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UDK: 624.04.001:159.954/956
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Published: Građevinar 59 (2007) 3
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The role of creativity and technical judgement in structural engineering

Josip Dvornik, Damir Lazarević

Abstract

Specific reasoning patterns of structural engineers, that appear in various phases of the design of structures, are described in the paper. A special emphasis is placed on indispensable faculties, namely creativity and judgement, as they are often of crucial importance during selection of an appropriate structural system and during its static analysis. At that, the attention is drawn to the intuition as it significantly fosters development of such faculties. The contribution of computers in the thinking and decision-making process is briefly described, and related problems that have not as yet been solved are outlined.

Keywords
intuition, structure, static analysis, computer, creativity, technical judgement

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Dvornik, J., Lazarević, D.: The role of creativity and technical judgement in structural engineering, GRAĐEVINAR, 59 (2007) 3

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Dvornik, J., Lazarević, D. (2007). The role of creativity and technical judgement in structural engineering, GRAĐEVINAR, 59 (3)
Authors:
GR13 7 4 1 Dvornik WEB
Josip Dvornik
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Damir WEB
Damir Lazarević
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering