Punching Shear | How to design against Punching Shear Forces

Mushroom shaped column cap

Punching Shear Failure In previous article we have discussed about the punching shear in flat slabs. If you have not read that you can check it at What is Punching Shear? Punching Shear in Flat Slabs. In this article we are going to discuss about the design of members for the punching shear. What is … Read more

Bridge Pier | Types of Bridge Piers | Requirements of a Bridge Pier

Sheikh Khalifa Bridge - V Concrete shaped

What is a Bridge Pier? Any bridge structure is a combination of two components: substructure and super structure. For bridges with bearings, all the components which transfer the loads from bearing to the ground is called substructure. Substructure consists of bridge pier, abutments, wing walls, piles etc. while the superstructure consists of deck, girders or … Read more

All about Flexible Concrete or Bendable Concrete | Engineered Cementitious Composite(ECC)

Flexible concrete specimen made by Professor Victor Li

Engineered Cementitious Composite This article will enlighten a unique construction material i.e. the flexible concrete also known as bendable concrete. This material can bring the revolution because of its some special quality such as flexibility, self-healing, lighter weight, etc. In some countries such as Japan, Korea, U.S.A, etc the flexible concrete is used in many … Read more

Steel Structures Vs Concrete Structures | Complete Comparison of Steel & Concrete

Steel Truss Structures

Concrete and Steel are one of the most common construction materials even in today, Steel Structures Vs Concrete Structures is an attempt to compare advantages and disadvantages of both materials from constriction and maintenance point of view. Concrete Structure Concrete is the second most used material for construction after water in the world. Concrete structure … Read more