Principles of Structural Analysis: Static and Dynamic Loads
The Subject Matter of this Book Set
The goal has been to create a manuscript that addresses the various theoretical issues involving the afore-mentioned tasks faced by structural engineers who use software like STAAD .Pro. Some of the topics discussed are:
- What input data to provide
- What is the source of that data
- How to provide that data to the software
- How to determine if there is a mistake in that data, including understanding the warnings and
- errors reported by the program as it processes that data
- How to determine if the program has used the data correctly
- Understanding the results of the analysis and design that are based on the data
- Methods for verifying the correctness of the results
- Troubleshooting errors and so on.
A significant amount of this material presented has been based on answers that the engineers at Bentley’s structural software groups have sent over the years to questions asked by STAAD users from around the world. Wherever possible, a Q & A form of presentation has been adopted.
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Organizationofthe Subject Matter
To organize the vast amount of subject matter, the book is written in 3 parts:
Part 1: Generating the model – Geometry, properties, supports, member and element specifications
Part 2: Static and Dynamic Loads (this book)
Part 3: Analysis, viewing and validating results, steel and concrete design
At the time of publishing part 2, parts 1 and 3 are in the advanced stages of being readied for publishing.
This book is topic-centric, meaning, the author has strived to provide the reader with the maximum amount of information about any given feature in a single place. Note that this 3-part series is not intended to be a reference material on the principles of structural analysis or design which can be found in plenty of other books dedicated towards those topics. The material will be most useful to someone who has at least a basic familiarity with STAAD .Pro. First time users ought to go through the tutorials described in the program’s Getting Started manual and Application Examples manual to become familiar with the program environment (GUI and editor) and to learn the methods for creating and analyzing at least simple models.
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