All structures are subjected to loading from various sources (Figure 5.1). The main categories of loading are: dead, imposed and wind loads. In some circumstances there may be other loading types which should be considered, such as settlement, fatigue, temperature effects, dynamic loading, or impact effects (e.g. when designing bridge decks, crane-gantry girders or maritime structures). In the majority of cases, design considering combinations of dead, imposed, snow and wind loads is the most appropriate.
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- EN 1991: Actions on Structures (Eurocode 1)
B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Phys., M.InstP., C.Eng. William M. C. McKenzie
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