Load Carrying Capacity Analysis
The Load Carrying Capacity Analysis is used to determine the capacity of the analyzed members or structures to determine whether the tested structures can carry the given load condition or how much load they can withstand. This analysis is necessary when the design details are missing or when there is uncertainty in the design or construction. Apart from these concerns, with the passage of time, buildings conditions change, and thus load carrying capacity may become questionable when a new load, a new arrangement or a renovation is introduced.
Due to the fact that demolition of old buildings and construction of new buildings are very costly, and time consuming, there has been a rapid increase in the number of existing buildings being renovated. Furthermore, many of these renovations bring about new usage purposes such as those from commercial buildings to hotels or those from homes to offices. Thus, to ensure safety, the Load Carrying Capacity Analysis is indeed needed.