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Recommendations of structural engineering books and software for engineers and students.
Every engineer responsible for designing structural components and systems needs comprehensive references dose at hand. In addition, the structural engineer needs references containing simplified cases of broad and deep theory to expedite the design process as long as the comprehensive references are not ignored. Finally, the structural engineer needs a collection of straightforward sample problems with illustrative solution methods.
Why does every structural engineer need such a collection of resources? Because, just as in law or medicine, the engineer often must point to accepted precedent; even though he/she knows what is correct. It's efficient to point to an accepted reference to prove a point than it is to incessantly debate. If every step along the way, the structural engineer can point to independent accepted practice, challenges to methods are handily put to rest.
The books listed here provide a spectrum of knowledge and resources for the structural engineer to analyze and design the majority of projects which may be encountered. For new structural engineers, these books are a must. For established structural engineers, some these books will round out a handy resource collection.
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of...
Simplified Engineering for Architects...
Civil Engineering Sample Examination
Building Code Requirements for...
Structural Steel Design LRFD Method
Guide to Stability Design Criteria for...
Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain

RECOMMENDED BOOKS 

Steel Structures: Design and Behavior...

This comprehensive reference contains derivations for application of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of steel structures and components. It contains indepth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Tension and Compression Members, Fasteners and Welding, Beam Flexure and Torsion, Continuous Beams, Plate Girders, Biaxial Bending, Connections, Frames, and Composite SteelConcrete Construction. Conforms closely with AISC requirements. 

Foundation Analysis and Design

This comprehensive reference contains derivations for application of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of concrete footings and foundations. It contains indepth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Geotechnology, Bearing Capacity, Settlement, Soil Repair, Mat Foundations, Lateral Earth Pressure, Retaining Walls and SheetPiling, Piles and Dynamic Analysis. Conforms closely with ACI requirements. 

Reinforced Concrete Design (5th Edition)

This comprehensive reference contains derivations for application of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and components. It contains indepth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Beams, Slabs, Walls, Columns, Footings, and Formwork. Conforms closely with ACI requirements. 

Strength of Materials, Part 1 and Part 2

This comprehensive reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of structures and components. It contains indepth fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Part 1 contains collegerequired strength of materials theory. Part 2 contains advanced theory. 

Simplified Design of Steel Structures

This simplified reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of steel structures and components. It contains clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Beams, Roof and Floor Framing, Columns, Bolted and Welded Connections, Trusses, and Plastic Behavior. Conforms closely with AISC requirements. 

Simplified Design of Concrete Structures

This simplified reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and components. It contains clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Beams, Floors, Walls, Columns, and Footings. Conforms closely with ACI requirements. 

Schaum's Outline of Structural Steel...

This outline reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of steel structures and components. It contains over a hundred of clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are LRFD, Tension, Compression, Flexure, Torsion, Composite Members, and Connections. 

Schaum's Outline of Reinforced Concrete...

This outline reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and components. It contains hundreds of clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Loads, Beams, Deflections, Columns, Footings, Slabs, and Retaining Walls. Conforms closely with ACI requirements. 

Schaum's Outline of Statics and Strength...

This outline reference contains applications of accepted structural theory. It is full of general and specific information for use in analysis and design of structures and components. It contains hundreds of clear fully worked out example problems which can be directly applied to practical structural engineering projects. Some of the important general topics in this text are Force Systems, Friction, Stress and Deformation, Connections, Centroids, Section Properties, and Combined Stresses. 

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE  
Mathcad 6 Plus Professional

Like a virtual blackboard inside your computer. Define your variables. Write your equations and relationships. Get immediate results. Change your variable values and get a new solution instantly. Does all arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, vectors, matrices, and more. Then it graphs in many formats two or three dimensionally. Keeps track of units. Wouldn't want to calculate any other way! 

Mathcad 2001 Professional

Same as above  only BIGGER, BETTER, and NEWER. I don't work without it! 

Microsoft Office Software 
I have found that these books provide the basis to build my own customized interactive analysis/design routines in MathCAD software, for producing irrefutable "manual calculations", complete with respected references. MathCAD also "proves" the logic and associated computations, which I broaden and generalize in largescale MS Excel worksheets, with builtin lookup tables, formulae, and more for whatif evaluations.
For an engineer who experienced the transition from thumb tacks to masking tape on drawing boards; and, used a K&E DeciLon 10 slide rule in college and early employment, such resources and software as shown here is amazing. Hope these resources give you as much as they've given me.
Regards,
Howard L. Schriefer, PE
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