Structural and Stress AnalysisStructural analysis is the corner stone of civil engineering and all students must obtain a thorough understanding of the techniques available to analyse and predict stress in any structure. The new edition of this popular textbook provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to all types of structural and stress analysis, starting from an explanation of the basic principles of statics, normal and shear force and bending moments and torsion. Building on the success of the first edition, new material on structural dynamics and finite element method has been included. Virtually no prior knowledge of structures is assumed and students requiring an accessible and comprehensive insight into stress analysis will find no better book available.

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Contents
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CHAPTER 4 Analysis of Pinjointed Trusses  81 
CHAPTER 5 Cables  114 
CHAPTER 6 Arches  133 
CHAPTER 7 Stress and Strain  150 
CHAPTER 8 Properties of Engineering Materials  188 
CHAPTER 14 Complex Stress and Strain  373 
CHAPTER 15 Virtual Work and Energy Methods  415 
CHAPTER 16 Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures  467 
CHAPTER 17 Matrix Methods of Analysis  548 
CHAPTER 18 Plastic Analysis of Beams and Frames  592 
CHAPTER 19 Yield Line Analysis of Slabs  625 
CHAPTER 20 Influence Lines  640 
CHAPTER 21 Structural Instability  684 
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Page 26  The fact is, however, that if three forces meeting at a point are in equilibrium they may be represented in magnitude and direction by the three sides of a triangle drawn to scale.
Page 22  If a moving point possess simultaneously velocities which are represented in magnitude and direction by the two sides of a parallelogram drawn from a point, they are equivalent to a velocity which is represented in magnitude and direction by the diagonal of the parallelogram passing through the point.
Page 30  The moment of the couple about any point in the plane of the forces is equal to the product of one of the forces and the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of the forces.
Page 26  In a similar way it can be shown that if any number of forces, in the same plane, acting at a point, are in equilibrium, they may be represented, in magnitude and direction, by the sides of a polygon taken in order.
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Page 34  If we consider one arm rotating under uniform conditions, the sum of the moments of all the forces, acting on the roller and arm, about the point of support O will be zero (Fig.
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