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6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Central Chile

The Central Chilean coast was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on Thursday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The earthquake occurred at 11:03pm (IST) at a depth of 10 kilom...

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World's highest railway bridge to open in J&K

With the upcoming opening of the tallest railway bridge in the world crossing the Chenab River, Jammu and Kashmir will soon be able to brag about having it. The Chenab railway bridge, built over the...

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Visakhapatnam building collapse: 3 fatalities - 2 children among them

A three-story building collapsed in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of Thursday, 23 March 2023. Specifically, the incident occurred at 1.30 am and eight residents, members of three d...

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Earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan: at least 19 fatalities

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday night. The strong earthquake, centered in a mountainous area in northern Afghanistan, close to the Pakistani border, left at least 1...

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Using OpenSTAAD for Moving Loads

Since STAAD.Pro is a general-purpose analytical tool, there are many instances in which ideas that are posted may not be given the highest priority. STAAD.Pro's powerful accomplice can step in to the...

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Keller North America launches The Site Report podcast

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes on a construction site? What about community engagement and how employees grow in their careers? And who can forget about those funny stories tha...

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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the 2023 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced its call for nominations for the 2023 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The awards,...

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Seismic Evaluation of the Cooper River Bridge

The New Cooper River Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina, is the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. The bridge's suspended span length is approximately 1005m and consists of a main span,...

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SkyCiv Releases a free Resource of Beam Sizes and Dimensions

SkyCiv, a leading provider of cloud-based engineering software, is proud to announce the release of its newest website, Beam Dimensions. Designed for engineers and construction professionals, Beam Di...

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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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Introduction to Diaphragms As diaphragm is considered a structural element that can transmit lateral loads to the vertical resisting elements of a structure, i.e. columns and shear walls. The term...

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Beams: maximum moment

Find the maximum moment of the above beam which is subjected to triangular vertical load. SOLUTION: ΣΜΒ = 0 → ΑΥ –(1/2)ql(l/3)=0 → ΑΥ = (1/6)ql ΣFY = 0 → ql/6 + BΥ –(1/2)ql=0 → BΥ = (1/3)ql Assum...

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Column in buckling

Consider a universal column 200mm x 200mm with a flange thickness of 10mm and web thickness of 7mm. The height of the column, which is fixed in concrete at its base, is 10m and the load is applied...

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Maximum Factored Vertical Shear

A simply supported beam (Figure) with a span of L=20ft is subjected to a uniform service load of 1200 lb/ft, including self weight, and a live load of 900 lb/ft. Determine the maximum factored...

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Flexular Crack in Concrete Beam

For the simply supported beam of Figure 1, determine the uniformly distributed load, q, at which the flexural crack forms. The beam has a length L=7m, and f’c=25Mpa. Figure 1: Cross-section of Con...

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Calculate the vertical deflection of a beam

Calculate the vertical deflection of the beam (magnitude and direction) at the midpoint of the central span (point A) Solution Use virtual work method: Virtual Structure From Equilibrium: Shea...

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Truss vs Cable

Truss and cable elements are defined by their ability to carry solely axial loads. Nonetheless, since cables have no stiffness when loaded in compression, they function only in tension. Moreover,...


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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...