Bentley Institute Press Announces Publication of Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads

Book Is Written for Students as Well as Early Career and Advanced Structural Engineers

EXTON, Pa. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 13, 2014 — Bentley Institute Press, publisher of cutting-edge university textbooks and professional reference works for the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC), operations, geospatial, and educational communities, today announced the publication of Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads, the second book in a three-part series. This compendium of information about STAAD.Pro – a mainstay of Bentley’s world-leading 3D structural analysis and design engineering software – bridges the gap between structural engineering concepts and their practical application to real-world challenges. The book is authored by Bentley Systems technical support director Krishnan Sathia, a structural engineer with more than 15 years of experience developing and applying STAAD.Pro.

Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads is written for a broad spectrum of readers pursuing an in-depth understanding of structural information modeling best practices. Students and early career structural engineers will learn how to model, analyze, and design using STAAD.Pro, while seasoned practitioners will benefit from detailed explanations of STAAD.Pro’s many advanced features.

Said Sathia, “I’ve written this book to help students become structural engineers and practitioners to become more proficient and productive. For instance, in addition to including the fundamentals of creating information models using STAAD.Pro, I’ve provided comprehensive descriptions of various methods for generating data that will save even advanced practicing engineers time and enhance their productivity.”

Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads leverages the collective knowledge of structural experts and software technicians across the world to help support the information requirements of practicing engineers. By delving into the methods and principles inherent to STAAD.Pro, it provides a complete understanding of the program. In addition, it reviews common modeling errors and methods for avoiding or overcoming them, enabling engineers to create better and more accurate models in less time. These chapters teach engineers to verify the accuracy of their input and results to ensure models best reflect real-world conditions.

Other subjects covered include static analysis of framed structures, finite element analysis, load generation, seismic and dynamic analysis, steel design, and concrete design.

Like all of the titles in the Bentley Institute Press portfolio, Principles of Structural Analysis –Static and Dynamic Loads aims to deliver continuous learning to help readers increase their technical know-how and improve their workflow efficiencies.

For additional information:

  • For pricing information or to order a copy of Principles of Structural Analysis – Static and Dynamic Loads, call 1-800-BENTLEY and ask for the Bentley Institute Press, or click here.
  • To download an image of the new book’s front cover, click here.

About the Author

Krishnan Sathia, a Bentley technical support director for structural engineering and STAAD trainer, holds a master’s degree in structural engineering from Vanderbilt University. Sathia has been associated with STAAD.Pro for more than 15 years. He has developed specifications for some of the program’s modules, implemented the software code for several modules, contributed to the creation of the program documentation and training manuals, and tested and validated the software.

About Bentley Institute Press

Bentley Institute Press is a knowledge leader in the publication of cutting-edge university textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to the needs of the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC), operations, geospatial, and educational communities. A sampling of its growing list of titles includes books covering MicroStation, building analysis and design, construction, road and site, plant design, structural analysis and design, and water and wastewater analysis – all written by experts in their respective disciplines. For more information about Bentley Institute Press, visit

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2006 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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