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

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

Which Engineering Judgement Informed this Decision?

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Looking at the image above, it can be seen that the contractor lapped and cranked the column reinforcement to an entirely...

Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Soils

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When a saturated clay is subjected to external pressure, the pressure is initially taken up by the water in the pores thereby...

Autodesk Launches BuildingConnected in Australia and NewZealand

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BuildingConnected, a construction tender program owned by Autodesk had been launched in Australia and NewZealand. With this expansion, the BuildingConnected solution...

Structural Design of Glass Swimming Pools

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The use of swimming pools is increasingly becoming an important part of the urban lifestyle. Apart from the public swimming pools...

Application of Wind Load to Shear Walls – A Manual Approach

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The higher a building a goes, the higher the effects of lateral forces such as wind on the structure become. ...

BRIDGES

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...

Analysis of Moving Load on Cable-Stayed Bridges Using Staad Pro

Stays can be used to support orthotropic bridge decks which consists of continuous girders. The stays which are inclined cables passing...

How to Carry Out Bridge Deck Grillage Analysis Using Staad Pro

1.0 Introduction Grillage analogy presents a sufficiently accurate method of analysing bridge decks for estimation of design bending moment, torsion, shears force etc, and has...

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...

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...

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...

GENERAL CIVIL ENGINEERING

Design for Fensheng 101 Skyscraper Unveiled

The design for the Fensheng 101 Skyscraper has been unveiled by GWP Architects. The project has a total construction area of approximately...

Analysis of Coupled Shear Wall Under the Effect of Wind Load

The effect of wind becomes more influential as a building gets taller. To effectively resist the force from wind, shear walls,...

Basic Information on Fire Protection of Buildings

Fire outbreak is a problem in buildings since it causes loss of human lives, injuries, destruction of properties, and poses serious environmental challenges. Injury and...

BRIDGES

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Question of the Day (25/06/2018)

Structville daily questions From now henceforth, Structville will be publishing daily questions on different aspects of civil engineering. You are expected to enter your response...

Static and Kinematic Determinacy of Structures

A structure is a system of connected parts designed to resist load. Kinematical analysis is very important in the evaluation of...

Loading and Design of Box Culverts to Eurocodes

Introduction A culvert is a drainage structure designed to convey storm water or stream of limited flow across a roadway. Culverts can consist of single...

Structural Analysis of Portal Frames Subjected to Gravity Load

Gravity actions are normally used for verification of portal frames for lateral, buckling, and torsional stability. Elastic analysis and design of portal...

Analysis of Vehicle Collision on Bridge Piers

EN 1991-1-7 discussed and gave guidance on accidental actions and their applications in the design calculations for bridge structures. It is obvious...

Precise Moment Distribution Analysis of Non-sway Frames

Precise moment distribution is a variation of moment distribution method which aims to shorten the time spent carrying out the normal moment distribution method....

Effects of Temperature Difference on Cylindrical Tanks

In our last post, we were able to evaluate the effect of temperature difference on rectangular tanks. In this article, we are...

Structural Analysis of Free Standing Staircase: A Comparative Example

Free standing staircase offers very pleasing solution for vertical circulation in residential and commercial buildings. They are usually constructed in such a way that...

Latest Reviews

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...

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...

Effect of Impact Load on Lap Length of Reinforcements in RC Structures

Lap length and anchorage length of reinforcements is very important for continuity, strength, and ease of construction in reinforced concrete structures....

TMT Reinforcements Can Change Design Specifications in Nigeria

Nigeria’s reinforcement market is usually categorised into ‘local’ and ‘foreign’ reinforcements which are priced differently in the market. Local reinforcements are...

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...

GENERAL

Application of Finite Difference Method to the Elastic Analysis of Simply Supported Thin Plates: A simplified Approach

1.0 INTRODUCTION A plate is a structure whose thickness is comparatively smaller compared to its lateral dimensions. A typical example of a plate is the...

Structural Design of Swimming Pools and Underground Water Tanks

I spent a large part of the last few months developing the contents of this booklet on 'Structural Design of Underground Water Tanks and...

Solution to Questions of the Week (4th week, May, 2018) and Winners

Earlier this week, I started the daily questions program on Structville and I am happy for the kind of the reception the program has...

The West African Standard Compaction Test

The West African Standard (WAS) compaction test is a type of compaction procedure that utilises intermediate compaction energy (compactive effort) for densification...

