limit-state design

limit-state design

n
(General Engineering) a design criterion specifying that with acceptable probabilities a structure will not reach a limit state in which it either is unfit for the use for which it was designed (unavailability limit state) or fails (ultimate limit state)
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Chapters cover limit-state design, materials, beams, plate girders, tension members, compression members, trusses and bracing, portal frames, connections, workshop steelwork design example, and steelwork detailing.