Bearing Supports on Structures – Simple Design and Uses of Elastomeric Bearing

Bearings are support items used in absorbing the stress effects from a bridge or building structure. Elastomeric bearings fall under bridge bearings, and there are a wide variety of these used for various applications.  There are a lot of bridge bearings that are similar to these, such as neoprene bearings and laminated elastomeric bearings, and… Read More Bearing Supports on Structures – Simple Design and Uses of Elastomeric Bearing

Earthquake Analysis on a Structure – A Simplified Analysis Approach

Earthquake load is one of the least talked about effects in structural engineering classes in Nigeria and probably many other countries in Africa. Although there are codes of practice which provide standards and recommendations, this aspect still remains a mystery to a number of civil engineers. This is due in part to the fact that… Read More Earthquake Analysis on a Structure – A Simplified Analysis Approach