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lateral resistance

noun, Naval Architecture
resistance to sidewise motion caused by wind pressure, supplied by the immersed portion of a hull of a vessel. Unabridged
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  • Partially restrained moment frames at the building perimeter provide lateral resistance.
  • With the minimal embedment of two feet, soils will provide little lateral resistance against casing movement.
  • The concrete walls have no foundations to provide lateral resistance.
  • Hold-down hardware is required at a minimum of two areas for lateral resistance.
  • Inspectors check the size and location of floor faming and lateral resistance elements for conformance with the approved plan.
  • The advantage to this system is the tremendous lateral resistance it provides.
  • The lateral resistance of this type of construction depends on the interaction between the frame and infill panels.
  • The infills experienced some cracking, but otherwise complemented the lateral resistance of the weak building frames.
  • In residential construction, the walls provide the primary lateral resistance to wind and earthquake loads.
  • How a railroad provides the adequate lateral resistance to prevent track buckling may vary from railroad to railroad.

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