This book is designed to give the structural engineer training in microcomputer technology, starting with theory and computer methods in Part 1 and culminating in extensive listings of programs in both Fortran 77 and Basic in Part 2. Because it provides programs and the information to understand and modify them for specific purposes, it can be used as a text for graduate engineering students or by the professional engineer interested in learning how computers can be applied to practical problems. Data files and worked solutions are included. Some forty programs are explained ranging from cross-sectional and connection analysis, through equation solution methods to linear elastic analysis of plane and space frames, as well as describing the non-linear and large deformation treatment of a variety of frame, cable and arch structures. This new edition extensively revises the chapter on beam analysis, with more powerful theory and programs suitable to the microcomputers of today.
For structural engineers from the graduate student level upwards.
Part 1. Preface to the second edition. Preface to the first edition. Notation. An introduction to structural computation. Some beam calculations. Computation of bending stresses. Eccentrically loaded connections. Solution of simultaneous equations. Analysis of plane trusses. Analysis of space trusses. Analysis of plane rigid frames (1). Analysis of plane rigid frames (2). The analysis of simple and continuous beams. Analysis of plane grillages. Analysis of rigid space frames. Elastic-plastic analysis of plane frames. Analysis of suspension cables. Design of suspension cables. Static analysis of unguyed towers. Analysis of plane beam-columns. Analysis of elastically supported beams. Analysis of plane rings and arches. An introduction to computer graphics. Index. Part 2. Appendices: Program listings in reference to the problems discussed in Part 1.
50 lit. refs., 217 illus.
- © Pergamon 1990
- 23rd January 1990
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School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia 2006
@qu:The chapters on elastic-plastic analysis of plane frames and beams on an elastic foundation are particularly useful. The former is a 'godsend' for those of us who have to design non-symmetrical portal frames! An excellent final chapter deals with computer graphics... A 'must' for students and young graduate engineers @source:Structural Analysis @qu:...will appeal to students and practicising engineers alike. @source:Structural Engineering Review Volume 3 Number 1