After years of helplessly witnessing structural failures in buildings as a result of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, plane and car crashes, and storm surges, I found a common thread that explains why these structural failures happen and also demonstrates where the progressive failures begin.
I resolved this by switching to a continuous-steel strapping reinforcing method that gave me the freedom to address all of the aspects of wind, seismic and collision forces inclusively.
By applying a continuous inverted net along the inner sides of a structure frame, I am able to conserve movement and momentum in the structure frame, reducing the impact and durational loads on the frame, which in turn makes the frame that much stronger. The continuous structural steel strapping net retains, versus contains, the structure frame, reinforces the three-point upper and lower structure frame body corners, and prevents the walls or panels from over-expanding or contracting.
This simple reinforcing installation method also reduces reinforcing workloads and materials. It also reduces construction costs, speeds up the structure-frame reinforcing installations, and it replaces many isolated reinforcing materials and products that break the budget of many construction projects.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.