Structural Analysis Fundamentals presents fundamental procedures of structural analysis, necessary for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and structural design practice. It applies linear analysis of structures of all types, including beams, plane and space trusses, plane and space frames, plane and eccentric grids, plates and shells, and assemblage of finite-elements. It also treats plastic and time-dependent responses of structures to static loading, as well as dynamic analysis of structures and their response to earthquakes. Geometric nonlinearity in analysis of cable nets and membranes are examined.

This is an ideal text for basic and advanced material for use in undergraduate and higher courses. A companion set of computer programs assist in a thorough understanding and application of analysis procedures. The authors provide a special program for each structural system or each procedure. Unlike commercial software, the user can apply any program of the set without a manual or training period. Students, lecturers and engineers internationally employ the procedures presented in in this text and its companion website.


Ramez B. Gayed is a Civil Engineering Consultant and Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary. He is expert on analysis and design of concrete and steel structures.

Amin Ghali is Emeritus Professor at the University of Calgary. He is consultant on major international structures. He is inventor of several reinforcing systems for concrete. He has authored over 300 papers and eight patents. His books include Concrete Structures (2012), Circular Storage Tanks and Silos (CRC Press, 2014), and Structural Analysis (CRC Press, 2017).

chapter Chapter 1|48 pages

Structural analysis modeling

chapter Chapter 2|24 pages

Statically determinate structures

chapter Chapter 4|26 pages

Force method of analysis

chapter Chapter 5|54 pages

Displacement method of analysis

chapter Chapter 6|28 pages

Time-dependant displacements in structural concrete

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages

Strain energy and virtual work

chapter Chapter 8|42 pages

Virtual work applications

chapter Chapter 9|16 pages

Application of displacement method

Moment distribution

chapter Chapter 10|24 pages

Effects of axial forces on flexural stiffness

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Analysis of shear wall structures

chapter Chapter 12|34 pages

Methods of finite differences and finite-elements

chapter Chapter 13|32 pages

Finite-element analysis

chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

Plastic analysis of plane frames

chapter Chapter 15|24 pages

Yield-line analysis of reinforced concrete slabs

chapter Chapter 16|46 pages

Structural dynamics

chapter Chapter 17|38 pages

Response of structures to earthquakes

chapter Chapter 18|40 pages

Nonlinear analysis

chapter Chapter 19|28 pages

Computer analysis of framed structures

chapter Chapter 20|8 pages

Computer programs