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Fundamentals of Structural Analysisfourth edition, introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analyzing the 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 the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based.This edition features an expanded treatment of snow, earthquake, and wind loads that are part of the updated ANSI/ASCE 7 standards. We've also added Historical Notes to this addition that provide valuable insights to the development of today's techniques and practices. Additionally, about 30% of the text's problems are new or heavily revised.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Design Loads
Chapter 3 Statics of Structures-Reactions
Chapter 4 Trusses
Chapter 5 Beams and Frames
Chapter 6 Cables
Chapter 7 Arches
Chapter 8 Live Load Forces: Influence Lines for Determinate Structures
Chapter 9 Deflections of Beams and Frames
Chapter 10 Work-Energy Methods for Computing Deflections
Chapter 11 Analysis of Indeterminate Structures by the Flexibility Method
Chapter 12 Analysis of Indeterminate Beams and Frames by the Slope-Deflection Method