Structural Mechanics, first published in 1958, has become established as a classic text on the theory of structures and design methods of structural members. The book clearly and logically presents the subject's basic principles, keeping the mathematical content to its essential minimum. The seventh edition has been revised to provide up-to-date design guidance, principles in line with the current British Standards and Eurocodes. The original simplicity of the mathematical treatment has been maintained, while more emphasis on the relevance of structural mechanics to the process of structural design, analysis, materials, loads on building and structures according to the current British Standard and European Code of Practice. The initial chapters of the book deal with the concept of loads and their effects on structural materials and elements in terms of stress and strain. The significance of the shape of the cross-section of structural elements is then considered before the book finishes with the design of simple structural elements such as beams, columns, rafters, portal frames, dome frames and gravity retaining walls.
Hassan Al Nageim is a Chartered Engineer and Professor of Structural Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
1. Introduction 2. Loads on buildings and structures 3. Concurrent coplanar forces 4. Non-concurrent coplanar forces 5. Moments of forces 6. Framed structures 7. Construction materials 8. Shear force and bending moment 9. Properties of sections 10. Introduction to structural stability, durability and environmental conditions 11. Simple beam design to BS 5950, BS 5268, EC3 and EC5 12. Beams of two materials 13. Deflection of beams 14. Axially loaded columns 15. Connections to BS 5950 and EC3 16. Addition of direct and bending stresses 17. Portal frames and arches 18. Gravity retaining walls
Frank Durka, Hassan Al Nageim, W. Morgan, David PH.D. Williams
Loads, Analysis, Materials and Design of Structural Elements
Place of Publication
Upper Saddle River
Country of Publication
Pearson Education (us)