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Structural Analysis: A Historical Approach

Structural Analysis: A Historical Approach

by Jacques Heyman
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This volume provides a concise, historical review of the methods of structural analysis and design--from Galileo in the seventeenth century, to the present day. Through it, students in structural engineering and professional engineers will gain a deeper understanding of the theory behind the modern software packages they use daily in structural design. This book also offers the reader a lucid examination of the process of structural analysis and how it relates to modern design. The first three chapters cover questions about the strength of materials, and how to calculate local effects. An account is then given of the development of the equations of elastic flexure and buckling, followed by a separate chapter on masonry arches. Three chapters on the overall behavior of elastic structures lead to a discussion of plastic behavior, and a final chapter indicates that there are still problems needing solution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521041355
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/10/2007
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Galileo's problem; 2. The moment of resistance; 3. The effect of shear; 4. Elastic flexure and buckling; 5. The masonry arch; 6. Elastic beams and frames; 7. The trussed framework; 8. Scholium 1; 9. Plastic theory; 10. Scholium 2; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index.

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