The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 90 (2012) > Issues > Issue 9 > Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 14): Structural analysis methodology
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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 14): Structural analysis methodology

When analysing structures it is important to adopt a methodical approach wherever possible. By breaking down the structure into manageable portions, the complexity of the analysis is reduced and thus becomes easier to control and review. By adopting such an approach, a seemingly insurmountable task becomes a much more approachable one. This Technical Guidance Note is a good practice guide for analysing and designing structures. It explains how structures are given form, modelled, analysed and designed. Mention is made of the need to rationalise the analysis process, but not at the expense of an economic design.

Author(s): The Institution of Structural Engineers