Glossary Term

In structural engineering, stiffening describes a support or strengthening of a structural component.
Examples of this are transversal tension reinforcements of wide-span duopitch roof beams (see the figure) or additional reinforcement of reinforced concrete and composite beams.


Stiffening Strengthening


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