One of the most important factors of a durable structure is to maintain its state of balance in the face of loads. The concept of rigidity, which comes into play at this point, ensures that the building remains intact thanks to the physical resistance it provides. Well, what is the rigidity, which is one of the most important factors to be considered in the construction process? In this content, which we prepared as Enhar Yapı, one of the pioneers of the prefabricated building sector, we will answer all the questions you need to know about this concept, which is one of the most basic elements of construction, while answering questions such as what rigidity means, what happens if the rigidity increases, how to make prefabricated building statics. At the same time, we prepared about the ground survey, which is one of the most important things to know for prefabricated building construction. What is Soil Investigation? You can also read our content titled Soil Investigation in Prefabricated Buildings and increase your knowledge about prefabricated building construction.
Rigidity, which has its origin in English, has passed into our language from the word rigidity, which means unchanging in the face of rigidity. This concept, which is the most basic element of a solid structure, ensures that the structures remain stable against the loads they have or may have, and that they do not experience any form loss. Rigidity, which means hardness, ensures that the structures can respond to the stiffness they encounter in the face of situations such as loads and earthquakes without breaking their structure, and that the balance that the structure must show in order to survive is maintained. In this way, buildings show ideal flexibility in the face of heavy loads without deterioration in their structures. It is a well-known fact that buildings should show flexibility in situations that shake the foundation of the building, such as an earthquake. However, this flexibility should not distort the shape of the building due to the load encountered. The rigidity that comes into play at this point enables the structure to work in coordination with this flexibility, making it possible to maintain its shape. We answered the question of what is rigidity. Let’s now answer the questions of what is the center of stiffness, how to calculate the center of stiffness.
What is Center of Rigidity?
The center of stiffness is simply the point at which the floor can rotate without any translation. The center of rigidity can also be expressed as the center of gravity of the columns, that is, the vertical bearing elements. In this way, the columns that carry the general load of the building against the pressure maintain their stiffness and shape, and ensure the preservation of the structure of the building.