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Old 5th February 2009, 08:57 AM   #21
Dave Rogers
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Originally Posted by Heiwa View Post
Simpler speaking, you cannot destroy anything by dropping a piece of anything on it.
What can I say? Drop a piece of granite on an egg, and the egg survives?

Me: So what you're saying is that, if the load carrying ability of the lower structure is reduced to the point where it can no longer support the load above it, it will collapse without a jolt, right?

Tony Szamboti: That is right
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