The paper presents the modelling measurement results of the load-displacement relation for scaffold stands and bracings. In the case of stands, there are two sections of curves, i.e. a straight-line and curvilinear section, and in the case of bracings, two straight line sections as well as one curvilinear section are distinguished. As a result of analyses, it is concluded that the sections which can be approximated by means of linear functions should be distinguished in graphs, if possible. On the one hand, this results from the evaluation methods of scaffold components. Nevertheless, the determination of elastic-linear scope of components’ operation is useful in engineering practice during computer calculations. Moreover, the method of determining an intersection point between functions, approximating tests results, along with analysis of the impact of polynomial degree, approximating the research results, on the time and effectiveness of the process of approximating functions selection, are all demonstrated in this article. The proposed method can prove useful in all science fields where curves obtained from any research (laboratory test, in situ test, numerical analysis) require approximation or replacement with a simpler description.

JO - Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences L1 - http://journals.pan.pl/Content/112192/PDF/17_317-327_00913_Bpast.No.67-2_28.04.19_K2.pdf L2 - http://journals.pan.pl/Content/112192 IS - No. 2 EP - 327 KW - scaffolds KW - correlation functions KW - approximation of measurement results KW - elasticity ER - A1 - Błazik-Borowa, E. A1 - Szer, J. A1 - Borowa, A. A1 - Robak, A. A1 - Pieńko, M. VL - 67 JF - Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences SP - 317 T1 - Modelling of load-displacement curves obtained from scaffold components tests UR - http://journals.pan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=112192 DOI - 10.24425/bpas.2019.128602