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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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Underground tunnel and Yonge Station project in downtown Toronto

The new LRT line intersected beneath the existing Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway tunnel at the Yonge and Eglinton intersection. The support of the excavation (SOE) system had to be designed...

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Indonesia: 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the eastern region

On Tuesday 9th of April at 09.48 GMT, Indonesia's eastern region experienced a 6.6 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter was near Halmahera Island in North Maluku province, at a depth of approximately...

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Rockfall Mitigation Project in West Virginia

The highly traveled US 340 in West Virginia is back open after a much-needed safety upgrade. Led by Access Limited , a leading rockfall mitigation firm, and Triton Construction Inc., a top Heavy/High...

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The world’s most exceptional 3D printed homes

3D printing technology is a revolution at the construction sector, enabling builders to fabricate homes using 3D printing techniques in approximately 24 hours. This method employs large-scale 3D prin...

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Structural WorkSuite: The One-Stop Solution For Any Budget

Structural engineers are all too familiar with the constraints that often accompany their critical work. While they are tasked with ensuring the safety and stability of buildings, facilities, and inf...

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GeoStabilization International® Earns ENR Best of the Best Award

GeoStabilization International wins the 2023 Best of the Best Award in Specialty Construction from Engineering News-Record (ENR) for innovative stabilization work at a Maryland quarry. The company wa...

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Marking its 40th Anniversary, Bentley Systems Announces CEO Transition Plan

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, announced that effective July 1, 2024, Greg Bentley will transition from Bentley Systems’ CEO to Executi...

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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the 2024 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure

EXTON, Pa. – March 14, 2024 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced its call for nominations for the 2024 Going Digital Awards...

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Unveiling Access Limited: Redefining the Boundaries of Geohazard Mitigation Industry Powerhouses' Partner for Expanded Capabilities, Enhanced Technology and Increased Support Across North Ame

OCEANO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 5, 2024 / With a new operating model, an updated brand, and a combined drive to increase protection against geohazards, Access Limited Construction is announcing the l...

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Concrete Buildings as Rechargeable Batteries

The energy that comes from the wind and the sun as a renewable source has become a growing necessity. As a result, new ideas about rechargeable batteries have gained ground to capture these intermitt...

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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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Nominal flexural strength of a reinforced concrete beam

Compute the nominal flexural strength Mn of the reinforced concrete rectangular section of Figure 1.   Given: fc′ = 5000 psi, fy = 50,000 psi, b = 15 in., d = 22.5 in. and As= 4-#9 bars. F...

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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...