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Is It Strong Enough?: Simple Strength Assessments

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Length: 436 pages6 hours

Summary

Whether you’re a project manager, engineer, inventor, student, professional consultant, or executive, you need to know if structures are strong enough to do their jobs and maintain the safety of the public.
He provides a comprehensive explanation of the four steps that must be undertaken to assess the structure safely:

• finding the loads and forces it must endure;
• applying some safety factors;
• finding the structural details and calculating the stresses;
• comparing the stresses to the material strengths.

He does this all without requiring readers to do extensive mathematics, and he also outlines when it’s time to seek help from a professional consultant to answer that critical question: Is it Strong Enough?

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