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1. ## Thread: Reaction Forces - Bending Moment Diagram - Shear Force Diagram

by christian Bendis
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### Reaction Forces - Bending Moment Diagram - Shear Force Diagram

Hello all

I was hoping i could get some support on calculating re-action forces and creating a shear force and bending moment diagram.

Some of the examples i have worked on relate to a beam...
2. ## Thread: Calculating Youngs Modulus

by christian Bendis
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### Calculating Youngs Modulus

Hello all

I wondering anyone could help me with the following:-

When plotting a stress strain curve for a material I believe it is normal practice to express Strain in %.

My question would...
3. ## Thread: Does A Large Eulers Value Also Equal A Large Youngs Modulus?

by christian Bendis
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### Does A Large Eulers Value Also Equal A Large Youngs Modulus?

Hi all

I was wondering if anyone could help with determining whether a statement regarding compressive column testing is valid or not.

2 x Columns were loaded compressively (same dimensions),...
4. ## Thread: Interpreting a Stress - Strain Curve

by christian Bendis
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### Interpreting a Stress - Strain Curve

Hi all

I was wondering if someone could help shed some light on interpreting a stress strain curve (attached).

It appears that two timber types (soft and hard wood) were loaded parallel and...
5. ## Thread: Understanding Principal Stresses In Soil Mechanics

by christian Bendis
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### Understanding Principal Stresses In Soil Mechanics

Hello all

I was wondering if someone could help with the following:-

I am trying to understand the concept of principal stresses in terms of soil mechanics.

I have a soil element that is...
6. ## Thread: Python Programming In Civil Engineering Project

by christian Bendis
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### Python Programming In Civil Engineering Project

Hello All

I was wondering if anyone had any research project ideas in the field of Civil Engineering but includes the use of the Python Programming Language.

I am trying to learn the Python...
7. ## Thread: Obtaining Average Stress & Strain From Load Vs Deflection

by christian Bendis
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### Obtaining Average Stress & Strain From Load Vs Deflection

Hello All

I was hoping someone could help me with my understanding of obtaining Stress & Stress From load deflection data.

I have a timber sample which underwent a compression test (dimensions...
8. ## Thread: Uniform & Non Uniform Flow Types

by christian Bendis
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### Uniform & Non Uniform Flow Types

Hello all

I am trying to understand the difference between different types of fluid flow specifically Uniform and Non Uniform flow.

My understanding is that uniform flow can be defined as...
9. ## Thread: Calculating Moments of a Tank Wall of Water

by christian Bendis
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### Calculating Moments of a Tank Wall of Water

Hello all,

I was hoping someone could help me calculate the moment a tank wall experiences.

I have the following question:-

Tank contains water with dimensions:
4m Wide
12m Long
3m...
10. ## Thread: How a non uniform force, converted to an equivalent point force acts on a surface.

by christian Bendis
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### How a non uniform force, converted to an equivalent point force acts on a surface.

Hello all

I am trying to understand how a non uniform force, converted to an equivalent point force acts on an object.

I was hoping I could get the communities opinion on the following sketch...
11. ## Thread: How a Tensil Stress Strain Curve Is Created

by christian Bendis
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### How a Tensil Stress Strain Curve Is Created

Hello all

I was hoping someone could help me interpreting a Stress Strain Curve.

As part of my introduction to Civil Engineering I am trying to get my head around how a stress strain curve is...
12. ## Thread: Bullk Unit Weight of Aggregates

by christian Bendis
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### Bullk Unit Weight of Aggregates

Hello all

I'm to the world of Civil eng and currently trying to understand cement.

The term Bulk Unit weight is a term I'm struggling with and I was wondering if anyone could explain what Bulk...
13. ## Thread: Flexural Strength and Aggregate Size Of Concrete

by christian Bendis
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### Flexural Strength and Aggregate Size Of Concrete

Hi all

I am trying to understand why flexural strength of concrete decreases as aggregate size increases in a concrete mix.

Compressive strength of concrete increases as aggregate size...
14. ## Thread: Shear cracks and Flexural cracks on a 3 point bending test

by christian Bendis
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### Shear cracks and Flexural cracks on a 3 point bending test

Hi all

I have a reinforced concrete beam which is placed on a load machine and it supported at either end. A load will be applied in the middle - how would shear cracks and flexural cracks...
15. ## Thread: Perform torsion testing on steel reinforcement - But Why?

by christian Bendis
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### Perform torsion testing on steel reinforcement - But Why?

Hi all

Its been a while since I posted - its good to be back.

I wanted to ask a question related to torsion specifically why it is important to perform torsion testing on steel reinforcement?...
16. ## Thread: Surveying - Understanding How Face 1 and Face 2 Value Are Observed

by christian Bendis
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### Surveying - Understanding How Face 1 and Face 2 Value Are Observed

Hello all

I have trying to learn how to survey. I am not an engineer or work in surveying however I have access to a Trimble S8 Total station and i am trying to learn how to use it off my own...
17. ## Thread: UK Railway Excel Calculators

by christian Bendis
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### UK Railway Excel Calculators

Hello community

I was wondering if anyone out there had any excel calculators related to the railway.

For example any calculators that calculate the clearances to platforms when you lift or...
18. ## Thread: Surveying Traversing

by christian Bendis
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### Surveying Traversing

Hi all

My apologies if this is not the correct section to post in but it seemed like the closest section for my problem.

I have carried out a traverse of a carpark (my first traverse).

I...
19. ## Thread: Help Setting Up Trimble S8 Total Station

by christian Bendis
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### Help Setting Up Trimble S8 Total Station

Hi everyone;

I have managed to get my hands on a Trimble S8 Total Station (sadly I have no training on this equipment). I have done a lot of reading but I still have a few questions which I was...
20. ## Thread: Help Distributing Misclosure Error In A Level Survey

by christian Bendis
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### Help Distributing Misclosure Error In A Level Survey

Hello all

I am very new to engineering and surveying in general. I have a problem which i am trying to understand and also solve.

I was wondering if there was anyone out there who could help...
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