Readings

The complete reference textbook for 1.571, written by Prof. Jerome Connor, Analysis of Structural Member Systems (Ronald Press, 1976), is available for download below.

Introduction

Preface, Table of Contents ( PDF )

Part 1: Mathematical Preliminaries

Chapter 1: Introduction to Matrix Algebra ( PDF - 2.1 MB )

Chapter 2: Characteristic-Value Problems and Quadratic Forms ( PDF )

Chapter 3: Relative Extrema for a Function ( PDF )

Chapter 4: Differential Geometry of a Member Element ( PDF )

Chapter 5: Matrix Transformations for a Member Element ( PDF )

Part 2: Analysis of an Ideal Truss

Chapter 6: Governing Equations for an Ideal Truss ( PDF - 2.0 MB )

Chapter 7: Variational Principles for an Ideal Truss ( PDF - 1.5 MB )

Chapter 8: Displacement Method - Ideal Truss ( PDF - 1.7 MB )

Chapter 9: Force Method - Ideal Truss ( PDF )

Part 3: Analysis of a Member Element

Chapter 10: Governing Equations for a Deformable Solid ( PDF - 2.3 MB )

Chapter 11: St. Venant Theory of Torsion - Flexure of Prismatic Members ( PDF - 2.7 MB )

Chapter 12: Engineering Theory of Prismatic Members ( PDF - 2.0 MB )

Chapter 13: Restrained Torsion - Flexure of a Prismatic Member ( PDF - 2.8 MB )

Chapter 14: Planar Deformation of a Planar Member ( PDF - 2.7 MB )

Chapter 15: Engineering Theory of an Arbitrary Member ( PDF - 2.7 MB )

Part 4: Analysis of a Member System

Chapter 16: Direct Stiffness Method - Linear System ( PDF )

Chapter 17: General Formulation - Linear System ( PDF - 1.8 MB )

Chapter 18: Analysis of Geometrically Nonlinear Systems ( PDF - 1.2 MB )

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