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DETERMINATE AND INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES

Structure is an assemblage of a number of components like slabs, beams, columns, walls, foundations and so on, which remains in equilibrium. It has to satisfy the fundamental criteria of strength, stiffness, economy, durability and compatibility, for its existence. It ...

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MOMENT AREA METHOD

MOMENT AREA METHOD OF STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS: Theorem – I The change in slope between tangents drawn to the elastic curve at any two points A and B is equal to the product of ...

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ANALYSIS OF TRUSS WITH EXAMPLES

Learn truss analysis methods with examples. Analysis of truss by the methods of joints and by the methods of section is explained in the article. We know the basics of equilibrium of bodies; we will now discuss the trusses that are ...

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INDETERMINATE ARCHES

An arch may be defined as a plane-curved bar or rib supported and loaded in a way that makes it act in direct compression. For example, the structure in Fig. 1a is a parabolic symmetrical arch that is loaded with ...

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METHODS OF ANALYSIS OF FRAMES

Elastic analysis deals with the study of strength and behavior of the members and structure at working loads. Frames can be analyzed by various methods. However, the method of analysis adopted depends upon the types of frame, its configuration (portal ...

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STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROCESS

The entire process of structural planning and design requires not only imagination and conceptual thinking but also sound knowledge of practical aspects, such as recent design codes and bye-laws, backed up by ample experience, institution and judgment. It is emphasized that ...

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MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD OF ANALYSIS

In the moment distribution method, every joint of the structure to be analysed is fixed so as to develop the fixed-end moments. Then each fixed joint is sequentially released and the fixed-end moments (which by the time of release are ...

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