Tag: civil-engineering

20 What is the purpose of these "steps" in rivers? 2015-07-02T20:42:34.323

19 Why are earthfills fully covered in concrete where they join bridges? 2015-04-02T12:53:56.237

18 What makes suspension bridges unsuitable for railways? 2015-02-03T23:43:30.253

17 Does a roadway bridge experience more load when vehicles are parked or when they are moving? 2015-02-17T14:47:53.910

17 Why does the Channel Tunnel enter the ground around 10 km from the coast? 2015-12-06T03:14:43.013

16 How are passive houses made in very hot regions (like Saudi Arabia)? 2015-01-20T22:03:47.020

16 What is the most efficient means of warming a building with a high ceiling? 2015-01-23T18:05:35.530

16 How to design a house to be cooled passively? 2015-01-27T22:28:43.523

16 How does a traffic light sense the proximity of vehicles? 2015-02-01T07:04:55.137

16 How many train passes can railway tracks endure? 2015-04-03T16:09:37.653

16 Is there a method to determine the runoff for arid areas in developing countries? 2016-04-22T09:39:04.877

13 How should the public raise questions about unsafe structures in the United States? 2015-02-26T15:06:37.470

12 Additional jacking force to overcome stiction/dry friction 2015-01-21T10:34:49.407

12 Are pontoon bridges being considered to extend bridge span? 2015-01-22T23:16:05.397

12 At what point does an I-beam becomes a H-beam? 2015-02-21T09:55:56.060

12 What is a Spiral Curve, and How is it Different from a Normal Curve? 2015-03-09T02:39:12.847

12 Why do earth cuts sometimes have steps on their walls 2015-04-01T08:33:50.883

12 How thick is it reasonable for the walls of a steel gas pipeline to be? 2015-10-15T08:41:24.247

12 What is the difference between "Crushed Stone" and "Crushed Gravel" aggregate? 2016-02-08T20:50:21.843

12 Why would a bearing plate that further concentrates load onto small surface be used? 2016-06-07T13:42:18.907

11 How different is using styrofoam rather than empty cans when pouring concrete? 2016-02-09T20:46:54.440

11 Why do we use multiple reinforcing bars instead of one bar with a big diameter in reinforced concrete? 2016-02-24T12:16:37.843

10 Foiling vortex traps around buildings 2015-02-15T19:49:11.723

10 How to determine the lateral earth pressure in a double-walled cofferdam? 2015-04-17T15:08:22.973

10 Why are tremors of an earthquake felt more on upper floors? 2015-04-25T08:40:28.170

10 How does one go about building an underground structure without concrete? 2015-09-08T08:23:22.530

10 Should I reject a concrete mix design for having too high of a compressive strength? 2015-11-17T02:00:46.077

9 Why are three way bridges rare? 2015-01-20T23:46:47.343

9 Why is it unwise to choose cylindrical horizontal beam 2015-02-07T17:46:07.500

9 How does pressure change with depth in earth? 2015-09-28T08:10:40.533

8 Has a specific type of alternative intersection been shown to reduce congestion & accidents? 2015-01-24T16:41:54.090

8 Soil swelling and mass/volume relationships 2015-02-04T04:48:03.410

8 What is the practical limit on the number of storeys in residential buildings built with monolithic reinforced concrete? 2015-02-08T10:10:12.447

8 How accurately are moveable span bridges balanced? 2015-02-11T02:28:29.930

8 How is the design life of a reinforced concrete structure calculated? 2015-02-23T22:41:20.700

8 Can the structural integrity of bridges be measured in real-time for safety? 2015-03-01T19:20:06.230

8 Why build a cell lattice tower with square cross-section instead of triangular cross-section? 2015-03-02T07:52:19.157

8 Localized stabilisation of Lunar lava tubes 2015-03-25T04:26:30.860

8 Determining the properties of members of historic structures 2015-10-02T09:54:56.790

8 As built vs as recorded 2015-11-25T13:24:58.687

8 Vertical wave action on bridge 2016-04-23T00:09:27.530

8 General solution for the most critical pattern of live loading 2016-04-29T09:50:51.820

7 How can I measure the thickness of a sedimentation layer in a closed tank? 2015-02-02T08:11:58.230

7 What is the unbraced length of a pile in soil? 2015-02-13T04:19:11.267

7 Could magnetic levitation transportation systems become a commonplace technology? 2015-02-13T04:50:09.690

7 Differences between 2D hydrological modelling programs eg. HECRAS 5.0 (2D), TUFLOW, MIKE Flood 2015-03-13T07:59:48.463

7 Developing a stochastic differential equation model for concrete fibers 2015-05-26T06:40:26.810

7 Sending out a 12d Civil Design Model 2015-06-19T00:54:54.150

7 How are earthfills not eroded before they are overgrown with grass? 2015-06-22T07:50:34.630

7 What is the justification for working on such large stretches of road? 2015-08-17T12:21:36.487

7 Looking for a loading code for use in the design of a small scale private bridge? (4.5m span, one lane) 2015-09-23T13:11:17.030

