# What is allowable stress design?

Permissible stress design (in USA construction more commonly called allowable stress design) is a design philosophy used by civil engineers. The designer ensures that the stresses developed in a structure due to service loads do not exceed the elastic limit.
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### What is the difference between factored and Unfactored load?

A factored load is a load multiplied by a certain factor designated by codes of practice to drermine the strength of a structural members such as reinforced concrete. Whereas the unfactored loads are used to meet the elastic or linear limit state (below the yield limit) of structural members.
• #### What is the meaning of axial load?

An Axial load is a force administered along the lines of an axis. Axial loading occurs when an object is loaded so that the force is normal to the axis that is fixed, as seen in the figure. Taking statics into consideration the force at the wall should be equal to the force that is applied to the part.
• #### What is allowable stress design?

Permissible stress design (in USA construction more commonly called allowable stress design) is a design philosophy used by civil engineers. The designer ensures that the stresses developed in a structure due to service loads do not exceed the elastic limit.
• #### What do you mean by characteristic load?

Buildings will be subject to loads from various sources. In some cases structures may be subject to other loads, such as those due to earthquakes or pressures from retained material. The expected maximum magnitude of each is referred to as the characteristic load.
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### What is allowable strength?

The allowable stress or allowable strength is the maximum stress (tensile, compressive or bending) that is allowed to be applied on a structural material. The allowable stresses are generally defined by building codes, and for steel, and aluminum is a fraction of their yield stress (strength):
• #### What is RC structure?

*Reinforced concrete (RC) is a composite material in which concrete's relatively low tensile strength and ductility are counteracted by the inclusion of reinforcement having higher tensile strength and/or ductility.
• #### What do you mean by RCC structure?

CONCRETE FRAME STRUCTURES. Its full name is reinforced cement concrete, or RCC. RCC is concrete that contains steel bars, called reinforcement bars, or rebars. This combination works very well, as concrete is very strong in compression, easy to produce at site, and inexpensive, and steel is very very strong in tension.
• #### How do we reinforce concrete?

Reinforced concrete. Reinforced concrete, Concrete in which steel is embedded in such a manner that the two materials act together in resisting forces. The reinforcing steel—rods, bars, or mesh—absorbs the tensile, shear, and sometimes the compressive stresses in a concrete structure.

Updated: 28th November 2019