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  Topic: Mumbai foot bridge collapse - reasons?
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 8
Views: 882

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:28 am   Subject: Mumbai foot bridge collapse - reasons?
Dear Mr. Oundhakar,

Your observation about the effective longitudinal tying between different spans is in fact provided by the bond developed between precast deck slab and floor tiles which are la ...
  Topic: Mumbai foot bridge collapse - reasons?
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 8
Views: 882

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:22 am   Subject: Mumbai foot bridge collapse - reasons?
Dear Mr. Abhijeet Oundhakar,

I am equally mystified how all the beam supports failed simultaneously. It appears, the joint supporting members have corroded more or less equally over a period of ti ...
  Topic: Mumbai foot bridge collapse - reasons?
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 8
Views: 882

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:34 am   Subject: Mumbai foot bridge collapse - reasons?
Dear Mr. Oundhakar and Sefians,

In My opinion, the sudden collapse of the bridge deck is due to shear failure of the cross beam joint at the truss location due to high corrosion. It is not the cas ...
  Topic: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 21
Views: 2373

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:27 am   Subject: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
Dear Er. Kedar_Kavathekar,

Your suggestion of training site staff and workers about placing of reinforcement to suit codal requirements is not practical or feasible, as the codal requirements are t ...
  Topic: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 21
Views: 2373

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:30 am   Subject: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
Dear Er. Kedar_Kavathekar,


Your suggestion of training site staff and workers about placing of reinforcement to suit codal requirements is not practical or feasible, as the codal requirements are ...
  Topic: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 21
Views: 2373

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:30 pm   Subject: Do Read-Sub-Standard Tall Building Design In Australia-Welcome to the Faulty Towers state, where any mug's an engineer
Dear Ms  Alpa  Sheth,

Thank you for sharing an article about sub-standard  Tall Building Design in Australia.  The scenario in India is not far different which is really scary.  It is time to look ...
  Topic: Failure of elevated water tanks supported on shaft staging
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 8
Views: 1228

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:36 am   Subject: Failure of elevated water tanks supported on shaft staging
Dear Er. Pronoy Roy Chowdhury,

You have raised lot of queries on water tanks supported on circular shafts. Having designed myself few such water towers up to 37 m staging, and over 60 nos. chimney ...
  Topic: Query about how to become a charted engineer in India??
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 4
Views: 1564

PostForum: Freshers' Zone   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:51 am   Subject: Query about how to become a charted engineer in India??
Dear Er. Abhio,

The IEI is already having AMIE examination, and to pass this examination it is bit tough, tougher than a degree examination.

But, anyone with BE / BTech / MTech degree qualificat ...
  Topic: Shear Capacity of Anchor/ Expansion Bolts
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 1
Views: 504

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:29 am   Subject: Shear Capacity of Anchor/ Expansion Bolts
Dear Er Sutheesh,

The shear resistance of the bolt should be based on the threaded area of the bolt, and not on the basis of overall diameter of the bolt.

Yours truly,

N. Prabhakar, BE CEng(I ...
  Topic: Indian Concrete Journal Will be continued but with a different team
N. Prabhakar

Replies: 12
Views: 2237

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:30 am   Subject: Indian Concrete Journal Will be continued but with a different team
Dear Dr NS,

I have also received the same letter from ACC. It is really a good news. Mr V. R. Kulkarni is also keeping in touch with me on the subject.


With best wishes,


N. Prabhakar 

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