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The most basic way is to simplify the effects of dynamic loading caused by the start and stop of the crane or the winch , they could introduce a factor of 2.8 for load magnification, is to basically m …
answered Feb 27 '18 by kamran
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In US there are zones of maximum wind velocity and its pressure. Majority of the zones assume (15 to 35) lbs/sqr ft pressure for heights of up to 60 feet, depending on combination of factors such as …
answered Jun 18 '18 by kamran
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Assuming the length of your beam is 10 feet, aluminum Ibeam 4x3 by 1.97lbs per ft. Should be enough. This is to support dynamic load factor of 3. And a steel cable of 1/8 inch. Then your wall attachme …
answered Feb 19 by kamran
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Any slab or ceiling can Receive several kinds of loading which are marked on the structural plans in case that loading can be critical. e.g., a library floor is ranked both for distributed loads and c …
answered Nov 2 '18 by kamran
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In high rise design surface area to volume ratio is a significant factor in the amount of energy used to keep the building air conditioned and useable for its design function. The larger the surface t …
answered Aug 16 by kamran
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First off you want to make sure if you should divide the required squeezing force by four. Assuming that is correct we can proceed. Because of symmetry you can assume the flange overhang will have t …
answered Feb 1 '18 by kamran
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Talking about lumber studs and 2x double bottom plate, under normal load applications and type 5 construction, the base plate as prescribe by applicable code, such as type 5 sheets handed out in the b …
answered Jan 16 '18 by kamran
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You have to know the mass and CG of each individual part. Then once assembled you set your machine against a corner wall which you will use as xy axis. measure the Dx and Dy, the distance from CG of …
answered Apr 2 '18 by kamran
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Depends on the load, but if you guess your load per square feet is going to be near 25lbs, 2x6 is not enough, consider 2x8 @ 16", Doug Fur Larch, grade 1. You need to use a 2x8 or other means of ledg …
answered Jan 3 by kamran
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You can remove the two 8ft beams on front and replace them with a 3-1/8 by 6 inch Glulam by 16ft long. It is close enough in size after paint and strong enough. if your posts are vinyl you need to ch …
answered May 11 by kamran
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What you're planning to do has lateral instability. It will collapse by rotation of one or both of the side walls. You either need to brace all four sides with possibly 1.5 inch tube or on front use …
answered Mar 25 by kamran
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Yes there is. Lets say you have a tall building with multiple stories and several unsymmetrical mass protrusions at different floors. To verify that your building is not going to topple: You find t …
answered Sep 11 by kamran
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As part of the process of obtaining a building permit is the requirement to investigate the soil strength and competency and possible elevated subterranean water levels by a licensed geotechnical engi …
answered Nov 16 '18 by kamran
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Columns can and do create horizontal reaction if that's what you mean. Some examples are: A column loaded by a vertical force not passing through its axial center. A column rigidly or semi-rigidly …
answered Dec 30 '17 by kamran
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There are some problems in your sketch that can be fixed. Other than that there is no fundamental issues. A house or structure can be fully or partially supported by the walls of a basement, provided …
answered Aug 3 '18 by kamran

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