Structural and Stress Analysis

Structural and Stress Analysis

4th Edition - March 19, 2019

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  • Author: T.H.G. Megson
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025864
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025871

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Structural and Stress Analysis, Fourth Edition, provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to all types of structural and stress analysis. Starting with an explanation of the basic principles of statics, the book then covers normal and shear force, bending moments, and torsion. Building on the success of prior editions, this update features new material on structural dynamics and fatigue, along with additional discussions of Eurocode compliance in the design of beams. With worked examples, practice problems, and extensive illustrations, it is an all-in-one resource for students and professionals interested in learning structural analysis.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of structural and stress analysis
  • Includes numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems
  • Extensively illustrated to help visualize concepts
  • Contains a greater focus on digital trends in structural engineering, including newer computer analysis methods and how to check output of such methods to avoid ‘black-box’ engineering
  • Contains additional worked examples on plastic analysis of frames, bending moment distribution and displacement evaluations on collapse mechanics
  • Introduces content on statics to ensure that students know the basic concepts and can understand the equilibrium principles that govern all structures as well as the principles of the mechanisms involved in computer-based calculations


(US) Professionals looking for a review of structural analysis and stress concepts. (UK/EMEA) Students in 1st and 2nd yr Civil/Structural Engineering programs

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Principles of Statics
    3. Normal Force, Shear Force, Bending Moment and Torsion
    4. Analysis of Pin-Jointed Trusses
    5. Cables
    6. Arches
    7. Stress and Strain
    8. Properties of Engineering Materials
    9. Bending of Beams
    10. Shear of Beams
    11. Torsion of Beams
    12. Composite Beams
    13. Deflection of Beams
    14. Complex Stress and Strain
    15. Virtual Work and Energy Methods
    16. Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures
    17. Matrix Methods of Analysis
    18. Plastic Analysis of Beams and Frames
    19. Yield Line Analysis of Slabs
    20. Influence Lines
    21. Structural Instability

    A. Table of Section Properties
    B. Bending of Beams: Standard Cases

Product details

  • No. of pages: 830
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: March 19, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025864
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025871

About the Author

T.H.G. Megson

T.H.G. Megson is a professor emeritus with the Department of Civil Engineering at Leeds University (UK). For Elsevier he has written the market leading Butterworth Heinemann textbooks Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students and Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis (a briefer derivative of the aircraft structures book), as well as the text/ref hybrid Structural and Stress Analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, Leeds University, UK

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