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Structural Analysis (8th Edition) [Hardcover]

Russell C. Hibbeler
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March 7, 2011 013257053X 978-0132570534 8
Structural Analysis, 8e, provides readers with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Emphasis is placed on teaching readers to both model and analyze a structure. Procedures for Analysis, Hibbeler's problem solving methodologies, provides readers with a logical, orderly method to follow when applying theory.

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R.C. Hibbeler graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana with a BS in Civil Engineering (major in Structures) and an MS in Nuclear Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University.

Hibbeler’s professional experience includes postdoctoral work in reactor safety and analysis at Argonne National Laboratory, and structural work at Chicago Bridge and Iron, as well as Sargent and Lundy in Tucson. He has practiced engineering in Ohio, New York, and Louisiana.

Hibbeler currently teaches at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. In the past he has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Youngstown State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Union College.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8 edition (March 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013257053X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132570534
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 7.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Learning Tool January 6, 2009
This textbook really helped me to learn structures. The book was easy to read and understand with pleanty of pictures along the way for visual representations of the concepts involved. Each step was clearly stated and explained. The example problems were very helpful and mostly easy to follow. Overall, a good engineering structures text.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth It June 4, 2009
By vp
This one's a keeper. I bought it for P.E. exam review, which it is very good for, but also good as an introduction to Structural Analysis. Up to date issue. Easy to read and understand, excellent example and practice problems. A nice book. The reviews I read on it were good compared to others. Glad I bought it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Textbook! February 6, 2009
This book is really good. The explanations of the theories are very detailed and understandable. The sample problems are throughly explained and similar to homework problems and the book is laid out very well. I recommend this book to anyone taking structural analysis.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent text on Structural Analysis December 21, 2012
By beebee
Hibbeler's text on structural analysis generally contains many and helpful example problems throughout the text that do relate to homework problems at the end of the chapters, and all but a few of the problems have answers at the end of the book (I only missed two points out of 200 on homeworks because we could always check answers!). I have found a few, but minor mistakes in the answers, usually involving incorrect units in answers. There is no way I could have done well in the class without the well-developed example problems. The course TA using this book should have a complete solutions guide to the book where students can get help if they can't come up with the answer in the back of the book for a problem. Don't order the international edition of this book - I did and later ordered the expensive US edition because of the hassle of dealing with the purely SI unit international edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Structural Analysis (8th Edition) review October 25, 2013
By Genaro
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Has all the information I need for class, my future career and core material for taking the FE. The book came in excellent condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book For Structural Analysis January 10, 2011
By JGtz
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is written in a format that is easy to follow and understand, examples are plenty and explained well. Includes plenty of problems to work through; this is one of the few books were I can't say that the problems are much harder/different than the given examples because the basic fundamentals and steps applied to an example will solve any problem in the chapter.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could use more explanations September 12, 2010
By Eric L
Overall, it appears to be a useful book. However, it frequently skips steps in examples and assumes that the reader understands what is going on. It could use better explanations and having less "fluff" in the text. More example problems needed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matrix Analysis September 17, 2013
After about a good week of solid programming and scratching my head I've finally managed to add the requisite Matrix Analysis to my Truss Calculator. Thank-you R.C. Hibbeler for your Structural Analysis text on the subject (ch. 14 - 16), if the subject had not clearly laid out in front of me I would never have figured out the numerous steps to arrive at the solutions.

Here is an example of the output of my matrix analyzer for the Fink truss:


I've even inserted the correct code to account for the additional loading/moments if there are overhangs. I double checked my work by modeling up identical trusses (beams and trusses members) in both Strand7 and Solidworks (COSMOS/Simulator). My result were within 1.5% or better, so I'm really happy about that.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Structural Analysis 7th
Everything was good but the computer CD that came with it had expired. Seven more words required to complete this.
Published 10 months ago by Brad
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Helpful
This textbook was pretty helpful though we did not really use it much in class it was a great reference when I was doing homework.
Published 12 months ago by Brendan Stringer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book for introduction to Structural analysis
It contains all of the fundamental principles and Technics of structural analysis which a civil engineer specially a structural engineer must know, it is easy to follow the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Abraham
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a textbook.
I ordered a textbook and that is exactly what I got. This book could be written a little better, but it was a requirement for a class so I had to get it regardless. Read more
Published 14 months ago by kyle kranz
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Starting Structural Analysis
This book discusses what was supposed to be covered in first year structural analysis. From DL to LL calculations. Read more
Published 15 months ago by R. A. Cerros
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
The product was in very good condition when I saw it. Too bad I didn't know the teacher didn't require the book for the class.
Published 16 months ago by Christian Datuin
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The product arrived on time safe and sound. The product was covered against any kind of damage. Thanks for the good work!
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I ordered this book which is a good book for structural mechanics but I found it cheaper a day later. Read more
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