permissible stress

allowable stress

In the design of structures, the maximum unit stress permitted under working loads by codes and specifications.
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In 2010, the British structural design code used for timber, BS 5268, was replaced by Eurocode 5--a shift from a permissible stress design to a limit states design philosophy.
This edition is based on and updated to reflect the changes in British Standard BS 5268-2: 2002, "Code of Practice for permissible stress design, materials and workmanship," which brought design concepts closer to European practice and Eurocode 5, "Design of Timber Structures.
There are three draft ISO bamboo standards in respect of examining physical properties, and for limit state and permissible stress design.