16 Best Books on Structural Analysis

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Structural Analysis, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Structural Analysis Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Structural Analysis below.

1. Advance Structural Analysis and Matrix Methods

1."Recent Advances in Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis and Design" by J Tinsley Oden
“Recent Advances in Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis and Design” Book Review: The book has economic justification of NC and lists subject headlines for a training course for part-programmers who have to produce control tapes for NC machine tools. Glossary of the book is good. There are survey papers in the book followed by technical papers on important topics like “Some New Developments in Matrix Force Analysis”, “Finite Element Formulation of Geometrically Nonlinear Problems of Elasticity”, “Finite Element method in Fluid Flow Analysis”, and several other topics. It contains problems to solve after the end of each chapter. The book starts with introducing the readers with basic topics like Framed Structures, Cartesian Coordinate System, Nodes and Elements. It is an easy-to-read textbook for an introductory course in matrix methods of structural analysis for senior undergraduates and postgraduate students of civil engineering. It is also helpful for structural engineers for efficient usage of structural analysis software tools.

2."Glass Science and Technology: Advances in Structural Analysis" by D R Uhlmann and N J Kreidl
“Recent Advances in Structural Integrity Analysis – Proceedings of the International Congress” Book Review: The book focuses readers like engineers, researchers, and postgraduates in aerospace, biomedical, chemical & power plants, mining, and marine industries. The contents of the book include Fracture Fatigue and Creep, Investigation of Fracture Mechanism, Effect of Vertex Singularities on displacement and strain fields, Effect of plasticity hardening exponent and creep exponent on crack tip stress, Multi-Scale Modelling, Bio-Materials and Composites, Mesoscale analysis of CFRP pressure vessel, Environmental Effects and other related topics. After every single chapter, there’s a conclusion and acknowledgements that makes it easier for the student to have a quick revision.

3."Aluminium Structural Analysis: Recent European advances" by P S Bulson
“Aluminium Structural Analysis: Recent European advances” Book Review: The book elaborates almost all the latest developments in Structural Analysis of Aluminium Components. The book opens with a chapter on loading, safety, and design philosophies. Topics like Fatigue and Fractures are also discussed here including a series of chapters on latest advances in research like beams, beam columns, and plate girders. There is a background to design rules which is given by each chapter. After reading the book, designers would be more confident to follow progressive ideas and support these by accurate & perspective structural analysis.

4."Recent Advances in Structural Integrity Analysis - Proceedings of the International Congress" by Lin Ye
“Recent Advances in Structural Integrity Analysis – Proceedings of the International Congress” Book Review: The book focuses on engineers, PG students, and those associated with marine industries, and research. Students belonging to biomedical or chemical background can also read this book. The main features of the book include characteristics of complex mechanisms of damage accumulation and failure, development of more accurate technologies for structural damage assessment, and multi-scale modelling approaches. Topics like APCFS/SIF-2014 Congress Chairs and Committees, Fracture, Fatigue and Creep, fatigue damage of the Cu32W68 pseudo alloy, Impact and Integrity, Research on the strength of air cushion vehicle, Multi-Scale Modelling, Bio-Materials and Composites, and so many important topics are very well explained with detailed examples.

5."Structural Analysis: A New Approach to Flow Analysis in Optimizing Compilers" by imusti
“Structural Analysis: A New Approach to Flow Analysis in Optimizing Compilers” Book Review: Structural Analysis is explained in depth and the content is easy to understand. It is very well explained that how Structural Analysis could be used to analyze control flow of a computer program. All the important techniques like Data-Flow Analysis Elimination Technique, Rosen’s high-level data-flow analysis technique, and uniform data-flow analysis techniques are explained with supporting examples. The book would be helpful to engineers, researchers and designers.

6."Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis" by S S Bhavikatti
“Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis” Book Review: The introductory part of the book explains about the classical methods, then it moves to the Structure Approach to Matrix Method. Covering the topics like Stiffness Matrix Method, students are then well aware about what they have to instruct to the computer. There are chapters related to Non-Linear Analysis, Superposition & Direct Numerical Integration procedures, 2D Finite Element, and logic of General Purpose Structural Analysis are also explained. The book focuses on Programmers, Researchers, Engineers and Civil Engineers.

7."Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis" by M B Kanchi
“Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis” Book Review: The book presents general theory and computer applications of Structural Analysis. It explains how to implement analysis procedures in computers. Starting with the introduction of Kinematics, Virtual Work, and Equilibrium, topics related to Element Flexibility and Stiffness Relations follows it. There are chapters related to Non-Linear Analysis, Superposition & Direct Numerical Integration procedures, 2D Finite Element, and logic of General Purpose Structural Analysis are explained with examples. The book also contains numerous problems that would build-up the thinking capability of students.Book is focused on readers like computer programmers, researchers, engineers and civil engineers.

