Classifying Semirigid Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In previous articles I discussed both Flexible Diaphragms and Rigid Diaphragms. Historically diaphragms have been considered as one of these two..

Special Considerations for Rigid Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

This is the fifth in a series of articles on diaphragms. In the previous article I discussed the classification of Rigid diaphragms. The rigid..

Classifying Rigid Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In my previous post I discussed the definition of Flexible diaphragms, and their modeling and characteristics. In this article I will do the same for..

Characteristics and Modeling of Flexible Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In my previous post I listed and briefly described the three types of diaphragms referenced in the building codes; they include:

Types of Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

In my previous post I included a brief history of the consideration of diaphragms in hand calculations and analysis programs. Knowing this history..

A History of Diaphragms

August 19, 2022

Over the last several years we have seen a steady evolution in how diaphragms are considered in analysis programs.

Solving Complex Geotechnical Analysis Challenges, Made Simple

August 19, 2022

Geotechnical challenges are everywhere, starting from the soil interaction with the foundation of our homes, roads, embankments, dams, retaining..

Geotechnical Engineering: Slope Stability of Embankments on Clay

August 15, 2022

The Challenge in Slope Stability Analysis for Embankments on Clay The construction of an embankment on clay can generate excess pore pressure in the..