Design of Unreinforced Masonry Structures as per ACI 530.1-11

Various parts of unreinforced masonry structures such as units or blocks, mortar, and grouts are arranged and designed to resist all applied loads. This means that all reinforcement which are specified by Codes for the purpose of controlling cracks resulted ...

Ductility of Building Structures for Earthquake Resistant Design

Ductility for earthquake resistant design is important for buildings, structures and building materials. Ductility and its importance in design is discussed. To understand the importance of ductility in influencing the building performance, it is essential to know what is ductility. Ductility ...

Segmental Retaining Wall – Types, Design and Advantages

Segmental retaining wall is constructed of large number of collected dry masonry blocks. These masonry blocks are significantly economical and effective for segmental retaining wall construction and it is also broadly accepted. There are various applications of segmental retaining walls such ...

Types of RCC Columns and its Construction Methods

There are various types of RCC Column based on its shape, length and forces. Function and construction methods are discussed here for these types of column. Column is a vertical member which takes complete load of the beam, slabs and the ...

Types of Loads on Structures – Buildings and Other Structures

The types of loads acting on structures for buildings and other structures can be broadly classified as vertical loads, horizontal loads and longitudinal loads. The vertical loads consist of dead load, live load and impact load. The horizontal loads comprises ...

WHAT IS TUNED MASS DAMPER AND ITS APPLICATIONS?

A tuned mass damper is a device mounted in structures to prevent discomfort, damage, or outright structural failure caused by vibration. They are used in high rise buildings to prevent failure of buildings during earthquakes. They are also known as an active mass ...