Theory of Structures, 12/e

Theory of Structures, 12/e

Authors : R S Khurmi

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About the Author

R S Khurmi :-
He was born on 29 Aug 1939 in Sunam, a small town in Punjab. He completed his schooling in Sunam and then he completed his professional studies from Phagwara and Delhi. He started his career in Punjab Irrigation Department as an Engineer. After guidance from Professor Das of Chandigarh Engineering College, Dr. Khurmi came to Delhi and took up Teaching and Writing Engineering Text Books as a full time career. He had a great respect for his Guru Shri B.L. Theraja, who introduced him to S. Chand and Company. His books got a good market, not only in India but also abroad. According to the survey of UNESCO, he is the leading and No. 1 author of Engineering textbooks in Asia. He wrote his first book when he was just 26 years old. People in teaching profession always referred that Khurmi has revolutionized the way of writing Engineering Text Books. He was one of the founder members in Executive Committee of Afro-Asia Book Council.
He conducted Author Development Workshops at many places in India and abroad.

About the Book

Theory of Structures" covers the syllabus of most major Indian Universities. The book is designed for the students of Civil Engineering but is also useful for the students of B. Arch and B.Sc. (Engineering). It also contains typical examples (useful for students appearing in competitive examinations in particular), highlights and unsolved examples. The book is aptly divided into 6 parts which is further sub-divided into 23 chapters ranging from topics like Beams, Bridges to Stresses and Deflection, Fixed beams to redundant frames and columns and struts


Key Features

1. Introductory first chapter discusses not only discusses the basic concepts but also all Units and Mathematical Review
2. Close to 900 figures, tables, examples and chapter-end highlights provide ample support to the theory explained
3. In-text exercise questions provide practice to students as well as refresh the concepts explained in a practical manner.

Table of Content

1. Introduction

Part - 1

2. Rolling Loads

3. Influence Lines for Beams

4. Influence Lines for Trussed Bridges

Part - 2

5. Direct and Bending Stresses (in Columns, Walls and Chimneys)

6. Dams and Retaining Walls

Part - 3

7. Deflection of Beams

8. Deflection of Cantilevers

9. Deflection by Moment Area Method

10. Deflection by Conjugate Beam Method

11. Deflection of Perfect Frames

12. Cables and Suspension Bridges

13. Three-hinged Arches

Part - 4

14. Propped Cantilevers and Beams

15. Fixed Beams

16. Three Moments Theorem (For Continuous Beams)

17. Slope Deflection Method

18. Moment Distribution Method

19. Column Analogy Method

20. Two-hinged Arches

Part - 5

21. Forces in Redundant Frames (Including Castigliano's & Maxwell's Theorems)

Part - 6

22. Columns and Struts

23. Introduction to Plastic Theory.