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  Topic: Punching shear in flat slab

Replies: 3
Views: 2815

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:50 am   Subject: Punching shear in flat slab
Dear Er. Satish,
As per SP24, Cl., it is suggested that the spacing of stirrups should not exceed 0.75d and the punching shear should be checked at intervals of 0.75d.
You may also refer to ...
  Topic: Etabs design check

Replies: 3
Views: 4544

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:54 am   Subject: Etabs design check
Dear Bijay,
You could import a dxf version of the floor layout in ETABS. This would be helpful in case of irregular floor plans.

Shariff MN
  Topic: Earthqauke load combination query

Replies: 21
Views: 19069

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:52 am   Subject: Earthqauke load combination query
I agree with Er. Jitendra Sharma. Different load combinations require different sesmic weights. However, for simplicity, the worst seismic weight is considered and applied for all load combinations. ...
  Topic: propped cantilever

Replies: 8
Views: 5819

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:55 am   Subject: propped cantilever
I presume Er. Sambanni is talking about retaining wall, fixed at based and pinned at the basement level, idealised as a propped cantilever.

Shariff M N
  Topic: Help

Replies: 5
Views: 3971

PostForum: Freshers' Zone   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:51 am   Subject: Help
For doing a good project, you need facilities and a person to guide you.
You can either do experimental or analytical project, it all depends on the facilities you have at your college. Experimental ...
  Topic: Storey stiffness

Replies: 3
Views: 6060

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:14 am   Subject: Storey stiffness
Dear Sir,
This option has never displayed anything in both static and dynamic case.
We have the indirect technique of finding stiffness by dividing the storey force to the inter-storey displacement, ...
  Topic: Storey stiffness

Replies: 3
Views: 6060

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:53 am   Subject: Storey stiffness
Dear Sefians,
Is there a simple procedure to calculate the storey stiffness of a 3D building?
Does ETABS/SAP display the stiffness values?

Shariff MN
  Topic: Beam Torsion in ETABS

Replies: 30
Views: 35743

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:11 pm   Subject: Beam Torsion in ETABS
Dear Rajiv,
I have noticed that many practicing engineers either release torsion at one end or give a low value to the torsional stiffness of the beam, in ETABS.
I would like to know what is the con ...
  Topic: need topics for my BE project in structures.

Replies: 9
Views: 6865

PostForum: New Members make Test Posts   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:21 am   Subject: need topics for my BE project in structures.
Dear Vinay,
Please discuss with your project advisor as to what is his thrust area. You can do interesting and useful projects if you have support from the advisor.
You may seek help from the senior ...
  Topic: Mtech from IIT

Replies: 3
Views: 3115

PostForum: SEFI General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:21 am   Subject: Mtech from IIT
For structural engineering the competition is generally stiff.
99 percentile should get you a seat in IIT (MTech Stuctures).
In IIT-Madras, last year's statistics are roughly as follows:
General qu ...
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