Onshore Structural Design – How to Design Each Facility Feature

The structural design of onshore facilities is intricate due to the dependence of the structural engineer on experience, past projects, several internal/external stakeholders for parameters for the design and different codes of practice. For example, if an engineer is to design a vertical vessel, they will require the weight, wind load, bolt positions and size… Read More Onshore Structural Design – How to Design Each Facility Feature

Onshore Structural Design – What is it all about?

There are a number of civil and structural engineers who have attempted to work in the power, petrochemical or even the oil industry without success. They usually find themselves to be unqualified due to the specialist nature of the structural engineering approach in the sector. Some reasons young engineers do not have the requisite skills… Read More Onshore Structural Design – What is it all about?

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