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Wimborne: A new bridge will be constructed considering inspection findings of the existing bridge

After a routine inspection, the footbridge in Wimborne was deemed unsafe, and officials have decided to replace it during this summer. The inspection revealed extensive corrosion beneath the bridge....

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11 strongest earthquakes worldwide over the last 2 centuries

It is estimated that at least 20,000 earthquakes occur every year worldwide due to the movement of tectonic plates, which release vast amounts of energy. Moreover, despite an average of 55 quakes hit...

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Create Impressissive BIM Structures with STAAD & RAM

As engineers in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sector, we have observed the widespread adoption of building information modeling (BIM). Over the past five years, the term “inf...

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Surfside beach, South Carolina: A three-storey building closed for structural problems after inspection

A complex of apartments at Surfside beach was deemed unsafe after inspection and closed due to structural deficiencies. Initially, according to Town records fire marshal during a routine inspection n...

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The previous week's 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Peru

Last week, on Friday 28th of June, a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southern coast of Peru. The epicenter of the quake was 8km west of Atiquipa, approximately 600km south of the capital...

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Harnessing RAM Concept For Innovative Structural Design

In this blog post, Pietro Zini delves into the more versatile applications of RAM Concept, specifically its role in the design of restrained retaining walls, the evaluation of pile foundation capaci...

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Paul Leonard appointed President of Keller North America

Keller announces Paul Leonard has been appointed President of Keller North America, assuming the role in June 2024. Keller North America is the largest and most profitable division of Keller Group p...

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Spider Excavators: Revolutionizing Power Line Maintenance and Modernization

In an era where so much relies on the health of our national power gird, power line maintenance and modernization are paramount. Historically reliant on manual labor and heavy machinery, this sector...

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The Soil Nail Launcher™: An Advanced Soil Nailing Technology

Originally developed by the British military to launch chemical weapons, the Soil Nail Launcher™ is a compressed air cannon that can accelerate a 1.5 inch (38mm) diameter, 20 foot (6.5m) long steel o...

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Historic Bridge Abutment Repair

Historic bridges are common in many regions of North America, and local and national governments strive to preserve them for centuries to come. As the years take their toll, these bridges require mai...

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Researchers develop new ultra-resistant and self-repairing concrete materials

New ultra-resistant and self-repairing concrete materials have been designed by a team from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Politecnico di Milano. In cracking situations, the ne...

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Calculation of the second moments of area

The problem: Determine the second moments of area, Ixx and Iyy, for the sections indicated in Figures 2a to 2e. Tip: It is given that the total height and the area of the 457 x 152 x 52 UB...

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Calculation of the cross-sectional area and the position of centroid

The problem: Determine the cross-sectional area and the position of the centroid for the sections shown in Figures 1a to 1e. Please consider that the origin of the coordinate system is located...

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Overhanging beam: shear force and bending moment calculation

Calculate the shear force and bending moment values due to the imposed loading on the overhanging beam of Figure 1.  Figure 1: The overhanging beam considered. The free-body-diagram is shown in F...

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Time History Analysis: process and advantages

In the field of structural engineering and design, the examination of dynamic loads is significant and cannot be underestimated. Time history analysis stands out as a crucial approach to studying...

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Bending stress in a beam element

Given: A simply supported beam of length L=5m is given in Figure 1a. The beam is subjected to uniform distributed load equal to 3.2kN/m. If the beam has a rectangular cross-section, as shown in...

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Method of sections

Please determine the forces in the members BC, GC and GF of the pin-jointed plane truss shown in Figure 1 using the method of sections. Given: Figure 1: The pin-jointed plane truss considered. So...

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Truss deflection using the unit load method

Given: A pin-jointed truss is given in Figure 1. Determine the vertical displacement of joint E using the unit load method. All the members have cross-sectional area of 250mm and same modulus...


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Structural Engineering Solved Problems

Structural Engineering Solved Problems contains 100 practice problems representing a broad range of topics on the Structural Engineering (SE) and Civil PE exams. Each problem provides an opportunity t...

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Structural Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam, Fourth Edition

The Structural Depth Reference Manual prepares you for the structural depth section of the Civil PE exam. It provides a concise, yet comprehensive review of the structural depth section exam topics an...

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Structural Depth Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam

Structural Depth Practice Exams contains two 40-problem, multiple-choice exams consistent with the NCEES Civil PE structural depth exam's format and specifications. Like the actual exam, the problems...