Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures
Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures Book By William Weaver Jr. & James M. Gere (auth.)
Matrix analysis of structures is a vital subject to every structural analyst, whether working in aero-astro, civil, or mechanical engineering. It provides a comprehensive approach to the analysis of a wide variety of structural types, and therefore offers a major advantage over traditional metho~ which often differ for each type of structure. The matrix approach also provides an efficient means of describing various steps in the analysis and is easily programmed for digital computers. Use of matrices is natural when performing calculations with a digital computer, because matrices permit large groups of numbers to be manipulated in a simple and effective manner. This book, now in its third edition, was written for both college students and engineers in industry. It serves as a textbook for courses at either the senior or first-year graduate level, and it also provides a permanent reference for practicing engineers. The book explains both the theory and the practical implementation of matrix methods of structural analysis. Emphasis is placed on developing a physical understanding of the theory and the ability to use computer programs for performing structural calculations.
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.
Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures PDF
Author(s): William Weaver Jr., James M. Gere (auth.)
Publisher: Springer US, Year: 1990