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Number and Depth of Borings for Soil Investigation

The entire area of a project site cannot be fully explored for site investigation due to logistical and financial constraints. To provide enough information...

Evaluation of Surcharge Pressure of Pad Foundations on Retaining Walls

Surcharge pressure on earth retaining walls can arise from different sources such as loads from adjacent buildings, fills, roadways and traffic actions, construction activities,...

Cone Penetration Test (CPT) in Geotechnical Engineering

The cone penetration test (CPT), often called the Dutch cone penetration test, is a versatile sounding method for determining the materials in a soil...

Lists of Laboratory Tests on Soils for Foundation Design

By performing laboratory tests on samples collected from trial pits or boreholes, it is possible to measure the physical and mechanical properties of natural soils...

Meet the Winners of Structville Design Competition

In the month of May, we announced the commencement of Structville Design Competition, where civil engineering students and serving NYSC members from various universities...

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...

An Introduction To Isogeometric Analysis (IGA)

1.0 Introduction Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) is a computational approach that integrates Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Isogeometric Analysis is developed for...

ABOUT THE BOOK (Structural Analysis and Design of Residential Buildings)

This book is primarily intended for practising civil engineers and civil engineering students in universities and polytechnics. The main aim of this publication is...


Wind Load Analysis of Tank Farms and Other Cylindrical Structures

Cylindrical structures like tanks, silos, and chimneys are widely used in various industries, including oil and gas, agriculture, chemical processing, and water storage. These...

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...

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In bridge design, it is very necessary that bridge decks support both static and moving loads. Every component of a bridge needs to be...

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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,...


Standard Penetration Test (SPT) for Foundation Design

The standard penetration test (SPT) is made in boreholes by means of the standard 50.8 mm outside and 33.8 mm inside diameter split spoon...

Structville Online Professional Training and Webinars

Structville Integrated Services in our commitment to human capacity development, has decided to launch series of online lectures and webinars for civil engineering professionals...

P-Delta Analysis

P-delta is a geometric non-linear effect that occurs in structures that are subjected to compressive loads and lateral displacement. Under the action of compressive...

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...

What is the cause of the failure of this staircase?

Considering structural design and detailing standards, what do you think is the cause of the failure of this staircase? Read also...Comparative analysis of staircase using...

Construction and Safety: 6 Legal Tips to Follow When Working On-Site

Construction sites are always bustling with activity as hundreds of employees work round the clock to give architectural dreams a shape and form. But...


Modern codes of practice are increasingly recognising the computational power of structural analysis  softwares. Staad Pro is a renowned structural analysis and design software...
Reinforced concrete beams in buildings and bridges are predominantly subjected to bending moment and shear forces. When beams are subjected to a very high...





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