Procedure of structural design | Preliminary structural configuration

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Procedure of structural design:

Structural design is said to be a uniform arrangement of the structural members and their sizes as well.

Purpose of structural design:

The purpose of structural design is to carry factored or service loads without any risk or danger.

Structural designer:

The person who designs it is known as structural designer.

Following steps are required to completely design the structure

  • Layout of building
  • Structural study
  • Load calculations
  • Study of strains and slopes deflection
  • Design of members such as beam
  • Design of connections
  • Drawings

Planning:

The various functions executed by structural members and their design is known as planning.

Preliminary structural configuration:

Arrangement and study of various structural members made for the very first time is known as preliminary structural configuration.

Inspection method is used for the selection of member sizes.

Loading:

Loads are considered and load carried by each member is estimated.

Analysis and its evaluation are also done.

Optimum design is also made for design of structures.

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