Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior
Explicitly reintroducing the idea of modeling to the analysis of structures, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior presents an integrated approach to modeling and estimating the behavior of structures. With the increasing reliance on computer-based approaches in structural analysis, it is becoming even more important for structural engineers to recognize that they are dealing with models of structures, not with the actual structures. As tempting as it is to run innumerable simulations, closed-form estimates can be effectively used to guide and check numerical results, and to confirm physical insights and intuitions.
elasticity, structural dynamics, structural analysis, engineering
Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Clive L. Dym and Harry E. Williams, Analytical Estimates of Structural Behavior, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2012.