Elastic Beam Calculations Handbook

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By Jih-Jiang Chyu
Hardcover, 7×10, 334 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-010-5
July 2009
A Title in J. Ross Publishing’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Series, Wai-Fah Chen, Editor-in-Chief.


The Elastic Beam Calculations Handbook presents a concise, yet mathematically rigorous treatment of beams based on elastic theory written at a clear technical level in order that practitioners can quickly learn the essentials and apply elastic beam calculations in their work. This much-needed comprehensive reference covers elastic beams with varying material and section properties, support conditions, span lengths, and other important geometric features. It provides simple and logical presentations of elastic beam problems by addressing each as corollaries of a more general theorem, consequently resulting in numerical work that can be planned and executed with ease, clarity, and optimal results. Structural engineers concerned directly with structural analysis of elastic beam problems will find many examples of useful and neat solutions and the rationale for their validity.

Key Features

  • Offers a clear and systematic presentation of hundreds of problems and topics with detailed explanations of the methods and rationale used to obtain solutions
  • Promotes critical thinking through rigorous mathematical deduction by delineation of the interconnectedness among various topics
  • Demonstrates the physical significance of formulae, reveals pertinent parameters and delineates their effects on the solutions
  • Provides the analytical competence of critical thinking in the formulation of elastic beam problems and closed form solutions
  • Illustrates the assumptions, principles, methods and procedures within the framework of linear elastic behavior of materials that are either explicitly cited or implicitly utilized

About the author(s)

Dr. Jih-Jiang Chyu, P.E., Fellow ASCE, Member NYAS, holding MS and Eng. Sc. D. Degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, is a registered professional engineer with four decades of professional experience in both consulting engineering encompassing design and research of bridges, buildings, and special structures in addition to teaching engineering and mathematics. Dr. Chyu has been an active participant of ASCE programs over the course of his career.

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