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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.
- 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.
- A solutions manual containing complete solutions to over 600 text exercises, is also available for the instructor.
- 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.
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.
"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."
"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."
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Online Instructor's Solution Manual
This helpful Instructor’s Solutions Manual contains solutions to all problems in the main text. This manual is available for download from the password-protected instructor’s section of the companion website. All users require a verified instructor log-in to access the site.
Find everything you need for your course in one place. This Companion Site provides helpful instructor-only resources, including PowerPoint® Slides with Lecture Notes and an Instructor’s Solutions Manual. All users require a verified instructor log-in to access this site.