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 “Analysis of Determinate Structures’’. This new chapter will make the reader understand the development of deflection analysis. This book caters to the needs of the student who enters the portals of Civil Engineering Department in the second year of UG programs. It 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 aid solving of 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 taking their own examinations.