Offering students a sound presentation of classical structural analysis, this new text emphasizes the assumptions and limitations required in creating mathematical models for analysis, including those used in computer programs. Students are encouraged to use hand methods of analysis to develop an intuitive feel for the behavior of structures. These methods are built upon and extended, making them valuable resources for the evaluation of results obtained by commercial computer programs. The text provides an optional, integrated introduction to mathematical models of nonlinear material behavior and geometric nonlinearity. It also discusses computer programs that can perform these types of analysis. Throughout, the text carefully discusses differences between linear and nonlinear problems and the necessary modifications of analysis that are applied to nonlinear problems.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110024039136
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