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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...

Structural Design of Flat Slabs to Eurocode 2

Flat slabs can offer economical solutions to wider floor spans in a reinforced concrete building. Flat slabs are slabs that are supported directly by...

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...

25 TOP CIVIL ENGINEERING QUESTIONS

Instruction: Attempt All Questions Examiner: Structville Integrated Services (1) Mechanics of deformable bodies is usually studied under? (A) Statics (B) Strength of Materials (C) Dynamics (2) Which...

Strength of Spaghetti Bridge Trusses (Video)

Interestingly, uncooked spaghetti has been used extensively to demonstrate the behavior of structures under the action of externally applied loads. Investigations...

Transfer Structures: Design Example on 5-Storey Building

Transfer structures can be described as structures in which the loads from above (usually from columns or walls) are transferred to other structures (such...

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...

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...

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...

How will you describe this system of forces?

What is the best description that you will give to this system of forces? (a) Coplanar parallel system of concurrent forces (b) Non-coplanar...

Aspects of Modelling of Shear Walls

Shear walls are structural elements usually employed in tall buildings to assist in resisting lateral loads. Shear walls can be solid or pierced (coupled),...

Comparative Design of Staircase Using StaadPro and Manual Calculations

Staircases provide simple solutions for vertical circulation in a building. In this post, we are going to model a simple  staircase using finite element...

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Comparative Design of Triangular Pile Cap with free PDF download

In our post on Structural Aspects of Pile Foundation Design, we showed how we can determine the number piles required to support...

What Engineers and Architects Should Know About Site Instruction

A site instruction is a formal written order given by the heads of a project to contractors or sub-contractors on specific projects issues such...

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...

Calculation of Collapse Settlement of Collapsible Soils

Civil engineers are always faced with one challenge or another on site, and one of the major challenges on site has to do with...