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Application Sheets

An application sheet is a worked example that shows how structural mechanics is used in making decisions in structural design.

Introduction to Structural Design

The nature of structural design, the role of structural mechanics.


The branch of structural mechanics focused on forces in equilibrium and objects at rest.


The resistance to the actions on the structure are predicted.

Technical Assessment

Relationships between what the structure may have to resist and how the may be resisted are compare so as to make decisions about the likely performance of the structure. Most importantly – will the structure be safe in use?

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