The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 14 (1936) > Issues > Issue 10 > The Testing of Structures
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The Testing of Structures

TESTS made on structures for the purpose of obtaining new or confirmatory information can be divided into three main groups:- I. Those dealing with the strength, durability and mechanical properties of materials and construction. Tests of the chemical composition of materials are the work of the analytical chemist and not the structural engineer, although the latter is, of course, interested in the chemical composition in so far as it affects strength and durability. II. Tests of foundations and incidentally of the properties of the media by which the substructures are supported. III. Tests of the mechanical and static properties and strength of projected or completed superstructures. B.G.R. Holloway

Author(s): Holloway, B G R

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