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What is Lateral Torsional Buckling in Beams?

Lateral torsional buckling is a buckling phenomenon observed in unrestrained beams. When a beam subjected to loads results in both lateral displacement and twisting, then it is said to undergo lateral-torsional buckling.More causes ...

What are the Types of Frame Structures?

Different types of frame structures are available that have been used in building construction. They are classified into two major types namely rigid frame structure and braced frame structure. These are further divided into various forms for instance the former is ...

What is Proof Stress? Importance and Determination

Proof stress of a material can be defined as the stress at which the material undergoes plastic deformation. Proof stress is determined as the stress corresponding to 0.2% of strain from the stress-strain curve of the given material. ...

7 Common Design Faults Causing Damage to Concrete

There are number of common design faults that lead to the damage of concrete and hence the capacity of the structural member would be reduced. In adequate structural design, inadequate cover, improper joint detailing, incorrect placement of embedments ...

CFRP Laminates for Shear Strengthening of RC Beams

The use of Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) strips for shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beam has gain great success. Structural beams may loss shear capacity due to environmental influences or design and construction errors and hence rehabilitation ...

5 Methods to Increase Structural Stiffness

The improvement of structural stiffness is crucial because the trend of building construction is toward taller, wider floor, and longer span structures. So, in order to reduce deflections and improve resistance of such structures against lateral loads such as wind and seismic, ...

9 Different Types of Corrosion

Corrosion is the process of deterioration of metal caused by the action of chemicals or electro-chemicals present in the surrounding atmosphere. Corrosion is a major problem especially in the construction industry where various metals are used for structural ...