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Structural Analysis, SI Edition, 5th Edition

  • Aslam Kassimali Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • ISBN-10: 1285051505  |  ISBN-13: 9781285051505
  • 912 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

The 5th edition of the classic STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS by Aslam Kassamali teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the text's companion website.

Features and Benefits

  • Clear and valuable explanations of the basic concepts, supported by detailed step-by-step procedures for analysis, enabling students to make an easier transition from theory to problem solving.
  • Worked-out examples provide extra support.
  • Each chapter begins with an introductory section defining its objective and ends with a helpful summary.
  • Chapter 17, Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis, prepares readers for the follow-up course in matrix structural analysis.
  • Accompanying software – upgraded for this new edition — for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the companion site; can be used to simulate a variety of structural loading configurations and to determine cause versus effect relationships between loading and various structural parameters, thereby enhancing the students' understanding of the behavior of structures.
  • A solutions manual containing complete solutions to over 600 text exercises, is also available for the instructor.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND LOADS.
1. Introduction to Structural Analysis.
2. Loads on Structures.
PART II: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY DETERMINATE STRUCTURES.
3. Equilibrium and Support Reactions.
4. Plane and Space Trusses.
5. Beams and Frames: Shear and Bending Moment.
6. Deflections of Beams: Geometric Methods.
7. Deflections of Trusses, Beams, and Frames: Work – Energy Methods.
8. Influence Lines.
9. Application of Influence Lines.
10. Analysis of Symmetric Structures.
PART III: ANALYSIS OF STATICALLY INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES.
11. Introduction to Statically Indeterminate Structures.
12. Approximate Analysis of Rectangular Building Frames.
13. Method of Consistent Deformations – Force Method.
14. Influence Lines for Statically Indeterminate Structures.
15. Slope-Deflection Method.
16. Moment-Distribution Method.
17. Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis.
Appendix A: Areas and Centroids of Geometric Shapes.
Appendix B: Review of Matrix Algebra.
Appendix C: Computer Software.
Appendix D: Three-Moment Equation.

What's New

  • Coverage of loads on structures has been updated to meet the latest ASCE standards.
  • New photos and page layout to enhance clarity.
  • Fifteen percent new problems (with the total over 600).
  • Included software has been updated.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The textbook is well-written. It starts with topics that are already familiar to students (e.g. statically determinate analysis of truss and beam), then move to new and challenging topics (e.g.influence line and statically indeterminate structural analysis). The connection between the subjects are good."

— Changhong Ke, University of New York at Binghamton Department of Mechanical Engineering

"This is a very comprehensive textbook. The real strength of the book is Part Three on indeterminate structures and Chapter 10 on symmetry/antisymmetry which is often missing in other texts. Reading the book, one gets the sense that the author has much practical experience in structural analysis and design."

— Farhad Reza, Minnesota State University, Mankato Dept. of Mechanical & Civil Engineering

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Solutions Manual, Si Version  (ISBN-10: 1285078675 | ISBN-13: 9781285078670)

SI Instructor's Solution Manual for Structural Analysis, 5e.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Aslam Kassimali

Aslam Kassimali is Professor of Civil Engineering at Southern Illinois University. He teaches structural engineering, nonlinear structural analysis, and structural dynamics and stability. Consistently recognized for teaching excellence, Dr. Kassimali has received 19 awards for outstanding teaching at the department and the college level since joining Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1980. In 1996 he was named the Outstanding Teacher of the entire university, and in 2004 he was awarded the title of Distinguished Teacher. Professor Kassimali completed undergraduate work at the University of Karachi in Pakistan in 1969, earned a master’s degree from Iowa State University in 1971, and masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1974 and 1976 respectively.