Synopses & Reviews
Structural Analysis teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the texts online companion site. See the Features tab for more info on this software.
Review
Kassimali has done a very good job with the illustrations. Inclusion of actual engineering structures to show what the mathematical models represent is excellent. - Professor George E. Blandford, University of Kentucky
Synopsis
The first two editions of Structural Analysis were distinguished by the clarity and quality of the explanations of the basic concepts supported by detailed step-by-step procedures for analysis and worked-out examples. The Third Edition builds on this foundation with 30% more (new) examples and about 40% new problems to increase the total number to over 600 problems. The coverage of loads on structures is updated to meet the latest ASCE Standards, and the treatment of the force method has been expanded by including the topic of Three-Moment Equation.
About the Author
Aslam Kassimali is Professor of Civil Engineering at Southern Illinois University. He teaches structural engineering, nonlinear structural analysis, and structural dynamics and stability. Consistently recognized for teaching excellence, Dr. Kassimali has received 17 awards for outstanding teaching at the department and the college level since joining Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1980, and in 1996 he was named the Outstanding Teacher of the entire university. Professor Kassimali completed undergraduate work at the University of Karachi in Pakistan in 1969, then earned a master's degree from Iowa State University in 1971 and masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1974 and 1976 respectively.
Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND LOADS 1. Introduction to Structural Analysis Historical Background / Role of Structural Analysis in Structural Engineering Projects / Classification of Structures / Analytical Models / Summary 2. Loads on Structures Dead Loads / Live Loads / Impact / Wind Loads / Snow Loads / Earthquake Loads / Hydrostatic and Soil Pressures / Thermal and Other Effects / Load Combinations / Summary / Problems PART II: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES 3. Equilibrium and Support Reactions Equilibrium of Structures / External and Internal Forces / Types of Supports for Plane Structures / Static Determinacy, Indeterminacy and Instability / Computation of Reactions / Principle of Superposition / Reactions of Simply Supported Structures Using Proportions / Summary / Problems 4. Plane and Space Trusses Assumptions for Analysis of Trusses / Arrangement of Members of Plane Trusses-Internal Stability / Equations of Condition for Plane Trusses / Static Determinacy, Indeterminacy, and Instability of Plane Trusses / Analysis of Plane Trusses by the Method of Joints / Analysis of Plane Trusses by the Method of Sections / Analysis of Compound Trusses / Complex Trusses / Space Trusses / Summary / Problems 5. Beams and Frames: Shear and Bending Moment Axial Force, Shear, and Bending Moment / Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams / Qualitative Deflected Shapes / Relationships between Loads, Shears, and Bending Moments / Static Determinacy, Indeterminacy and Instability of Plane Frames / Analysis of Plane Frames / Summary / Problems 6. Deflection of Beams: Geometric Methods Differential Equation for Beam Deflection / Direct Integration Method / Superposition Method / Moment-Area Method / Bending Moment Diagrams by Parts / Conjugate-Beam Method / Summary / Problems 7. Deflections of Trusses, Beams and Frames: Work-Energy Methods Work / Principle of Virtual Work / Deflections of Trusses by the Virtual Work Method / Deflections of Beams by the Virtual Work Method / Deflections of Frames by the Virtual Work Method / Conservation of Energy and Strain Energy / Castigliano's Second Theorem / Betti's Law and Maxwell's Law of Reciprocal Deflections / Summary / Problems 8. Influence Lines Influence Lines for Beams and Frames by Equilibrium Method / Mueller-Breslau's Principle and Qualitative Influence Lines / Influence Lines for Girders with Floor Systems / Influence Lines for Trusses / Influence Lines for Deflections / Summary / Problems 9. Application of Influence Lines Response at a Particular Location Due to a Single Moving Concentrated Load / Response at a Particular Location Due to a Uniformly Distributed Live Load / Response at a Particular Location Due to a Series of Moving Concentrated Loads / Absolute Maximum Response / Summary / Problems 10. Analysis of Symmetric Structures Symmetric Structures / Symmetric and Antisymmetric Components of Loadings / Behavior of Symmetric Structures under Symmetric and Antisymmetric Loadings / Procedure for Analysis of Symmetric Structures / Summary / Problems PART III: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES 11. Introduction to Statically Indeterminate Structures Advantages and Disadvantages of Indeterminate Structures / Analysis of Indeterminate Structures / Summary 12. Approximate Analysis of Rectangular Building Frame Assumptions for Approximate Analysis / Analysis for Vertical Loads / Analysis for Lateral Loads-Portal Method / Analysis for Lateral Loads¾Cantilever Method / Summary / Problems 13. Method of Consistent Deformations-Force Method Structures with Single Degree of Indeterminacy / Internal Forces and Moments as Redundants / Structures with Multiple Degrees of Indeterminacy / Support Settlements, Temperature Changes and Fabrication Errors / Summary / Problems 14. Three-Moment Equation and the Method of Least Work Derivation of Three-Moment Equation / Application of Three-Moment Equation / Method of Least Work / Summary / Problems 15. Influence Lines for Statically Indeterminate Structures Influence Lines for Beams and Trusses / Qualitative Influence Lines by Muller-Breslau's Principle / Summary / Problems 16. Slope-Deflection Method Slope-Deflection Equations / Basic Concept of the Slope-Deflection Method / Analysis of Continuous Beams / Analysis of Frames without Sidesway / Analysis of Frames with Sidesway / Summary / Problems 17. Moment-Distribution Method Definitions and Terminology / Basic Concept of the Moment-Distribution Method / Analysis of Continuous Beams / Analysis of Frames without Sidesway / Analysis of Frames with Sidesway / Summary / Problems 18. Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis Analytical Model / Member Stiffness Relations in Local Coordinates / Coordinate Transformations / Member Stiffness Relations in Global Coordinates / Structure Stiffness Relations / Procedure for Analysis / Summary / Problems Appendix A: Areas and Centroids of Geometric Shapes Appendix B: Review of Matrix Algerbra Definition of a Matrix / Types of Matrices / Matrix Operations / Solution of Simultaneous Equations by the Gauss-Jordan Method / Problems Appendix C: Computer Software Problems Bibliography Answers to Selected Problems Index