Examples in Structural Analysis-2006
The design of structures, of which analysis is an integral part, is frequently undertaken using computer software. This can only be done safely and effectively if those undertaking the design fully understand the concepts, principles and assumptions on
which the computer software is based. It is vitally important therefore that design engineers develop this knowledge and understanding by studying and using hand methods of analysis
based on the same concepts and principles,e.g. equilibrium,energy theorems,elastic,elasto-plastic and plastic behavior and mathematical modelling.