Understanding Structures: An Introduction to Structural Analysis
Authors: Mete A. Sozen and Toshikatsu Ichinose
Publisher: CRC Press
This book brings the art and science of structures into the environment of a computer game. It imparts a basic understanding of how buildings and bridges resist gravity, wind and earth-quake loads. The companion software, GOYA, provides an interactive learning environment that allows engineers to obtain graphical and quantitative solutions to many problems in structures.
Who is it for? Primarily aimed at civil engineers with some relevant chapters for materials scientists and mechanical engineers.
Presentation: The text is lucid with ample illustrations and an abundance of worked examples.
Would I recommend it? Yes; as indicative reading for civil engineering courses and for some mechanics modules on materials science courses.