## ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF A STRUCTURE

ANALYSIS AND DESIGN In a broad sense, the analysis and design of a structure consists of two parts: The first part deals with the determination of forces at any point or member of the given structure. The second part deals with the selection analysis and design of a structure suitable sections to resist these forces so that the stresses and deformations developed in the structure due to these forces are within permissible limits. The first part can be termed as "structural analysis" and the second part as "proportioning" or "dimensioning" of members . Before we can start the analysis, we shall require the entire details of the structure, loading and sectional properties. To proportion a structure, we must first know how it will behave under loading. Therefore, the process of analysis and design of a structure forms an integral part of any design. In practice, the properties of members are…