Computer Analysis of Structural Frameworks

Computer Analysis of Structural Frameworks

by James A. D. Balfour




This book gives structural engineers the background knowledge necessary to make safe and efficient use of commercial frame analysis programs. It provides programs in BASIC to perform each of the standard procedures used in commercial structural analysis programs. For the second edition, further programs have been added and the capacity of the programs has been increased to tackle larger problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780003830576
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages: 416

About the Author

James A. D. Balfour BSc, PhD, CEng, MICE worked as a bridge engineer with the Scottish Development Department before joining the Department of Civil Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He spent some years on secondment at the University of Malawi, where he was head of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Fundamentals of structural behaviour; Introduction to stiffness method; Simultaneous linear equations; Elastic analysis of plane trusses; Space trusses; Plane frames; Elastic analysis of plane frames - further topics; Grillages; Space frames; Structural dynamics; Buying and using commercial frame analysis programs; Appendix A: definition of program variables; Appendix B - summary of key formulae and matrices; Bibliography; Index

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