Cracking Moment Equation

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Cracking moment equation is a famous formula that gives you the value of tensile bending stress at which the concrete of the beam starts to crack. This concept is important to understand the stress distribution of the beam across the depth. It will also help you to determine the deflection in the concrete at the … Read more

POT Bearings vs Elastomeric Bearings

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Looking for POT bearing vs elastomeric bearing? Look no further because in today’s article we’re going to elaborate this very important topic in bridges and girders. As a bridge engineer you might know that the bridge girders won’t go directly on the beam seat and instead bearings are provided that act as a resting surface … Read more

Pile Cap in a bridge – Definition – Types and Construction Procedures

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 Pile cap is a solid foundation that carries the load from the pier and transfers equally on the underneath group of piles. A pile cap is just like a thick concrete mat and the rebar dowels are embedded into it along with the dowels of the pier. Definition A thick concrete mat that is constructed … Read more