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Definition of Joists

Monday, December 31, 2012 16:06 No Comments

Joists Joists are any of the small timbers or metal beams. These small beams ranges parallel from wall to wall in a structure to

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Definition of Purlins

Friday, December 28, 2012 8:49 No Comments

Purlins The roof beams spanning between the trusses are known

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Definition of Lintel and spandrel beam

Saturday, December 8, 2012 15:29 No Comments

Lintels Lintels are members supporting a wall over window or door openings. Or

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Definition of bridge girder

Saturday, December 8, 2012 15:04 No Comments

Bridge girder Bridge girder is a main structural member laying horizontally as in

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Definition of Stiffeners | Bearing and Intermediate Stiffeners

Sunday, November 25, 2012 23:31 No Comments

Stiffeners Stiffeners are the members which are connected to the thin webs to prevent loss of

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Definition of Cladding and built-up sections

Sunday, November 25, 2012 19:04 No Comments

Cladding Cladding is the exterior covering of the structural components of a building that are

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Comparison between rigid frames and trusses

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:29 No Comments

Comparison between rigid frames and trusses Following is the comparison between rigid frames and trusses.

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Definition of Leeward and Windward side

Monday, October 1, 2012 19:35 No Comments

Windward side The face of the building towards the wind is known as windward side. Leeward side The face of the building against the wind is known as leeward side.  

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Local buckling | Flange and web local buckling

Thursday, September 6, 2012 15:00 No Comments

Local Buckling If individual parts or plate elements buckle, without overall buckling of the member, this is known as local buckling or local instability. Width/thickness ratio of each part gives the slenderness ratio of the element. This ratio

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Definition of Side sway | Causes of side sway | How it is prevented

Sunday, September 2, 2012 11:54 No Comments

Side sway  Side sway may be defined as Any appreciable lateral or side-ward movement of top of a vertical member relative to its bottom is called side sway, sway or lateral drift. Causes of side sway It can takes place due to following causes

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