In this new edition of his internationally successful book, Kassimali teaches the basic concepts and principles of structural analysis using an intuitive, classical approach. His book covers analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, trusses, and rigid frames, as well as an introduction to matrix analysis of structures. The First Edition was distinguished by the clarity and quality of its explanations of basic structural analysis concepts, supported by detailed step-by-step procedures for analysis and worked-out examples. The Second Edition builds on this foundation with 33% more new problems that include design- and computer-oriented problems. Coverage of Loads on Structures is updated to meet the latest ASCE standards, and the structural analysis software provided on a bound-in CD-ROM is updated to Windows 95 to make it easier for students to use.
A textbook that develops an understanding of the basic principles of structural analysis. Emphasizing the intuitive classical approach, it covers the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, trusses, and rigid frames. It also presents an introduction to the matrix analysis of structures. An included diskette contains computer software for the analysis of plane frames, continuous beams, and trusses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)