Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering: A Multimodal Systems Approach

Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering

Jon D. Fricker

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This is the seventh version of Edition 2. The first edition of Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering
(FTE1) was published in 2004. Since 2004, new editions of several well-known manuals and other
references have been published. Furthermore, much of the data that appeared in FTE1 has become
outdated. For these reasons, the second edition of FTE was published in June 2014 and distributed by
academicpub.com, followed by several subsequent versions
As with the previous versions, Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering continues to:
(1) Cover topics beyond the highway mode. Chapters 10-12 cover the transit, air, and freight modes.
Chapter 13 on Sustainable Transportation includes non-motorized transportation and new
technologies.
(2) Allow use of reading assignments to replace a traditional “lecture”. This increases class time for
taking student questions about the reading, working problems, and facilitating discussions. 


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Content :
  • 1. Transportation Basics.
  • 2. Traffic Flow: Theory and Analysis.
  • 3. Highway Design for Performance.
  • 4. Modeling Transportation Demand and Supply.
  • 5. Planning and Evaluation for Decision-Making.
  • 6. Safety on the Highway.
  • 7. Highway Design for Safety.
  • 8. Design of Intersections for Safety and Efficiency.
  • 9. Highway Design for Rideability (Pavement Design).
  • 10. Public Mass Transportation.
  • 11. Air Transportation and Airports.
  • 12. Moving Freight.
  • 13. Toward a Sustainable Transportation System.


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Basement Wall Design Excel Sheet

Basement Wall Design Excel Sheet


"Basement walls are structures designed to bound soils between two different elevations. A basement wall is then mainly exposed to lateral pressures from the retained soil plus any other surcharge. Many retaining walls are cantilever-type, but it’s also common to find in practice walls that are laterally restrained at the top, such as in the case of a basement retaining wall supported laterally by an elevated floor slab. This excel sheet provides engineering background for the design of either concrete or masonry top restrained retaining walls. 
  




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Post-Tensioned Concrete Floors

Post-Tensioned Concrete Floors

William H.K. Lee

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This book deals with the design of concrete building structures incorporating post-tensioned floors. Post-tensioning is the most versatile form of prestressing, a technique which enables engineers to make the most effective use of the material properties of concrete, and so to design structural elements which are strong, slender and efficient. Design in post-tensioned concrete is not difficult and, if done properly, can contribute significantly to the economy and the aesthetic qualities of a building. As a result, post-tensioned floors have found widespread use in office buildings and car park structures, and are also frequently employed in warehouses and public buildings. However, in spite of this, most prestressed concrete texts devote comparatively little attention to floors, concentrating instead on beam elements. This book therefore aims to answer the need for a comprehensive treatment of post-tensioned floor design.

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Content :
  • The Basic Principles
  • Materials And Equipment
  • Slab Configuration
  • Planning A Structure
  • Tendon Profiles And Equivalent Loads
  • Flexure In The Serviceability State
  • Prestress Losses
  • Ultimate Flexural Strength
  • Deflection And Vibration
  • Shear
  • Slabs On Grade
  • Detailing
  • Site Activities And Demolition


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International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology

International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology

William H.K. Lee

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Earthquakes are nearly unique among natural phenomena - they affect virtually everything within a region, from massive buildings and bridges, down to the furnishings within a home. Successful earthquake engineering therefore requires a broad background in subjects, ranging from the geologic causes and effects of earthquakes to understanding the impact of these effects on foundations, buildings, structures, the infrastructure, and even their social and economic impact.

The Earthquake Engineering Handbook is a comprehensive resource that covers the spectrum of topics relevant to designing for and mitigating earthquakes. In it, international experts present engineering practices, research, and developments in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim countries. The emphasis is on professional applications, with discussion ranging from basic dynamics and geoscience to new technologies intended to avoid rather than resist the forces of earthquakes.

