Structural Mechanics

Author(s): R. Hulse

Mathematics & Science

A successful and widely adopted text for first year students of engineering and building. This second edition has been extended to cover the major part of the structural mechanics/analysis syllabuses of most civil engineering courses up to the end of second year level. Five new programmes have been added, and other sections modified. Using a distinctive programmed learning format, it allows the student to work at their own pace, and assess their progress through the use of carefully constructed questions and graded practical problems.


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RAY HULSE is Deputy Dean of the School of the Built Environment at Coventry University. An experienced teacher and writer, he has co-authored several other texts for Macmillan, including Reinforced Concrete Design, fifth edition (with W.H.Mosely and J.H.Bungey), published in 1999. - JACK CAIN was formerly Principle Lecturer and Course Leader for the Civil Engineering degree course at Coventry University. He has had many years of industrial and teaching experience .

Authors Preface.- How to Use this Book.- Revision of the Fundamentals of Statics.- Simple Structures (Loads and Reactions).- Pin Jointed Frame Structures.- Shearing Forces and Bending Moments.- Stress Analysis (Direct Stresses).- Bending Stresses.- Combined Bending and Direct Stresses.- Shear Stresses.- Torsional Stresses.- Stress Transformations and Mohr's Circle of Stress.- Composite Sections.- Beam Deflections and Rotations.- Strain Energy.- Virtual Work.- Moment Distribution and Statically Indeterminate Structures.- The Slope Deflection Method.- Influence Lines.- Elastic Buckling of Axially Loaded Compression Members.- Plastic Analysis.- Appendix.

General Fields

  • : 9780333804575
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : October 2000
  • : books

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  • : R. Hulse
  • : Paperback
  • : 592