Author: C. Silva (CSI Britain) and A. Calabrese (California State University)
1 March 2018
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C. Silva (CSI Britain) and A. Calabrese (California State University)
The aim of this article is to help structural engineers follow the paradigm shift in seismic engineering from the definition of prescriptive procedures to procedures based on achieving predictable performance levels. The shift will be from the overall load-reduction approach, on which the experience of many structural engineers is based, to the damage-versus-deformation approach, reflected in current approaches to PBSD.
This note describes the method by which bored piles are designed using current UK codes of practice. It explains how to interpret soil conditions and design piles to match what has been discovered following a site investigation.
This month we present another question from the Institution's Structural Behaviour Course, looking at the forces in a truss.
In this section we shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers. This month we preview the content of Volume 13 (February 2018). Access to Structures is free to Institution members (excluding Student members) as one of their membership benefits, with access provided via the ‘My account’ section of the Institution website. The journal is available online at: www.structuresjournal.org