Alexander Chajes Structural Analysis

ISBN 13: 9780131801677

Structural Analysis

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9780131801677: Structural Analysis

Offers a presentation of the theory of structural analysis and its application to trusses, beams and frames. Discussions are followed by "procedures for analysis", a logical, orderly method for students to follow when applying theory.

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This book provides the reader 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 teaching to both model and analyze a structure. A hallmark of the text, Procedures for Analysis, used to provide a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.


  • NEW―Approximately 15% NEW problems.
  • Example problems demonstrate the application of theory to practical engineering problems.
    • NEW―Project Problems that involve realistic structural systems. These projects will give the user a sense of what is required to model and then analyze an actual structure.
    • Photographs of the structure will be given.
    • The determination of the loads will be required.
    • The members will have to be represented by an idealized model.
    • The theory will be applied to obtain the reactions and construct the shear and moment diagrams.
      • NEW―Over 100 photographs dispersed throughout the book present the solution of realistic applications and explanations of the theory. Some of these photos are used in the problem sets.
      • NEW―Expands Chapter 1 on loadings to include a more detailed discussion of loadings.
      • NEW―Includes a simple analysis of shear wall loadings.
      • NEW―Enhances the use of the computer program STRAN from previous editions to include the construction of shear and moment diagrams for frames. The program is easy to understand and use, and works in a Windows environment, rather than in DOS.
      • NEW―Expanded coverage of the matrix stiffness method.
      • NEW―Uses STRAN, or any other suitable structural analysis program, as a means to check the solutions of the problems. This encourages the student to consider computer applications earlier in the course, rather than at the end, when the Stiffness Method is covered.


        • Features exceptional illustrations, photographs, and design elements to enhance the realism of examples.
        • Includes Procedures for Analysis in most sections of the text, along with example problems illustrating the procedures, to provide a logical, method to follow when applying the theory presented in each section.
      • About the Author:

        Russ Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (major in structures) and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University.

        Hibbeler’s professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, Sargent and Lundy, Tucson. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.

        He has taught at the University of Illinois-Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College. Hibbeler currently teaches at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

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