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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Designing Concrete Elements for Torsion

28 June 2020 Omotoriogun Victor 577

Torsion in structures is something that is best avoided as far as possible. This is because the twisting of structural elements generates large internal forces which result in a significant increase in element sizes and possibly even change in form