A handbook for analysing beams and frames on elastic foundations. It includes formulae and tables for hand calculations as well as analytical and numerical methods for computer analysis.
Dr. Edward Tsudik is a retired, professional Civil Engineer with over 40 years experience in the area of design and analysis of structures, including commercial, industrial buildings and hydraulic structures. A leading engineer, responsible for structural analysis and design of various large projects primarily focused on heavy earthquake areas, Dr. Tsudik's experience represents a combination of practical engineering with teaching and research, as well as the development of structural software. He holds a M.S. in Structural Engineering from Moscow Engineering Structural Institute and a Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics from Moscow Engineering School Department of Bridges, and Tunnels (MADI). After moving to the United States in 1980, Dr. Tsudik worked as a Structural Engineer for a number of large companies in Houston, TX, such as Pullman-Kellogg, Inc. and Foster Weller Energy Corporation. Dr. Tsudik subsequently managed construction projects such as, Building Leveling and Reinforcement of unreinforced Masonry Buildings in Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tsudik is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California. His primary professional and research interests lay in the area of Foundation Engineering specifically focused on the Analysis of Structures on Elastic Foundation and Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction. He is the author of 22 publications, including papers in professional journals, two monographs, and reports to numerous local and international conferences.