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Structville Question of the Day (Thursday, 24/05/2018)

Structville daily questionsFrom now henceforth, Structville will be publishing daily questions on different aspects of civil engineering. You are expected to enter your response...

Analysis of Industrial Gable Frames

1.0 Introduction Industrialization is one of the major keys to development and sustainable economy. Industrial structures are usually very easy to identify because of their...

Analysis of Statically Determinate Compound Frames (Part 3): A solved Example

Question A frame is loaded as shown above. There are internal hinges at nodes B and 2. Plot the internal stresses diagram due to the...

Analysis of Arch-Frame Structure with Tie Element: A solved Example

An arch is supported on frame with different levels of supports as shown above. The frame is supported on a hinge at support A...

Structural Analysis of Determinate Arch-Frame Compound Structure

A parabolic arch structure is hinged on two interacting trusses as shown in the image above. The arch is also hinged at the crown...

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...

Manual Structural Analysis of Three-Hinged Arch Structures

Arches are important structural elements in engineering that provide economical solutions in both buildings and bridges. In the case of beams supporting uniformly distributed...

Example on the Analysis of Statically Determinate Frames (Part 2)

If you missed the PART 1 of this post, click HERE Problem 1 A statically determinate frame is loaded as shown above. There are internal hinges...

PRACTICAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL ROOF TRUSSES TO EUROCODE 3: A SAMPLE DESIGN

1.0 INTRODUCTION The most widespread alternative for roof construction in Nigeria is the use of trusses, of which timber and steel are the primary choice...

Analysis of Statically Determinate Frames (1)

In the paper downloadable in this post, the frame loaded as shown above was completely analysed using the equation of statics to obtain the...

On the Deformation of Rigid Frames Using Virtual Work Method

Structures deform when subjected to various conditions such as external loads, change in temperature, differential settlement, or fabrication errors. Deformation is often considered in...

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In the construction of reinforced concrete structures, reinforcement bars must be tied together in order to hold them in place and to also facilitate...

Cost of Reinforcement Works in Nigeria

Installation of reinforcements is an important item of work in the construction of reinforced concrete structures. The cost of reinforcement works therefore significantly impacts...

Design of Shear Walls

Shear walls are structural members that provide additional lateral stiffness to a building by resisting shear, moment, and axial forces, which are produced due...

Technical Guide: Detailing and Arrangement of Beam Reinforcements on Site

Beams are horizontal structural elements used for supporting lateral loads. In conventional reinforced concrete structures, beams usually receive load from the floor slab, but...
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