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Understanding structural engineering; from theory to practice.


Understanding structural engineering; from theory to practice.

Chen, Wai-Fah and Salah El-Din E. El-Metwally.

CRC Press


255 pages




Long-time veterans in many areas of structural engineering Chen (civil engineering, U. of Hawai'i) and El-Metwally (concrete structures, El-Mansoura U., Egypt) summarize major currents in the developments in structural engineering design that have taken place over the last seven decades. They describe how structural engineers deal with ideal material models and ideal structural elements and systems, and how they apply these simplifications to the formulation of the basic equations of equilibrium and compatibility of a real structural system to achieve successful design solutions. The book grew out of a keynote talk Chen delivered in 2008 in Taipei that was enlarged and published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers in May 2009.

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Date:Aug 1, 2011
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