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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 and Design of Box Culvert Using Staad Pro

In our last post, we were able to establish how we can load box culverts properly. If you missed the post, kindly follow the...

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...

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...

Example on Structural Design of Waffle Slab

Waffle slabs can be described as the equivalent of 2-way solid slabs especially when the spans are large, and ribbed system is to be...

Comparative Analysis of Cylindrical Water Tanks

Water tanks are usually rectangular or cylindrical in shape. Cylindrical tanks are normally used for surface or elevated water tanks. Some...

Plastic Analysis of Framed Structures

The fully plastic moment of a section (Mp) is the maximum moment of resistance of a fully yielded cross-section. The yielded zone due to...

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...

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...

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...

Sinking of Supports of Propped Cantilever Beams

1.0 Introduction Settlement of foundations occur due to load from buildings. Geotechnical engineers are usually interested in seeing that the settlements are uniform, while at...

Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Truss Using Force Method: Solved Example

Introduction Indeterminate trusses are analysed usually analysed using force method or direct stiffness method. In this post, we are going to analyse step by step,...

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Design of Profiled Metal Deck Composite Slabs

Composite slab with profiled metal decking provides economical solutions for floors of steel framed building systems. This is because they are...

Effects of Trees on Wind Comfort of Pedestrians

Pedestrian wind comfort can be improved when horizontally incoming airflow passes through trees in the urban areas. This is according to...

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...

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...
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