What are the types of base isolation devices

In our previous post, we studied various techniques to reduce earthquake effects on structures. We will explore different types of base isolation devices that are commonly used in building engg. In

What are Static Determinate Trusses?

Static determinate structures are those structures in which we compute axial forces by the application of static equilibrium alone. For plane frame, three such equations are: For a statically determinate:

What is Kinematic Indeterminacy ?

It is the number of independent components of joint displacements with respect to a set of axes. Kinematic indeterminacy also referred as degrees of freedom for a structure, is the

What is a structure ?

A structure means a system of connected parts used to support a load. An elastic body is called a structure when a set of loads are applied the elastic body

What is stress??

Definition of stress Before defining stress at a point we must set the stage for the definition. Consider we have a deformable body, and this body bis in static equilibrium

Stresses in beam due to bending action

Introduction Stresses in beam is very important topic. Every engineering graduates need to understand this phenomenon. Before understanding this we need to discuss few simple concepts. You might have gone

Fundamental Concepts in Solid Mechanics

Table of contents Introduction Some time we call it as “Strength of material” also. In this post we will understand why it is called so. What are the objective of

Solid Mechanics: Introduction

Mechanics is the science of forces and motions. The origins of mechanics could be traced back to 4th century BC when Aristotle founds the system of Aristotelian physics, but it