The main steel is reinforced in the shorter direction for slabs in building construction. Why it is not done in the longer direction?
Where 'Grillage Foundation' is used? What are the advantages of using Grillage foundation?
- Guest asked 4 years ago
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I'm currently working on a new construction site and facing problem measuring the level of the construction. My question to all pro civil engineers that what technique could be used to measure the level in a building construction?
- shahe asked 4 years ago
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I heard the word 'hacking' from a civil engineer friend but couldn't remember the exact meaning of the term. What does it mean?
I'm a student so am still learning, anyway I think I know what a continuous beam is: a beam that spans more than two supports. I have a project to design a building however going through lecture notes for preliminary design I have come across this:
'Based on the practice of experienced designers a number of “rules of thumb” have been suggested to propose the initial size of members. For instance some designers use the following “rules of thumb” for the preliminary sizing of RC beams:
for simply supported beams: h>=L/16
for beams with one end continuous: h>=L/18.5
for beams with both ends continuous: h>=L/21
for cantilever beams: h>=L/8
where h= height of the beam, L= length of span'
Now I can't seem to find anything anywhere else that differs between continuous beams, and nor can I think what it might mean. I feel stupid asking this but no one seems to know and my lecturer has been ignoring me :/ I possibly thought he may not mean a continuous beam as such but be referring to an overhang but given that the building I am designing is a general grid layout I don't think anything is overhanging so am just a bit puzzled. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
- hmvv asked 3 years ago
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- Asit asked 2 years ago
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I have a question about construction joint in waffle slab. I know that construction joints are located in the third mid of the span. However, in a waffle slab how can I locate a construction joint in a waffle slab? I would also appreciate if you could give some resources about waffle slab and dome's dimensions and design.
- MAYA93 asked 4 years ago
For some unavoidable reasons the curing of the concrete walls couldn't be done in the initial week. But the walls were covered with tarpaulin to prevent quick evaporation of moisture. If now we start moist the wall will it restart hydration process again. If not do we need to get rid of these walls and build it again?
- rajarammurthy asked 3 years ago
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Hi. I'm reading a thesis about structure control and it says it shifts save nodes DOFs to master node but I do not know how. I think it wants to make several bays equivalent to one bay. Does anyone have any idea how it does that.
Thesis Link: 2.3 MB http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2008-12-208/CHA-DISSERTATION.pdf?sequence=1
- navid.gholizadeh asked 2 years ago
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Hello World !!! I am a Civil Engineering Student...
I have assigned a Project of Designing an OFFICE BUILDING using Structural Steel and comparing it with concrete design of the same building in different aspects. So, I need CAD Working Drawings of an OFFICE BUILDING of (10 to 15) Story and Rectangular in shape. I have Searched the whole internet but nothing found useful.Anyone in the world to help me.I'll be great thankful till my death and keep the privacy of the drawings...Thankyou Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dany James asked 4 years ago