Analysis of Structures An Integration of Classical and Modern Methods Harry H. West Presents a true integration of the classical and modern methods of structural analysis. The classical formulations are used to develop fundamental concepts of analysis, and many of these approaches are cast into matrix format to illustrate some of the characteristics of matrix methods. After sufficient generalization, modern matrix methods are then presented. This dual approach enables students to understand and employ the modern computer methods of structural analysis as well as use the classical methods to solve small problems with confidence and check isolated portions of computer results. 1980 Matrix Structural Analysis William McGuire and Richard H. Gallagher A rigorous, well–organized book that examines computer–oriented structural analysis, with a strong emphasis on current applications. The book features coverage of both framed structures (trusses, beams, plane and space frames) and continuous structures (plates and shells). The authors define the terminology, coordinate systems and fundamental concepts and procedures of computerized structural analysis, laying the foundation for more advanced treatments, such as finite element analysis. Includes many worked out examples. Fully SI metric. 1979 Concepts and Applications of Finite Element Analysis, Second Edition Robert D. Cook This introduction to the finite element method for graduate students in applied mechanics and civil and mechanical engineering stresses the physical and practical aspects of structural mechanics. It covers coordinate transformation, structural dynamics, nonlinear problems, errors and convergence, proper computer use, heat transfer problems, and weighted residual methods. The new edition has been extensively revised to include new material on computer use and misuse, conduction heat transfer, and weighted residual methods. In addition, more numerical examples and homework problems have been added. 1981
About The Author Dr. Roy R. Craig, Jr., is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois. Dr. Craig has worked as a research engineer and consultant for Esso Production Research Company, the Boeing Company, and the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. He has also worked at the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory and at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Dr. Craig is the author of numerous journal articles, papers and reports, and he has been a member of the Structural Dynamics Technical Committee of the AIAA.