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Content :
  • Earthquakes-Historical Perspective
  • Earthquake Risk Management-An Overview
  • Dynamics of Structures
  • Earthquakes: Seismogenesis, Measurement and Distribution
  • Engineering Models of Strong Ground Motion
  • Simulation Modeling of Strong Ground Motion
  • Geotechnical and Foundation Aspects
  • Seismic Hazard Analysis
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Building Code Provisions for Seismic Resistance
  • Seismic Design of Steel Structures
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Precast and Tilt-Up Buildings
  • Wood Structures
  • Seismic Behaviour
  • Base Isolation
  • Bridges
  • Structural Control
  • Equipment and Systems
  • Seismic Vulnerability
  • Lifeline Seismic Risk
  • Buried Pipelines
  • Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Dams and Appurtenant Facilities,
  • Ports Structures
  • Human Impacts of Earthquakes


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Standard Handbook of Machine Design

Standard Handbook of Machine Design

Joseph E. Shigley

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This Third Edition of the Standard Handbook of Machine Design has been com- pletely reorganized as compared to its two previous editions. To bring into focus the needs of the machine design engineer, without the distractions of ancillary material, the number of chapters has been reduced from 50 in the Second Edition to 39. These 39 chapters have been carefully grouped into nine distinct sections, denoted as Parts 1 through 9. These chapter groupings were inspired primarily by a set of eight "Machine Design Workbooks," containing much of the material in the First Edition, and published between the First and Second Editions.

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Content :
  • Machine Elements in Motion
  • Machine Elements That Absorb and Store Energy
  • Gearing
  • Power Transmission
  • Bearings and Lubrication
  • Fastening, Joining, and Connecting
  • Load Capability Considerations
  • Performance of Engineering Materials
  • Classical Stress and Deformation Analysis


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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating

Fundamentals of Construction Estimating 

David J. Pratt

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Fundamentals of Construction Estimating is written to provide the reader with the resources necessary to learn how to estimate the construction costs of building projects following the methods employed by successful general contractors. The book is primarily intended for the person who is beginning to learn the process of construction cost estimating, whether he or she is a student taking a course in estimating at college or someone who has recently assumed estimating responsibilities in a construction organization. The text will also be of interest to construction managers, supervisors, and practicing estimators who, from time to time, may wish to refer to a source of estimating data or simply investigate how other estimators approach this subject.

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Content :
  • Introduction
  • the BID process and preliminary procedures
  • Measuring Quantities Generally
  • Measuring Sitework, excavation, and piling
  • Measuring Concrete Work
  • Measuring Masonry Work
  • Measuring Carpentry and Miscellaneous Items
  • pricing Generally
  • pricing Construction equipment
  • pricing excavation and Backfill
  • pricing Concrete Work
  • pricing Masonry, Carpentry, and Finishes Work
  • pricing Subcontractors’ Work
  • pricing General expenses
  • Closing the Bid
  • Budget estimating


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Reinforced Concrete Staircases Analysis and Design

Reinforced Concrete Staircases Analysis and Design


"Staircases constitute a very important part of a structure, both architecturally and aesthetically, as well as structurally. They appear in different shape and forms, each requiring
its own method of analysis. Regarding their structural configuration stairs usually fall in ne of the following categories: 
a) Stairs with cantilever steps that are supported on a shear wall
along the stair. 
b) Stairs whose steps are supported on a slab. In this case, the slab with its two landings constitutes one structure with one or three branches. 
c) Stairs whose steps
are supported on two girders, like simply supported beams. 
d) Stairs with free standing landings, with branches perpendicular or parallel to each other (in plan view) .
e) Helical stairs which are supported on the slabs of the upper and lower floors, without intermediate support 
  






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Design of Water Tank Spreadsheet

Design of Water Tank Spreadsheet


 Storage reservoirs and overhead tanks are used to store water, liquid petroleum, petroleum products, and similar liquids. The force analysis of the reservoirs or tanks is about the same irrespective of the chemical nature of the product. All tanks are designed as crack-free structures to eliminate any leakage. Water or raw petroleum retaining slabs and walls can be reinforced concrete with adequate cover to the reinforcement. Water and petroleum and react with concrete and, therefore, no special treatment to the surface is required.  









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Pole Foundation Analysis and Design

Pole Foundation Analysis and Design


"Pole Foundation Analysis and Design spreadsheet is a program written in MS-Excel for the purpose of analysis of a pole foundation
assuming the use of a rigid round pier which is assumed free (unrestrained) at the top and subjected to lateral
and vertical loads.  Specifically, the required embedment depth, the maximum moment and shear, the plain
concrete stresses, and the soil bearing pressures are calculated.
  




