CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 General: Earthquake resistant design of RC buildings is a continuing area of research since the earthquake engineering has started not only in India but in other developed countries also. The buildings still damage due to some one or the other reason during earthquakes. In spite of all the weaknesses in the structure, either code imperfections or error in analysis and design, the structural configuration system has played a vital role in catastrophe. 1.2 Floating Column: A column is supposed to be a vertical member starting from foundation level and transferring the load to the ground. The term floating column is also a vertical element which ends (due to architectural design/ site situation) at its lower level (termination
1.6. Concrete dam types and characteristics: Concrete dams are constructed of mass concrete. Face slopes are dissimilar, generally steep downstream and near vertical upstream, and dams have relatively slender profiles dependent upon the type. This group includes all types of concrete dams as, 1-Gravity Dams: The concrete gravity dam is made of roller compacted concrete (RCC) or masonry building and adopted to sites having sound rock foundation. Gravity dams depend on their weight in stability.
When I started to figure out how construction field works in reality and how to overcome these deterrents, I found an adept management skills makes all the difference. Construction management acts as a bridge between creativity and reality. If we build that bridge stronger it will back us, our entire life connecting our stellar ideas with the real life situations. Especially for an architect, getting hands on in construction management is always an added value. Furthermore in a country like India were construction industry is stimulated by advanced technology and innovations, having an interdisciplinary background adds extra feather to the
The existing engineers ignore the seismic design. This is where we should stand to correct and modify the design method to challenge these horizontal forces. So, we can summarize it by saying that: The purpose of seismic engineering is not limited to knowledge of the place where damaging earthquakes occur, but the appointment of the nature of the generated ground movements because of earthquakes and the type of distortion on the upper layers of the earth's crust then we can lay the foundations for specific appropriate designs and at the lowest possible
And thirdly, I have heard great praise of not only the engineering program and Bourn’s school, but the University as a whole from both my colleagues, a handful of friends with family are currently attending or graduated, and my high school advisors. Overall, I look forward to attending UCR, as it appears to be the best option in every category I have set out for the colleges I have applied to. I see large amounts of potential in UCR helping me attain my goals; it is the reason I am looking to attend after all. Let me explain: I have always loved building and creating things. It is my longest lasting and favorite hobby to turn to when I have little to do.
Vasani Parth Ghanshyambhai 13th January, 2017 Statement of Purpose I am a keen and ambitious undergraduate student with a desire to pursue a master’s degree in the field of Civil Engineering, a field that has tremendous scope for development. I always planned and executed my life towards determined goals. I worked towards and secured admission for an undergraduate program in civil engineering in Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat which is rated one among the best engineering college in India. During my undergraduate career, I have gained knowledge and experience in the laboratory, in the classroom, and in practice. I sincerely believe that graduation at Windsor University will be an ideal step in this direction.
A structural engineer needs to develop an effective lateral load resisting system, which would prevent collapse and damage to life and property. In the event of an earthquake, the structure is subjected to lateral forces which are generated by the structure’s inertia resisting motion. These forces can be very high in magnitude. To design a structure to remain elastic during earthquake would be impractical and uneconomical. A number of techniques and devices have been proposed, tested and successfully installed in structures for
The workshop involved seminars, site visits and hands-on approach to alternative construction technology that primarily used exposed bricks, mud, rubble masonry, and bamboo. This workshop introduced me to COSTFORD, a firm founded by architect Laurie Baker, which propagates and popularizes alternative construction technology. This catalysed my decision in pursuing an internship at COSTFORD. Apart from working on a large-scale rehabilitation project and designing residences, I was also a part of the measure drawing and detailed documentation of a few buildings by Laurie Baker. This experience gave me a completely different perspective on how to perceive spaces.
Generally, it is provided in tall buildings to avoid total collapse of the structure under seismic loads. We can control the side bending of structure, by providing shear wall. The shear wall will devour shear forces and prevents the location-position of construction from changing and consequently destruction. But one thing must be given importance that the shear wall arrangement must be supremely accurate, if not the resultant will give a negative effect instead. The shear wall comprises of braced panels (shear panels) to counter lateral load effects acting on a structure.
SYNOPSIS ON DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMACE OF CONCRETE USING SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS SUBMITTED BY: RAGHAV M Tech (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING) DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMACE OF CONCRETE USING SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS OBJECTIVE: 1.The main objective of this study is to investigate the use of various supplementary materials for preparing concrete. 2.To compare