Structural engineering

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structural engineering

[′strək·chə·rəl ‚en·jə′nir·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
A branch of civil engineering dealing with the design of structures such as buildings, dams, and bridges.

Structural engineering

A branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of structures to withstand physical forces or displacements without danger of collapse or without loss of serviceability or function. It includes inspection, analysis, design, planning, and research of structural components and structural systems. Structural engineers generally look at technical, economic, and environmental concerns.

structural engineering

That branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of structures to withstand physical forces or displacements without danger of collapse or without loss of serviceability or function.
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Static in as much as if you tried to move it, structural collapse would be inevitable.
Maphaha, who presented the findings of structural collapse incidents, said jail time would send a strong message to contractors who are cutting corners.
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The plastic deformation was anticipated to dissipate earthquake energy and to safeguard persons inside the building by preventing the structural collapse. While this design method is highly effective in protecting human lives, it does not fully account for loss of life due to non-structural impacts, such as books or dishes shelves, furniture, hanging lamps, and failures of other non-structural components due to strong shakings during the earthquakes.
A furniture factory worker died believed to have been due to a structural collapse at his workplace at Jalan Wawasan Utama, near here last Monday.
Importantly, neither the nanoparticles nor their structural collapse affected the viability of the bacteria's cells.
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Formica said fire officials called in a structural collapse team from Lake & McHenry County Specialized Response.
29 Structural collapse and falling elements TABLE 2 Number of Homes With Hazards and Percent Reduction of Each Hazard Identified During Initial Assessment and Postremediation Hazard Initial Assessment Homes With Range Median Total Hazard Score Count * Present # % Lead ** 62 100 1-17 5.0 351 Water supply 32 52 0-4 1.0 48 Entry by intruders 38 61 0-11 1.0 109 Flames, hot surfaces, etc.
A fire service spokesperson said operations had been scaled back, but revealed there had been further structural collapse with one appliance due to remain at the scene overnight.
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