This second edition of Structural Mechanics is an expanded and revised successor to the highly successful first edition, which over the last ten years has become a widely adopted standard first year text. The addition of five new programmes, together with some updating of the original text, now means that this book covers most of the principles of structural mechanics taught in the first and second years of civil engineering degree courses.
* Suitable for independent study or as a compliment to a traditional lecture-based course
* Adopts a programmed learning format, with a focus on student-centred learning
* Contains many examples, carefully constructed questions and graded practical problems, allowing the reader to work at their own pace, and assess their progress whilst gaining confidence in their ability to apply the principles of Structural Mechanics
* Now covering the major part of the Structural Mechanics/Analysis syllabuses of most Civil Engineering degree courses up to second year level.
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.