Structural Analysis is the most important subject of civil engineering

which forms the structural base of civil engineering students.

This subject regularly appears on competitive exams like IES 2021

GATE 2021, BARC. Students should first aim to build their basic

concepts and keep revising the basic concepts this will be very helpful

for all upcoming competitive examinations.

Given below are the top 7 Best books for Structural Analysis :

## 1. Structural Analysis By R. C Hibbeler

This is an excellent reference for structural engineers. It contains

many basic methods of beam and frame analysis. It provides the

theory behind every structural analysis method, the relevant

equations, and gives several examples on each topic.

equations, and gives several examples on each topic.

Writer explains the calculation of the effects of loads on the structures

and their components forces. These can be calculated by using a logical

and systematic method of analysis, the book has detailed concepts on like

Different Structures & Loads, Analysis of Statically Determinate &

indeterminate Structures, Cables & Arches, ILD for Statistically Determinate

& Indeterminate Structures, Displacement Method of Analysis

like Moment Distribution, Kani's method & the Stiffness Method etc.

Many problems are very much complex than the examples

given, but if students have a good experienced teacher for the

class, you should be alright.

given, but if students have a good experienced teacher for the

class, you should be alright.

The author of this book does a very good job of illustrating all

of the structural analysis methods in a very simple, easy language,

that is very easy to understand.

Therefore if students read this book, they will learn a lot,

especially very simple and short cut ways to solve structural

analysis numerical problems.

## 2. Intermediate Structural Analysis By C.K Wang

This book consists of chapters on force method & displacement

method and their types, also contains matrix methods, and methods

by which the effects of shear deformations on structure can be calculated.

method and their types, also contains matrix methods, and methods

by which the effects of shear deformations on structure can be calculated.

matrix methods, virtual work concepts and other geometric methods, and

explanation of the indeterminacy of composite frames and horizontal

grid and truss frames.

Every topic of the IES syllabus has been clearly explained in

this book, students have to read the book thoroughly to

understand the concepts of different structural methods.

This book has very less printing mistakes, or one can say not

even a single mistake.

Concepts are explained entirely, examples are chosen

ones given in the book, exercise problems are very tricky,

conceptual and non-repetitive questions.

C.K Wang's book is very good for civil engineers students who are

studying in college & preparing for differents competitive exams

like GATE and IES, barc etc.

studying in college & preparing for differents competitive exams

like GATE and IES, barc etc.

## 3. Advanced Structural Analysis By Devdas Menon

This book covers all topics with matrix analysis of structures,& presented it in an easy language and in an understanding way.

The starting 3 lessons of the book gives the basic concepts in

structural analysis about loads and supports and matrix method.

Now in the upcoming chapters, the author explores and reveals the

important concepts through many solved examples on how matrix

methods can be applied to static analysis of structures like in

plane truss and space trusses, in beams and grids.

The flexibility method is also given. Finally, in the last chapter,

analysis of instability is discussed in detail.

The main moto of the author is to enable the students to have a

good knowledge of all the fundamental basics in these advanced

topics of Structural Analysis. With these strong fundamentals basics,

the student will be very well prepared to survey & understand further

important topics like Finite Elements Analysis.

analysis of instability is discussed in detail.

The main moto of the author is to enable the students to have a

good knowledge of all the fundamental basics in these advanced

topics of Structural Analysis. With these strong fundamentals basics,

the student will be very well prepared to survey & understand further

important topics like Finite Elements Analysis.

## 4. Structural Analysis - A Matrix Approach by GS Pandit, SP Gupta

civil engineering, this textbook on "Structural Analysis" has been

updated with units in the SI system.

Book has been published in an easy language that presents the difficult

& complex concepts of matrix analysis to easily understand the concept.

This book is very special if you talk only for the matrix method,

matrix analysis has been given with a lot of numerical examples

to make us understand.

The writer of this book has put a great effort into bringing this

special edition of the book for the matrix method approach in

structural analysis in a very easy way with easy language.

special edition of the book for the matrix method approach in

structural analysis in a very easy way with easy language.

## 5. Structural dynamics by Mario Paz

The sixth edition of Structural Dynamics covers all important

and newly added topics in the syllabus.

and newly added topics in the syllabus.

The book is very useful for undergraduates or graduate

students taking a first view in structural dynamics. The book

is arranged in such a way that it can be used by students for a

1 or 2 semester course, or span the undergraduate and graduate

levels.

The author of this book presents a 1 degree-of-freedom system in

the starting chapters, then moves to systems with many degrees-of-freedom

in the next chapters.

The 6th revised edition book plans to provide increase the

learning concepts & materials for students to learn structural analysis,

from basics to advanced of any topics, including their application also.

the starting chapters, then moves to systems with many degrees-of-freedom

in the next chapters.

The 6th revised edition book plans to provide increase the

learning concepts & materials for students to learn structural analysis,

from basics to advanced of any topics, including their application also.

The most important reason why I bought this book is because the

publication of this book is supposed to give a CD with a book that contains

solved examples which are IES previous year questions.

publication of this book is supposed to give a CD with a book that contains

solved examples which are IES previous year questions.

The material in this book is well structured and the book is written in a

an easy language and concise manner.

an easy language and concise manner.

## 6. Basic Structural Analysis By C.S Reddy

of force, displacement methods, and matrix structural analysis.

This book is written in a very easy language and simple presentation

style which presents the complex concepts of matrix analysis in a very easy

way and understandable manner.

Structural Analysis a little tough and hot subject to touch,

this book will help. But, students need to give much time

for understanding the concepts.

All formulas and concepts of structural analysis are given in

this book in an illustrative manner. Students must purchase

this book and clear their basics.

This book contains IES previous year questions in the form

of examples regarding the chapter. This book is too good to

clear your basics as it contains mostly all syllabus if IES exams.

## 7. Theory of structure by S Ramamrutham & R Narayan

(Say 95 to 100 for a single topic). Each Concept is given

in a crisp manner.

The matrix method is not included in this book. Concepts related

to displacement and force methods are also included in detail.

The book is very good both in terms of theory and numerical.

But the only problem with this book is, it is very fat, so students

may get scared or they don't feel to study when seeing the size

of the book for the first time. Rest, it is very good book for Structures.

may get scared or they don't feel to study when seeing the size

of the book for the first time. Rest, it is very good book for Structures.

Students should buy this book for practicing various structural problems.

I hope these books will be very useful in your preparation for GATE

and IES exams.

Study Hard, Prep Smart !!!!!

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