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Evaluation of Cement Replacement Materials (CRM) in Concrete

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Cement replacement materials (CRM) are materials that can be used for substituting cement in the production of concrete or other cementitious products. For a...

Question of the day | 23-01-2021

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For the structure loaded as shown above, answer the following questions given below. Note that the use of calculators is discouraged. The aim of...

Worked Example | Analysis and Design of Steel Sheet Pile Wall (EN 1997-1)

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This article contains a solved example on the analysis and design of steel sheet pile wall in accordance with BS EN1997-1:2004 - Code of...

Design of Timber Joists to EN 1995-1-1:2004

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Timber joists are flexural horizontal timber members that are used for framing an open space in a building in order to support a floor...

Modelling and Analysis of Bridge Pile Cap Using Staad Pro

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

Worked Example | Design of RC beams for Torsion (EN 1992-1:2004)

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A full torsional design covering the ultimate and serviceability limit states is required when the equilibrium of a structure is dependent on the torsional...

BRIDGES

Analysis of Wind Load on Bridge Decks

In the design of bridges, environmental actions such as wind, snow, and temperature should also be considered alongside traffic actions. In this article, we...

Analysis and Design of Arch Bridges

The use of arches as a structural form can be dated back to antiquity. Arch structures are unique structural forms which resists forces majorly...

Waste Tyres can Improve Seismic Performance of Integral Abutment Bridges

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

Difference Between Bridge and Culvert

It is generally said that all culverts are bridges but not all bridges are culverts. Bridges are structures that are designed to span over...

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...

Application of Courbon’s Theory in the Analysis of T-Beam Bridge Decks

Courbon’s theory is one of the popular classical methods of analysing slab and beam girder (T-beam) bridges. However, the results obtained from the method...

GENERAL CIVIL ENGINEERING

Design for Fensheng 101 Skyscraper Unveiled

Aerodynamics of High-Rise Buildings

BRIDGES

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...

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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...

High Temperature Behaviour of Concrete Produced with Desert Sand

There has always been some issues with the use of desert sand as a construction material due to the fact that it is too...

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...

The Role of Compression Steel in Deflection of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Deflection is one of the most important serviceability limit state criteria in the design of reinforced concrete structures. Excessive deflection in a structure can...

Out-of-Plane Two-Way Bending Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Walls

Masonry is defined as an assemblage of masonry units (blocks, bricks, etc) laid in a specified pattern and joined together with mortar. They are...

GENERAL

Analysis of Bridge Deck Girders under Load Model 1 (EN 1991-2) Using Staad Pro

Bridges are structures designed to span over obstacles, and as such provide access routes for humans, animals, vehicles, fluid, and other objects as may...

Structural Design of Steel Fin Plate Connection

1.0 Introduction The fin plate connection is very popular in the construction industry due to its ease of erection, and the absence of shared bolts...

Difference Between Bridge and Culvert

It is generally said that all culverts are bridges but not all bridges are culverts. Bridges are structures that are designed to span over...

Do Commercial Softwares Make Engineers Better?

In the 1950s, a method of analysis involving discretization of a continuous domain into a set of discrete sub-domains called elements started in the...

Water Bars (Water Stops) – Uses, Types, and Applications

In reinforced concrete water retaining/excluding structures, a potential source of leakage or water ingress is the construction joint, and that is why water bars...

Analysis of Sub-Frames Using Stiffness Method: A solved Example

Several codes of practice in the world allow us to idealise structures into 2-dimensional frames for the purpose of simplified analysis. For sub-frames, it...

CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Researchers from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, have proposed a machine learning technique for detecting surface cracks on fire damaged concrete. Even though...

Structural Design of Corbels

A corbel is a very short structural cantilever member projecting from a wall or a column for the purpose of carrying loads. In reinforced...

GEOTECHNICS

Design of Pile Foundation Using Pile Load Test (Eurocode 7)

Pile load test is the most reliable method of estimating the load carrying capacity of a pile, but it is rather expensive. Load tests...

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...

Standards for Highway Materials in Nigeria

Earth materials are extensively utilised for highway construction in Nigeria. It has been recognised that high quality lateritic soils which are abundant in Nigeria...

STEEL DESIGN

Flexural Buckling of Columns

Modelling and Analysis of Imperfections in Portal Frames

Equivalent horizontal forces (EHF) are not strictly actions, but are forces that are applied to a frame in combination with other actions to model...

Structural Stability of a Ten-Storey Braced Steel Frame

Structural stability is broadly defined as the capacity of a structure to recover equilibrium. As a topic in structural engineering, it is concerned with...

New Publication Alert: Structural Analysis and Design of Industrial Portal Frames

Buildings with large spans are very common in business parks, industrial complexes, warehouses, places of worship, leisure houses, and sports complexes. The functionality of...

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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...

Design of Timber Joists to EN 1995-1-1:2004

Timber joists are flexural horizontal timber members that are used for framing an open space in a building in order to support a floor...

Question of the day | 23-01-2021

For the structure loaded as shown above, answer the following questions given below. Note that the use of calculators is discouraged. The aim of...

Worked Example | Design of RC beams for Torsion (EN 1992-1:2004)

A full torsional design covering the ultimate and serviceability limit states is required when the equilibrium of a structure is dependent on the torsional...

Worked Example | Analysis and Design of Steel Sheet Pile Wall (EN 1997-1)

This article contains a solved example on the analysis and design of steel sheet pile wall in accordance with BS EN1997-1:2004 - Code of...

Evaluation of Cement Replacement Materials (CRM) in Concrete

Cement replacement materials (CRM) are materials that can be used for substituting cement in the production of concrete or other cementitious products. For a...

The Problems of Using Timber in Building Construction

In the late 19th and early 20th century, timber was used extensively in building construction, till the development of concrete and steel, which saw...

Question of the day | 07-01-2020

For the frame loaded as shown above, answer the following question; (1) What is the horizontal reaction at point D? 0.5 kN 1.0 kN 2.0...

Structville Announces Webinar on Bridge Design | January 2021

Structville Integrated Services Limited is pleased to announce the first webinar of the year, 2021. The theme of the 2-day webinar will be focused...

Akon’s Smart City Construction set to Begin in 2021 near Dakar, Senegal

Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon, is moving forward with plans to build a US$6 billion smart city in his country of birth, Senegal. Having finalized...

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