Offering students a sound presentation of classical structural analysis, this text emphasizes the assumptions and limitations required in creating mathematical models for analysis, including those used in computer programs. The text provides an optional, integrated introduction to mathematical models of nonlinear material behavior and geometric nonlinearity. It also discusses computer programs that can perform these types of analysis. Throughout, the text carefully discusses differences between linear and nonlinear problems and the necessary modifications of analysis that are applied to nonlinear problems.
Features and Benefits
Offers comprehensive, authoritative topical coverage of all topics appropriate for a first course in structural analysis.
Provides summaries at the end of every chapter, highlighting the important concepts introduced, as well as a succinct list of the assumptions and limitations associated with the concepts.
Includes numerous detailed examples with step-by-step solutions to emphasize the applications of concepts in the solution process.
Presents figures in a whole concept format, each graphically representing a single concept and with sufficient supporting text to clearly outline that concept.
Many photographs in the text serve as structures for worked examples, thus allowing students to see the clear connection between a real structure and a mathematical model used for analysis.
Discusses the use of spreadsheets throughout, showing them as a means of systematic problem solving and studying structural behavior.
Contains separate boxes in each chapter encompassing important concepts that refer students to the area of the text where the concept is applied.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110024039136
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800240391321.0