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There has been tremendous growth in the field of civil engineering in recent times. The structures have evolved from being simple and straightforward in configuration to more complex ones in terms of shape, geometry and design requirements. Modern-day architecture demands very intricate structural design in making a built environment efficient and sustainable. In the era of fast-paced growth, there are numerous finite element packages available to reduce the computational effort and time. However, one should have a strong foothold in the basic concepts of structural engineering as most of the numerical work is handled by computer.