Detailed Study on Biofilters In Controlling Air Pollution – Seminar Presentation

Photograph of four Biofilters being installed in Arlington, TX At Central Regional Wastewater System Plant

Detailed Study on Biofiltration In Controlling Air Pollution – Seminar Presentation by Shreyash Gupta & Avichal Sharma Overview Industries, agriculture transport many more modern socio-economic practices pollute our environment. Gas Bio-filtration is a relatively new technology used to purify contaminated air from volatile organic and inorganic compounds VOC’S and VIC’S, aromatic compounds and other toxic … Read more

Composite Slabs & Columns – Advantages and Basic Concepts

Profiled steel sheeting

Composite Slabs & Columns – Advantages and Basic Concepts Read Introduction on Composite Structures Here Composite slabs  Consist of profiled steel decking with an in-situ reinforced concrete topping. The decking(profiled steel sheeting) not only acts as permanent formwork to the concrete, but also provides sufficient shear bond with the concrete so that, when the concrete … Read more

Bhuj Earthquake India 2001 – A Complete Study

Bhuj Earthquake India - Aerial View

Bhuj Earthquake India Gujarat : Disaster on a day of celebration : 51st Republic Day on January 26, 2001 7.9 on the Richter scale. 8.46 AM January 26th 2001 20,800 dead Basic Facts Earthquake: 8:46am on January 26, 2001 Epicenter: Near Bhuj in Gujarat, India Magnitude: 7.9 on the Richter Scale Geologic Setting Indian Plate … Read more

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering Syllabus

What is Civil Engineering? What is Civil Engineering Technology? Civil Engineering is said to be the biggest and most versatile branch among all the engineering branches. one of the oldest engineering discipline apart from military engineering and has been outlined historically as “a talent, the wealth and also the well-being of the total of society … Read more

BuckliBall – Buckle In

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— Motivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University were stymied — until one of them happened across a collapsible, spherical toy that resembled the structures they’d been exploring, but with a complex layout of 26 solid moving elements and 48 rotating hinges.

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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge “The world’s longest suspension bridge. “

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“The world’s longest suspension bridge. “

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Vital Statistics:
Location: Kobe and Awaji-shima, Japan
Completion Date: 1998
Cost: $4.3 billion
Length: 12,828 feet
Type: Suspension
Purpose: Roadway
Materials: Steel
Longest Single Span: 6,527 feet
Engineer(s): Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority

In 1998, Japanese engineers stretched the limits of bridge engineering with the completion of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Currently the longest spanning suspension bridge in the world, the Akashi Kaiko Bridge stretches 12,828 feet across the Akashi Strait to link the city of Kobe with Awaji-shima Island. It would take four Brooklyn Bridges to span the same distance! The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge isn’t just long — it’s also extremely tall. Its two towers, at 928 feet, soar higher than any other bridge towers in the world.

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A Bridge Built to Sway When the Earth Shakes

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SAN FRANCISCO — Venture deep inside the new skyway of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and it becomes clear that the bridge’s engineers have planned for the long term.

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At intervals inside the elevated roadway’s box girders — which have the closed-in feel of a submarine, if a submarine were made of concrete — are anchor blocks, called deadmen, cast into the structure. They are meant to be used decades from now, perhaps in the next century, when in their old age the concrete girders will start to sag. By running cables from deadman to deadman and tightening them, workers will be able to restore the girders to their original alignment.

The deadmen are one sign that the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which includes the skyway and a unique suspension bridge, is meant to last at least 150 years after its expected opening in 2013. (The existing eastern bridge, which is still in use, will then be torn down.)

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The Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boat lift

The Falkirk Wheel was completed in 2002 as part of the Millennium Link project. The project cost £84.5 million and had the objective of restoring the ability to navigate across Scotland on the Forth & Clyde and the Union Canal. The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. How it functions? … Read more