Author: Ryan Freund

Masonry – Shear Design

Masonry Shear Design For right now I am going to cover basic shear design in accordance with MSJC 2005 / 2008 (AKA TMS 402/ACI 530). I will keep updating this for strength design and include some further discussion in the near…

Seismic Design ASCE7 Part 1

ASCE 7 Seismic Design – Part 1 We are going to break down and review seismic design in regards to ASCE7-05. We are going to cover the basics and some commentary. Hopefully I will be able to elaborate sometime in…

Trial Wedge Analysis

Trial Wedge Method Update: I will be updating this post or possibly creating a new post that demonstrates a simpler, clearer way to implement the trial wedge method. It should be completed by 2013/2/17. Update: I realized a couple of…

AISC Webinars

Here is a link to recorded webinars by AISC, all of which are free. Yes. http://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=31724&linkidentifier=id&itemid=31724 And this one: http://www.aisc.org/uploadedcontent/2011NASCCSessions/n6/

Lateral Earth Pressure II

This post is an extension of a previous post http://howtoengineer.com/retaining-wall-lateral-earth-pressure/ The spreadsheet will use the nomeclature found in NCMA’s Design Manual for Segmental Retaining Walls and Coulomb Theory. See here: Lateral Earth Pressure – Soil Basic 1 Geometry Sketch Also here is a…