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Why exactly does a washer help distribute the stress around a bolt?
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What is the purpose of building foundations?
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Why are truss bridges the way they are?
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Why does column buckling occur when the load is parallel to the column?
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Definition of buckling as a sudden deformation
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Mechanical advantage of the 3-ring release system
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Why is tensorial shear strain half of engineering shear strain?
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Why do stress concentrations really occur?
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Why afterburners are needed instead of burning more fuel inside the turbine?
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What is the purpose of end plates when connecting beams together?
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Why is pure shear a "shear"?
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Why is the stress distribution on concrete approximated like this?
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Why is fillet weld assumed to be in a state of pure shear stress?
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Why is local yielding considered the limiting case in context of buckling in Eurocode?
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What is the difference between plastic and compact cross sections?
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Why is the yield strength of steel assumed to be less for a thicker element?
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Probability of structural failure
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Why do cold formed sections buckle differently from hot finished?
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What really is so special about principal stresses or stress invariants?
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Friction clutch and the force required
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Why aren't there moments in truss bridges?
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Why would the flexural modulus be different than the elastic modulus?
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What is the physical significance of bolt elongation length?
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Why doesn't prestressed concrete crack at the top before the load is applied?
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What is the use of secant modulus?
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What is the difference between to Eurocode design equations (6.10a and 6.10b)?
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Why isn't von Mises criterion valid when compressive and tensile yield stresses differ?
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What is the structural factor in context of wind loads?
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Why are combination load factors necessary?
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How can a curve in Gabrielli-Von Karman graphs curve down?