About the Author(s):Dr. R. Vaidyanathan
Dr. R. Vaidyanathan, Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi was formerly Principal of Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. He has been teaching Civil Engineering for over four decades.
After his retirement from Government services, he served in various capacities such as Advisor, Principal & Director in Private Colleges and has now chosen to revert to Civil Engineering as Visiting Professor. He graduated from A.C. College of Engineering and Technology in 1959 and took his Master degree in Structural Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy where he was also teaching. He did his doctorate in the area of Shell Structures for IIT, Chennai in the early Seventies.
Dr. R. Vaidyanathan, has published several Technical Papers, organized Technical seminars and continuing education programmes, guided U.G. and master projects and produced three Ph. Ds. He has been a consultant on diverse Civil Engineering problems ranging form Concrete Technology, Rehabilitation of Structures, Construction of Shell Structures, Vibration Problems, Non-Destructive field testing etc.
This book is the culmination of his long felt urge to write books that would directly address the students' intellect.
Dr. P. Perumal
Dr. P. Perumal, the first and proud Doctoral candidate of Dr. R. Vaidynathan, originally started his career with a Diploma in Civil Engineering in 1974. He graduated from A. C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi in 1981 and took his M.E. (1987) and Ph. D (1995) from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore. After a short period of field work, he entered Polytechnic Teaching and served for 7 years. For the past 21 years he has been teaching Civil Engineering in Government Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu. He has authored 6 Technical papers of which 4 are along with Dr. R. Vaidyanathan. He has attended conferences & short term courses, convened several Ph. D Committee meetings and acted as member of boards of studies. He has acted as Assistant Controller of Examinations in GCT, Coimbatore and as the first Zonal Officer of Anna University for Tirunelveli zone covering 29 Engineering colleges. This book is the outcome of his longing to put in print his class room work with several batches of students. Presently, he is guiding six Ph. D Scholars. His areas of interest are Ferrocement, Concrete, Shell structures and Finite Element Analysis.
1.Rolling Loads; 2. Influence Lines; 3. Influence Lines for Indeterminate Structures; 4. Arches; 5. Cables and Suspension Bridges; 6. Beams Curved in Plan; 7. Space Trusses; 8. Plastic Analysis of Structures