BCGBC4010A Apply structural principles to residential low-rise constructions
- Newton's laws of motion
- Newton's first law of motion
- Newton's second law of motion
- Newton's third law of motion
- Stress and strain
- Topic activity
- Structural principles - Properties
- Structural principles - Structural members
- Structural principles - Demolition
- Industry professionals
- Prepare documentation
- BCA requirements
- Footing systems
- Floor systems
- Wall systems
- Roof systems
- Cladding systems
Structural principles - Forces
In any building design, the strength and stability of an overall building and its individual components must be considered. This involves structural calculations to work out the effects of all the forces acting on any component in the building and on the building overall. To do this we need to resolve the forces in the system to see what the overall effects are likely to be.
An overview of the many different forces acting on a building.
A summary of all the forces acting on the building.
The dotted arrow is the resultant force,
a force representing the overall effect of the loads.