Factors Affecting Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Slabs

There are various factors which affect deflections of reinforced concrete beams and slabs which needs to be considered and assessed adequately during design and construction. These factors can be divided into two group including parameter known before construction and factors unknown ...

Structural Design of Bunkers with Procedure and Design Considerations

Bunkers and silos are structure that are used as storage tanks. Structural design of bunkers with procedure and design considerations are discussed. The bunkers and silos made of reinforced concrete have almost replaced the steel storage structures. Concrete bins possess less ...

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 ...