Author(s): R. Hulse
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.
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.