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NET AREA & PERMISSIBLE STRESSES FOR TENSION MEMBERS

NET AREA CALCULATION FOR TENSION MEMBERS When tension members are spliced or connected to a gusset plate by rivets or bolts, some material is removed from the cross-section due to bolt or rivet holes. The net area at any section is ...

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SAFETY CONCEPT IN STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN

SAFETY CONCEPT IN STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN There will be a gap between the internal load and the internal resistance in the members of the structure. The gap is covered in either of the two ways: a) In elastic design the allowable stresses ...

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DESIGN OF AXIALLY LOADED COLUMN

DESIGN OF COMPRESSION MEMBERS A compression member subjected to pure axial load rarely occurs in practice. All columns are subjected to some moment which may be due to accidental eccentricity or due to end restraint imposed by monolithically placed beams or ...

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EARTHQUAKES EFFECTS ON REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS

Reinforced Concrete Buildings In recent times, reinforced concrete buildings have become common in India, particularly in towns and cities. Reinforced concrete (or simply RC) consists of two primary materials, namely concrete with reinforcing steel bars. Concrete is made of sand, crushed ...

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SEISMIC DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR BUILDINGS

The Earthquake Problem Severity of ground shaking at a given location during an earthquake can be minor, moderate and strong. Relatively speaking, minor shaking occurs frequently, moderate shaking occasionally and strong shaking rarely. For instance, on average annually about 800 ...

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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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SEISMIC EFFECTS ON STRUCTURES

What are the Seismic Effects on Structures? Inertia Forces in Structures Earthquake causes shaking of the ground. So a building resting on it will experience motion at its base. From Newton’s First Law of Motion, even though the base of the ...

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EARTHQUAKE & RELATED TERMS

Magnitude: Measure of the amount of energy released during an earthquake. It is usually expressed using Richter scale. Professor Charles Richter noticed that at a constant distance, seismograms records of earthquake ground vibration of larger earthquake have bigger wave amplitude than ...

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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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