Essential Knowledge Text No.16 Stability

Author: D. Cormie

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1 September 2016

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Essential Knowledge Text No.16 Stability

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Essential Knowledge Text No.16 Stability
Date published

1 September 2016

First published

1 September 2016

Author

D. Cormie

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Standard: £15

Member (non-Student): £9.75

Member (Student/Graduate/Academic Community): Free

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Stability is one of two fundamental requirements of a structure, the other being equilibrium. Lack of stability during construction or service life can cause catastrophic structural failure. Stability is necessary against horizontal loads, asymmetric loading, out-of-plane loading and the effects of geometric imperfections, loading eccentricities and tolerances.

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