Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures
Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures Book By William Weaver Jr. & James M. Gere (auth.)
This book describes matrix methods for the analysis
of framed structures with the aid of a digital computer. Both the flexibility
and stiffness methods of structural analysis are covered, but emphasis
is placed upon the latter because it is more suitable for computer programming.
While these methods are applicable to discretized structures of all
types, only framed structures will be discussed. After mastering the analysis
of framed structures, the reader will be prepared to study the finite element
method for analyzing discretized continua. All of the structures that are analyzed
in later chapters are calledfi-nmed structures and can be divided into
six categories: beams, plane trusses, space trusses, plane frames, grids,
and space frames.