(Published in India by Narosa Publishers and Internationally by Alpha Science, 2008)
Publication Year: 2008
Binding: Paper Back
Dimension: 185mm x 240mm
About the book
Structural Analysis is a basic under-graduate text presenting fresh insight and clarity. The contents are divided into five distinct but related parts (comprising 22 chapters), exploring sequentially and comprehensively the basic and advanced concepts of structural mechanics. Many issues related to the finer aspects of the theory are explored in detail. This includes numerous applications, including short-cut methods of analysing indeterminate structures. Topics that are commonly ill-understood by engineers, such as the principle of virtual work, energy methods and displacement methods, are discussed with emphasis on clarity in understanding and developing a physical 'feel'. The main objective is to enable the student to have a good grasp of all the fundamental issues in this subject, besides enjoying the learning process, and developing analytical and intuitive skills.