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10 of the longest floating bridges worldwide

Considered feats of modern engineering, floating bridges play a crucial role in areas where underwater conditions pose challenges for traditional bridge construction, either due to impracticality or...

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New £10 million bridge to be built in Oxford

On Thursday, approval was granted once again for the construction of a new £10 million bridge spanning the river Thames, intended for cyclists and pedestrians. It is pointed out that despite the obje...

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The 2024 Going Digital Awards deadline has been EXTENDED

The 2024 Going Digital Awards deadline has been EXTENDED!  The Going Digital Awards celebrate the extraordinary projects of Bentley users all around the world. The prestigious awards have recognized...

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Piraeus, Greece: Masonry building collapse caused one fatality and three injuries

On Tuesday 16th of April, a building collapsed in the Pasalimani area of Piraeus. Due to the collapse one man lost his life while three others were injured. It is mentioned that the structure was und...

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Rockfall prevention project at Bozeman, MT

The USFS feared that a catastrophic failure of the upper mantle’s colluvium at Hyalite Canyon Road near Bozeman, Montana, could conceivably deposit thousands of cubic yards of material into Hyalite C...

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Support of excavation and deep foundations for a multi-use building

When subjected to wet and dry cycles, the claystone bedrock exhibited expansion and contraction, behaving like expansive clay. With the two levels of parking constructed below the water table, the De...

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Bluff stabilization project with soil nail technology

Failing bluffs, shoreline erosion, landslides, and other geohazards can dangerously threaten transportation and require a rapid emergency response for public safety and to minimize the impact on the...

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Underground tunnel and Yonge Station project in downtown Toronto

The new LRT line intersected beneath the existing Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway tunnel at the Yonge and Eglinton intersection. The support of the excavation (SOE) system had to be designed...

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Rockfall Mitigation Project in West Virginia

The highly traveled US 340 in West Virginia is back open after a much-needed safety upgrade. Led by Access Limited , a leading rockfall mitigation firm, and Triton Construction Inc., a top Heavy/High...

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Structural WorkSuite: The One-Stop Solution For Any Budget

Structural engineers are all too familiar with the constraints that often accompany their critical work. While they are tasked with ensuring the safety and stability of buildings, facilities, and inf...

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Concrete Buildings as Rechargeable Batteries

The energy that comes from the wind and the sun as a renewable source has become a growing necessity. As a result, new ideas about rechargeable batteries have gained ground to capture these intermitt...

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Calculation of the second moments of area

The problem: Determine the second moments of area, Ixx and Iyy, for the sections indicated in Figures 2a to 2e. Tip: It is given that the total height and the area of the 457 x 152 x 52 UB...

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Calculation of the cross-sectional area and the position of centroid

The problem: Determine the cross-sectional area and the position of the centroid for the sections shown in Figures 1a to 1e. Please consider that the origin of the coordinate system is located...

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Overhanging beam: shear force and bending moment calculation

Calculate the shear force and bending moment values due to the imposed loading on the overhanging beam of Figure 1.  Figure 1: The overhanging beam considered. The free-body-diagram is shown in F...

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Time History Analysis: process and advantages

In the field of structural engineering and design, the examination of dynamic loads is significant and cannot be underestimated. Time history analysis stands out as a crucial approach to studying...

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Bending stress in a beam element

Given: A simply supported beam of length L=5m is given in Figure 1a. The beam is subjected to uniform distributed load equal to 3.2kN/m. If the beam has a rectangular cross-section, as shown in...

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Method of sections

Please determine the forces in the members BC, GC and GF of the pin-jointed plane truss shown in Figure 1 using the method of sections. Given: Figure 1: The pin-jointed plane truss considered. So...

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Truss deflection using the unit load method

Given: A pin-jointed truss is given in Figure 1. Determine the vertical displacement of joint E using the unit load method. All the members have cross-sectional area of 250mm and same modulus...

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Structural Engineering Solved Problems

Structural Engineering Solved Problems contains 100 practice problems representing a broad range of topics on the Structural Engineering (SE) and Civil PE exams. Each problem provides an opportunity t...

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Structural Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam, Fourth Edition

The Structural Depth Reference Manual prepares you for the structural depth section of the Civil PE exam. It provides a concise, yet comprehensive review of the structural depth section exam topics an...

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Structural Depth Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam

Structural Depth Practice Exams contains two 40-problem, multiple-choice exams consistent with the NCEES Civil PE structural depth exam's format and specifications. Like the actual exam, the problems...