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Principles of Structural Analysis: Static and Dynamic Loads by Bentley


announced publication of Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads, the second book in a three-part series. This compendium of information about STAAD.Pro bridges the gap between structural engineering concepts and their practical application to real-world challenges. The book is authored by Bentley Systems technical support director Krishnan Sathia, a structural engineer with more than 15 years of experience developing and applying STAAD.Pro.

Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads is written for a broad spectrum of readers pursuing an in-depth understanding of structural information modeling best practices. Students and early career structural engineers will learn how to model, analyze, and design using STAAD.Pro, while seasoned practitioners will benefit from detailed explanations of STAAD.Pro’s many advanced features.

Said Sathia, “I’ve written this book to help students become structural engineers and practitioners to become more proficient and productive. For instance, in addition to including the fundamentals of creating information models using STAAD.Pro, I’ve provided comprehensive descriptions of various methods for generating data that will save even advanced practicing engineers time and enhance their productivity.”

Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads leverages the collective knowledge of structural experts and software technicians across the world to help support the information requirements of practicing engineers. By delving into the methods and principles inherent to STAAD.Pro, it provides a complete understanding of the program. In addition, it reviews common modeling errors and methods for avoiding or overcoming them, enabling engineers to create better and more accurate models in less time. These chapters teach engineers to verify the accuracy of their input and results to ensure models best reflect real-world conditions.

Other subjects covered include static analysis of framed structures, finite element analysis, load generation, seismic and dynamic analysis, steel design, and concrete design.

  • Integrates the provisions of the 2002 ACI building code in text and examples
  • Offers an extensive treatment of bridge analysis and design according to the AASHTO LRFD specifications (1998-2002 interim)
  • Covers shear and torsion according to the 2002 ACI code and the compression field theory adopted in the AASHTO LRFD specifications
  • Presents a new chapter on strut-and-tie modeling
  • Covers slenderness effects in prestressed concrete columns, and provides load-moment interaction diagrams for prestressed columns and poles
  • Offers a comprehensive treatment of two-way slab systems
  • Covers the accurate time-step procedure to compute prestress losses and long-term deflections
  • Presents a unique treatment of prestressed tensile members by optimum design
  • Offers a rigorous treatment of prestressed continuous beams
  • Offers an extensive treatment of prestressed composite beams
  • Offers a rigorous treatment of fundamentals as applied to serviceability and ultimate strength limit states for bending, shear, compression and tension members
  • Presents essential constitutive models for prestressing materials
  • Presents a large number of logical design flow charts and design examples
  • Contains close to five hundred illustrations and photographs
  • Contains sufficient material for a two-semester course on the subject
  • Contains a large number of examples, an extensive updated bibliography, and an appendix with answers to study problems
  • Uses consistent notation and consistent sign convention
  • Uses dual units (US and SI) throughout for key equations and reference data


Chapter 1. Principle and Methods of Prestressing
Chapter 2. Prestressing Materials: Steel and Concrete
Chapter 3. The Philosophy of Design
Chapter 4. Flexure: Working Stress Analysis and Design
Chapter 5. Flexure: Ultimate Strength Analysis and Design
Chapter 6. Design for Shear and Torsion
Chapter 7. Deflection Computation and Control
Chapter 8. Computation of Prestress Losses
Chapter 9. Analysis and Design of Composite Beams
Chapter 10. Continuous Beams and Indeterminate Structures
Chapter 11. Prestressed Concrete Slabs
Chapter 12. Analysis and Design of Tensile Members
Chapter 13. Analysis and Design of Compression Members
Chapter 14. Prestressed Concrete Bridges
Chapter 15. Strut-and-Tie Modeling
Appendix A
List of Symbols
Appendix B
Unit Conversions
Appendix C
Typical Post-Tensioning Systems
Appendix D
Answers to Selected Problems
Appendix E
Typical Precast / Prestressed Beams

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