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Why Not Teach Computer Analysis?

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Why Not Teach Computer Analysis?
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Jennings & Gilbert consider the advent of the computer to have been ‘one of the greatest catalysts for change in the revamping of structures curricula’. This is a view commonly shared by structural educators, but there is much less unanimity on the nature of the changes that are to be made. Most have welcomed the impetus given by the computer for the rationalisation and categorisation of analysis techniques into stiffness or flexibility based approaches. There has also been a widespread concern that students should be equipped to carry out and use computer analyses intelligently and appropriately. Opinion has, however, been divided on the most effective means of achieving this. D. Johnson

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