This book is primarily concerned with structures in the linear elastic range of behaviour. The main feature of this second edition is a new chapter on elastic behaviour and design. There are also new sections on the analysis of two pinned arches, the use of instantaneous centres, and on ideas of symmetry and anti-symmetry in moment distribution. In addition, all the problems have been recast in SI units. The book contains the following chapters: definitions and introductory concepts; statically determinate plane structures; space statics and determinate space structures; basic structural concepts; stiffness and flexibility; moment distribution; matrix stiffness method; instability of struts and frameworks; structural dynamics; elasticity problems and the finite difference method; the finite element method; computer application; plastic theory of structures. The ISBN of the hardback version of this book is 0-17-761061-1. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nelson (Thomas) and Sons Limited

    Nelson House, Mayfield Road
    Walton-on-Thames, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Coates, R C
    • COUTIE, M G
    • KONG, F K
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 586 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM