Practical Limits to Loadings and Strength and their Effects on Safety

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Practical Limits to Loadings and Strength and their Effects on Safety

The Structural Engineer
Practical Limits to Loadings and Strength and their Effects on Safety
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Pugsley, Sir Alfred

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The strength and loading statistics used as a background to structural safety measures in design are commonly expressed by frequency distributions in mathematical form. This paper points out that the more relevant parts of frequency distributions-the lower tails of strength curves and the upper tails of loading curves-are in practice limited or truncated. The effects of this are illustrated by a bridge example, using a numerical procedure to deal with the non-mathematical frequency curves involved. The value of proof tests on structures and of controls over their loading is demonstrated. Sir Alfred Pugsley

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