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Structural Analysis 8th Edition by R. C. Hibbeler
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To The Student

With the hope that this work will stimulate an interest in Structural Analysis and provide an acceptable guide to its understanding.

Preface to Structural Analysis PDF Book

This book is intended to provide the student with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames.

Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to both model and analyze a structure and to provide realistic applications encountered in professional practice.

For many years now, engineers have been using matrix methods to analyze structures. Although these methods are most efficient for a structural analysis.

It is the author’s opinion that students taking a first course in this subject should also be well versed in some of the more important classicial methods.

Practice in applying these methods will develop a deeper understanding of the basic engineering sciences of statics and mechanics of materials.

Also, problem-solving skills are further developed when the various techniques are thought out and applied in a clear and orderly way.

By solving problems in this way one can better grasp the way loads are transmitted through a structure and obtain a more complete understanding of the way the structure deforms under load.

Finally, the classicial methods provide a means of checking computer results rather than simply relying on the generated output.

Contents of Structural Analysis PDF Book

This book is divided into three parts. The first part consists of seven chapters that cover the classical methods of analysis for statically determinate structures.

Chapter 1 provides a discussion of the various types of structural forms and loads. Chapter 2 discusses the determination of forces at the supports and connections of statically determinate beams and frames.

The analysis of various types of statically determinate trusses is given in Chapter 3, and shear and bending-moment functions and diagrams for beams and frames are presented in Chapter 4.

In Chapter 5, the analysis of simple cable and arch systems is presented, and in Chapter 6 influence lines for beams, girders, and trusses are discussed.

Finally, in Chapter 7 several common techniques for the approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures are considered.

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In the second part of the book, the analysis of statically indeterminate structures is covered in six chapters. Geometrical methods for calculating deflections are discussed in Chapter 8.

Energy methods for finding deflections are covered in Chapter 9. Chapter 10 covers the analysis of statically indeterminate structures using the force method of analysis, in addition to a discussion of influence lines for beams.

Then the displacement methods consisting of the slope-deflection method in Chapter 11 and moment distribution in Chapter 12 are discussed.

Finally, beams and frames having nonprismatic members are considered in Chapter 13. The third part of the book treats the matrix analysis of structures using the stiffness method.

Trusses are discussed in Chapter 14, beams in Chapter 15, and frames in Chapter 16. A review of matrix algebra is given in Appendix A, and Appendix B provides a general guide for using available software for solving problem in structural analysis.

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