Structural Analysis teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the texts online companion site. See the Features tab for more info on this software.
Aslam Kassimali is Professor and Distinguished Teacher in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He teaches structural engineering, nonlinear structural analysis, and structural dynamics and stability. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in civil engineering from the University of Karachi (N.E.D. College). He earned a Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. After completing further studies and research at the University of Missouri at Columbia (USA), he received Master of Science (M.S.) and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering.
Dr. Kassimali's practical experience includes work as a Structural Design Engineer for Lutz, Daily and Brain, Consulting Engineers, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and as a Structural Engineering Specialist and Analyst for Sargent & Lundy Engineers in Chicago, Illinois. He joined Southern Illinois University - Carbondale as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to the rank of Professor. Consistently recognized for teaching excellence, Dr. Kassimali has received over 20 awards for outstanding teaching at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, and was awarded the title of Distinguished Teacher in 2004. He has authored and co-authored four textbooks on structural analysis and mechanic, and has published a number of papers in the area of nonlinear structural analysis.
Dr. Kassimali is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has served on the ASCE Structural Division Committees on Shock and Vibratory Effects, Special Structures, and Methods of Analysis.