Wednesday, February 08, 2017

What is Structure

What is Structure

Structure is assembly of number of members such as Slabs, Beams, Columns, Walls etc. Structure is design so it can transmit self weight and imposed load to foundation and can withstand climate changes.



Designer should estimate load and forces depending upon type of structure, climate conditions.

Assessment of loading  

Assessment of loading unless structure will be unsafe if load assessment is underside. It can be uneconomical if load are assessed on higher side.

Aim of Design (IS 456:200, Clause 18)

Structure  is so designed do it can perform satisfactorily during its life. It can sustain all the loads and deformation of normal construction and have adequate durability and adequate resistance to the effects of misuse and fire.