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Excel VBA for Civil/Structural Engineers

Being different from my other blog posts, this particular article will be a walkthrough of the engineering tools which I created and used to optimize the time. As you might be aware, that I am proficient with Excel VBA and…

Shear Lag in Steel Structures

If we consider ourselves attending a design class in the undergraduate degree program, once the design philosophies are over, the first design lecture would be on “Design of Tension Members”. Have you ever wondered, why we are learning this thing…

Lateral Torsional Buckling

What happens to a member, when it is subjected to transverse loading? A member subjected to transverse loading will undergo bending and start to deflect along the plane in which it is loaded. It seems so simple, right?    Now,…

P-Delta Effect on Structures

P-Delta Analysis is a Non-linear second-order analysis which exhibits a considerable increase in the base moment when a structure is subjected to large lateral displacement due to wind or seismic forces. Before moving further, there are two terms that need…