Support (construction unit)
- natural stone
- brick-work from artificial stones
- metal - steel, aluminum (z. B. with fronts), in former times also iron and cast iron
- combinations of it like z. B. Reinforced concrete or steel group
the load-carrying capacity of a support hangs off of the firmness of the selected material, the cross-sectional dimensions and the cross-sectional shape, the length and/or. Height of the support, the conditions of support at the ends (swivelling or turningobstructed), geometrical imperfections such as z. B. Tilt, curvature or twist and the kind and the combination of the demand (EN).