The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 70 (1992) > Issues > Issue 13 > A New Paradigm for Structural Engineering
Name of File 5564-70-13.pdf cached at 12/12/2017 04:33:38 - with 4 pages. pdfPath: E:\k9.istructe.org\CMS\webtest\files\9c\9c360ae0-c924-4da4-8ebe-9f79c17eda2e.pdf. thumbPath: E:\k9.istructe.org\CMS\webtest\files\pdfthumbs\9c360ae0-c924-4da4-8ebe-9f79c17eda2e_1.png. objDoc: 1 - True. objPreview.Log: . strFileName: 9c360ae0-c924-4da4-8ebe-9f79c17eda2e_1.png

Members/subscribers must be logged in to view this article

A New Paradigm for Structural Engineering

This technical note is an attempt to summarise the writer’s main interest over nearly 20 years. It started with a class which I was preparing for the Institution’s Part 3 examination. My emphasis, therefore, was on sketches rather than calculation, but I found that my students had a poor ability to sketch the approximate bending moment, shear force, reactions and deflection solution to a structure. This missing skill I equated with a lack of ‘understanding of structural behaviour’. D.M. Brohn