## Elementary Structural AnalysisThis text is designed for courses in structural analysis or theory of structures which are taught in departments of Civil Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering. In its three previous editions, this text has been used to teach engineering students the underlying theory and the basics of structural analysis and structural behaviour. The new fourth edition establishes a foundation in structural theory in Part One, and then brings the material up-to-date with a completely new Part Two which covers the new techniques of systematic analysis using matrices and machine computations. |

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Even though the title says it's "Elementary", quit a depth (up to Intermediate level I guess) of the subject (Structural Analysis) is covered including: Analysis of the Indeterminate Structures and Systematic Analysis using Matrices.

It has a wonderful introduction. The book starts with the basic topics (for example a full chapter dedicated in computing Reactions) and proceeds smoothly to advanced topics.

An elementary and essential book for Structural Analysis.

### Contents

Introduction | 7 |

Loads Stresses and Idealization | 40 |

Reactions | 58 |

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algorithm applied assumed axial force axis bar forces beam bending bending-moment diagram Castigliano's second theorem chord coefficient matrix column computed consider corresponding cross section deflection constraints denote diagonal direction displacement elastic curve element deformations element flexibility element forces element stiffness relations end moments entries equal equations of static example expressed FIGURE flexibility relations force equilibrium equations forces acting free-body free-free Gaussian elimination girder given by Eq global coordinate system hinge horizontal identity matrix influence line interelement-force constraints joint kips linear live load maximum mth element n-tuples nodal deflections nodal force equilibrium number of element obtain portion positive definite primary structure problem Q forces quadratic form reactions redundants response quantities rotation scalar shear shown in Fig solution static equilibrium statically determinate strain energy structure of Fig support settlements symmetric theorem truss unit free vectors unit load unit vectors unknown vertex vertical zero