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Hydraulics of Groundwater

Hydraulics of Groundwater 

Bear, Jacob

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This text explores the laws and equations that govern the flow and storage of groundwater in aquifers. It provides groundwater hydrologists, as well as engineers and planners who deal with the development and management of groundwater resources, with all the necessary tools to forecast the behavior of a regional aquifer system. Following an introduction to the role and management of groundwater in water resource systems, the text examines groundwater balance and motion, mathematical statements of the groundwater forecasting problem, flow in the unsaturated zone, and groundwater quality problems.

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Content :
  • Introduction to Groundwater and Aquifer System
  • Formulation of the Basic Groundwater Flow Equations
  • Dispersion Process and Saltwater Intrusion in Groundwater
  • Groundwater Flow under a Temperature Gradient
  • Numerical Methods in Groundwater Flow Analysis


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Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures

Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures

Qing Quan Liang

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Steel and composite steel–concrete structures are widely used in modern bridges, buildings, sport stadia, towers and offshore structures. The analysis and design of steel and compos- ite structures require a sound understanding of the behaviour of structural members and systems. This book provides an integrated and comprehensive introduction to the analysis and design of steel and composite structures. It describes the fundamental behaviour of steel and composite members and structures and the latest design criteria and procedures given in Australian Standards AS/NZS 1170, AS 4100, AS 2327.1, Eurocode 4 and AISC-LRFD specifications. The latest research findings on composite members by the author’s research teams are also incorporated in the book. Emphasis is placed on a sound understanding of the fundamental behaviour and design principles of steel and composite members and connections. Numerous step-by-step examples are provided to illustrate the detailed analysis and design of steel and composite members and connections.

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Content :
  • Introduction
  • Design actions
  • Local buckling of thin steel plates
  • Steel members under bending
  • Steel members under axial load and bending
  • Steel connections
  • Plastic analysis of steel beams and frames
  • Composite slabs
  • Composite beams
  • Composite connections


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Print and specifications reading for construction

Print and specifications reading for construction 

Wei-Wen Yu

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This book is written to teach students with minimal exposure to the construction process how to fi nd the design information in the drawings and specifications needed to work on a construction project. It is focused on the student learning about the development and use of these documents. This book is not about teaching the student construction or drafting, which is beyond our scope. The book has two distinct sections. Section I is about teaching the basic information needed to understand the documents and how to read them. Section II is practical application of the information learned in Section I.

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Content :
  • Chapter 1 Evolution of the Construction Project 
  • Chapter 2 Construction Project Contract Documents 
  • Chapter 3 Working Drawings 
  • Chapter 4 Specifications 
  • Chapter 5 Finding Construction Information in the Working Drawings and Specifications 
  • Chapter 6 Architectural Category of the Drawings 
  • Chapter 7 Structural Category of the Drawings 
  • Chapter 8 Mechanical Category of the Drawings 
  • Chapter 9 Electrical Category of the Drawings 
  • Chapter 10 Plumbing Category of the Drawings 
  • Chapter 11 Civil/Sitework Category of the Drawings 


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Calculation Of Section Properties Spreadsheet

Calculation Of Section Properties Spreadsheet


  Calculation Of Section Properties Spreadsheet is a useful suite of tools for any designer involved in steelwork design or the analysis of existing structures. This unique suite of spreadsheets allows the designer to input a custom section of any shape or size. The spreadsheet then analyses the input custom section and calculates the critical design properties which the designer can then use to analyse the section. This is critical for the design or analysis of altered or fabricated steelwork sections which do not fit with any standard section sizes. 









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Cold Formed Steel Design, Fifth Edition

Cold Formed Steel Design, Fifth Edition 

Wei-Wen Yu

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This fifth edition of the book has been prepared to provide readers with a better understanding of the analysis and design of the thin-walled, cold-formed steel structures that have been so widely used in building construction and other areas in recent years. It is a revised version of the first author’s book, Cold-Formed Steel Design, fourth edition, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2010. All the revisions are based on the 2016 edition of the North American Specification, which incorporated the Direct Strength Method into the main body of the Specification, and reorganized the chapters to be consistent with hot-rolled steel design specification,1.411 published by American Institute of Steel Construction.

