Basic Concepts of Structural Analysis

  • William WeaverJr.
  • James M. Gere


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 more elaborate discretized continua (see Chapter 7 and textbooks on finite elements listed in General References).


Axial Force Stiffness Coefficient Space Frame Joint Displacement Plane Frame 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • William WeaverJr.
    • 1
  • James M. Gere
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityUSA

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