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

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

A Study on Various Lakes In Kerala and Environmental Issues

Lakes in Kerala

A Study on Various Lakes In Kerala and Environmental Issues by ARAVIND ES Kerala is popularly called as “GOD’S OWN COUNTRY”. Kerala is rich with 44 rivers which together yield 70300 Mm³of water annually. Major rivers includes The Periyar, the Bharathapuzha, the Pamba, the Chalakudy Puzha, the Kadalundipuzha and the Achancoil. The Lakes in Kerala … Read more

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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