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Engineering professionals are in high demand as they are responsible for designing, building, and maintaining infrastructure, machinery, transportation and equipment that are vital to the world we live in. Graduates can work in industries such as manufacturing, construction, aerospace, automotive, energy, and technology, amongst others. With the ever-growing demand for engineers, there are plenty of career opportunities available for those with an accredited engineering qualification. The potential for career growth, high salaries, and the ability to make a positive impact on society makes engineering a rewarding career path.
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How do we calculate the Euler buckling load? Following on from our previous article on evaluating the slenderness ratio in columns, we’re going to look at some other calculations we need when looking at the buckling of columns. Axial Resistance For the axial resistance of a column to be satisfied, the following conditions must be […]
Evaluating the slenderness ratio in columns. Following on from our previous article on buckling failure modes, we’re going to dive deeper into the types of buckling in columns. Column Buckling. Column buckling, or column stability, can be expressed as the failure of load-bearing capacity cause by the effect of pressure. It’s manifested as bending, or […]
What are buckling failure modes? In our previous articles on beams, we discussed various types of deflection and how we go about calculating it in various structures. We’re going to pivot into buckling and how it can affect structures. What is buckling? Buckling occurs when a structure, such as a column or strut, is under […]
How do we analyse the deflection of simply supported beams using calculus. In our previous article on deflection in simply supported beams, we looked at calculating deflection using standard tables. In this article, however, our focus will be on calculating deflection using calculus. Relationship Between Deflection, Slope and Radius of Curvature As we mentioned in […]
Determine the deflection of en-castre beams. Following on from our previous article on deflection of beams with a combined load, we’re going to look at deflection in a different type of beam. What is an en-castre beam? En-castre beams, or fixed beams, have fixed supports at both ends. So, they don’t allow horizontal, vertical or rotational […]
Determine the deflection of beams due to combined loads If you read our article deflection of beams with a single load, you’ll know about deflection of a beam. Now we’re going to investigate how deflection affects a beam with combined loads. Calculating deflections on a beam with combined loads. Deflections from combined loading on a […]
Determine the deflection of cantilever beams with a single load. If you read our previous article on what is deflection, you’ll have some idea of deflection and it’s magnitude. Now we’re going to investigate how we determine deflection. What is a cantilever beam? Cantilever beams are constrained at one end and free at their other […]
What is the deflection of a structure and what determines its magnitude? If you’ve read our previous articles on how to determine forces on a joint or structure, you’ll know that there are many different calculations used in civil engineering. Now we’re going to change direction slightly and take a look at deflection and what […]
How do we analyse the effects of loading on cylinders? Continuing on in our series looking at the various calculations used in Civil Structural Analysis, we’re going to dive into analysing the effects of loading on cylinders. What is a cylinder? Firstly, what is a cylinder? Many items like steam boilers or large pipes are […]
How to determine the forces acting in pin-jointed frame structures. We’re going to continue our series of articles on the calculations used to determine various forces and effects by jumping in to another calculation. What is a pin joint. Before looking at the forces acting in a pin joint, we need to know what a […]
Determine the effects of torsional loads on shafts. We’re going to continue our series of articles on the calculations used in civil and mechanical engineering by diving into torsional loads on shafts and their effects. The image below shows a motor supplied with power which causes a shaft to rotate. The rotating shaft causes the […]
Calculating the reaction forces and bending moment distributions in a simply supported beam. This is the second in a series of articles diving into the various calculations used in civil and mechanical engineering, such as our article on calculating stress. For this one, we’re going to look at reaction forces in a simply supported beam. […]
How to calculate stress for direct loading of components. If a rubber strip is pulled it stretches, and the more you pull it the more it stretches. There’s a relationship between the extension and the force applied, known as Hooke’s Law, and it can be expressed as a force extension graph: Figure 1: Load / […]
Best practice standards used in the construction industry. If you’ve read our article on the civil engineering code of conduct, you’ll be familiar with some best practices in construction projects. In this article we’re going to focus on the best practice standards used in the construction industry. What are best practices? In civil engineering and […]
Civil Engineering Code of Conduct If you’ve read our article on sustainable design in a construction project you’ll already be familiar with some ethics around construction. However, there’s a lot more to it than that, and we’ll find out some of the considerations an engineer must think about in this article. Business ethics for engineers […]
What is sustainable design in a construction project? Before we can understand sustainable design, we first need to understand sustainable development. Sustainable development The World Commission on Environment and Development defines it as “a strategy that…meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. However, […]
What is a cantilever beam and how can we calculate its deflection? You may have read our previous article about beams and their deflection. The article talked about deflection in general – what it is and how can it be determined. Now we’re going to dive a little deeper and focus on cantilever beams and […]
What is the magnitude of deflection in beams and how do we determine it? When a beam is subjected to a load, it deflects from its original position. In other words, it bends to a certain extent. The amount of deflection depends on the beam’s cross-section and its strength. There are two criteria for […]
