Structures: From Theory to Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of structures. Aspects of structural behaviour, good design practice and effective computational techniques are used to illustrate the importance of the fundamental theoretical concepts presented. The overriding importance of equilibrium is emphasized and, together with related topics, is the subject of the first five chapters. After deflections have been introduced in chapter six, elastic theory, buckling, plastic theory and energy methods are all introduced and their range of applicability discussed. Numerous case-studies are provided to help readers gain an appreciation of how theory relates to real life structures in practice. With a broad range of worked examples, questions, and references to further reading, Structures: From Theory to Practice is the ideal course text for entry-level students on degree, HNC and HND courses.
'A wide-ranging introduction to structural behaviour and analysis, copiously illustrated with historical examples, case studies of modern landmark structures, and failure analyses.'
'The examples are well spread throughout the book, and ... are sure to enthuse anyone with more than a passing interest in the subject.'
'Best suited to students at the top end of the ability range, and is also likely to be attractive to professional structual engineers looking to brush up their skills or gain some new insights into their subject.' - all from Dr. Martin Williams, Hazards Forum
'It is difficult to find a topic that is not considered in detail within this text ... the list is exhaustive and in all cases the presentation of the methods is rigorous.' - The Engineers Journal, the Institution of Engineers of Ireland magazine
'An excellent, interesting and beneficial read.' - The Engineers Journal, the Institution of Engineers of Ireland magazine