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Subj: Re: umm...you do know that beams often give out...
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 04:07:35 pm CDT (Viewed 107 times)
Reply Subj: umm...you do know that beams often give out...
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 04:06:07 pm CDT


And, really, it's possible to HOLD UP the sky?

You're so funny sometimes.

> One of the principal ideas behind structural design is to distribute the load so that a ceiling or roof doesn't collapse. There is still weight acting on that beam, and we have 'engineering disasters' all the time in which a load bearing wall is insufficient to the task, and something collapses.
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> Typically, supporting a weight is less difficult than lifting it because less stress is placed on smaller stabilization muscles and more of the load is supported by skeletal structure, but there's still a huge strength component to it.
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> > > > What did you see anyone lift or press? Those are tests of strength... supporting something does not equate to strength.
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> > > How do you support something without using strength?
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> > The same way one beam can support an entire ceiling.



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