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Question 17
Okay, this is definitely a simple question to start with. Question: If x= L/3 what is the vertical reaction at support A? Solution: To solve this we need to take moment about a point that we know the moment for....

Revision questions coming up soon.
To help those students who are resisting Structures 1A and Structures 2 in August/Sept I will be uploading a question for each course on a regular basis .

Question 16
This week its something a bit different! Understanding the causes of deterioration is just as important as resolving vectors. The rail bridge over Westmoreland Road, (on the route of the U18 bus leaving Oldfield Park on the way to uni) Bath,...

Question 15
The multispan bridge shown carries three different load types, Dead load (Red), Superimposed dead load (Blue) and Live load (Yellow). The individual spans are identical in length and stiffness. Which plausible load case will produce the maximum hogging moment in...

Question 14
Something for my Bridge Engineering Students Moment at B is Diagram 3, when the load is between B and D the moment at B is always zero Moment at C is Diagram 4, when the load is at A, the...

Question 13
Something for all my Bridge Engineering students. Prestressing a simply supported beam For the simply supported prestressed beam shown above, calculate the maximum allowable length (in meters) if the maximum tensile stresses due to the unfactored dead weight are limited...

Question 12
For height H of ? and L= ?m the correct answer is 16.7kN, well done to all those who got the right answer. Hopefully you took moments about the support pins to find the vertical reactions, then if you take...

Question 11
This weeks question is submitted by our very own Tom Reynolds a PhD students studying the dynamic performance of Timber connections who has a healthy interest in slacklines. The violin player hears a tearing sound and quickly sees that the cable at...

Christmas and New year holiday
Happy new year to everyone. The weekly blog questions will start again ready for Semester 2. In the mean time I hope you are all outside enjoying the snow. Why not try to build an ice sculpture. For more inspiring...

Question 10: Buro Happold & Emirates Air Line
Those kind folks at Buro Happold have written a difficult question for all us structural engineers to think about for the next 2 weeks. As its a bit harder than usual we have doubled the prize money, a £20 Amazon Voucher could...