Design for Shear Using Bent-up Bars

7 December 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 1

The most common and conventional method of designing against shear in reinforced concrete structures is via the provision of shear-links (stirrups). However, in certain scenarios, shear cannot be resisted via the use of links alone, especially where the applied shear-force is enormous. In such scenarios, a very effective way of resisting shear in concrete is by combining shear-links with the provision of bent-up bars

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Design and Detailing of Lintels in Masonry Walls

25 October 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 8

A significant opening within masonry walls will always require a lintel of some sort to bridge over it. In contrast to popular opinion, lintels are structural elements though classified as secondary structural elements whose primary function is to support the masonry that arches over the opening

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Assessing the Stability of Frames

18 October 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 10

For every structure, frame stability is an important area of consideration. Designers of structural steel-work were the first to recognize the importance of considering the stability of steel frames in BS-5950.

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Introduction to Concrete Bridges

12 October 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 30

This is the first post in a series on concrete bridges, the series will discuss in detail the various aspects of concrete bridge design and construction. This post introduces the concept and the key benefits of using concrete for bridges

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Site Inspections By Structural Engineers in Construction

21 September 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 17

Inspection of activities on-site during construction is a high-risk operation that requires expertise and experience. Site inspections are of paramount significance as they aim to minimize the risk of accidents arising within the construction structure – even though they never guarantee non-occurrence of accidents. They can only be carried out by those familiar with the structure of the works and the constraints of the construction methods.

Construction of Composite Floors

14 September 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 13

The designer of a composite floor has a number of basic and obvious decisions to make, including what type of beam to use and what type of decking. He or she also has some more detailed decisions, such as the choice of propped or unpropped construction, whether the steel beams will be restrained during construction, and how will the upper surfaces of the slabs be levelled during concreting