||Wai-Fah Chen, E. M. Lui
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And here is a nice practical work which was prepared and released to provide the students as well as practicing engineers and all specialists working in the field of structured mechanics/structural engineering with the technical background required to perform the proper transition from the basic theory to the practical design rules and implementation of the software. The book starts with the fundamental structural stability principles together with the basic equations; the volume gives readers a concise but really comprehensive introduction applying the theory and principles of structural stability considered really fundamental for the structural steel design) to the practical solutions of design problems. Among the special features of this title we would definitely note the classical solutions and equations, dual units with most part of the content being in non-dimensional format, detailed technical info on the design rules of the recognized specifications and codes, contemporary theories of stability together with the professional discussion; there are numerous completely worked examples and problems supplemented with the correct answers, many clear images plus informative data tables. The book is an excellent practical resource, offering its readers a proper understanding of the basic principles not only in the idealized system but also in the imperfect systems...