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ANALYTICAL MODELLING OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS ELLIS HORWOOD SERIES IN TA CIVIL ENGINEERING 647 Series Editors: Structures - Professor H. R. EVANS, Department of Civil Engineering, University College, M33 Cardi: Hydraulic Engineering andHydrology. DrR Hs. partment of Civil Engineering, University of 1990 . Geotechnics — Professor D. M. WOOD, Cormack Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow - North American Editor: Professor N. G. SHRIVE, davis Department of Civil Engineering, University of Celgary, nada ANALYTICAL MODELLING OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS an entirely new approach with emphasis on the behaviour of building structures IAIN A. MACLEOD, Professor of Structural Engineering, University of Strathclyde This book presents a new approach to what itis necessary to know about structural analysis. In the past the problem of obtaining solutions to mathematical models was a major obstacle and when doing hand analysis it was, necessary to fully understand all the steps in the proces- sing of the solution. Now the processing is done with ease and the problem area has shifted to such ‘What element and what element mesh should | use?’, ‘How can | better understand how a struc- ture behaves?’ and ‘How do | validate the computer results that have been produced?’. Teaching of structural analysis has been slow to react to this change in emphasis, and this book is probably the first of a new genre of texts ‘on the subject. It considers material and element models, highlighting the validity of assumptions, and preset jiscussion of structural system models that will help designers to create good finite element models of structural systems and to test the validity of the solutions obtained. Readership: Civil engineering and structural engineering. ANALYTICAL MODELLING OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS An Entirely New Approach with Emphasis on Behaviour of Building Structures