Influence Lines for statically determinate beams This video (given below) by Dr. Structure explains the influence line of moments considering the case of statically determinate beams. Influence lines are great tool to determine...

  Spalling Spalling is considered as one of the most complex and poorly understood phenomenon occurred at high temperatures. (Khoury 2000; Tenchev and Purnell 2005) Mostly it is assumed that this phenomenon occur...
bendable concrete

Bendable Concrete? What? How is it even possible? We all know that concrete is a brittle material poor in tension so how can it bend? ConFlexPave answers the questions! Nanyang Technological University...

When we see amazing and efficient structures around us but we often forget about some of the biggest failures in construction. We can learn a lot as civil engineers from these...

Every substance in concrete having average particle size less than 125 microns in known as "powder". If we examine finely grounded powder when it comes in contact with water, we will see...

What Is Segregation? Segregation refers to separation of different concrete phases. It happens when concrete mix is not cohesive enough. Slump Test in Conventional concrete and Flow test in Self Compacting Concrete can...

shear force and bending moment diagrams are graphical interpretation of shear and moment across the member. In this tutorial by Dr.Structure, We will learn how to draw these diagrams. Using these diagrams...
Analysis of statically determinate beams

This video by Dr. Structure explains the procedure to analyse statically determinate beams. The concept though very basic is essential to understand. What is a statically determinate beam? Beam is statically determinate if...

Durability Durability of concrete can be defined as its ability to resist weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion or other process of deterioration and hence retains its original shape, dimension, quality and serviceability. Deleterious...

This video (at the end) explains the production of a prestressed concrete unit (Double T) on a prestressing concrete plant. Double T is a versatile prestressing unit which are mostly used in parking...

Before analysis and design there is crucial stage known as "investigation of structures stability". It is necessary to determine that the structure we are going to design is stable or not. Stability...

Forces acting on frame tend to induce three types of internal forces i-e bending moment, axial force and shear force. which means that frame member can be seen as combination of...

Major Parts Of Bridges This article will touch upon the 5 major parts/components of bridges. Civil engineer should have clear understanding of these components and their function. Any structure can be classified on...

In every field of engineering innovation is the talking point. Technology is getting advanced, more economical and efficient techniques are being developed resulting in modern wonders we see today. Burj Khalifa tallest...

Compaction is the process of removing air voids of soil in order it increase its dry unit weight. Mechanical effort is required in order to compact soils due to which rollers...

One Way And Two Way Action Depending on how slab is supported and dimensions of the slab, load transformation can either be by one way action or two way action. Slab which...

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Stability Of Trusses A stable truss is the one in which when loads are applied, truss maintains its position and configuration and when loads are...