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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