Civil MDC

Structural Analysis: In Theory and Practice, by Alan Williams.

It is with great pleasure that I write this foreword to Structural Analysis: In Theory and Practice, by Alan Williams. Like many other engineers, I have utilized Dr. Williams ’ numerous publications through the years and have found them to be extremely useful. This publication is no exception, given the extensive experience and expertise of Dr. Williams in this area, the credibility of Elsevier with expertise in technical publications internationally, and the International Code Council (ICC) with expertise in structural engineering and building code publications. Engineers at all levels of their careers will find the determinate and indeterminate analysis methods in the book presented in a clear, concise, and practical manner. I am a strong advocate of all of these attributes, and I am certain that the book will be successful because of them. Coverage of many other important areas of structural analysis, such as Plastic Design, Matrix and Computer Methods, Elastic-Plastic Analysis, and the numerous worked-out sample problems and the answers to the supplementary problems greatly enhance and reinforce the overall learning experience.

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