Structure Analysis
Simple Truss Analysis
Definition:The determination of internal actions and deformations is called Structural Analysis OR The process of determination can be by:
Structural Analysis consists of:
In designing a structure the engineer must account for the safety, aesthetics, serviceability and economic as well as environmental constraints. 

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This completes the preliminary design of a structure. Now the other part, that is Analysis of this preliminary designed structure starts. Analysis of a structure consists of:
The obtained results are used to redesign the structure to fulfill the required building codes and rules as well as other specifications that may be based on the specific climate, social interaction, culture or economy of the area. 
Classification of Structures
 Rods
 Beams
 Columns
 Trusses
 Cable and Arches
 Frames
 Surface Structures
Types of Loads
 Dead loads
 Live loads
 Building loads
 bridge loads
 wind loads
 earthquake loads
 soil pressure
 hydrostatic pressure
Laws of Mechanics
 Principle of superposition
 equation of equilibrium
 Determinacy and stability
Procedure for analysis for determining joint reactions for structure composed of pinconnected members
Free Body Diagrams
 Split the structure into members and draw a free body diagram of each member.
 All two force members should be identified
Equations of Equilibrium
 Count the total number of unknowns to make sure that an equivalent number of equilibrium equations can be written for solution