During the study of a structure (reinforced concrete, steel etc.) one must encounter two different types of problems: Analysis & Design of the structure. Although same principals are used in both cases, solving these problems requires different procedures.
Structural Analysis vs Structural Design
Followings are the differences between structural design and structural analysis:
|Structural Analysis||Structural Design|
|1||Gererally in a structural analysis problem following properties are given:||Gererally in a structural design problem following properties are given: |
|2||Gererally in a structural analysis problem following results should be obtaiened: ||Gererally in a structural design problem following results should be obtaiened: |
|3||There should be some specific solutions.||There could be many possible solutions.|
|4||As all the parameters are provided, analysis is easier.||As many choices are available and a lot of decisions need to be taken, design is harder.|