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  Topic: AUTHORS @ SEFI - A weekly Essay Series about author luminaries at SEFI
kunalkansara

Replies: 33
Views: 10605

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:35 am   Subject: AUTHORS @ SEFI - A weekly Essay Series about author luminaries at SEFI
Dear Er Prabhakar

Your series 'believe it or not' is so fascinating! I didn't know you are a caricaturist as well. You are the RK Laxman of the construction industry!

Thanks for sharing.
Kunal
  Topic: Prof. A.R. Chandrasekaran Passed away
kunalkansara

Replies: 4
Views: 1518

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:17 pm   Subject: Prof. A.R. Chandrasekaran Passed away
This is, indeed, unfortunate news. Like many of us, I knew of Professor Chandrasekaran through his books and papers while learning the ABC of earthquake engineering. Over SEFI, and subsequently, over ...
  Topic: Over reinforced and under reinforced columns
kunalkansara

Replies: 1
Views: 1310

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:51 pm   Subject: Over reinforced and under reinforced columns
Dear Er Niresh

The concept of under- and over-reinforced sections, as we use for the flexural members, cannot exclusively be extended to columns. I suppose you intend to ask what are the implicatio ...
  Topic: Structural Bolt length includes bolt head or not
kunalkansara

Replies: 2
Views: 1541

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:59 am   Subject: Structural Bolt length includes bolt head or not
Hi

In general, the head does not form a part of the length of the bolt, unless the head is going to flush with the surface of the element being bolted with (for example a counter-sunk bolt, in whic ...
  Topic: Regarding Concrete acceptance criteria
kunalkansara

Replies: 4
Views: 2531

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:25 pm   Subject: Regarding Concrete acceptance criteria
Dear Er Piyush

I suppose you are mixing up two things.

If you are using the cube strengths as a means for checking the quality compliance, you should use what Table 11 suggests. However, if the ...
  Topic: Regarding a speech
kunalkansara

Replies: 3
Views: 1571

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:52 pm   Subject: Regarding a speech
Dear Er Shivkumar

I suppose you can demonstrate the importance of structural engineering through the examples of a few selected failures backed by the engineering reasoning that attributed these fa ...
  Topic: Strengthning of RC beam using steel plates
kunalkansara

Replies: 8
Views: 3049

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:29 am   Subject: Strengthning of RC beam using steel plates
Dear Subhash and Edward

I will write separately in due course on this. Kindly pardon the delay, and I hope this will be ok with you both as the matter is now for understanding only!

Kind regards ...
  Topic: Permissible crack width
kunalkansara

Replies: 2
Views: 2559

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:14 am   Subject: Permissible crack width
Dear Fellow Engineer

IS 3370 part 1 clause 4 suggests to consider the exposure class ‘Severe’ for the liquid storage structures in line with the exposure classes provided in IS 456. For ‘Severe’ ex ...
  Topic: Structural failure of a bridge in Italy kills over 30 people
kunalkansara

Replies: 1
Views: 1364

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:38 pm   Subject: Structural failure of a bridge in Italy kills over 30 people
Dear Dr Subramanian

Many thanks for the link. It is trageic to see such episodes whether they occur in India or elsewhere. Apparently, Italian bridge management agency's track record is not very cl ...
  Topic: Strengthning of RC beam using steel plates
kunalkansara

Replies: 8
Views: 3049

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:21 pm   Subject: Strengthning of RC beam using steel plates
Dear Subhash

I'm not sure on what extent the building detailing is deficient. Steel plating is not a bad idea per say, but it is not as simple as it sounds. I hope I'm wrong, but it seems your clie ...
 
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