How do you know when you are above the maximum force that the system can take?

January 24, 2013

The maximum force (allowable load) is based upon the yield strength ofthe material with a safety factor. Ifyour calculated load is greater than the maximum force load, then you are abovethe allowable load and you will start to see deformation and movement thatshould not be there.

Deformed Expansion Joint
Deformed Expansion Joint