Overview of Offshore Structures in Civil Engineering | Classifications, Examples

Fig-3. Semi-submersible offshore structures

Offshore Structures Structures which are designed and build in deep waters are known as offshore structures. Hence, these structures are much different form conventional buildings which are constructed in land mass. They are exposed to harsh environmental loads such as wave loads, current loads, ice loads along with other significant forces such as earthquake and … Read more Overview of Offshore Structures in Civil Engineering | Classifications, Examples

Spillway | Types of Spillway | Requirements | Spillway Capacity

Gibson Dam Glory Hole Conduit Spillway

Definition of Spillway A Spillway is a channel or passageway through which flood/surplus water escapes or release safely from a reservoir or dam . Theyare provided for all dams as a safety measure against overtopping and the consequent damages and failure. It acts as a safety value for the dam. The spillway must be hydro-dynamically … Read more Spillway | Types of Spillway | Requirements | Spillway Capacity

Pamban Bridge – The Crown of South Indian Railway, Pride of India

Sunrise from the Pamban Bridge

Pamban Bridge – The Crown of South Indian Railway The Pamban Railway Bridge is the longest and oldest railway bridge in India. The viaduct is 6776 feet (2,065 m) long and consists of 145 spans. Though the bridge was constructed at a time when technology was not advanced, it stands out as a fine example of … Read more Pamban Bridge – The Crown of South Indian Railway, Pride of India

Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous

Elevation of New River Gorge Bridge

Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous Fayetteville, West Virginia, United States. Total length of 924m with the main arch spanning over 518m. 267m above the New Rivers with a carriageway width of 21.1m. The New River Gorge Bridge was opened on the 22nd October, 1977. It was the world’s longest single span … Read more Interesting Facts about New River Gorge Bridge, the Gorgeous

Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Chaotianmen Bridge - World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Things You didn’t Know about Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge The Chaotianmen Bridge is built across the Yangtze River, Chongqing, China. The total length of the main bridge and both west and east approaches is 1741 m, the span layout of Yangtze River Bridge is 190 + 552 + 190 m to … Read more Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge

Contreras Viaduct in Service

Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge Contreras Railway Viaduct is one of the main structures on the Madrid – Valencia high-speed railway link. Upon completion, the structure became Spain’s largest concrete arch for a rail bridge. Villargordo del Cabriel stretch represents an example of the use of the state-of-the-art construction systems, … Read more Contreras Railway Viaduct Facts – 261 m Concrete Arch Bridge

The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure

Solar Ark - Steel Structure

The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure The Solar Ark is an ark-shaped solar power facility in Japan owned by Sanyo. With over 5000 panels cladding to the structure, it produces approximately 530,000 kilowatt-hours on an annually. The maximum system power is630 kW. It is one of the largest solar buildings in the world. … Read more The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure

The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge

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The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge Even though there are various types of bridges to be discussed, in this post we will stick to major parts of Bridges – Concrete span bridges. Every bridge engineer should have a clear knowledge of the various terminologies used during the Bridge design process. During … Read more The five major parts of Bridges – Concrete Span Bridge

Basics of Flat Plate Floor System – Advantages & Disadvantages

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Flat Plate The flat plate is a two-way reinforced concrete framing system utilizing a slab of uniform thickness, the simplest of structural shapes. Flat Plate System Introduction A flat plate is a one- or two-way system usually supported directly on columns or load bearing walls. It is one of the most common forms of construction … Read more Basics of Flat Plate Floor System – Advantages & Disadvantages