Automated Structural Analysis

Automated Structural Analysis

An Introduction

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: William R. Spillers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158457

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Automated Structural Analysis: An Introduction is a ten-chapter book that first discusses the ideas or laws fundamental to structures. Subsequent chapters describe the node method; node method for trusses, plane frames, and space frames; and the primitive stiffness matrix. The mesh method and Kron's methods are also reported. This book will be useful for undergraduates involved in structural analysis.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter One Graphs, Networks, and Structures

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Graph Theory

    1.3 Piping Networks

    1.3.1 An Example

    1.4 Skeletal Structures

    1.4.1 Types of Structures Considered

    1.4.2 Requirements for a Solution

    Chapter Two The Node Method for Trusses

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 The Truss

    2.3 A Formal Description of the Truss Problem

    2.4 A Decomposition

    2.5 Exercises

    2.5.1 Discussion of Exercise 3

    Chapter Three A General Statement of the Node Method

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 The Node Method

    3.3 The Decomposition

    3.4 Exercises

    Chapter Four The Node Method for Plane Frames

    4.1 The Plane Frame

    4.2 Rotation of Coordinates

    4.3 A Formal Description of the Plane Frame

    4.4 A Decomposition

    4.5 A Simple Example

    4.6 Exercises

    Chapter Five The Node Method for Space Frames

    5.1 The Space Frame

    5.2 A Formal Description of the Space Frame

    5.3 A Decomposition

    Chapter Six Some Generalizations

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Member Loads, Temperature, Lack of Fit, etc.

    6.3 Examples

    6.4 An Alternative Formulation for Temperature and Lack of Fit

    6.5 Exercises

    Chapter Seven The Primitive Stiffness Matrix

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Member Stiffness Obtained from the Cantilever Flexibility

    7.3 Adding Flexibilities to Approximate a Curved Member

    7.4 Singular Stiffness Matrices

    7.5 The Effect of Shear

    7.6 Exercises

    Chapter Eight The Mesh Method

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 The Mesh Method Derived from the Node Method

    8.3 The Mesh Law

    8.4 An Alternative Formulation

    8.5 Exercises

    Chapter Nine Miscellaneous Theorems

    Chapter Ten Kron's Methods

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Tearing and Interconnecting

    10.3 K-Partitioning

    10.4 Method of Substructures



    A.1 Matrices and Vectors

    A.2 The Classical Methods of Structural Analysis

    A.3 Beams and Rods

    A.4 Gaussian Elimination

    A.5 The Solution of Large Systems

    Computer Programs

    General Comments

    P.1 The Node Method for Plane Trusses

    P.2 The Node Method for Space Trusses

    P.3 The Node Method for Plane Frames

    P.4 The Node Method for Space Frames

    P.5 The Mesh Method for Plane Frames

    P.6 A Program for Large Space Trusses

    P.7 Adding Flexibilities

    P.8 Plastic Analysis of Plane Frames


Product details

  • No. of pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158457

About the Author

William R. Spillers

About the Editors

Thomas F. Irvine

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York

James P. Hartnett

William F. Hughes

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