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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Statically Determinate Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 3-49
    3. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 51-183
    4. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 185-353
    5. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 355-441
    6. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 443-488
    7. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 489-544
    8. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 545-597
    9. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 599-632
  3. Statically Indeterminate Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 633-633
    2. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 635-735
    3. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 737-842
    4. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 885-951
  4. Practice of Structural Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 953-953
    2. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 955-998
    3. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 999-1067
    4. Jerome J. Connor, Susan Faraji
      Pages 1069-1120
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1121-1143

About this book

Introduction

Fundamentals of Structural Engineering provides a balanced, seamless treatment of both classic, analytic methods and contemporary, computer-based techniques for conceptualizing and designing a structure. The book’s principle goal is to foster an intuitive understanding of structural behavior based on problem solving experience for students of civil engineering and architecture who have been exposed to the basic concepts of engineering mechanics and mechanics of materials.

Making it distinct from many other undergraduate textbooks, the authors of this text recognize the notion that engineers reason about behavior using simple models and intuition they acquire through problem solving. The approach adopted in this text develops this type of intuition  by presenting extensive, realistic problems and case studies together with computer simulation, which allows rapid exploration of  how a structure responds to changes in geometry and physical parameters.

This book also:

  • Emphasizes problem-based understanding of structural behavior
  • Organizes chapters by structural types
  • Provides balanced, seamless treatment of both classic and contemporary computer-based analysis methods
  • Offers extensive sample problems and detailed solutions to problems of structural analysis
  • Cultivates intuitive thinking about structural behavior
  • Incorporates input data operable with numerous widely used engineering design software packages
  • Features 900 figures and graphs

The integrated approach employed in Fundamentals of Structural Engineering makes it an ideal and comprehensive book for students and an authoritative reference for practitioners of structural engineering.

Keywords

Cable Structures Finite Element Displacement Method Lateral load issues for buildings Multi-span horizontal structures Statically Determinate Beams Statically Determinate Curved Members Statically Determinate Plane Frames Structural Engineering The Force Method Truss Structures

Authors and affiliations

  • Jerome J. Connor
    • 1
  • Susan Faraji
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts-LowellLowellUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3262-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3261-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3262-3
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