The Book Coverage many other important areas of structural analysis, such as Plastic Design, Matrix and Computer Methods, Elastic-Plastic Analysis, and the numerous worked-out sample problems and the answers to the supplementary problems greatly enhance and reinforce the overall learning experience.
may be you ask why, in this age of high-powered computer programs, a comprehensive Structural Analysis in Theory and Practice by Alan Williams book on structural analysis is needed.
The software does all of the work for us, so isn’t it sucient to read the user’s guide to the software or to have a cursory understanding of structural analysis?While there is no question that computer programs are invaluable tools that help us solve complicated problems more eciently, it is also true that the software is only as good as the user’s level of experience and his/her knowledge of the software.
A small error in the input or a misunderstanding of the limitations of the software can result in completely meaningless output, which can lead to an unsafe design with potentially unacceptable consequences.
Simply put, students will become better students and engineers will become better engineers as a result of this Structural Analysis in Theory and Practice by Alan Williams book.
It will not only give you a better understanding of structural analysis; it will make you more procient and ecient in your day-to-day work.
Structural Analysis: In Theory and Practice is perfect for anyone who wishes to have handy reference filled with equations, calculations and modeling instructions as well as candidates studying for professional engineering registration examinations. It will also serve as a refresher course and reference manual for practicing engineers. Registered professional engineers and registered structural.
- Language: English
- Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
- Pages: 599
- Size: 6.16 M
- Format: PDF
the Author: Alan Williams