Surely, strength is one of critical parameters defining structural safety. Strength experts have to reconcile conflicting requirements for the specific structure. Thus, a structure demonstrating high strength and reliability is to be of scant weight. Requirements for strength, reliability and service life are to be also correlated with minimum labor rate to build the structure. This list may be finalized with requirements for repairability, restrictions of overall structural dimensions, effect of corrosion and other factors on strength performance.
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