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  1. Describing Different Types of Structures

    Hello all

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  11. 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),...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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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    Bullk Unit Weight of Aggregates

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    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...
  21. Flexural Strength and Aggregate Size Of Concrete

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    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...
  22. Shear cracks and Flexural cracks on a 3 point bending test

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    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...
  23. Perform torsion testing on steel reinforcement - But Why?

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    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?...
  24. Surveying - Understanding How Face 1 and Face 2 Value Are Observed

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    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...
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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...
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