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Category: Earthquake Engineering

Earthquake engineering deals with the study of earthquake forces and its effects on the buildings and structures.

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How to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential of Soils in the Field?

How to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential of Soils in the Field?

The evaluation of the liquefaction potential of soils in seismic-prone region is essential for site selection, planning, and construction of structures. One can assess liquefaction potential through standard blasting tests, ground response analysis, laboratory tests, and expertise. The use ...

How to Use Blasting for Deep Compaction of Soil?

How to Use Blasting for Deep Compaction of Soil?

Blasting is an economical compaction method that can be applied for various soil types such as granular, silt, clay, loess, etc. Not only is the technique highly effective in loose soil, but also capable of compacting granular soil down ...

How to Replace Damaged Concrete Members in Structures?

How to Replace Damaged Concrete Members in Structures?

The replacement of damaged concrete elements requires demolition and removal of existing structural elements and their substitution with new members. The demolition process is carried out after proper jacking is applied to relieve imposed loads on the damaged structural ...

Frequency of Earthquakes Worldwide

Frequency of Earthquakes Worldwide

Frequency of earthquake is defined as how often a given earthquake with certain magnitude occurs. On average, earthquakes with a magnitude of 2 and smaller, which are called small earthquakes, happen several hundred times a day worldwide. However, major ...

SuperAdobe – History, Construction, and Advantages

SuperAdobe – History, Construction, and Advantages

A super adobe structure is a man-made building made of sandbags (small or long) with the native material available in abundance and stacking or putting them in a layer that is reinforced with barbed wires. Superadobe is extensively used ...