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Static Analysis of Suspension Bridges: A solved Example

Cables are made from high-strength steel wires that are twisted together.  They offer a flexible structural system, which can resist loads only by axial...

Wheel Load Dispersal on Box Culverts

Typically, anyone who wishes to design box culverts should be very familiar with design loading for bridges. In the UK and European Union, the...

Functions and Types of Bearings for Contemporary Bridges

Bearings are ancillary bridge components that facilitate the transfer of traffic actions, permanent actions, and other environmental actions from the bridge deck down to...

Analysis of Box Girder Bridges Using Staad Pro

A box girder is formed when two web plates are joined by a common flange at both the top and the bottom. The closed...

Analysis of Influence Lines for Beams With Overhangs

Influence lines can be used to obtain the static effects of moving loads on structures. The action effects that can be evaluated at any...

How to Apply Load Model 1 (LM 1) on Highway Bridges

Introduction In the Eurocodes, traffic load models were calibrated for highway bridges having carriageway width less than 42m, and span length up to 200m. The...

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Analysis of Influence Lines for Beams With Overhangs

Influence lines can be used to obtain the static effects of moving loads on structures. The action effects that can be evaluated at any...

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Reputable Journals in Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is the application of engineering principles to the acquisition, interpretation, and use of knowledge of materials of the Earth's crust and earth...

Understanding Human-Structure Interaction

Recent researches have shown that human beings interact with structural systems undergoing vibration. Initially it was thought that human body is an inert mass...

Modeling of Soils Using Isogeometric Analysis

Researchers from the Department of Construction Sciences, Lund University, Sweden have presented isogeometric analysis as an alternative to finite element analysis for modelling of...

Top Open Access Civil Engineering Research Articles | January 2021

Innovations, developments, and advancements in the civil engineering industry are primarily driven by research. Researches from scholars in different academic institutions, research institutes,...

Waste Tyres can Improve the Seismic Performance of Integral Abutment Bridges

Reuse of about 1.5 billion waste tyres that are produced annually worldwide inspired this research on the behaviour of rubberised backfills for integral abutment...

GENERAL

Modulus of Subgrade Reaction of Soils

The modulus of subgrade reaction ks (also called the coefficient of subgrade reaction of soil) is the ratio between the pressure against a flat...

3D Soil-Structure Interaction of Cantilever Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are structures constructed for the purpose of retaining earth fill. There are different types of retaining walls such as cantilever retaining walls,...

Two Approaches to the Calculation of Deflection in Eurocode 2

The verification of deflection is an important serviceability check in reinforced concrete design. Most designs codes adopt the 'deemed to satisfy' rules which limit...

Bentley System Software Solutions for Building Design

Bentley Systems is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world’s infrastructure, including roadways,...

List of Civil Engineering Journals Published by Elsevier

Elsevier is undoubtedly one of the most renowned publishers of scientific and educational materials in the world. By offering the publication of textbooks, journals,...

Member Design of a 22m Span Steel Roof Truss

Introduction We all need a roof over our head. Nowadays, architects frequently use roof pattern and design to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of a...

CONCRETE STRUCTURES

If movement (expansion and/or contraction) is restricted within a young concrete element, tensile stresses will develop which will lead to cracking. This restriction to...
In this post, we are going to show how cantilever retaining walls can be analysed and designed on Staad Pro software, and also compare...

GEOTECHNICS

Example on the Analysis and Design of Continuous Slab and Beam Footing Per BS 8110-1:1997

The design presented here is just an excerpt from my final year project ‘Structural Analysis and Design of 35,000 Capacity Reinforced Concrete Stadium’. After...

Design of Pile Foundation

Deep foundations are employed when the soil stratum beneath the structure is not capable of supporting the load with a tolerable settlement or adequate...

Negative Skin Friction on Pile Foundation

Negative skin friction is a downward drag force exerted on a pile by the soil surrounding it. This is the reverse of the normal...

STEEL DESIGN

Design of Circular Hollow Section (CHS) Steel columns

Circular Hollow Sections (CHS) are round tubular steel sections that are used for a variety of purposes in civil engineering. They are usually available...

Lateral-Torsional Buckling of Steel Beams According to Eurocode 3

When a laterally unrestrained beam is subjected to bending about the major axis, there is a need to check for lateral-torsional buckling. Lateral-torsional buckling...

How to Design Fillet Weld connection for Steel Trusses (EC3)

In modern construction, the commonest methods of connecting steel members are by bolting and welding. Eurocode 3 identifies different types of welding such as; ...

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The Cost and Processes of Constructing a Raft Foundation in Nigeria

Raft foundation is a type of shallow foundation that is provided in areas where the soils have a low bearing capacity, or where high...

Elastic Deflection of Cantilever Beams Using Vereschagin’s Rule

Beams deform when loaded. This deformation is the displacement of the beam section from its original position, and it is usually quantified using two...

Optimized Design of Passenger Aerial Ropeway Support Structures

The use of passenger ropeways (cable car) is a viable alternative for public transportation in urban areas with challenging topography. Aerial ropeway transportation is...

The Historical Development of Tall Buildings | High-Rise Buildings

The idea of tall buildings has always been an exciting one to mankind. Towards the end of the 19th Century, the construction of tall...

Question of the Day 09-02-2021

For the cantilever beam loaded as shown above, which of the following diagram combinations will likely give the vertical deflection at point B based...

Question of the Day | 07-02-2021

For the frame loaded as shown above, which of the following is the likely bending moment due to the externally applied unit load at...

List of Civil Engineering Journals Published by Elsevier

Elsevier is undoubtedly one of the most renowned publishers of scientific and educational materials in the world. By offering the publication of textbooks, journals,...

Top Open Access Civil Engineering Research Articles | January 2021

Innovations, developments, and advancements in the civil engineering industry are primarily driven by research. Researches from scholars in different academic institutions, research institutes,...

Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC)

Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is a special type of concrete that has the ability to consolidate under gravity, fill up all required spaces, and produce...

Modelling and Analysis of Bridge Pile Cap Using Staad Pro

Bridge pile caps are substructure elements that are used for transferring bridge superstructure load to the pile foundation. Pile caps for bridges are used...

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