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Piles are the most preferred type of foundation for supporting the piers of overhead bridges. They offer greater resistance to vertical...

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Analysis and design of counterfort retaining walls using Staad Pro

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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...

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...

Analysis and Design of Pedestrian Bridge Using Staad Pro

Pedestrian bridges (footbridges) are structures designed to enable human beings cross over obstacles such as busy highways, water bodies, gullies, etc. There are several...

Analysis of Influence Lines for Beams With Overhangs

The idea of obtaining the static effects of moving loads on structures in terms of support reactions, internal stresses, and deflections is carried out...

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...

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How To Apply Wind Load on High Rise Buildings

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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...

Natural Frequency Analysis of Multistorey Frames Using Staad Pro

https://youtu.be/dqxGIy9fcvo Vibration (or Oscillation) is a time-dependent, repeated motion which a body undergoes when it is excited...

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Analysis of Continuous Beams with Partially Distributed Load Using Force Method and Clapeyron’s Theorem

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Preliminary Plastic Analysis of Portal Frames

Steel portal frames provide economical solution for construction of industrial structures, warehouses, churches or other buildings with large enclosures. The loading scheme on portal...

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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....

Structural Analysis of Portal Frames Subjected to Gravity Load

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Design of Reinforced Concrete Slanted / Raker Beams

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Example on Structural Design of Waffle Slab

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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...

BIM can Assist Construction Robots in Object Recognition

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Reputable Journals in Geotechnical Engineering

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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...

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Design of Bridge Pier and Pier Cap

Bridge pier caps are horizontal structural members used for transferring bridge deck loads to the piers, before they are transferred to...

Structville Question of the Day (Thursday, 24/05/2018)

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

Static Determinacy of Rigid Frames

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Composite sections of concrete and steel have a lot of advantages especially in the structural performance and fire resistance of a building....

How to Succeed as A Civil Engineering Student

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Construction of Precast Filigran Slab at a Glance

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Structural Design of Combined Footings: Solved Example to Eurocode 2

Introduction Combined footings are normally employed in cases where two or more columns are closely spaced such that their individual pad footings would overlap each...

How to Analyse Retaining Walls for Trapezoidal Load

In the analysis of retaining walls subjected to earth pressure, it is very common to observe trapezoidal load distribution on the walls. Normally, earth...

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...

A simpler Approach to the Design of Ground Beams Using Staad Pro

Ground beams are employed in reinforced concrete substructures for a lot of reasons. Ground beams can be differentiated from plinth beams due to a...

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Analysis of Industrial Gable Frames

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Solved Example on Design of Steel Beams According to BS 5950 – 1: 2000

Introduction Universal beam sections are normally employed in buildings to carry load. Loads on beams may include the load from slab, walls, building services, and...

Buckling Amplification Factor for Portal Frames Sensitive to 2nd Order Effects

In order to evaluate the sensitivity of a portal frame to 2nd order effects, the buckling amplification factor αcr has to be calculated. This calculation...

Preliminary Plastic Analysis of Portal Frames

Steel portal frames provide economical solution for construction of industrial structures, warehouses, churches or other buildings with large enclosures. The loading scheme on portal...

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Procedures in Setting out of Reinforced Concrete Columns

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Evaluation of effects of temperature difference in storage tanks using Staad Pro

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

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What is Site Instruction?

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Design of Pile Foundation System for Bridge Piers

Piles are the most preferred type of foundation for supporting the piers of overhead bridges. They offer greater resistance to vertical...

Design of Bridge Pier and Pier Cap

Bridge pier caps are horizontal structural members used for transferring bridge deck loads to the piers, before they are transferred to...

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

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Human Factors in Civil Engineering Design and Construction

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Understanding Human-Structure Interaction

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