British Engineering Excellence Awards 2020 shortlist released

Paul Fanning, publishing director at MA Business, said: “The British Engineering Excellence Awards have been the benchmark for great British engineering design for more than a decade now. I’m delighted to say that – despite all the disruption we’ve seen – this year is no exception, with an exceptionally diverse and fascinating set of entries….

Temporal Development of Backward Erosion Piping in a Large-Scale Experiment | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Researcher, Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft Univ. of Technology, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, Netherlands; Flood Risk Consultant, Dept. of Rivers, Coasts and Deltas, HKV Consultants, Botter 11-29, Lelystad, Netherlands (corresponding author). ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6895-8256. Email: [email protected] Researcher, Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering, Delft Univ. of Technology, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, Netherlands; Flood Risk Advisor, Deltares,…

3.2 Magnitude Quake Hits Biliran

Biliran Hit by Earthquake with 3.2 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake in Biliran, December 4, 2020. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes. One of…

Time-Dependent Model for Predicting Chloride Binding Capacity of Concrete with Crystalline Material | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Abstract The aim of this study is to develop a time-dependent model for determining the chloride binding capacity of concrete with crystalline material (CM) with different water to binder ( w/b ) ratios, fly ash replacement proportions, curing times, and chloride exposure periods. The effect of CM on chemical and physical binding processes was considered…

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bars for Concrete Structures: State-of-the-Practice in Australia | Journal of Composites for Construction

Abstract The harsh Australian environment makes the use of steel reinforcement in concrete structures problematic on account of corrosion. The probability of corrosion damage will significantly increase in the years to come and will become a major problem not only in coastal regions but also in inland parts of Australia due to increasing carbon dioxide…

A p–y Model for Large Diameter Monopiles in Sands Subjected to Lateral Loading under Static and Long-Term Cyclic Conditions | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Abstract The design of large diameter monopiles subjected to cyclic lateral loading is of interest in many applications, such as, for example, in the offshore wind energy industry. Engineering design methods to estimate the deflection of these structures are required for this purpose. In the present work, a p–y model for large diameter monopiles subjected…

Comparing Design Thinking Traits between National Samples of Civil Engineering and Architecture Students | Journal of Civil Engineering Education

Abstract Civil engineers and architects are both trained in design thinking, but they approach the process of design from differing perspectives largely due to the divergence in their educational curriculums. With an interest in the effect of differing educational perspectives on design thinking outcomes, comparisons were made between the self-identified design thinking abilities of students…