Structural engineering posts & discussions
The New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with 2047 feet (625m) long span, in San Francisco bay is expected to open in 2013 with an approximate construction cost of billion. It’s main feature is a single tower self-anchored suspension bridge with an asymmetrical design.
Real scale 6story building shake table earthquake test. This is a video of a real scale (1:1) six floor reinforced concrete building, tested on a shake table with a 100% simulation of Kobe’s earthquake.
Eurocode Provisions for Discontinued Columns The following provisions are stated in EN1998-1, paragraph 220.127.116.11.5, regarding beams supporting discontinued vertical elements (columns).