n IMIESA - Bridges : structural loads : roads and bridges
|Article Title||Bridges : structural loads : roads and bridges|
|© Publisher:||3S Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||T. Bart Quimby|
|Publication Date||Aug 2009|
Structural loads are differing forces applied to a component of a structure or to the structure as a unit. In structural design, assumed loads are specified in national and local design codes for types of structures, geographic locations, and usage. In addition to the load magnitude, its frequency of occurrence, distribution, and nature (static or dynamic) are important factors in design. Loads cause stresses, deformations and displacements in structures.
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