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Structural Analysis, SI Edition


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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.

About the Author

Aslam Kassimali is Professor and Distinguished Teacher in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He teaches structural engineering, nonlinear structural analysis, and structural dynamics and stability. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in civil engineering from the University of Karachi (N.E.D. College). He earned a Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. After completing further studies and research at the University of Missouri at Columbia (USA), he received Master of Science (M.S.) and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering. Dr. Kassimali's practical experience includes work as a Structural Design Engineer for Lutz, Daily and Brain, Consulting Engineers, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and as a Structural Engineering Specialist and Analyst for Sargent & Lundy Engineers in Chicago, Illinois. He joined Southern Illinois University - Carbondale as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to the rank of Professor. Consistently recognized for teaching excellence, Dr. Kassimali has received over 20 awards for outstanding teaching at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, and was awarded the title of Distinguished Teacher in 2004. He has authored and co-authored four textbooks on structural analysis and mechanics, and has published a number of papers in the area of nonlinear structural analysis. Dr. Kassimali is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has served on the ASCE Structural Division Committees on Shock and Vibratory Effects, Special Structures, and Methods of Analysis.


"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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