I use Roark maybe a dozen times a year, mostly for plate, shell, and
indeterminate beam formulas. It's also a ready source If the solution is in
the canon, it's a quick way to get the job done. I probably use it less than
I used to, since modeling software is pretty easy to use and saves me the
work of manually calculating all the load combinations.
From: David Adie [mailto:dadie(--nospam--at)bjgse.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 1:11 PM
Subject: engineering books
I have seen some people mention Roark's Stress and Strain formulas book. A
typical price around the internet is around $85.00.
Is this book worth it?
If one doesn't like backwards d's and funny s's, what other books do you
structural engineers feel are invaluable?
Thank you in advance to anyone who responds.