Matrix Analysis of Structures / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This book takes a fresh, student-oriented approach to teaching the material covered in the senior- and first-year graduate-level matrix structural analysis course taken by civil engineering majors. Unlike traditional texts for this course that are difficult to read, Kassimali takes special care to provide understandable and exceptionally clear explanations of concepts, step-by-step procedures for analysis, flowcharts, and interesting and modern examples, producing a technically and mathematically accurate presentation of the subject.
About the Author
Aslam Kassimali is Professor and Distinguished Teacher in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He teaches structural engineering, nonlinear structural analysis, and structural dynamics and stability. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in civil engineering from the University of Karachi (N.E.D. College). He earned a Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. After completing further studies and research at the University of Missouri at Columbia (USA), he received Master of Science (M.S.) and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering. Dr. Kassimali's practical experience includes work as a Structural Design Engineer for Lutz, Daily and Brain, Consulting Engineers, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and as a Structural Engineering Specialist and Analyst for Sargent & Lundy Engineers in Chicago, Illinois. He joined Southern Illinois University - Carbondale as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to the rank of Professor. Consistently recognized for teaching excellence, Dr. Kassimali has received over 20 awards for outstanding teaching at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, and was awarded the title of Distinguished Teacher in 2004. He has authored and co-authored four textbooks on structural analysis and mechanic, and has published a number of papers in the area of nonlinear structural analysis. Dr. Kassimali is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has served on the ASCE Structural Division Committees on Shock and Vibratory Effects, Special Structures, and Methods of Analysis.
Table of Contents1. Introduction. 2. Matrix Algebra. 3. Plane Trusses. 4. Computer Program for Analysis of Plain Trusses. 5. Beams. 6. Plane Frames. 7. Member Releases and Secondary Effects. 8. Three-Dimensional Framed Structures. 9. Special Topics and Modeling Techniques. Appendices. A. Computer Software. B. Flexibility Method. Bibliography. Answers to Selected Problems. Index. Table of Fixed-End Moments.