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The study of structures began in the seventeenth century, thanks largely to Galileo.

Galileo had to switch disciplines after the Catholic Church threatened to persecute him for his work in the field of astronomy in 1633. He left astronomy behind and began studying the strength and character of different physical materials.


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Cracks and Structure

Structures can fall apart when they develop cracks or when new material is added onto them. C. E. Inglis wrote about this in 1913.

Holes and cracks aren't the only agents of local stress, either. The addition of new material can also cause stress by increasing the structure's stiffness. So,...


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Structures built on compression

Structures built on compression

Some structures, like ancient churches, castles or monuments, have managed to stay intact for centuries or even millennia. What makes it possible for them to stay standing for so long?

Structures stay in place largely thanks to the compressive forces acting upon them. Unlike tensile forces,...


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Stress and strain

Stress and strain

Stress isn’t just a psychological problem affecting humans – structures can suffer from stress as well.

Stress tells us the degree to which atoms are being pushed apart. Strain, on the other hand, measures how far they’re being pushed apart


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Structures and Our Life

Structures and Our Life

Structures are a fundamental part of both the man-made and natural worlds. And while a rooftop and a horse would seem to have little in common, they're affected by the same scientific concepts that keep structures intact.

Stress, strain, force and strength are the keys to designing and mai...


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Galileo’s prestige brought greater academic attention to the subject. In the mid-1650s, scholars began researching the ways in which different materials and structures behave under heavy loads. That same century, Robert Hooke also discovered how matter behaves at an atomic level.


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Fatigue in Structures

Fatigue in Structures

When a person gets frustrated or stressed out, they will often dwell on their problems, which only serves to increase their stress levels. A similar phenomenon occurs in metal – and, appropriately enough, it's called fatigue.

Fatigue occurs when the heavy load on a metal fluctuates and caus...


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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

What are structures?

What holds an airplane together as it moves through the air or keeps a bridge from collapsing under the strain of cars? It’s all in the design of their structure.

A structure is a ...


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Vision, innovation, leadership, change and #Engineering

Structural engineering is important for societies around the world to ensure that the structures around us are safe and fit for purpose. This is a big responsibility for structural engineers who design structures to withstand the stresses and environmental impacts they are subjected to daily

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