Questions related to the integrity, design requirements, or analysis of structures.
Structures can be both large and small. Structures are not necessarily buildings or bridges.
Typical Structural Engineering concerns include, for a given loading on a structure or structural element, ensuring that:
- The stresses do not exceed a specified value
- The structure does not deflect beyond a specified value
- The structure does not buckle
- The natural frequencies of the structure are not excited
Sometimes, the given loading is unusual - such as wind or seismic loading. In these cases is it often appropriate to use additional tags to categorize the question.