Construction is the largest industry in the world and of course, anything that is constructed needs to be designed first. Structural Engineering deals with analysis and design aspects, the basic purpose of which is to ensure a safe, functional and economical structure.
Reading this book will help you gain the basic knowledge of structural engineering that includes principles of analysis of structures and their application, behavior of materials under loading, selection of construction materials and design fundamentals for RCC and steel structures. The emphasis has been kept on the determination of the nature and amount of stress developed under loads, and the way structures offer resistance to it. Being the most widely used construction materials, RCC and steel have been covered in detail, though masonry and timber have been described briefly as well.
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