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No.06. Introduction to structural materials

This Text explains the importance of a knowledge of materials in structural engineering. It presents:
  • Guidance on material selection for use in construction
  • Signicant structural and mechanical properties that need to be considered in structural engineering
  • Treatment of materials in current design philosophy
The application of these thought processes is necessary when specifying and using structural materials. Their use is illustrated through a short case study of the 2012 Olympic Velodrome.

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