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Is structure engineering troubling you?
Do you face problems in solving even the basic problems?

If yes then look no further as along with Er. Gobind Khurana and Er. Abhimanyu has taken an initiative to help civil engineering students in structure related queries. We are thankful to Er. Gobind Khurana, Er. Abhimanyu and Vincent T. H. CHU for being a volunteer in helping other engineers in solving problems related to structure design in R.C.C and Steel.

Expert 1
Name – Er. Gobind Khurana
1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering From Thapar University Patiala
2. Master of Structure Engineering from Delhi University.
Work Profile: Currently working as Consultant for structural problems in R.C.C and STEEL Design.

Expert 2
Name – Er. Abhimanyu
Bachelor of Civil Engineering From Thapar University Patiala
Training at site in Unitech ( during 6 month summer training)
Work Profile : Presently working as associate design engineer for Fluor Daniel India Pvt Ltd. Area of work is structural steel design and concrete foundations for both static and dynamics analysis ( mainly in oil and gas industry)

Expert 3
Er. Vincent T. H. CHU obtained the degree of civil and structural engineering in the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of the monthly column “The Civil FAQ” in the Hong Kong Engineer published by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and is the author of the civil engineering monthly columns “The Civil Q&A” and “The Civil Corner” on the websites on World Federation of Engineering Organization and the University of Science and Technology (American Society of Civil Engineers – International Student Group) respectively. He is the recipient of the Ombudsman’s Award 2007 under complaint-related category and Young Engineer of the Year Award 2008 (Merit) organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is also the author of the engineering book “200 Question and Answers on Practical Civil Engineering Works”, “Civil Engineering Practical Notes A-Z” , “Ask Vincent Chu (Common FAQ on Practical Civil Engineering Works)” and “The Underlying Reasons in Practical Civil Engineering Works”.

So if you have any query regarding the concerned matter, just drop a comment and we will try to solve it as soon as possible.

3,683 comments on "Ask An Expert"

Dipesh Mulchandani says:

Dear sir,
My query is related with the use JSW psc cement for slab of dimensions 9m*13m is it suitable or not?
PPC OR PSC which is more better?
If PSC is suitable then suggest the mix ratio for slab casting?
For beam, chajja, slab and staircase

Thank you.

Tuhin says:

We know that when a frictionless plane serves as a support, the direction of the reactive force is always normal to this frictionless plane.
In the case of vertical smooth wall with inclined backfill how is it possible that the direction of earth pressure on the wall is not normal to the frictionless wall.


Is there any possibility for checking the compressive strength of cube which has already been checked and broken?

sanjib das says:

i have a construction to be starting for my home. Building will be very close to another building. what can be done if i have the column cannot be placed at the centre of the isolated footing.

Umesha says:

Vibration analyis of the beam with temperature variation considering the temperature gradient across the thickness. Can we consider this vibration as free vibration?

Yahaya Lugga says:

Please sir I need more light on ferro cement. it’s uses and application, I’m currently conducting my project on it. Thank you very much

Tushar says:

i want to know validity of concrete mix design.

Abhilash Raj says:

How strong is msand when compared to river sand

Pavan kalyan says:

Sir, why we are taking moisture content at 25 blows in cassagrand apparatus and 20 blows in cone penetrometer

Pavan kalyan says:

For testing soil

Jason says:

My professor was telling me about a case where,
A column can me filled with concrete mixed was fine, coarse and cement and having a definite water cement ratio
But while filling the concrete in column there is a water pipe driven in the column and water is made to flow
In my opinion the water cement ratio will increase.
Is this possible?
And the case has built a very good building.

sandeep kumar says:

sir , is rate of loading on the concrete cube will show the significant effect in the strength properties of the concrete in the grade of M80 grade , what happens if we increase the load standard load to 5.3 mpa to 10.6 mpa ?

Ashok Sakhare says:

What are the permissible limit for slab undulations?

Reference IS code for the same?

In podium floors, there is 75 mm thickness of tremix but in actual it is done 95 mm average due to undulation of slabs?

Need to debit contractor, please provide reference base for the same

Krishan sharma says:

How to repair a crecks in brick wall for every time

Vijayalakshmi Perumal Raja says:

Want to construct 2000aw ft first floor within the 2400sq ft land

ulie says:

This is just for my thesis, i would like to ask of how many sets of materials does it need to build a 60m cell tower?

Falguni Sarkar says:

How do I identify RCC buildings and unreinforced masonry buildings by visual observation? Do the parameters like short column, heavy overhang, pounding, no of stories, soft stories help me to differentiate between RCC buildings and URM buildings?

Ronak patel says:

Please sir,
Given by CLC block formulation.

venkatesh galisetty says:

i am very interesting to do the project on environmental engineering.i request you please suggest me any related topics.thank you

Ganesh Rajaram Choudhari says:

if my M 20 Grade cube test value 28 days value is 95% then either i have to break that foundation or the foundation can be accepted

Abdul says:

sir pl send me the methodology of concrete girder erection

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