Essential Knowledge Text No.12 Flexure and flexural structures

Author: M. Bather and P. Bullman

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1 June 2017

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Essential Knowledge Text No.12 Flexure and flexural structures

Essential Knowledge Text No.12 Flexure and flexural structures
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Author

M. Bather and P. Bullman

Date published

1 June 2017

Author

M. Bather and P. Bullman

Price

Standard: £15

Member (non-Student): £9.75

Member (Student/Graduate/Academic Community): Free

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An introduction to the widespread use of flexural elements and structures, followed by the modelling and analysis of beams, slabs and frames.

The Essential Knowledge Series is a core resource (primarily for structural engineering students but a useful refresher for more senior engineers) covering fundamental topics from structural materials to computer analysis. Student Members and members of the Institution's Academic Community can download the series for free at: www.istructe.org/essential-knowledge

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