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  Topic: GEMS of Structural Engg: Dr Adam Neville-World’s foremost expert in concrete
mehtavin

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Engineering Marvels   Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:18 am   Subject: GEMS of Structural Engg: Dr Adam Neville-World’s foremost expert in concrete
Thank you Dr. Subramanian!

I have read his book Structural Analysis: A Unified Classical and Matrix Approach (Ghali and Neville) which is also a classic book for structural analysis.

Regards,
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  Topic: Self-healing of Concrete by Bacterial Mineral Precipitation
mehtavin

Replies: 0
Views: 1077

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:31 am   Subject: Self-healing of Concrete by Bacterial Mineral Precipitation
Repairing cracks in concrete structures is a time consuming, costly but necessary business. TU Delft is researching how the self-healing capacity of concrete structures can be improved by using calcit ...
  Topic: Sensing a structural defect before it happens
mehtavin

Replies: 0
Views: 2368

PostForum: Speak Out Box   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:21 am   Subject: Sensing a structural defect before it happens
A new technology is being developed by the Michigan State university researchers.

The goal is to install sensors that continuously monitor and report on the structure’s integrity, using new sensor- ...
  Topic: Load Bearing Walls
mehtavin

Replies: 32
Views: 19249

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:02 am   Subject: Load Bearing Walls
Dear Deepak:

Apropos to your IS 1905 rhetoric, I have myself calculated the thickness of the load bearing walls of a two storey house with 15' to 20' long and 12' high walls using various clauses o ...
  Topic: Load Bearing Walls
mehtavin

Replies: 32
Views: 19249

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:53 am   Subject: Load Bearing Walls
Dear Deepak:

There are two issues here:

1. Respect for the experiential knowledge a person possesses, irrespective of codes or whatever. This respect should have appeared in your reply to Dr. NS ...
  Topic: Shear Wall Design
mehtavin

Replies: 1
Views: 4197

PostForum: SEFI Web Site Problems/ Login/Registration Issues   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:27 am   Subject: Re: Shear Wall Design
Dear Er. Murugan,

1. The size of columns should be maintained minimum 300 mm x 300 mm in case of seismic loads. IMHO this should never be reduced even for low rise structures.

2. The loads comin ...
  Topic: STAAD. PRO
mehtavin

Replies: 634
Views: 487776

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:57 am   Subject: Strip Foundation using Rib beam
Dear Er. Jayakumar:

1. First of all there is no uncertainty in analysis. Howsoever you model, you get the results. Just because the results are not according to your expectations doesn't mean that ...
  Topic: STAAD. PRO
mehtavin

Replies: 634
Views: 487776

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:56 am   Subject: Re: Strip Foundation using Rib beam
Dear Er. Jayakumar,

As we all know that the flange is effective only when it ison the compression side. When there is hogging moment, the flange has to be atthe bottom of the beam (as in the case o ...
  Topic: STAAD. PRO
mehtavin

Replies: 634
Views: 487776

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:16 am   Subject: Strip Foundation using Rib beam
Dear Er. Jayakumar,

The structure response is as expected. The stiffness of the slab is playing a part just as in the case of a T beam, though you have tried your best to increase the inertia of be ...
  Topic: design of blast resistant building
mehtavin

Replies: 4
Views: 2956

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: design of blast resistant building
Hi,

You could use
UFC 3-340-02 Structures to Resist the Effects of Accidental Explosions for such designs.

Codes for Blast resistant designs have been made by DRDO also, but their basis is als ...
 
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