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Content :
  • Introduction
  • Materials Used in Cold-Formed Steel Construction
  • Strength of Thin Elements and Design Criteria
  • Flexural Members
  • Compression Members
  • Combined Axial Load and Bending
  • Closed Cylindrical Tubular Members 
  • Connections 
  • Shear Diaphragms and Roof Structures
  • Corrugated Sheets 
  • Composite Design 
  • Light-Frame Construction
  • Thickness of Base Metal
  • Torsion 
  • Formulas for Computing Cross-Sectional Property
  • Definitions of Terms
  • Nomenclature
  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Conversion Table


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Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems

Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems 

You-Lin Xu, Jia He

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he many topics featured in these Proceedings can be classified into six broad categories that deal with: (i) the mechanics of materials and fluids (elasticity, plasticity, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, fracture, fatigue, damage, delamination, corrosion, bond, creep, shrinkage, etc); (ii) the mechanics of structures and systems (structural dynamics, vibration, seismic response, soil-structure interaction, fluid-structure interaction, response to blast and impact, response to fire, structural stability, buckling, collapse behavior); (iii) the numerical modelling and experimental testing of materials and structures (numerical methods, simulation techniques, multi-scale modelling, computational modelling, laboratory testing, field testing, experimental measurements); (iv) innovations and special structures (nanostructures, adaptive structures, smart structures, composite structures, bio-inspired structures, shell structures, membranes, space structures, lightweight structures, long-span structures, tall buildings, wind turbines, etc)

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Content :
  • Dynamic analysis, vibration response, vibration control, environmental vibrations, human-induced vibrations
  • Seismic response, seismic analysis, earthquake-resistant design
  • Material modelling, multi-scale modelling, porous media, composite materials, functionally graded materials
  • Micromechanics of advanced materials and processes, manufacturing processes, assembly processes
  • Composite structures, laminated structures, sandwich structures
  • Numerical schemes, numerical simulations, computing, finite element modelling, finite element analysis
  • Damage mechanics, damage modelling, fracture, fatigue
  • Renewable energy structures, fluid-structure interaction
  • Blast, impact, shock and explosion loading
  • Stability of beams, columns and thin-walled sections
  • Plates, shells, membranes, cables, cable-stayed structures, lightweight structures, space structures
  • Adaptive structures, smart structures
  • Cold-formed steel structures, stainless steel structures, aluminum structures
  • Steel structures, steel connections, steel-concrete composite construction
  • High strength steel, high performance steel
  • Reinforced concrete structures, prestressed concrete
  • High strength concrete, high performance concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete


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Smart Civil Structures

Smart Civil Structures 

You-Lin Xu, Jia He

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A structure is an assembly that serves an engineering function. Civil structures refer to civil engineering structures or structures in civil engineering. Typical examples of civil structures are buildings, bridges, towers, stadiums, tunnels, dams, roads, railways and pipelines. Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of civil structures to fulfil different functions. Civil structures are omni- present in every society, regardless of culture, religion, geographical location or economic development . It is difficult to imagine a society without buildings, roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, dams and power plants.

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Content :
  • Introduction. Smart Materials. 
  • Sensors and Sensor Networks. 
  • Actuators and Control Systems. 
  • Processors and Processing Systems.
  • Multi-Scale Modelling of Smart Civil Structures. 
  • Modal Identification and Model Updating. Multi-Type Sensor Placement. 
  • Structural Control Theory. 
  • Optimal Actuator Placement. 
  • Collective Placement of Sensors and Actuators.
  • Functions of Smart Civil Structures.


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Desilting Basin Design And Calculation Spreadsheet

Desilting Basin Design And Calculation Spreadsheet


 This sheet is about the estimation of trap efficiency of desilting basins using a numerical model
program named as SSIIM. SIIM is an acronym for Sediment Simulation in Intakes with
Multiblock Option. It is developed by Dr. Nils Reider B. Olsen, Professor at NTNU, Norway
and complete software is freely available over the net with a user manual. The program is a
stepping stone in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).   









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Construction Business Management: A Guide to Contracting for Business Success

Construction Business Management 

Nick B. Ganaway

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Most general contracting firms start small—formed by smart and ambitious construction project managers, executives, tradesmen, and occasionally even students right out of construction training, but as accomplished as they may be at what they’ve been doing they are not likely prepared to take on the range of responsibilities forced on them in managing the business of construction in its entirety. I believe this is the primary reason for the high four-year failure rate that start-up contractors in the United States face. According to research published by the Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, US Bureau of Labor, by Amy E. Knaup, only about 43 percent of US construction firms that started up in the second quarter of 1998 were still in business four years later.

