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When a column fails by bending at some point in the height of the column, usually towards the midpoint caused by a vertical force.
Buckling
A force that impacts a structure horizontally (i.e. wind and earthquakes).
Lateral Force
The amount a structure bends or moves from its "at rest" position.
Deflection
The field of engineering pertaining to non-moving structures such as roads, sewers, towers, buildings, and bridges.
Civil Engineering
This is the ratio of the amount of weight a structure can hold to the mass of the structure itself.
Strength-to-Weight Ratio