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Structural Modeling and Analysis
     

Structural Modeling and Analysis

by Clive L. Dym
 

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ISBN-10: 0521495369

ISBN-13: 9780521495363

Pub. Date: 04/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The study of structural analysis and design is a central subject in civil, aeronautical, and mechanical engineering. This book presents a modern and unified introduction to structural analysis, with a strong emphasis on how structures actually behave. The unifying theme is the application of energy methods, developed without the formal mathematics of the calculus

Overview

The study of structural analysis and design is a central subject in civil, aeronautical, and mechanical engineering. This book presents a modern and unified introduction to structural analysis, with a strong emphasis on how structures actually behave. The unifying theme is the application of energy methods, developed without the formal mathematics of the calculus of variations. The energy approach makes it possible to articulate the logical relationship between equilibrium and compatibility; emphasize the unity of structural analysis, particularly for indeterminate structures; and identify the roles of idealization and discretization in structural modeling. Thus, energy methods also serve as a prelude to the main ideas behind modern computational approaches to structural analysis and design. As an aid to upper-level undergraduate students in mastering this material, the text includes numerous worked examples, as well as homework problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521495363
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Structural mechanics: the big picture; 2. Structural models and modeling; 3. Elementary discrete structural models: energy approaches; 4. Bars: axially-loaded members; 5. Trusses: assemblages of bars; 6. Energy principles for calculating displacements and forces; 7. Beams: transversely-loaded members; 8. Calculating beam deflections; 9. Frames: assemblages of beams; 10. Force and displacement methods.

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