Derucher, Kenneth N.
Dr. Kenneth N. Derucher is a Professor of Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico State and served as the Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management at Chico State from 1994-2008. He has co-authored several engineering textbooks and is a professional Engineer (Structural) licensed in the District of Columbia (D.C.)2013 0-7734-4470-X
This textbook covers the analysis of indeterminate structures by force method, displacement method and stiffness method in a total of six chapters which can be covered in a single course on indeterminate structural analysis. It includes an as-needed discussion of the unit load method, which is arguably the best method to calculate deflections when solving problems by the force method.