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Engg/ Computer Science/ Structural Analysis
The authors and their colleagues developed this text over many years, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in structural analysis courses at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The emphasis is on clarity and unity in the presentation of basic structural analysis concepts and methods. The equations of linear elasticity and basic constitutive behaviour of isotropic and composite materials are reviewed. The text focuses on the analysis of practical structural components including bars, beams, and plates. Particular attention is devoted to the analysis of thinwalled beams under bending, shearing, and torsion. Advanced topics such as warping, nonuniform torsion, shear deformations, thermal effect and plastic deformations are addressed. A unified treatment of work and energy principles is provided that naturally leads to an examination of approximate analysis methods including an introduction to matrix and finite element methods.
This teaching tool based on practical situations and thorough methodology should prove valuable to both lecturers and students of structural analysis in engineering worldwide.
Part I Basic tools and concepts
1 Basic Equations of Linear Elasticity
2 Constitutive Behavior of Materials
3 Linear Elasticity Solutions
4 Engineering Structural Analysis
Part II Beams and thin-wall structures
5 Euler-Bernoulli Beam Theory
6 Three-Dimensional Beam Theory
8 Thin-Walled Beams
Part III Energy and variational methods
9 Virtual Work Principles
10 Energy Methods
11 Variational and Approximate Solutions
12 Variational and Energy Principles
13 Introduction to Plasticity and Thermal Stresses
14 Buckling of Beams
15 Shearing Deformations in Beams
16 Kirchhoff Plate Theory