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An Elementary Treatise on Statically Indeterminate Stresses

Nature volume 141, page 997 (04 June 1938) | Download Citation



THE continuous attack made during recent years on the problems of indeterminate structures and the heavy labours involved in all rational computations of such types necessitate the careful study of the scope and function of different methods, with a view to effective selection. The first edition of this book was finely characterized by a well-balanced consideration of the various methods of attack, and this second edition incorporates extensions that include the new and useful Cross method, and special adaptations of the slope deflection method. The re-written chapter on rigid frames includes a good treatment of the multi-storied building, but does not refer to the work of the British Steel Structures Research Committee. All illustrative examples are worked with great clearness, and in its scope and arrangement the book is excellently designed for the student who intends to use structural theory.

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