Description

This book focuses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers. It explains many more tools now available in the contemporary engineering environment. The book discusses the more commonly used topics of structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis. Problems with solutions are provided.

Key Features

  • Focusses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers
  • Discusses structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis
  • Chapters discuss statically determinate and indeterminate structures, deflections of structures and provides solutions to problems

Readership

Structural engineers, engineering students, and academics

Table of Contents

Introduction and review; Statically determinate structures; Deflections of structures; Statically indeterminate structures; Plastic analysis; Uses of cables; Moment distribution; Influence lines and their application; References; Appendices 1 The rotation matrix; Appendices 2 Geometric instability; Appendices 3 Discontinuous functions; Appendices 4 The Frenet formulas; Appendices 5 Kinematics of curved beams; Appendices 6 The degree of statical indeterminacy; Appendices 7 Some beam solutions; Appendices 8 A transcendental equation; Appendices 9 Effect of pre-stress; Index.

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781898563945
Electronic ISBN:
9781782420552

About the editor

W R Spillers

William R. Spillers, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA