Analysis of Structures
offers an original way of introducing
engineering students to the subject of stress and deformation
analysis of solid objects, and helps them become more familiar with
how numerical methods such as the finite element method are used in
Eisley and Waas secure for the reader a thorough understanding
of the basic numerical skills and insight into interpreting the
results these methods can generate.
Throughout the text, they include analytical development
alongside the computational equivalent, providing the student with
the understanding that is necessary to interpret and use the
solutions that are obtained using software based on the finite
element method. They then extend these methods to the analysis of
solid and structural components that are used in modern aerospace,
mechanical and civil engineering applications.
Analysis of Structures is accompanied by a book companion
housing exercises and examples that use modern software which
generates color contour plots of deformation and internal stress.It
offers invaluable guidance and understanding to senior level and
graduate students studying courses in stress and deformation
analysis as part of aerospace, mechanical and civil engineering
degrees as well as to practicing engineers who want to re-train or
re-engineer their set of analysis tools for contemporary stress and
deformation analysis of solids and structures.
- Provides a fresh, practical perspective to the teaching
of structural analysis using numerical methods for obtaining
answers to real engineering applications
- Proposes a new way of introducing students to the subject of
stress and deformation analysis of solid objects that are used in a
wide variety of contemporary engineering applications
- Casts axial, torsional and bending deformations of thin walled
objects in a framework that is closely amenable to the methods by
which modern stress analysis software operates.