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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...

Flexural Buckling of Columns

When structural members are subjected to compressive forces, the members may fail before the compressive resistance (A.fy) is reached. This premature failure is usually...

Design of Timber Roof Truss to British Code: Solved Example

The use of timber as trussed rafters for roof of buildings is a very popular alternative all over the world. The aim of this...

Member Design of a 22m Span Steel Roof Truss

Introduction We all need a roof over our head. Nowadays, architects frequently use roof pattern and design to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of a...

Structural Design of Pile Caps Using Strut and Tie Model (EC 2)

Pile caps are concrete mats that rests on piles with adequate rigidity to transfer the column loads to the piles. Piles are provided as...

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,...

How to Design Fillet Weld connection for Steel Trusses (EC3)

In modern construction, the commonest methods of connecting steel members are by bolting and welding. Eurocode 3 identifies different types of welding such as; ...

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...

Free Vibration of Trusses: A solved Example

Dynamics of structures is a special branch of structural analysis, which deals with the behaviour of structures subjected to dynamic loads (loads that vary...

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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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