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  Topic: The Florida Bridge Collapse- Interesting read
prof.arc

Replies: 15
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PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:07 pm   Subject: The Florida Bridge Collapse- Interesting read
Thanks for the article. There can be nothing like fail proof system. This was nearly proof and human beings should realise it. 

Prof ARC


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  Topic: 50th anniversary of a landmark event in earthquake engineering
prof.arc

Replies: 0
Views: 526

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:02 am   Subject: 50th anniversary of a landmark event in earthquake engineering
On Dec 11, 1967, at 04:21 hrs IST, a major earthquake occured very close to a concrete dam. The plain concrete structure withstood the shock with some repairable damage wheres the residential colony j ...
  Topic: ASCE-7-2016 & IS:1893:2016
prof.arc

Replies: 4
Views: 3801

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:00 am   Subject: ASCE-7-2016 & IS:1893:2016
It will be a good idea if you specify what changes you recommend rather than this vague and I am sorry to say, immature comments

write to BIS with your suggestions clause by clause and request them ...
  Topic: Sad News- Demise of Senior SEFI Member Indrajit Barua
prof.arc

Replies: 59
Views: 23071

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:00 am   Subject: Sad News- Demise of Senior SEFI Member Indrajit Barua
Mr. I Barua was a brilliant engineer.Though, we were at the same time at IIT-KGP, he was in BTech and I was in MTech
Mainly through SEFI , we had interacted now and then
May his SOUL REST IN PEACE i ...
  Topic: file a suit in delhi high court against coa regarding services
prof.arc

Replies: 144
Views: 58770

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:52 am   Subject: Re: Why Am I Writing on This Topic?
Why Am I Writing on This Topic?
Really, Now I understand that I do not know, why have all its way, I have been writing on this topic?
I am wasting my mind & my time for those, who do not exist w ...
  Topic: distress to DAM in California
prof.arc

Replies: 0
Views: 1232

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:00 am   Subject: distress to DAM in California
The distress to the dam in question has nothing to do with original design and execution and DEFINITELY NOT EARTHQUAKE RELATED as at present

The failure is due to lack of maintenance


Existing ...
  Topic: Major Dam ( Mosul Dam, Iraq) failure could kill millions.
prof.arc

Replies: 27
Views: 17184

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:00 am   Subject: Major Dam ( Mosul Dam, Iraq) failure could kill millions.
We had talked in this Forum about the Dec 11, 1967 event near Koyna Dam siteThe 50th anniversary of that event would occur later this year


Dams behave much better in the event of earthquake !!!
...
  Topic: How to design building with soft story in etabs?
prof.arc

Replies: 17
Views: 10817

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:00 am   Subject: How to design building with soft story in etabs?
That factor of 2.5 is just STUPIDSince the intention is to discourage SOFT STOREY it should be explicitly stated as such


if the system is properly modelled [which is rarely done], there is no nee ...
  Topic: 58 Story High Rise Building Foundation Failure in USA
prof.arc

Replies: 24
Views: 20151

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:00 am   Subject: 58 Story High Rise Building Foundation Failure in USA
We must accept that there is NOTHING LIKE FAIL PROOF SYSTEM.The practice followed in USA for design and execution is probably the best as there is very little corruption in the process and there are c ...
  Topic: Building collapse in Bangalore
prof.arc

Replies: 8
Views: 8006

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:00 am   Subject: Building collapse in Bangalore
What is surprising is NOT THE FAILURE of some [why not MORE] buildings inspite of so much carelessness and abuse of the system

That is the reason why this type of building profession continues to e ...
 
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