The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 55 (1977) > Issues > Issue 1 > Teaching Towards an Improved Understanding of Structural Behaviour
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Teaching Towards an Improved Understanding of Structural Behaviour

An investigation of the ability of civil engineering students to understand the basic behaviour of structures is described. The study is based on two tests, each consisting of a number of two-dimensional structures. The candidate is required to draw the approximate bending moment diagrams. The results of tests on a number of student groups are presented and discussed. Based on these results, the authors conclude that the ability of the average student is less than should be expected. D.M. Brohn and J. Cowan

Author(s): Brohn, D M;Cowan, J