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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 engineeringcivil.com 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
Qualification:
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
Qualification:
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"

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Chopperla says:

I am studying B.E civil engg, i am in 2nd yr, i need to know the sample worked example on design on spread footings.

yogesh sonar says:

can someone tell me the rates for PCC & RCC differ if i were suppose to quote for a tender.

Sudam L. Mokase says:

I am studying in BE. I want to know how to make a high strength concrete which can resist impact load of 1000000lbs energy.
also that concrete slab should resist drill attack.

Mohamed Farhan says:

I am a 1st year B.E. student from Tamil Nadu. I have got great interest in this branch. I want tips on how to become very successful apart from having a good attitude so that i can start preparing for that right from the 1st semester.

HARIRAM VERMA says:

what is pull test of pile. why it is requried.tell me the detail

abaashik says:

sir i hv a paper on limit state design on steel structures. i dont find any references plz help me

santosh varshney says:

I am looking for analysis of cylinderical underground RCC well subjected to soil pressure externally.Kindly guide me to the relevant references for analysis.

Santosh Kumar

Balasaheb Kumbhar says:

We are planning to revise foundation design for a heavy structure.
It is a chimney like strucutre having ht verying from 66.0 to 88.0 meters.
At the top having dead load of 40-45 tonnes. Consideration of loads, wind pressures etc.
We want a pre cast concrete foundation. Is it possible?

Regards,
BD Kumbhar

Raghavendra says:

Hi,
I am working as a Civil engineer from last 9 years, i want to know what are the lastest opportunities for a civil engineer? what are the latest jobs in civil field? is there any opportunity for the civil engineers in software field?

Thank You.

Craig N. Smith says:

What is the optimum moisture content, for compaction of Sandy clay w/gravel – Sp.G.>3/8″=2.80
Rock corrected test results = Max. dry density=136.4 , optimum moisture=6.9%.

Thank You
Craig

Gobind says:

hi craig,

r u asking bout definition of optimum moisture content because in ur query optimum moisture is given i.e optimum moisture=6.9%. it is the percentage of moisture at wich soil sample will have maximum density it can attain after compaction. this can experimantly checked in lab by Proctors test

chandra ghale says:

sir, I am a second year student and I just completed basic ordinary survey using levelling telescope. I would be thankful if you can help me in making my reports..especially on the format and procedures.

Thank you

gobind khurana says:

October 12th, 2009 at 11:38 am
I am looking for analysis of cylinderical underground RCC well subjected to soil pressure externally.Kindly guide me to the relevant references for analysis.

Santosh Kumar

hi santosh,

regarding ur problem u can refer a book known as reinforced concrete by H.J SHAH volume 2. in this there is content to analyse cylendrical undeground water tank. basically in cse of cylendrical tank soil pressure causes only compression in concrete section so u can refer the refrence for exact calculation

gobind khurana says:

abaashik Says:
October 11th, 2009 at 1:25 pm
sir i hv a paper on limit state design on steel structures. i dont find any references plz help me

hi abaashik,
theres new code for limit state for design of steel structures i.e IS 800 2007. one refrence book by SUBRAMANAYAM has been revised according to new code.

gobind khurana says:

Craig N. Smith Says:
October 14th, 2009 at 12:23 pm
What is the optimum moisture content, for compaction of Sandy clay w/gravel – Sp.G.>3/8?=2.80
Rock corrected test results = Max. dry density=136.4 , optimum moisture=6.9%.

hi craig,

r u asking bout definition of optimum moisture content because in ur query optimum moisture is given i.e optimum moisture=6.9%. it is the percentage of moisture at wich soil sample will have maximum density it can attain after compaction. this can experimantly checked in lab by Proctors test

gobind khurana says:

Chopperla Says:
October 8th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
I am studying B.E civil engg, i am in 2nd yr, i need to know the sample worked example on design on spread footings.

hi chopperla,
now a dyas spread footings are analysed by finite element method using computers. but at ur stage in second year u can refer R.C.C by A.K Jain aor Foundation engineering by varghese.

gobind khurana says:

Balasaheb Kumbhar Says:
October 14th, 2009 at 9:41 am
We are planning to revise foundation design for a heavy structure.
It is a chimney like strucutre having ht verying from 66.0 to 88.0 meters.
At the top having dead load of 40-45 tonnes. Consideration of loads, wind pressures etc.
We want a pre cast concrete foundation. Is it possible?

hi balasaheb,

As design for foundation of chimeney like structures is governed by wind load or earthquke loads that can overturn or uplift the foundation, so these forces takled majorly by self weight of foundaion as caston site. for precast it is possible but there we need to consider the transportation loads i.e after casting of foundation it need to be sent to site where it will be actually placed during transportation the way we carry it matters because during transportaion some streses will be devloped due to its self weight wich will not occur if we cast it on site there those foundations need to be designed for that also. it is possible but somewaht an unecnomical option

sreejith p says:

sir,
i am a civil engineer, completed my Btech from nss college of engineering Palakkad, KeralaUNDER Calicut university in year 2000.
i would like to know there r may under ground and over head taks made of ferro cement in good condition. but me studied the design of concrete water tanks , but by design we always get a tank with minimum size 15cm wall. how is the ferro cement tank of very thin walls behaving for the same load as that of thiker wall we normaly desinging for tanks. what is the diff in analysis. if thin ferro cement tank is stable why we are going for big tanks/

thank you
sreejith p

charles says:

hi sir i am young cameroonian entering into the first to do civil engineering please what i will like to know is whether i can easily get a place abroad to continue with my masters after the bachelors because the school i am to attend ends at the level of bachelors degree

jay says:

Hi, I have a report to write on “Lifting objects , successes and failures” and I would kindly ask for suggestions of any successes or failures related to Lifting objects so I can research on them and write my report. I am doing first year engineering.

Ashok Bhat says:

Dear Sir

In case of a Gr + First floor industrial building presently the ground floor is designed with 10 m x 10 m structural grid to support first floor for a 5T/m2 capcity building.

In case I need to increase the spacing of grid width of 10 m to 30 mtr what should be best option so that the ground floor will be more spacious

pl suggest

Ashok

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