Accession Number : AD0675717

Title :   LOADS AND LOAD FACTORS.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Schriever,W. R.

Report Date : OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The paper reviews some of the important factors that affect the safety of structures. Attention is directed particularly toward statistical variations of actual loads on structures and statistical variations of the strength of structures, which together determine the real margin of safety. The treatment of the question of structural safety in the past and possible future more rational approaches are discussed in general terms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURES, SAFETY), STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), LOADS(FORCES), STEEL, DEFLECTION, STRAIN(MECHANICS), COSTS, WIND, SNOW, ROOFS, FLOORS, CONSTRUCTION, BUILDINGS, CANADA, STRESSES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE