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No.13. Behaviour of beams and 2D frames

This is an introduction to the understanding of structural behaviour — applied to two-dimensional, mainly redundant frames. The text demonstrates a qualitative approach, with an emphasis on a diagrammatic solution consisting of the deected shape, reactions and bending moment diagrams.

A clear convention is established for the axes and diagrams, which is key to understanding structural behaviour.

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