Statically Determinate Structures.- Kinematical Analysis of Structures.- General Theory of Influence Lines.- Multispan Beams and Trusses.- Three-Hinged Arches.- Cables.- Deflections of Elastic Structures.- Statically Indeterminate Structures.- The Force Method.- The Displacement Method.- Mixed Method.- Influence Lines Method.- Matrix Stiffness Method.- Special Topics.- Plastic Behavior of Structures.- Stability of Elastic Systems.- Dynamics of Elastic Systems.
Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis aims to help its readers navigate through the vast field of structural analysis. The book aims to help its readers master the numerous methods used in structural analysis by focusing on the principal concepts, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The end result is a guide to mastering the many intricacies of the plethora of methods of structural analysis. The book differentiates itself from other volumes in the field by focusing on the following:
. Extended analysis of beams, trusses, frames, arches and cables
. Extensive application of influence lines for analysis of structures
. Simple and effective procedures for computation of deflections
. Introduction to plastic analysis, stability, and free vibration analysis
Authors Igor A. Karnovsky and Olga Lebed have crafted a must-read book for civil and structural engineers, as well as researches and students with an interest in perfecting structural analysis. Advanced Methods of Structural Analysis also offers numerous example problems, accompanied by detailed solutions and discussion of the results.
Extensive application of influence lines for analysis of structures
Detailed analysis of beams, trusses, frames, arches, as well as cables
Simple and effective procedures for computation of deflections
Presentation of the classical methods in effective unified form