Understanding Structures

Analysis, Materials, Design, Fifth Edition

by Derek Seward

About this book

The fifth edition of Understanding Structures remains the most accessible introduction to structural engineering for undergraduate students of civil engineering, building, surveying and architecture.

It introduces you to structural analysis, materials and design, illustrating each stage with a wealth of examples, so that you can understand the real-life applications of your knowledge.

Understanding Structures
- Features a wealth of high quality illustrations and diagrams
- Includes end-of-chapter summaries and exercises to reinforce and test your knowledge
- Uses an enhanced student-friendly page layout

The fifth edition is fully up to date with the Eurocodes, and is an ideal introductory text for students of engineering and construction wanting to understand structural analysis, materials and design.