Tag: structural-engineering

29 How fast does solid waste fall in vertical drain pipes? 2015-02-04T12:47:47.763

26 Why dig out and then fill in before building a large structure? 2015-03-06T09:02:15.897

21 Why would you launch a large ship by dropping it sideways? 2016-02-21T00:46:55.283

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

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

11 Buckling: Do buckling mode shapes of n > 1 occur in reality? 2015-10-25T22:37:41.507

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

11 How can large bridges be made resistant to earthquakes? 2016-02-23T01:51:29.803

10 How does pressure treatment affect the mechanical properties of lumber? 2015-03-07T19:12:07.967

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 Do structural engineers carry insurance for catastrophic errors? 2015-02-12T20:42:33.570

9 Is a permanent platform that is hanging and moving a dead load or a live load? 2015-04-27T18:16:46.357

9 Would a PE-pipe filled with concrete make a good pillar? 2015-04-29T08:05:42.903

9 Strength of a welded steel gate with vertical bars vs. crossed diagonal bars 2015-08-12T18:52:57.830

9 How should a bridge deck closure pour be positioned? 2015-09-22T19:44:03.647

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

8 Stainless steel corrosion resistance in seawater 2015-02-27T09:24:59.197

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

8 Can nuts safely be removed from bolts where the threads have been intentionally damaged? 2015-03-11T21:51:51.500

8 Steel selection for building a trailer 2015-09-21T14:45:18.367

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

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

7 What is the maximum length of oil pipelines? 2015-02-14T19:23:55.787

7 Special Considerations for Steel Plate Marketed for Laser Cutting 2015-05-05T22:58:17.850

7 Unbraced Length for Lateral Torsional Buckling vs. Yield Strength 2015-08-17T18:21:48.513

7 Simple Finite Element Modeling of Wall Piers 2015-09-17T21:22:49.660

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 Material Properties: Does bending reduce iron rebar's strength? 2015-12-18T15:56:15.717

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

7 Energy of a 3D Timoshenko beam 2016-02-01T10:37:28.920

7 How does the location of a mass affect its dampening performance? 2016-02-01T18:08:36.813

7 How is biaxial bending considered for reinforced masonry design? 2016-02-02T05:52:46.400

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

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 What is the difference between the Polar Moment of Inertia, $ I_P $ and the torsional constant, $ J_T $ of a cross section? 2016-03-19T15:52:00.510

7 What does it mean when actual member reaction is 100% of allowed? 2016-04-04T20:24:53.547

7 What is the splice length for two reinforcement bars in tension of different diameter? 2016-06-13T16:26:19.057

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

7 Why is this construction site pouring gravel over a wire mesh, and then covering it with dirt? 2018-01-04T16:52:38.737

6 Are standard structural bolts acceptable for all cold climates? 2015-02-07T20:05:11.193

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

6 Do solid rivets fully fill the holes when installed properly? 2015-03-14T12:58:17.830

6 Is a distributed load in two parts equal to a full distributed load? 2015-04-27T04:40:18.970

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

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

6 Tube Steel - ASTM A1085 vs. A500 2015-07-23T13:47:44.550

6 How to interpret this BS 5950:2000 clause for splices in compression members? 2015-09-19T14:48:24.243

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 Why do we even use engineering stress? 2015-11-03T02:57:00.033

6 Dead Load / Self Weight for ceilings & HVAC 2015-11-16T12:10:04.283

6 How should one model a structural model with both line elements and area elements? 2015-12-03T07:04:30.133

6 How are loads transferred to bearing piles in a wall pier? 2015-12-14T18:50:25.560

6 What is the mathematical derivation for shear center of a beam? 2015-12-30T02:35:30.890

6 Where do the tributary angles/ratios for tributary areas come from? 2016-01-11T13:53:43.720

6 Why are concrete bridges more prevalent than steel bridges in the United States? 2016-01-19T19:45:21.547

6 What is the down-stand beam called at an edge of a surface bed or raft foundation? 2016-02-11T06:38:11.087

6 Wood roof specs on engineering drawing 2016-02-18T22:03:55.527

6 Truss manufacturer drawings unclear 2016-03-15T13:52:51.870

6 Differential equation of the vertical displacement of a cable 2016-03-21T17:33:57.827

6 How do you check a weld for applied moment? 2016-03-21T21:43:41.333

6 Tolerance for Beam With Cope End 2016-04-21T19:29:20.990

6 Can I reduce the column moment due to beam, by setting the beam end to pin? 2016-05-17T07:47:08.880

6 How to simulate a crack in a PCB? 2016-05-23T15:38:22.747

6 Fragmentation of a curved cantilever beam under compression 2016-06-18T09:43:50.083

6 Relative strength of wire mesh vs rebar for reinforcing a concrete slab 2016-12-06T16:19:40.757

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

6 Principle of Virtual Work vs Castigliano's (Second) Theorem 2017-04-04T15:02:46.413

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

5 What concerns would I need to consider for building a swimming pool of gold coins? 2015-03-03T16:05:21.133

5 How is steel tempering addressed when installing pre-heat rivets? 2015-03-14T13:08:37.043

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

5 Effects of constructed tubular/annular beam upon moment of inertia 2015-04-05T19:33:26.270

5 Logic behind location of shear centre 2015-04-12T05:59:16.773

5 Does the length of a beam change upon deflection? 2015-05-05T18:31:05.723

5 Is there a standard percentage to increase structural steel weight to account for bolts? 2015-05-06T02:29:30.643

5 Effective Throat of Flare-Bevel Weld with Reinforcing Fillet 2015-07-30T16:14:07.703

5 Axial deformation of variable cross-section member 2015-08-04T15:01:50.713

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

5 How does the S-N curve (or Wöhler curve) of a material change with frequency? 2016-01-21T12:20:10.597

5 Maximum transmissibility of sky hook damper 2016-01-28T07:14:03.310

5 Statics and Structural Analysis: Determinacy in beams/frames 2016-01-28T18:38:30.037

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

5 How to derive Equivalent Static Load for irregular structure modeled with FEM? 2016-02-29T04:40:15.863

5 What are safe locations for openings in reinforced concrete beams? 2016-03-18T12:31:45.943

5 Strength of a Vertical Round Aluminum Tube with load cantilevered off it? 2016-03-23T18:48:08.183

5 Fixing a Roof with Toe-bearing Rafters 2016-04-27T13:56:56.740

5 Do all ductile materials experience necking before fracture? 2016-05-15T09:50:37.270

5 Can the thickness of a guard post be derived purely from energy principles? 2016-05-17T07:29:32.787

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

5 Why does a continuous beam have less deflection than a pair of simply supported beams? 2016-05-28T03:10:06.480

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

5 Given the tensile strength of a rod, how do you calculate the max weight that can be hung from it? 2016-11-04T01:42:04.383

5 Got to pour outdoor concrete next week, but forecast is cold. What are my options? 2016-12-30T13:27:34.163

5 Poisson ratio boundary condition 2017-02-01T12:20:11.330