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Introduction to Structural Analysis Analysis of Beams and Frames

- Introduction - Axial force, Shear and Bending Moment

- Historical Background - Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams
- Role of Structural analysis in Engineering - Relationship Between Load, Shear and
Projects Bending
- Classification of Structures - Moment
- Analytical Models - Analysis of Plane Frames

Loads on Structures Influence Lines

- Introduction - Influence Lines for beams
- Types of Loads - Influence Lines for girders and floor systems
- Load Combinations - Muller-Breslau’s Principle
- Analytical Model - Influence Lines for Trusses

Equilibrium and Support Reactions Deflections

- Equilibrium of Structures - Definition and Nomenclatures
- External and Internal Forces - Elastic Curve
- Types of Supports and support reactions - Linear and rotational displacements
- Computation of Reactions - Elastic Beam Theory
- Principle of Superposition
The Double Integration Method
Stability and Determinacy of Structures - Differential Equation of the Elastic Curve
- Stability - Linear and Rotational Displacements
- Conditions for Stability - Limitations of the Method
- Geometric Instability
- Determinacy of Beams, Truss and Frame Moment-Area Method for Beam Deflections
- Principle of Superposition
Analysis of Trusses - Moment Diagram by Parts
- Plane and Space Trusses - The Moment-Area theorems
- Simple, Compound and Complex Trusses - Linear and Rotational Displacements
- Assumptions for Truss Analysis.
- Analysis of Plane Truss
- Method of Joints References:
- Method of Sections - Structural Analysis by Kassimali, Aslam
- Maxwell Diagram - Structural Analysis by Hibbeler, R.C.
- Matrix Solution of the Method of joints - Structural Analysis using Classical and Matrix
with the aid of a computer Method by McCormack

Analysis of Space Trusses

- Types of truss supports and reactions
- Analysis of Space Trusses

Load Analysis for Trusses

- Dead Loads
- Live Loads
- Wind Loads