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Content :
  • Do you have what it takes?
  • Your role as owner of your construction f irm
  • Sales, marketing and business development
  • Creating customer loyalty
  • Business considerations
  • Controlling your f inances
  • Bidding
  • Building it
  • Accounting and record keeping
  • Contract terms and conditions
  • You and your employees
  • You and your subcontractors
  • Banking and finance
  • Insurance and bonds
  • Specializing in chain store construction


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Geotechnical Engineering Unsaturated and Saturated Soils

Geotechnical Engineering Unsaturated and Saturated Soils 

Jean-Louis Briaud

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Geotechnical engineering is a young 100 years professional field dealing with soils within a few hundred meters of a planet’s surface for the purpose of civil engineering structures. For geotechnical engineers, soils can be defined as loosely bound to unbound, naturally occurring materials that cover the top few hundred meters of a planet. In contrast, rock is a strongly bound, naturally occurring material found within similar depths or deeper. At the boundary between soils and rocks are intermediate geo-materials. The classification tests and the range of properties described in this book help to distinguish between these three types of naturally occurring materials.

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Content :
  • CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1
  • CHAPTER 2 Engineering Geology 15
  • CHAPTER 3 Soil Components and Weight-Volume Parameters 26
  • CHAPTER 4 Soil Classification 46
  • CHAPTER 5 Rocks 63
  • CHAPTER 6 Site Investigation, Drilling, and Sampling 80
  • CHAPTER 7 In Situ Tests 104
  • CHAPTER 8 Elements of Geophysics 151
  • CHAPTER 9 Laboratory Tests 172
  • CHAPTER 10 Stresses, Effective Stress, Water Stress, Air Stress, and Strains 245
  • CHAPTER 11 Problem-Solving Methods 280
  • CHAPTER 12 Soil Constitutive Models 345
  • CHAPTER 13 Flow of Fluid and Gas Through Soils 370
  • CHAPTER 14 Deformation Properties 401
  • CHAPTER 15 Shear Strength Properties 443
  • CHAPTER 16 Thermodynamics for Soil Problems 472
  • CHAPTER 17 Shallow Foundations 485
  • CHAPTER 18 Deep Foundations 553
  • CHAPTER 19 Slope Stability 649
  • CHAPTER 20 Compaction 698


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Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems

Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems 

Ram S. Gupta

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Water resources are developed either to use or to control groundwater and surface water flows. A developmental activity for the use of water comprises studying the availability of and demand for water and contemplating a project that can meet the expected needs from available supplies by means of engineering works and nonstructural measures. Water control activities are concerned with regulating the rate of water supply in order to improve conditions within an area. The purpose of the facilities provided by a project is to vary the quantity and quality, time of supply, and place of use of the water resources in accordance with need. Developing a project involves the design and arrangement of structural compo- nents, along with nonstructural measures, if any, to serve the intended purpose.

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Content :
  • Demand for Water
  • Elements of the Hydrologic Cycle: Precipitation
  • Elements of the Hydrologic Cycle: Evaporation and Transpiration
  • Elements of the Hydrologic Cycle: Runoff
  • Theory of Groundwater Flow
  • Applications and Development of Groundwater Flow
  • Contaminant Transport and Groundwater Monitoring
  • Estimation of Surface Water Flow: Hydrograph Analysis
  • Estimation of Surface Water Flow: Streamflow Relationships
  • Computation of Extreme Flows
  • Hydrodynamic Principles, Kinematics and Flow Routing
  • Hydraulic Structures
  • Conveyance Systems: Open Channel Flow
  • Distribution Systems
  • Urban Drainage Systems
  • Remote Sensing and Computer Modeling in Hydrology


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Elastic Analysis of Reinforced and Prestressed Sections

Elastic Analysis of Reinforced and Prestressed Sections


 The spreadsheet presented in the previous post in this series uses the basic equation given below to find the location of the neutral axis:
For a cross section with any applied axial load at eccentricity e, measured from the compression face, and depth of the neutral axis X below the compression face:
INA = QNA(X + e)
Where QNA and INA are the first and second moments of area about the neutral axis.
To illustrate this relationship the value of INA has been plotted for a range of neutral axis positions for a typical precast bridge beam, shown below, and compared with the value QNA(X + e) for 5 different values of e.
  









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