There are several civil engineering applications in the market today which optimize design. STAAD has been one of the most complex and highly specialized of them all. Thus engineers often tow the path of least resistance with their selection. STAAD Foundation with copyright of 2013 is a recent application and till date, some think it… Read More Foundation Engineering – STAAD Foundation Designs 10 Substructure Types
The foundation is the most important part of any structure, but more important is the seat of that foundation. Having a concrete foundation which can resist the load from the structure is good; however, if the stratum upon which the foundation lies fails, the strength of the concrete system will be irrelevant. Soil stabilization is… Read More Civil Engineering – 4 Major Techniques and Areas for Soil Stabilisation
Storage Tanks One of the most prevalent structures in industrial facilities are storage tanks. These could be underground or above ground tanks made from concrete, steel and other suitable material. Literature for the design of concrete storage tanks is widely available. For the purpose of these discussions, above ground steel tanks alone shall be the… Read More Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Above Ground Steel Storage Tank
How Vertical Vessels Are Vertical vessels are structures which contain and usually process fluids and span more in the vertical direction. Many will be familiar with the fractionating column used in refineries, but this is only one of the many shapes of vertical vessels. During the design of connection bolts and foundation, the wind load… Read More Onshore Structural Design – Computer Aided Design of Vertical Vessel Support
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
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?