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In traditional structural analysis there is focus on mechanics, on how solutions are obtained, and on hand calculations. The modern context needs to be focused on:
The first four of theses issues are not part of the traditional focus; dealing with them characterises the 'modern' context of structural analysis. They represent a modelling process which helps to reduce the risk in the uses of analysis models. Mechanics remains a very important issue but, unlike the modern issues, it is covered in conventional textbooks.