of Analyzing Statically IndeterminateStructures.

Chapter 16. Force Methods of Analyzing Statically IndeterminateStructures Continued.

Chapter 17. Influence Lines for Statically IndeterminateStructures.

Chapter 18. Slope Deflection: A Displacement Method ofAnalysis.


Chapter 19. Approximate Analysis of Statically IndeterminateStructures.

Chapter 20. Moment Distribution for Beams.

Chapter 21. Moment Distribution for Beams for Frames.

Chapter 22. Introduction to Matrix Methods.

Chapter 23. Fundamentals of the Displacement or Stiffness.

Chapter 24. Stiffness Matrices for Inclined Members.

Chapter 25. Additional Matrix Procedures.

Appendix A: The Catenary Equation.

Appendix B: Matrix Algebra.

Appendix C: Wind, Seismic and Snow Load Tables and Figures.

Appendix D: Computer Analysis of Various Structures UsingSAP2000.



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