Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

David Blockley

have you puzzled how it is attainable to construct a skyscraper, an important bridge, a jumbo jet, or a cruise liner?

Everything has constitution. constitution is the adaptation among a random pile of parts and a completely practical item. via constitution the components connect with make the full. ordinary buildings range from the very smallest a part of an atom to the whole cosmology of the universe. Man-made buildings contain constructions, bridges, dams, ships, aeroplanes, rockets, trains, vehicles and fair-ground rides and all sorts of artefacts, even huge inventive sculptures. the wide variety of alternative industries within which structural engineers paintings comprises development, shipping, production, and aerospace.

In this Very brief advent, David Blockley explores, in non-technical language, what structural engineering is all approximately, together with examples starting from the Shard in London and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to jumbo jets just like the A380 and the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner.

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