Difference Between Pile Load Test and Pile Integrity Test

Pile foundations are slender structures used to transmit superstructure load to firmer sub-soil stratum beneath the natural ground surface. They can...

Construction of Underground Water/Septic Tanks by Sinking

Underground water retaining structures have wide applications in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. According to Lagos State Development Laws (2005), a...

CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Composite sections of concrete and steel have a lot of advantages especially in the structural performance and fire resistance of a building....
I spent a large part of the last few months developing the contents of this booklet on 'Structural Design of Underground Water Tanks and...

GEOTECHNICS

Analysis and design of counterfort retaining walls using Staad Pro

Retaining walls are structures used for supporting earth at different levels. There are different types of retaining walls such as cantilever retaining...

Analysis of Beams on Elastic Foundation

Introduction When a beam lies on elastic foundation under the action of externally applied loads, the reaction forces of the foundation are proportional at every...

Solved Example on the Analysis of Internal Stresses in Frames Due to Settlement of Support

In this post, an indeterminate frame whose support has been subjected to an indirect action of differential settlement has been presented and fully solved....

Modulus of Subgrade Reaction of Soils

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

STEEL DESIGN

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...

Design of Roof Purlins

  (Image Copyright belongs to Albion Sections Limited, UK) Roof purlin are members used to directly support roof sheeting materials, and could...

Imperfection Analysis of Structures With Solved Examples

1.0 Introduction Imperfection in structures can be described as deviations and inconsistencies in structures and structural members, which can affect the behaviour of the structure...

Design of Steel Beams for Combined Bending and Shear

It is very common to see bending moment and shear force act simultaneously in structural members. However, when the shear force...

Construction

Construction of Underground Water/Septic Tanks by Sinking

Underground water retaining structures have wide applications in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. According to Lagos State Development Laws (2005), a...

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...

How to Plaster a Block Wall

Plastering is the process of covering a wall surface with a thin layer of mortar for protection and decorative purposes. It...

Bonding of Old and New Concrete

In construction, there always comes a time when there is need to bond hardened concrete (substrate) with fresh concrete topping/overlay. The aim of this...

LATEST ARTICLES

Autodesk Launches BuildingConnected in Australia and NewZealand

BuildingConnected, a construction tender program owned by Autodesk had been launched in Australia and NewZealand. With this expansion, the BuildingConnected solution...

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....

Which Engineering Judgement Informed this Decision?

Looking at the image above, it can be seen that the contractor lapped and cranked the column reinforcement to an entirely...

Application of Wind Load to Shear Walls – A Manual Approach

The higher a building a goes, the higher the effects of lateral forces such as wind on the structure become. ...

Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Soils

When a saturated clay is subjected to external pressure, the pressure is initially taken up by the water in the pores thereby...

Structural Design of Glass Swimming Pools

The use of swimming pools is increasingly becoming an important part of the urban lifestyle. Apart from the public swimming pools...

Application of Effective Stress Concept in the Analysis of Cohesive Soils

The application of load on a saturated soil increases the pore water pressure. This sets up a hydraulic gradient which causes...

Engineered Wood Products and their Applications in Structural Engineering

A wide range of derived wood products are obtained by binding and fixing of wood particles, boards, veneers, fibres, or strands...

High Rise Timber Building to be Constructed in Tokyo

Mitsui Fudosan and Takenaka Corporation has commenced plans to develop a 70 metres high timber building in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district. The 17 storey...

Bricklaying Robot Constructs 3-Bedroom Apartment in the UK – Video

A block and bricklaying robot has been developed for use in the building industry by Construction Automation, a Yorkshire-based start up...

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PRACTICAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL ROOF TRUSSES TO EUROCODE 3: A SAMPLE DESIGN

1.0 INTRODUCTION The most widespread alternative for roof construction in Nigeria is the use of trusses, of which timber and steel are the primary choice...

Structural Design of Swimming Pools and Underground Water Tanks

I spent a large part of the last few months developing the contents of this booklet on 'Structural Design of Underground Water Tanks and...

Structural Analysis and Design of Residential Buildings Using Staad.Pro, Orion, and Manual Calculations

This should be a long post, but I am going to try and keep it as brief as possible. This post...

Structural Aspects of Pile Foundation Design: A Practical Example

Geotechnical engineers are expected to hand over soil investigation report to structural engineers, who will proceed to provide the longitudinal reinforcements needed for the...

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