8."Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis: Theory and Problems" by Natarajan C
“Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis: Theory and Problems” Book Review: Concepts in the book include Determinants and Matrices, Transformation Matrices, Pin Jointed Frame, Rigid Jointed Frames, and Continuous Beams. It has provided codes for Flexibility Method, Stiffness Method so that readers are able to relate it easily. The book contains numerical problems in a stepwise manner so that the reader starts from a beginner level and understanding the application of each topic, he/she reaches the higher level. It is an Engineering & Technology book so everyone belonging to this field can read the book.

9."Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis" by P N Godbole and R S Sonparote
“Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis” Book Review: The book starts with preliminary knowledge of Matrix operations, Methods for solving equations and several concepts that must be taught to a beginner. Then the topic slowly shifts towards Stiffness and Flexibility matrix. Then beams, plane & space frames, grids, space truss and plane truss are explained using fine examples. The book serves as an easy tool for UG and PG students of Civil Engineering.

10."Matrix and Digital Computer Methods in Structural Analysis" by W M Jenkins
“Matrix and Digital Computer Methods in Structural Analysis” Book Review: The book talks about the Flexibility Method, Stiffness Method, transforming matrix, Nodal Displacements, Finite Element, Frames, Strains, Stress, and many more related topics. The matrix displacement and force methods of analysis are presented together with the elastic, thermal, and inertial properties of the most commonly used structural elements. This book is focused mainly on Civil Engineers.

11."Structural Analysis: With Applications to Aerospace Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)" by O A Bauchau and J I Craig
“Structural Analysis: With Applications to Aerospace Structures (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)” Book Review: This book is meant for the graduate and undergraduate students for the study of structural analysis of aerospace structures. It focuses on fundamental concepts and methods involved in structural analysis. It includes analysis of structural components such as beams, plates and bars. Concepts of shear deformations, plastic deformations, thermal effects, torsion and warping are also coveted. The book also provides detailed discussion on thin walled beams under torsion and shearing. It contains tools and methodologies including finite element methods based on the practical situations.

12."Explorations in Structural Analysis" by Ronald L Breiger
“Explorations in Structural Analysis” Book Review: The central theme of this book is that there is much substantive insight and analytical leverage to be gained from a conceptualization of social structure directly, as regularities in the patterning of relations among concrete entities. The view adopted in this book is that variate distributions measure selected consequences of the structural pattern (of the actual connections among individuals or organizations). This text provides the students with useful indicators of questions to be asked in analyzing social structures directly, but they are neither descriptions nor analyses of the structure itself.

13."Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics" by Eugenio Oñate
“Structural Analysis with the Finite Element Method. Linear Statics” Book Review: This book is written for the undergraduate students of structural engineering. It can also be used by working professionals as a reference. This book covers the computational and theoretical aspects of linear static analysis of structures. It discusses the Finite Element Method (FEM) for structural analysis in detail. It covers the topics of plane elasticity, axially loaded bars and 3-d solids. It also presents the background theory for every structural model and also discusses axisymmetric solids. This book has included many scientific diagrams. It also has many real-life case studies to simplify the concepts.


2. Structure Analysis by Diffraction Methods

1."Analysis of Structures: Strength and Behaviour" by T S Thandavamoorthy
“Analysis of Structures: Strength and Behaviour” Book Review: The book provides coverage of concepts, basic definitions and analytical techniques that provide the foundation for the field of structural analysis. It also contains many current topics like safety auditing of structures, offshore structures and experimental stress analysis. Large number of worked-out examples and illustrations are also included.

2."Structural Analysis - Vol. 2" by S S Bhavikatti
“Structural Analysis – Vol. 2” Book Review: The book deals with the analysis of indeterminate structures, and also special topics like curved beams and unsymmetrical bending. It includes indeterminate structural analysis and provides an introduction to advanced methods of analysis, namely matrix method and plastic analysis. Subject for civil engineering students who are required to analyse and design structures. A few topics like matrix method and plastic analysis are also taught. Summary for each chapter is also given.

3."Structural Analysis and Design of Multivariable Systems: An Algebraic Approach" by Leang-San Shieh and Stephen Barnett
“Structural Analysis and Design of Multivariable Control Systems: An Algebraic Approach” Book Review: This book presents a unified approach in explaining the structure analysis and design of multivariable control systems described by state-space representations and matrix fraction descriptions using algebraic and systems theory. Fundamental concepts like latent structures, solvents, and divisors are explored. Spectral factors of the non-singular characteristic -matrix and their relationships with the respective counterparts of the state-space representations are also explained in detail. The book also demonstrates its applications in model reduction, modal control design for multivariable systems, pole assignment design, cascade realizations of multiport networks, and parallel realizations. The book includes computational algorithms and illustrative numerical examples uniformly. A graduate level background in modern control theory is required.

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