How cost management is used in construction projects. You may have read some previous articles about construction projects, and noticed cost management mentioned as being the responsibility of a few different project roles. Cost management is an important part of a construction project to ensure a budget is in place. It also ensures that the […]
What is important in flooring construction? In our previous articles we discussed the uses of materials such as timber and masonry in construction. Now we’re going to talk about floors, and what is important in constructing them, including materials. What is a floor? Let’s confirm what a floor is so everyone knows what we’re dealing […]
Key roles in a construction project. In a previous article we discussed specifying client needs before we launch into a construction project. But where does the client fit into the project? Is this the only time we see them, and who else is involved? Let’s find out! Collaboration in a construction project Collaboration is crucial […]
Masonry and its uses in construction You’re maybe familiar with the term masonry, and maybe even that it’s used in construction. But many of us aren’t much more familiar that, so let’s dive in and find out more! What is masonry? The materials covered by the term masonry include natural stone, manufactured forms made of […]
How do we go about specifying customer needs? In any construction project there will be a customer – the person or organisation who wants the building(s) detailed in the project. It’s the customer who tells us what they want, when, and how much of a budget they might have. It’s easy to see how what […]
What are the different types of construction projects? A construction project is as a series of interrelated construction tasks which are undertaken in a systematic order over a temporary timeframe. It results in the completion of the project and the creation of a tangible product or outcome. The type of processes involved in a construction […]
Understanding imperative and declarative programming While we discussed programming paradigms in a previous article, the most common explanation of the difference between imperative and declarative programming is that imperative tells the computer how to do things, whereas declarative focuses on what we want to get from the computer. Statements vs expressions Imperative code uses statements […]
What is a programming paradigm and what types are there? Programming paradigms are different ways or styles in which a programming language can be organised. Each paradigm consists of certain structures, features, and ways to tackle common programming problems. Some paradigms are more suited to certain types of problems, so you would use different paradigms […]
What is the Scrum Methodology? You might remember from our article on Agile software development that we mentioned there were several Agile features. These are things like what aspects of Agile will we use or not use and what way will we implement Agile into our business in a way that works for us. One […]
How timber can be used as a construction material One of the most valuable building materials we have is timber. This is because wood has an internal structure that results in an extremely anisotropic material (properties are different in different directions), making it a typical natural composite material. Although a wide variety of industries use […]
How can buildings be classified? We spend a lot of time in various structures, more so than we ever do outside. There are different types of buildings we spend our time in and might be involved in constructing, so let’s have a look at how we can classify these buildings. Classification of buildings based on […]
What is Agile Software Development? Agile development is an approach that is a combination of iterative and incremental sequences with a focus on process adaptability and customer satisfaction via a rapid delivery of the working product. Unlike the more traditional waterfall model previously used in development, where each step is completed sequentially, agile promotes an […]
What is the Software Development LifeCycle? The SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) is a breakdown of all the steps involved in the creation of software and will normally move through the following steps: Why is it used? The SDLC gives a business or team a tried-and-tested foundation for every software related project that they produce. […]
What are coding standards? Do we really need them? Coding standards are rules and guidelines that help developers create cleaner, more readable, and more efficient code with minimal bugs and errors. They also offer a uniform way for developers to build highly functional code. Coding standards aren’t the personal opinions of any one developer. They […]
How does the grain size affect the strength of a material? In this article we are going to focus on how the grain size impacts on yield strength. What is a grain? A crystal can be modelled as a unit lattice in which atoms are arranged in a specific position, when a group of crystals […]
Material deformation techniques This article discusses various methods where materials are forcibly deformed, and their physical or microstructural properties are altered. This is done to enhance certain mechanical or electrical properties. The deformation usually takes place at high or low temperatures, and this is reflected in the naming of the process. Cold Working This process […]
In this article, we will identify the four main forces concerned with aircraft in flight. We will discuss the nature of these forces and deduce mathematical and descriptive definitions
What is pseudocode and why do we use it in programming? As much as software developers would love to jump straight into programming when they get a new project or feature, that’s not a good idea and can lead to poor design and mistakes being made. Firstly, the developer(s) will create algorithms to represent what […]
What is an algorithm and why do we use them in computing? An algorithm is implemented via a programming language. Although different programming languages have different syntax, similar to French and Italian having different syntax, and may be designed for different purposes, how they implement an algorithm remains roughly the same. They have the same […]
This article will investigate the various ways in which mechanical testing techniques can be applied to engineering materials.
What is the Difference between Transformers and Rectifiers? We shall first need to recap on some background knowledge relating to induction
Measuring the airspeed and altitude of an aircraft it is not as simple as you might first think, and requires the consideration of a…
Part 2 of 3 of our Aircraft Design series. In this 20-minute video you will learn about aerofoil and wing design. If this video interests…
This 18-minute video is the first tutorial in our new aircraft design series. The topic is how designers use thrust loading and wing…
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