The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 58 (1980) > Issues > Issue 2 > The Teaching of Theory of Structures
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The Teaching of Theory of Structures

Our subject of theory of structures had its origins around the beginning of the 19th century, and centred first upon the tension and compression properties of the structural materials then current, and upon the behaviour of beams. By 1807 Young had published his work on the theory of beams and struts, and by 1822 George Rennie and Tredgold had reported the results of their tests on materials. Thus the engineering science now known as ‘strength of materials’ had emerged. Sir Alfred Pugsley