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

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

Dynamic Analysis Methods for Seismic Bridge Design

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Dynamic Analysis Methods for Seismic Bridge Design Depending on the seismic zone, geometry, and importance of the bridge, the following analysis methods may be used for seismic bridge design: The single-mode method (single-mode spectral and uniform-load analysis) assumes that seismic load can be considered as an equivalent static horizontal force applied to an individual frame … Read more Dynamic Analysis Methods for Seismic Bridge Design

Various Types of In-situ Concrete Floor Systems

Selection of floor system

Various Types of In-situ Concrete Floor Systems There are many concrete floor systems from which the designer can select an economical and technically satisfactory solution. Introduction Traditionally, concrete floor systems are reinforced using bars, fabric or using high-strength strand which is stressed. The action of prestressing with a straight or a draped cable in concrete … Read more Various Types of In-situ Concrete Floor Systems

NyKredit building or The Crystal, Copenhagen, Denmark – Sustainable Building

The Crystal (Danish: Krystallen) is a free-standing, environmentally friendly

NyKredit building or The Crystal, Copenhagen, Denmark Summary – free-standing – Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen – light, crystalline form, rests on only a single point & a single line – low energy-consumption of only 70 kWh per sq.m The Crystal is an extension to the head office of the Danish financial institution, Nykredit, and … Read more NyKredit building or The Crystal, Copenhagen, Denmark – Sustainable Building

The Confederation Bridge , Canada – Longest Bridge in the World (10/10)

The Confederation Bridge , Canada

The Confederation Bridge, Canada – Longest Bridges in the World “The longest bridge in the world over ice-forming waters.” Summary – length : 12.9 km – multi-span beam bridge with Post-Tensioned concrete box girder – bridge rests on 62 piers – 44 main piers are 250 m apart – design speed 80 kmph – cost … Read more The Confederation Bridge , Canada – Longest Bridge in the World (10/10)

Masonry Wall – Types, Failure Mechanisms & Advantages

Brick Masonry Wall

Masonry Wall – Types, Failure Mechanisms & Advantages Submitted By-Bhawnesh Kuldeep The masonry walls is built of individual blocks of materials such as stone, brick, concrete, hollow blocks, cellular concrete etc., usually in horizontal courses cemented together with some form of mortar. Advantages Of Masonry Wall The use brick and stone can increase the thermal … Read more Masonry Wall – Types, Failure Mechanisms & Advantages