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Designed as a textbook for the undergraduate students of civil engineering and postgraduate students of structural engineering, this comprehensive book presents the fundamental aspects of matrix analysis of structures. The basic features of Matrix Structural Analysis along with its intricacies in application to actual problems backed up by numerical examples, form the main objective of writing this book. The text begins with the chapters on basics of matrices and structural systems. After providing the foundation for matrix structural representation, the text moves onto dimensional and behavioral aspects of structural systems to classify into pin-jointed systems, then onto beams and finally three-dimensional rigid jointed systems. The text concludes with a chapter on special techniques in using matrices for structural analysis. Besides, MATLAB codes are given at the end to illustrate interfacing with standard computing tool. A large number of numerical examples are given in each chapter which will reinforce the understanding of the subject matter.

Book Description
Designed as a textbook for the undergraduate students of civil engineering and postgraduate students of structural engineering, this comprehensive book presents the fundamental aspects of matrix analysis of structures. The basic features of Matrix Structural Analysis along with its intricacies in application to actual problems backed up by numerical examples, form the main objective of writing this book. The text begins with the chapters on basics of matrices and structural systems. After providing the foundation for matrix structural representation, the text moves onto dimensional and behavioral aspects of structural systems to classify into pin-jointed systems, then onto beams and finally three-dimensional rigid jointed systems. The text concludes with a chapter on special techniques in using matrices for structural analysis. Besides, MATLAB codes are given at the end to illustrate interfacing with standard computing tool. A large number of numerical examples are given in each chapter which will reinforce the understanding of the subject matter.

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The book describes in great detail the Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis used extensively for the analysis of skeletal or framed structures. The book gives complete coverage to the subject starting from the basics. It is organized in four parts: • Part 1 contains basic knowledge required to understand the subject i.e. Matrix operations, Methods for solving equations and concepts of flexibility matrix and stiffness matrix methods. • Part 2 deals with the applications of stiffness and flexibility matrix methods using system approach. By taking simple examples, the steps involved in both the methods are discussed and it is concluded why stiffness matrix method is more suitable for analysis of skeletal structures. • Part 3 covers the Stiffness matrix (displacement) method with member approach (direct Stiffness method) which is extensively used in the analysis of framed structures. It gives the details of the method, the steps involved in the method and its application to plane truss, space truss, beams, plane and space frames and grids. • Part 4 includes a unified computer program written in FORTRAN/C for the analysis of framed structure. The development of computer program, explanation of various subroutines, input output formats with examples is given in this section. An accompanying CD with the book contains source code, explanation of INPUT/OUTPUT and test examples. Though, the concepts have been presented in quite general form so that the book serves as a learning aid for students with different educational backgrounds as well as the practicing engineers, the primary objective is to present the subject matter in a simple manner so that the book can serve as a basic learning tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering.

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This book is intended for a beginner with elementary knowledge of structural mechanics and Fortran Programming. Stiffness and flexibility methods are commonly known as matrix methods. Of these, the stiffness method using member approach is amenable to computer programming and is widely used for structural analysis. The emphasis in the book is on explaining basic fundamentals of this approach and on developing programs. This is achieved through extremely simple style of presentation in lucid language and proceeding in stages from simple to complex structures. Unified theory with a single complex program is totally avoided. Instead, each skeletal structure is discussed in a separate chapter with simple, short and transparent program. Theory is presented in matrix notations along with clear mention of scalar components for proper understanding of the physical quantities. Illustrative solved examples explain data preparation, data file and interpretation of the results. Alternate possibilities of data preparation are mentioned and used. The information about data generation, skyline storage, variable dimensioning and frontal technique is intentionally presented separately at a later stage to help reader in modifying initial simple programs. The treatment of flexibility and direct stiffness method is limited to introduction of elementary concepts. Transfer matrix method, plastic analysis by stiffness method and sub-structure method are included as additional topics of interest. A chapter is devoted to present an alternate view of stiffness method as a variational approach. Non-linear structural behaviour and techniques commonly adopted to evaluate non-linear response are discussed. Formulae for displacements in beams and restraining actions are included in Appendices A and B. Appendix C discusses various methods of solution of simultaneous algebraic equations. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter. The book will be useful to undergraduate and postgraduate civil engineering students and also to those preparing for competitive examinations.

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Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis presents how concepts and notations of matrix algebra can be applied to arriving at general systematic approach to structure analysis. The book describes the use of matrix notation in structural analysis as being theoretically both compact and precise, but also, quite general. The text also presents, from the practical point of view, matrix notation as providing a systematic approach to the analysis of structures related to computer programming. Matrix algebraic methods are useful in repeated calculations where manual work becomes tedious. The Gaus-Seidel method and linear programming are two methods to use in solving simultaneous equations. The book then describes the notation for loads and displacements, on sign conventions, stiffness and flexibility matrices, and equilibrium and compatibility conditions. The text discusses the formulation of the equilibrium method using connection matrices and an alternative method. The book evaluates the compatibility method as programmed in a computer; and it discusses the analysis of a pin-jointed truss and of a rigid-jointed truss. The book presents some problems when using computers for analyzing structures, such as decision strategy, accuracy, and checks conducted on handling large matrices. The text also analyzes structures that behave in a non-linear manner. The book is suitable for structural engineers, physicist, civil engineers, and students of architectural design.

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This book deals with finite element analysis of structures and will be of value to students of civil, structural and mechanical engineering at final year undergraduate and post-graduate level. Practising structural engineers and researchers will also find it useful. Authoritative and up-to-date, it provides a thorough grounding in matrix-tensor analysis and the underlying theory, and a logical development of its application to structures.

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This book deals with matrix methods of structural analysis for linearly elastic framed structures. It starts with background of matrix analysis of structures followed by procedure to develop force-displacement relation for a given structure using flexibility and stiffness coefficients. The remaining text deals with the analysis of framed structures using flexibility, stiffness and direct stiffness methods. Simple programs using MATLAB for the analysis of structures are included in the appendix. Key Features Explores matrix methods of structural analysis for linearly elastic framed structures Introduces key concepts in the development of stiffness and flexibility matrices Discusses concepts like action and redundant coordinates (in flexibility method) and active and restrained coordinates (in stiffness method) Helps reader understand the background behind the structural analysis programs Contains solved examples and MATLAB codes