20 black & white tables, 200 black & white line drawings
Recent years have witnessed an increased need for applying nonlinear analysis in the assessment and design of civil engineering structures, particularly for structures subject to extreme loading. Nonlinear Structural Analysis for Engineers looks at how nonlinear analysis can be applied to a variety of different structures, including frames, plates and shells, whole buildings, and cable/membrane structures. The examples develop from simple models to detailed ones, based on finite element discretisation, focussing on the underlying methods/formulations. It illustrates real problems, through the use of the advanced nonlinear structural analysis program ADAPTIC, developed by the author. Suitable for students on undergraduate and post-graduate engineering courses, Nonlinear Structural Analysis for Engineers focuses on examples from civil engineering. Using simplified models, it demonstrates nonlinear structural analysis with emphasis on explicit cause and effect. This book is also an essential reference for researchers and practising engineers.