To Engineers

The contents of this website are useful to engineers, in particular, recent graduate engineers. Unlike university students, you will have gained practical experience but may have forgotten some structural concepts you learned at university. You may find the website useful in three ways:

  1. You can revise quickly many structural concepts.
  2. You can examine the use of each of the concepts in practice through the examples provided. It is hoped that this may generate your own ideas for applying the concepts or indeed any other structural concepts in your work.
  3. You can identify, using your own experience, how any of the structural concepts have been used in your work or in the work of your colleagues. Then you can consider how the application of the concepts helps in enhancing your understanding of structural behaviour and providing more efficient structures.

Engineers aim to achieve safe, economical and elegant designs. A good understanding of structural concepts will help to reach this goal.