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Analysis of Trusses Using Direct Stiffness Method: A Solved Example

An indeterminate truss is supported and loaded as shown above, using the direct stiffness method, obtain the displacements, support reactions, and internal forces that...

Lateral Load Resistance of High-Rise Buildings

The lateral load resistance and stability of buildings get increasingly important as the height of the building increases. Gravity loads on buildings can be...

8 Top Civil Engineering Questions (Part 2)

(1) For the structure shown in the figure below, which of the following is the most likely bending moment diagram considering linear first order...

Design of Timber Columns

Axially loaded timber members are usually employed in building construction. Sometimes, these members are also subjected to simultaneous axial compression and bending. Some of...

Sanitary Landfills

Household wastes are usually dumped in municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs). Landfills are sites that are designed for the dumping and management of municipal...

Question of the Day

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...

Important checklists before casting concrete on site

Concreting or casting days are usually big days for site engineers. It is very typical to see engineers and project managers work very hard...

Crack Width and Crack Spacing Calculation in Concrete

Cracking occurs in concrete when the restrained strain exceeds the tensile strain capacity of the concrete. In critical elements like water retaining structures, crack...


Causes of Deterioration of Used Concrete Sewer Pipes

Concrete is the building material that is most usually used for sewer systems because of its favorable structural qualities, capacity for prefabrication, and freedom...

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...

Design of Deep Beams



Wind Tunnel Testing for Bridges

It is common practise to test bridges with lengthy or unusually flexible decks in wind tunnels. In order to fully comprehend the structure's aerodynamic...

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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...


Axial Load Distribution of Piles under Eccentric Vertical Load

During the design and construction of pile foundations, there are instances of eccentric loading that may arise because column positions do not align with...

Question of the Day | 24-12-2020

The frame loaded as shown above is hinged at point D, simply supported at point F, and fixed at point C. Provide the following...

Structural Design of Ribbed Slabs

A ribbed slab is a type of reinforced concrete slab in which some of the volume of concrete in the tension zone is removed...

Design of Pile Cap Using Staad Foundation Advanced

Pile caps are rigid plate structures that are used to transfer superstructure load from columns to a group of piles. They are usually subjected...

Introduction to Theory of Structures | Structural Analysis

Theory of structures is a field of knowledge that is concerned with the determination of the effect of loads (actions) on structures. A structure...

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...


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





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