This book introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analysing most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables and arches. The text covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to matrix formulation, the basis of computer analysis. Extensive and fully worked out examples are used to illustrate all principles and techniques, and an increased number of homework problems gives the student in-depth understanding of structural behaviour. The discussion on approximate analysis will enable students to verify the accuracy of a computer analysis, as well as to estimate the preliminary design forces required to size individual components of multimember structures during the early design phase, when the tentative configuration and proportions of members are established.
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Book Description Macmillan Coll Div, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0023694807