Structural and Stress Analysis

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Elsevier, Feb 17, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 744 pages
Structural 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.
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the subject providing an invaluable resource to undergraduate civil engineers and others new to the subject
  • Includes numerous worked examples and problems to aide in the learning process and develop knowledge and skills
  • Ideal for classroom and training course usage providing relevant pedagogy

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 Principles of Statics
CHAPTER 3 Normal Force Shear Force Bending Moment and Torsion
CHAPTER 4 Analysis of Pinjointed Trusses
CHAPTER 5 Cables
CHAPTER 6 Arches
CHAPTER 7 Stress and Strain
CHAPTER 8 Properties of Engineering Materials
CHAPTER 14 Complex Stress and Strain
CHAPTER 15 Virtual Work and Energy Methods
CHAPTER 16 Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Structures
CHAPTER 17 Matrix Methods of Analysis
CHAPTER 18 Plastic Analysis of Beams and Frames
CHAPTER 19 Yield Line Analysis of Slabs
CHAPTER 20 Influence Lines
CHAPTER 21 Structural Instability

CHAPTER 9 Bending of Beams
CHAPTER 10 Shear of Beams
CHAPTER 11 Torsion of Beams
CHAPTER 12 Composite Beams
CHAPTER 13 Deflection of Beams
APPENDIX A Table of Section Properties
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About the author (2005)

T.H.G. Megson is a professor emeritus with the Department of Civil Engineering at Leeds University (UK). For Elsevier he has written the market leading Butterworth Heinemann textbooks Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students and Introduction to Aircraft Structural Analysis (a briefer derivative of the aircraft structures book), as well as the text/ref hybrid Structural and Stress Analysis.