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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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Schematic diagrams of constructional parameters changing in terms of load-bearing capacity for various types of strategies have been given on Figure 1, where [N.sub.in] are initial stores of the load-bearing capacity, being started target-oriented or due to generally adopted rules of designing; [N.sub.min] is minimal load-bearing capacity determined by various criteria of the limiting states; [N.sub.r] = [N.sub.in] - [N.sub.min] is the store by load-bearing capacity.
The researchers discovered that men who both started off with a high level of load-bearing exercise at the study's start and those who stepped up the pace had a better chance at building bone than men who remained sedentary or those who slacked off during the five year period.
In Mode I the ultimate load-bearing capacity is reached when the wood yields plastically along the screw.
The most dramatic result of load-bearing errors is not catastrophic collapse of a home under normal use but excessive damage to the home during a high-stress event, such as a hurricane or an earthquake.
In buildings before the 20th Century, it wasn't unusual to have timber-framed load-bearing walls.
Morton uses the CAD software to model load-bearing components.
"Featherlight" carbon fiber composite idlers weigh one third of comparable standard aluminum idlers and have 1.2 times the load-bearing capacity.
A load-bearing chassis design provides increased strength and reliability.
In the long term, self-healing composites show potential for addressing the problem of large cracks in load-bearing structural components, says H.
These bearings operate with consistent friction and load-bearing characteristics throughout a temperature range of -400[degrees]F to 500[degrees]F.
"The neurotoxins carry a broad impact on the central nervous system, and it is most often seen in the legs because of load-bearing issues," says John Dodds, assistant director general of ICARDA.
The system includes one of the world's two biggest gyratory crushers and a transport crawler with a load-bearing capacity 50% higher than any previously known crawler.