# Structural Analysis

## In Theory and Practice

Structural Analysis Rules of Thumb provides a comprehensive review of the classical methods of structural analysis and also the recent advances in computer applications. The prefect guide for the Professional Engineer's exam, Williams covers principles of structural analysis to advanced concepts. Methods of analysis are presented in a concise and direct manner and the different methods of approach to a problem are illustrated by specific examples. In addition, the book include the clear and concise approach to the subject and the focus on the most direct solution to a problem. Numerous worked examples are provided to consolidate the readers? understanding of the topics. Structural Analysis Rules of Thumb is perfect for anyone who wishes to have handy reference filled with equations, calculations and modeling instructions as well as candidates studying for professional engineering registration examinations. It will also serve as a refresher course and reference manual for practicing engineers. Registered professional engineers and registered structural

Audience
Primary: Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Earthquake Engineers, and Mechanical EngineersSecondary Market: Engineers preparing of the PE Exam, Architects and Construction Engineers

Paperback, 632 Pages

Published: December 2008

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-550-0

## Contents

• PART 1: ANALYSIS OF DETERMINATE STRUCTURES1 PRINCIPLES OF STATICS 2 STATICALLY DETERMINATE PIN-JOINTED FRAMES Notation3 ELEMENTS IN FLEXURE4 ELASTIC DEFORMATIONS 5 INFLUENCE LINES 6 SPACE FRAMES ANSWERS TO SUPPLEMENTARY PROBLEMS Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6SUBJECT INDEXPART 2: ANALYSIS OF INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES1 STATICAL INDETERMINACY 2 VIRTUAL WORK METHODS 3 INDETERMINATE PIN-JOINTED FRAMES 4 CONJUGATE BEAM METHODS 5 INFLUENCE LINES Notation6 ELASTIC CENTER AND COLUMN ANALOGY METHODS Notation7 MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHODS 8 MODEL ANALYSIS 9 PLASTIC ANALYSIS AND DESIGN Notation10 MATRIX AND COMPUTER METHODS 11 ELASTIC INSTABILITY 12 ELASTIC-PLASTIC ANALYSISANSWERS TO SUPPLEMENTARY PROBLEMS Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11