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PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2007   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:48 am   Subject: BASEMENT WALL DESIGN - ETABS
Dear Ananth

Yes, we don't have an option of applying varying load on plates in Etabs.

You may also check by meshing the wall into a reasonable size of elements and you can apply the intesity of tria ...
  Topic: Cooling Towers on roof slab

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PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2007   Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:39 am   Subject: Cooling Towers on roof slab
Dear All

In one of our projects, we have to analyse and design a roof slab which supports industrial cooling towers of capacity 5000TR and the loading is approximately 20kPa on slab. One way slab and ...
  Topic: Diaphragm Action

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Views: 4440

PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2007   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:25 pm   Subject: Diaphragm Action
Dear Sarfaraz

The function of Diaphragm action is to transfer the lateral loads to the vertical members (Columns and Walls) based on their stiffness.

Generally Diaphragms are categorised into three ...
  Topic: Early Heat of Hydration

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Views: 6305

PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2007   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:13 am   Subject: Early Heat of Hydration

Though the terminology in BS code says early thermal craking due to heat of hydration, the back ground literature of this code talks about long term effects also. Hence it is advisable to pro ...
  Topic: Axial forces in beams

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Views: 4888

PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2007   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:58 am   Subject: axial forces in beams
Dear Friends

ACI and BS codes say the same thing in fact, the axial force in beams can be ignored as long as the axial stress (compression) in beam is less than 0.1 fc.

Sudhakar KVS

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  Topic: Rigid Vs Semi Rigid

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PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2006   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:11 pm   Subject: Rigid Vs Semi Rigid
Dear All

I was modelling a 6 storied shear walled structrure in ETABS. The floors are of composite slab and beams. I compared two cases where in the slab is defined as a "rigid diaphragm" a ...
  Topic: I - Beam

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Views: 3431

PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2006   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:44 am   Subject: I - Beam
Dear Saurabh and Vikrajeet

Thank you very much for your valued suggestions.
We have tried to adopt post tensioned beam but post tensioning in not practicable in our case and the same case with struc ...
  Topic: I - Beam

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Views: 3431

PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2006   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:11 pm   Subject: I - Beam
Dear Friends

In one of our projetcs, we have a long beam of around 33m span with heavy loading. We proposed to provide an in situ concrete I - beam. Is there any literature or spread sheets available ...
  Topic: Stability Index

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PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2005   Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 7:10 am   Subject: Stability Index
Dear Friends

We normally check stability index for tall buildings which is available both in Indian and ACI codes for lateral loads. Can anyone please tell me, if the same provision is available in B ...
  Topic: Seismic analylsis in two directions

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Views: 1913

PostForum: Past Discussions Year 2005   Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 5:09 am   Subject: Seismic analylsis in two directions
Dear Friends

I have one doubt regarding the seismic anaylsis of buildings. May be this was discussed earlier but I am not aware of the member's opinion.

IS-1893 says, if lateral resisting elemnts ar ...
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