As I stated clearly the purpose of this blog, the posts I make here describes the advanced and complicated structural engineering concepts in a simple way. There are few things to consider, the purpose to simplify these things is to help young engineers and students understand the structural concepts.

But, when it comes to the career point of view in long run, the "BOOKS" are the only companions that could help the engineers when they got stuck at some point.

My suggestion is that every structural engineer must develop the regular habit of reading and try to make up his/her own library of books.

## My Library

Let me start with a basic understanding of structures, These are the two books I highly suggest as they are simple and provide proper insight into the behavior of structures. Without understanding the basic behavior, reading books on design or analysis will not make any difference.

Upon gaining certain amount of understanding regarding structural behavior, then we must concentrate on analysis part. As a design engineer, most of my time is spent in analyzing a structure and arriving the necessary internal forces (Thanks to the advancement in computations, we use either a software program or in house developed excel sheets to do our job). But, in order to properly assess whether the results that we obtain from them is right or wrong, one requires a strong engineering judgement. These are my recommendations for learning Structural Analysis.

The reason to recommend this book authored by Hibbeler is that it contains most practical examples of simple analysis problems which would make readers engaging.

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