7 Why are creeks sometimes piped underground in urban areas? 2015-10-12T15:48:11.197

7 Why does the orientation of a floor joist affect its strength? 2016-01-28T19:13:25.423

7 Why don't we just build a giant wind turbine? 2016-02-23T01:03:06.067

7 Connections between RC retaining walls and sheet pile retaining walls 2016-03-11T11:22:28.093

7 How do you model a real-life truss in structural analysis software? 2016-03-17T04:39:32.493

7 Why don't we use principal maximum stresses when designing a structural element? 2016-03-18T16:29:27.933

7 Can masoned ceilings be flat? 2016-08-03T00:08:51.947

7 Should I model the load from a pool at the top floor of a multi-story building as live or dead? 2016-10-07T12:05:12.887

6 How can we prevent/detect hydrogen embrittlement? 2015-01-21T10:09:38.163

6 What are the benefits of a diaphragm pump vs a simplex pump? 2015-01-26T16:58:06.593

6 Settling of unevenly loaded storage tank 2015-01-29T08:59:38.777

6 Boundary condition for a parallelogram-shaped excavation on an embankment 2015-03-04T16:21:42.333

6 How are the structural properties of intentionally frozen soil determined? 2015-03-18T02:52:54.793

6 How deep are utilities typically buried? 2015-04-06T23:20:08.780

6 What is required to implement Positive Train Control on railroads in the US? 2015-05-15T20:54:17.800

6 Low cost, moderately accurate water depth measurement 2015-05-17T00:38:37.407

6 Dynamics of structures: combined plane stress and plane strain conditions 2015-05-20T13:42:23.193

6 Why prefer any other pipes over plastic pipes for drainage and culverts? 2015-06-02T11:28:52.947

6 (Non)simultaneous prestressing anchorage slip losses 2015-07-14T16:00:48.677

6 Telehandler wall collision forces 2015-09-22T12:05:07.420

6 How significant is a 8,500 lb concentrated load in a large (25+ floors) residential high-rise? 2015-10-20T11:48:53.277

6 Recipe for Roman concrete 2016-03-19T07:49:19.047

6 Concrete formwork - best approach to counter uplift forces, for a freestanding pour? 2016-12-10T23:00:19.183

6 Why do we ignore horizontal reactions at roller supports? 2017-01-26T17:18:19.023

6 Why use two tower cranes on one construction site? 2017-02-07T22:02:25.827

6 What's the name and purpose of this specific shape of hollows in a reinforced concrete slab? 2017-09-11T11:24:39.927

6 Is there a way to reduce leaks and infrastructure damage when turning water on and off at the scale of city? 2018-01-21T17:26:12.227

5 How to equalise the water distribution in a leaky pipe irrigation system? 2015-01-26T12:29:47.557

5 Building a steel footbridge over a railway line and its catenary 2015-02-20T20:46:22.240

5 Design behind typical keyed construction joints in concrete walls 2015-03-17T02:19:35.227

5 Why do we pave roads instead of making them from removable parts? 2015-06-06T14:27:58.580

5 What drives improvements in seismic safety? 2015-06-22T22:02:50.120

5 What is a Tibetan Style Bridge? 2015-08-10T12:25:25.637

5 Is hydrostatic pressure a dead load or a live load? 2015-10-01T17:27:51.960

5 What could be the downsides of leaving twist-off bolt splines in the interior of exterior columns? 2015-10-13T01:37:52.977

5 Bulk Volume vs. Solid Volume 2015-10-26T00:18:35.750

5 Why is this box girder made of lattice on one side only? 2015-11-10T08:53:00.350

5 How much air gap is required in a storm pipe? 2015-12-07T14:26:56.197

5 Derivation of the AASHTO formula of interior girder moment 2016-01-05T04:38:02.783

5 What is the theory behind Eurocode 1 - Part 2: Traffic loads on bridges? 2016-01-20T12:54:28.130

5 ASCE 7-10 Wind Loading with roof overhangs 2016-02-26T05:35:26.377

5 Seeing through walls and noninvasive structural integrity metrics 2016-05-18T07:11:25.840

5 How does excess water makes soil compaction more difficult? 2016-06-05T23:09:51.907

5 What kind of simplified structural system would a Leonardo bridge use? 2016-07-27T13:26:01.567

5 How does a pulley (with friction) satisfy equilibrium? 2017-01-27T12:27:22.450

5 Is there a torsion test in rocks? 2017-05-07T02:19:29.443

5 How to strengthen an I beam 2017-05-27T08:46:39.313

5 How they put heavy cranes on top of the building? 2017-05-29T01:15:01.803