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    Safe Load Bearing Capacity

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    I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following load bearing capacity problem:-


    I have worked out that I have a safe soil bearing capacity of 1238kN/m^2

    The area of my...
  2. How To Calculate Pressure of Underground tank walls and how to calculate wall thickne

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    I was hoping someone could help point me in the right direction regarding the following problem.

    I have 2 x tanks, 1 x cylindrical and the other rectangular of a given depth H that...
  3. Slope Equation for Self Cleaning Sewage Pipes

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    I was wondering if someone could help shed some light on an equation I found regarding obtaining the slope of sewage pipes in the following paper:-

    The paper attached 2604260526062607...
  4. Converting latitude longitude altitude intoXYZ Co-ordinates

    Hello all

    This may not sound like a civil question but I can assure you it is related to civil engineering.

    I am trying to export elevation data from Google Earth Pro of a town in Peru.

    I...
  5. Fixed End Moments for 2 x Different Point Loads

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    I am trying to find or work out how to calculate the Fixed End Moment (FEM) for 2 x different point loads.

    I have the following sketch:-

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    All of the FEM tables I have found...
  6. Taking Moments Propped Cantilever

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    I was hoping someone could shed some light on the following question:-

    I have a propped cantilever beam as shown below:-

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    I want to work out the vertical reactions at...
  7. Describing Different Types of Structures

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    I was wondering if someone help clear up some confusion I have regarding different type of structures.

    Below are 4 x diagrams of beams:-

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    I have seen these types before but...
  8. Question About Beams and EI Values

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    I wanted to ask about beams.

    I have the following structure:-

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    My question is that given this structure is composed of 2 x different EI values (the first 4m being EI and the...
  9. Pin Jointed Truss Deflection Question

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    I was hoping someone could help with the following:-

    I have a pin jointed truss (all members are joined by frictionless pins and load is only applied to the joints), supported by 2 x...
  10. Calculating Vertical Support Reactions

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    I was wondering if anyone could help explain how the Vertical reactions for the following structure were calculated.


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    I am able to calculate the Horizontal reactions. It is...
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    Bending Moment Sign Convention

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    I was wondering if someone could help me clear my understanding regarding the sign convention and terminology related to Bending Moment Diagrams.

    The Sign Convention I have been told...
  12. Oedometer Testing - Soil Analysis

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    I was wondering if any had a background or understanding on soil settlement/consolidation testing specifically oedometer testing.

    My understanding is that we simply measure...
  13. Hello Kelly Thank you for your responses, I...

    Hello Kelly

    Thank you for your responses, I really appreciate it.

    Just a follow on question.

    The attached drawing (Picture 1) shows a member that support a UDL of 200kN.

    The member sits...
  14. Support Types and Their Reaction Forces

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    Please dont shoot me down for asking this question as I know it maybe simple for most people.

    I am trying to remove doubt from my mind regarding the 3 x types of supports and their...
  15. Reaction Forces - Bending Moment Diagram - Shear Force Diagram

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    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...
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    Calculating Youngs Modulus

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    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...
  17. Does A Large Eulers Value Also Equal A Large Youngs Modulus?

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    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),...
  18. Interpreting a Stress - Strain Curve

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    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...
  19. Understanding Principal Stresses In Soil Mechanics

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    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...
  20. Python Programming In Civil Engineering Project

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    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...
  21. Obtaining Average Stress & Strain From Load Vs Deflection

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    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...
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    Uniform & Non Uniform Flow Types

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    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...
  23. Calculating Moments of a Tank Wall of Water

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    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...
  24. How a non uniform force, converted to an equivalent point force acts on a surface.

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    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...
  25. How a Tensil Stress Strain Curve Is Created

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    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...
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