The third edition of this well-accepted textbook continues in its tradition of presenting the applications of principles, with the addition of a new chapter “Double Integration Method” for a complete treatment on the “Analysis of Determinate Structures’’. The inclusion of this chapter makes the reader to understand the development of deflection analysis. This book continues to cater to the needs of the student who enters the portals of Civil Engineering Department in the second year of UG programmes and will also be useful to understand the basic principles of structural analysis, energy principles, concepts of loads, arches, bridges, beams, analysis of statically determinate structures, and importance of influence line diagrams in analyzing problems on indeterminate beams. Moreover, the book can solve basic structural engineering problems in an easy-to-follow and simple manner, avoiding unnecessary mathematical gymnastics and, instead, emphasizing on the engineering applications.
The book takes an outcome-based learning approach, where the authors ensure that the students engage well with the contents of each chapter and the expected learning outcomes are achieved by them. Realizing the importance for a systematic approach to problem solving, Bloom’s Taxonomy has been applied while designing the contents of the book, so that the students systematically learn to remember, understand, analyze, apply, evaluate and create learning. A large number of practical problems from various university and competitive examinations, presented in the book, will help students get a feel of the problems encountered in the real world. These will also help them during
their own examinations.
K.U. Muthu B.E (Hons) (Madras, 1975), M.E (IISc, 1977), Ph.D (IISc, 1982) is Dean and Professor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department, Brindavan College of Engineering, Bangalore. Earlier, he was Professor and Head in Civil Engineering Department, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He has teaching and research experience of about three decades. He has been the co-recipient of Nicholoides Award by Institution of Engineers (INDIA) twice for best publication. He has co-authored a book on Numerical Methods for civil engineering problems. He has published over 120 papers in international conferences and peer refereed international journals. He is a member of ISIE, ICCTDC and IACT.
Azmi Ibrahim, B.Eng. (UiTM, Malaysia, 1986), D.Phil (University of Sussex, UK, 1995) is the Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM in Selangor, Malaysia. He has organized several International Conferences and published numerous technical papers on materials and structures. His research interests include composite materials and structures, use of fibre reinforced polymers and engineering wood products.
M. Vijayanand has done his B.E. and M.Tech in Structural Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore (affiliated to Visweswaraiah Technological University). He won the gold award for best publication in ICCBT, Malaysia. He is currently working as a faculty in the Department of Architecture, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology Bangalore. His research interests are innovative materials and structural concrete.
Maganti Janardhana has received B.E (Civil) from the University of Mysore, M.Tech (Structural Engineering) from JNTU, Hyderabad and Ph.D from IIT Madras, Chennai (under Quality Improvement Programme). He is a corecipient of the ‘Brij Mohan Lal Memorial Medal’ for the year 2000, from the ‘Institution of Engineers (India)’, and a co-recipient of “The Best Paper on Construction Techniques Award” in the year 2015, from the ‘Indian Concrete Institute’. He has been working at JNTU Hyderabad since November 1997 and at present he is a Professor of Civil
Engineering. He has published several papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures and Concrete Technology. He is a member of four
professional bodies in India, viz., ISTE, ISET, ICI and IEI.