## Understanding structures: analysis, materials, design |

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analysis Answer arch axial bars bending moment diagram bolt bricks brickwork bridge buckling building cable calculations cantilever centroid characteristic strength column component compression members consider dead load deflection design load diameter dimensions distance eccentricity equation example factor of safety failure flange floor formula foundation free body free body diagram hence horizontal equilibrium imposed load joint kg/m universal beam kN Figure kN/m limit state design magnitude masonry maximum metre mid-span mild steel neutral axis partial safety factor permissible stress Permissible stress design pinned plastic bending plate point load portal frame prestressing force produce reactions reinforced concrete result retaining wall roof section tables self-weight shear force diagram shear stress shown in figure shows slab soil Solution spacing span standard statically determinate Step strain structural materials structural members structural model taking moments tensile stress tension timber truss uniformly distributed load unit weight vertical equilibrium width wind loads yield stress zero