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ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES & EARTHQUAKE

Importance of Architectural Features The behaviour of a building during earthquakes depends critically on its overall shape, size and geometry, in addition to how the earthquake forces are carried to the ground. Hence, at the planning stage itself, architects and structural ...

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BEHAVIOUR OF BOX GIRDER BRIDGES

A general loading on a box girder, such as shown in fig 1 for single cell box, has components which bend, twist, and deform the cross section. Thin walled closed section girders are so stiff and strong in torsion that ...

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CLASSIFICATION OF STEEL BRIDGES

Classification of steel bridges Steel bridges are classified according toThe Type Of Traffic Carried The Type Of Main Structural System The Position Of The Carriage Way Relative To The Main Structural SystemThese are briefly discussed in this section. Classification based on ...

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PLATE GIRDER BRIDGES

Plate girders became popular in the late 1800’s, when they were used in construction of railroad bridges. The plates were joined together using angles and rivets to obtain plate girders of desired size. By 1950’s welded plate girders replaced riveted ...

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PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN

Pipelines are a very important part of modern civilization. And pipeline transport has become the most important way of moving fluids from one point to the other. Pipelines have been used for millennia for the movement of water and pipeline ...

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INTEGRAL BRIDGES

INTEGRAL BRIDGES Integral bridges in simple words can be defined as bridges without joints. Integral bridges are characterized by monolithic connection between the deck and the substructure (piers and abutments). They span from ...

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Water Tanks

A water tank is used to store water to tide over the daily requirements. In general, water tanks can be classified under three heads:(i) tanks resting on ground(ii) elevated tanks supported on ...

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