About the Book :-
The main objective of the book is to acquaint the engineers about the computer based techniques used in structural analysis. This textbook is primarily written as a basic learning tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the departments dealing with the mechanics of solids and structural systems. Based on the knowledge of classical methods of structural analysis, the reader is introduced to "Matrix and the Finite Element Methods" and then exposed to advanced topics in a more gradual manner. The book is self contained and most of the background materials required for the analysis of structures have been dealt with.
A large number of diagrams and illustrations help in easy understanding of the text. The book presents ‘Matrix’, ‘finite elements’, ‘structural analysis’ and ‘computer implementation’ in a unified and integrated manner. Computer programs and structural analysis have progressed simultaneously throughout as the text as the matter presented in primarily meant for large sized structures. All the computer codes are presented in "FORTRAN" AND "C".
Chapter 1 Basic Concepts of Structural Analysis
Chapter 2 Energy Principles
Chapter 3 Introduction to the Flexibility and Stiffness Matrix Methods
Chapter 4 Direct Stiffness Method
Chapter 5 Substructure Technique for the Analysis of Structural Systems
Chapter 6 The Flexibility Matrix Method
Chapter 7 Elements of Elasticity
Chapter 8 Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Chapter 9 Finite Element Analysis of the Plane Elasticity Problems
Chapter 10 Isoparametric and Other Element Representations and Numerical Integration
Chapter 11 Finite Element Analysis of Plate Bending Problems
Chapter 12 Finite Element Analysis of Shells
Chapter 13 Semianalytical and Spline Finite Strip Methods for the Analysis of Plate Bending
Chapter 14 Dynamic and Instability Analyses by the Finite Element Method
Chapter 15 The Finite Difference Method for the Analysis of Beams and Plates
Chapter 16 Adaptive Finite Element Analysis
Chapter 17 Geometrically Non-linear Finite Element Analysis
Chapter 18 Finite Element Method Analysis of Stiffened Plates
Chapter 19 Selected Topics
References and Suggested Readings
About the Authors :-
Professor Madhujit Mukhopadhyay is former Dean (Faculty and Planning) and Professor of Structural Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He obtained the B.E. degree from the University of Calcutta and the Ph D and the D Sc degrees from IIT Kharagpur. His area of interest lies in research in application of various numerical methods for the analysis of plates and shells, bare or stiffened, isotropic or orthotropic. He has published a large number of papers in international journals in Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical and Ocean Engineering besides authoring three text-books.
Dr. Abdul Hamid Sheikh is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He obtained the B.E. and M.E. degrees from the University of Calcutta and the Ph D degree from IIT Kharagpur. His research interest lies in finite element and other numerical techniques and their applications to different types of analyses for stiffened plates and shells, composite and smart laminates and allied problems. He has published a large number of papers in leading international journals.