Dynamic strategy for teaching structural analysis

2010-08-06T09:22:09Z (GMT) by Jamal El-Rimawi Ashraf El-Hamalawi
Improving students’ understanding of structural analysis within a limited time represents a challenge for both students and lecturers. As a result, emphasis is usually placed on either the analytical or conceptual aspect of the subject. This paper argues that, within the same time frame, the simultaneous development of both aspects could lead to a better understanding of the subject. The development and implementation of a computer program suitable for this purpose is described, and its application to the compatibility method is illustrated.