Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004

Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004 The Mw 9.0 earthquake of December 26, 2004 struck at 06:28:53 am. The maximum intensity of shaking (on the MSK scale) was VII; along the mainland Indian coast, it was V. The Tsunami arrived in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu along the… Read More »

Recent Earthquakes in Indian Subcontinent – Seminar

Recent Earthquakes in Indian Subcontinent – Seminar Guided By Dr. M.K. Shrimali, Dr. S.D. Bharti          Submitted by: Anurag Sharma After the Bhuj Earthquake North Andaman (Diglipur) Earthquake Of 14 September 2002 Sumatra Earthquake And Indian Ocean Tsunami Of December 26, 2004 2005 North Kashmir Earthquake Of October 2005 Sikkim Earthquake Of 14 February 2006  2011… Read More »

Building Analysis on Staad with different Soil Conditions – Analytical Study

Seminar on Building Analysis on Staad with Raft Foundations – By Ankit Suri , Supervised By Dr.S.K. Tiwari Problem Definition And Structural Modelling STRUCTURAL MODEL Three-dimensional structure is modeled for the analysis utilizing the STAAD Pro software. The plan dimensions of the building are 34.92 m x 16.85 m. The Structure has 10 (G+9) stories… Read More »

Analysis of Structure Supported By Elastic Foundation – Foundation Models

Analysis of Structure Supported By Elastic Foundation Soil Structure Interaction Soil is a very complex material for the modeling. It is very difficult to model the soil-structure interaction problem. In RCC buildings slab on grade is a very common construction system e.g. mat footing Very heavy slab loads occur in these structures. For safe and… Read More »

Guidelines to Construct Joints in Concrete

Guidelines to Construct Joints in Concrete Joints are to be carefully designed and appropriately constructed in order to avoid uncontrolled cracking of concrete slab. The following are recommended practices that should be observed: The maximum joint spacing should be 24 to 36 times the thickness of the slab. As an example, in a 5-inch thick… Read More »

Various types of Joints in Concrete Construction

Various Joints in Concrete Construction Cracks in concrete can’t be prevented completely, but they can be prohibited or minimized by properly designed joints Why are Joints Constructed? Cracks in concrete can’t be prevented completely, but they can be prohibited or minimized by properly designed joints. Concrete cracks are caused because: The Concrete is weak in… Read More »