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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....

Manual Design of Beam and Raft Foundation to Eurocode 2 (free PDF download)

In our last post, we considered the analysis of beam and raft foundation of a G+1 building using Staad Pro software. In this particular...

An Investigation on the Analysis of Beam and Raft Slab Using Staad Pro

Modern codes of practice are increasingly recognising the computational power of structural analysis  softwares. Staad Pro is a renowned structural analysis and design software...

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...

Use of Polystyrene in Ribbed Slabs: Structural Design Example

For long span slabs in a building subjected to light load, ribbed slabs are more economical than solid slabs. In ribbed slab construction, reduction...

Comparative Analysis of Cylindrical Water Tanks

Water tanks are usually rectangular or cylindrical in shape. Cylindrical tanks are usually employed for surface or elevated water tanks. Some of the challenges...

How to Calculate Crackwidth Due to Bending According to EC2 (Download Excel Spreadsheet)

Cracking is normal in reinforced concrete structures subjected to bending, shear, twisting, axial tension, and restraint from movement. This is mainly due to the...

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...

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),...

Structural Design of Cantilever Slabs – Solved Example

Cantilever slabs are common features in buildings due to the need to have bigger spaces at upper floors. To achieve this, architects normally extend...

Crack Control of R.C. Slabs Using Simplified Rules (Eurocode 2)

The serviceability limit states covered by Eurocode 2 are; - Stress limitation (section 7.2) - crack control (section 7.3) and - deflection control (section 7.4)

Structural Design of Slabless (Sawtooth) Staircase

Slabless staircases (also called sawtooth staircases) offer aesthetically pleasing alternatives in buildings, and are often a source of wonder to those who do not...

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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...

Structural Stability of a Ten-Storey Braced Steel Frame

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

What is the immediate solution to these geohazards?

Erosion, landslides, earthquakes, etc are identified are geohazards which normally require significant engineering efforts to put their effects under control. While...
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