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How can I measure correctly with a ruler?

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Why is this bridge thickest above the support pillars instead of the mid-span where the bending stress is highest?

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Why are truss bridges the way they are?

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How should I position two shelf supports for the best distribution of load?

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Why do wooden gate designs recommend a brace under compression instead of tension?

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Why do we use multiple reinforcing bars instead of one bar with a big diameter in reinforced concrete?

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Why does column buckling occur when the load is parallel to the column?

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From an engineering point of view what are the downsides of a too accurate model?

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Can I remove one or both of these support posts in my basement?

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Why does the stress-strain curve decrease?

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Why are concrete bridges more prevalent than steel bridges in the United States?

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Why is the point of failure load lower than the peak load?

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How do the columns in the 'magic mountains' sculpture stay up?

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Why do we even use engineering stress?

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Why does a continuous beam have less deflection than a pair of simply supported beams?

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Why would a bearing plate that further concentrates load onto small surface be used?

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Derivation of beam slope for a cantilever beam

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General solution for the most critical pattern of live loading

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"u" vs "n" orientation of channel profiles: why difference in strength?

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What do you call the steel property that reduces the likelihood of shattering?

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Where did I go wrong conceptually when attempting to calculate the maximum force on a truss at a given joint?

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Will lightning strike an aluminum rod in a pot on my balcony?

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What are the principles (if there are any) behind the conservation of bending moment in frame analysis?

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What is Saint Venant Principle?

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Stiffness of a cantilever beam

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Mathematical representation of hinge and pin connection

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Moment of Inertia of a Rectangular Cross Section

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Deflection Formula for Continous Beam

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Buckling: Do buckling mode shapes of n > 1 occur in reality?

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How do the constraints imposed on a material increase the stiffness?

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