The teaching of structural analysis

David Johnson, Ian M. May

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    Abstract

    The paper describes the results of an investigation into the teaching of structural analysis in universities within the United Kingdom. A brief outline of the current state of teaching together with the requirements of industry is given. The results of an extensive survey into what topics within structural analysis are taught, together with what resources are used are given. This is supported with a survey of what structural analysis skills industry requires of its engineers, particularly graduates. A discussion of the surveys is given, which highlights a number of areas of concern to academics, together with recommendations as to what the authors believe should be taught.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-39
    Number of pages8
    JournalThe Structural Engineer
    Volume86
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2008

    Keywords

    • Publications
    • Skills
    • Software
    • Structural analysis
    • Surveys
    • Teaching
    • United Kingdom
    • Universities

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    Johnson, D., & May, I. M. (2008). The teaching of structural analysis. The Structural Engineer, 86(22), 32-39.