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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Trello: Organize Your BE Project | Best Group Project Management Platform

Life Is Simple, Just get a bit  organized and you’ll learn how!
Having loads of task done is difficult and on top of it to maintain a team to get it done moves the entire project to a whole new level. In this age where everything is on the internet it would be a wise decision to implement technology to achieve this task that men frequently seem to fear.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce before you a tool that I’ve been using since a few months. I would like to thank My Friend and partner in a number of my experiments Mr. Irfan Jamadar (AERION) to perform as a beta tester for this this tool as well.

     A free tool available for android as well as Window/Mac, etc. is extremely useful to organize your works and assign tasks to your teammates and get the works done more efficiently and in an effortless manner. It is based on the concept of white board where you can simply add lists, by just drag and drop you can assign the task to member, keep a general list, etc. this software is just so much vague that its application is diverse in nature. Try it yourself!
We’ve been personally using the platform as an android app as well as on PC and found it to be greatly assistive in our tasks
Checkout the following Videos to learn how you could efficiently use trello for your project and other tasks:

Thanks for reading hope you found it useful...
Please leave your comments below..


Plan B | What if I couldn’t make up for the Final Year

    Planning for the worst case scenario and keeping a positive attitude is an essential quality.
The P's in Life..
Positive approach and plenty of plans.
Alhamdulillah! by the grace of Allah, I’ve made up till here and InSha Allah would also get the degree by next year. But a number of complexities; financial and others undisclosed could be an obstruction that could stall down the sync. Such incidents call for an alternative, a plan that could forsake all sorrows and difficulties associated with it.
Recently I’ve realized how important it is to be grateful, you learn that there are a lot of people who aren’t that privileged as you to have yourself associated with such a Great Institution, to have such good and always motivating teachers at your disposal, having the privilege to ride a bike to college instead of just having to struggle in buses or walk and above all parents and guardians that are wiling to sacrifice a lot for you.

Alhamdulillah! be positive and have your plan B as a backup in case if any disaster happens to occur. Here is what I feel, I should accomplish I were to have a year off
  1. With the grace of Allah, I’ve been offered jobs that pay fair enough to manage my expenses and it would be a great opportunity to work and earn and invest your own money for Learning.
  2. I feel that I’m lagging in communication skills and vocabulary, it would be a great venture for me to work on that sector and have a wholesome development.
  3. I have a few of my projects that demand a lot of time, which I could easy work on after having a year drop. Alhamdulillah! 3 research papers this year, InSha Allah the number would rise if only I could dedicate more time on it.
  4. Learning what I couldn’t as a full time student, I’m deeply interested in having knowledge of coding and developing systems. Having free time and funds (from the job) I could inSha Allah live the dream of a Programming Civil Engineer!
  5. Having deep desire to become a structural engineer, I could strive hard, learn software required for the designing buildings and if possible also land into an Internship finally leading to a job InSha Allah.
  6. Invest in having financial freedom, after having 365 days of free-time at my disposal I could pursue my long awaited desire of learning Stocks and Shares towards attaining financial freedom and no more dependencies.
  7. Read, read and read; recently I developed the addiction to reading (check out the read section on this blog for to know which books I read). This post possibly is a byproduct of my reading addiction.
  8. Loads of experimentation, having resources at disposal it could be simple to have better learning experiences.
  9. Focus on Blogging, this blogging also demands a lot of time and efforts, after having time It could be simply possible to put efforts and develop it into a complete professional looking website.
  10. Youtubing, the fun activity sometimes annoying though could have more of my time and could have greater and much better content into the web having more subscribers and more internet impact.
  11. …….the list could continue to infinity
   Even after having so much adventure available to enjoy before you have a debut as a Civil engineer on the hard construction environment, we feel there’s a huge loss; though having feelings of inferiority couldn’t be denied your friends and companions would all move on…

But then You have these two Guys! who got their degrees after establishing empires worth of billions

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates

So cheer up and be grateful of what you have, be positive and aim for the best.
It should be accounted that It is the Plan B that is followed by A; it is under no circumstances recommended that a year be missed or let down! As marked by Napoleon Hill, your desire for a thing determines its availability! have strong efforts to make Plan A a success because no matter how good looks plan B is a just a substitute, even though there a list of infinite items accomplishing them would be extremely difficult.
My plans might appear to be extremely adventurous and fun, but I keep plan B just to motivate myself and keep a positive mindset.

I wish to have your prayers!
Please remember me in your Duas! Ramadan Mubarak!
Thanks for reading

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Accident Spots along KJEI–Chandni Chowk Road | 12 Identified Blackspots in Pune

“Accidents Happen, it is our Duty to ensure they don’t repeat”

A case study conducted by a group of B.E. Students studying in Department of Civil Engineering, Trinity College of Engineering and Research resulted in the 12 identified black spots on the route connecting KJEI campus and Chandni Chowk in Pune.
The route is most populated and often categorized as a highway along its section. Its almost like a route connecting important gateways that is the Chandni Chowk and Khadi Machine Chowk. Having such an important geological and logistical value this route certainly demands attention for maintenance and operation. The study done by the group involves the analysis of the previous records and physical survey of existing factors such as geometry, traffic conditions, peak hours and nature of traffic. The following is the report from their BE Project.
Lets begin by Defining:

Black Spot

In road safety management, an accident blackspot is a place where road traffic accidents have been historically found to be concentrated.
In simple terms, a place where too many accidents occurred in the past

Routing and Chainages

The route selected for the study was KJEI campus to Chandni Chowk via Katraj. This involved the Navale Bridge and Ambegoan road. The figure below shows the route details. The entire route was divided into sections of 500 m to facilitate simplicity in studies
Route and Chainage for Study

Identified Black spots

Conducting the analysis of the past records from Police Stations, Physical surveys and using analytical methods such as Accident Density Method and Weighted Severity Index Method the following points were identified as blackspots.
1) Yewalewadi
2) Khadi Machine
3) Gokul Nagar
4) Katraj Chowk
5) Datta Nagar
6) Beldare Petrol Pump
7) Vadgaon Bridge
8) End of Vadgaon Bridge
9) Mai Mangeshkar Hospital
10) RMD college
11) Dhukkar Khind
12) Chandani Chowk.
Identified Black Spots marked with red pins
Refer the image below, points are marked on the map.
The report below provides details on the complete case study, methodology and inferences from the study
The case study was published in the IJIRSET in the May, 2017 issue. titled as

“Accident Analysis & Blackspot Identification from Chandani Chowk to KJEI Campus, Pune – A case Study”

Click here to Download the Research Paper

Inferences from the study

  1. As the main focus of this project is accident analysis and identification of Black Spots on the route of Chandani Chowk to KJ’s Educational Institute, Pune. This route is having 20.0 KM length. This route includes Mumbai-Bangalore Highway (NH-48), Pune-Machilipatanam (NH-65) Highway.
  2. Number of educational institutes, temples, stops for construction workers  also exists on this route making it highly populated during the peak rush hours.
  3. The different sections on the route aren’t having uniform grading making it difficult to maintain the traffic flow uniformity.
  4. The nature of traffic, as this region receives heavy loaded vehicles that included large and oversized containers it adds up to risk. it has been concluded from the study that a number of accidents are associated with heavy vehicles.


Redesign of sections consisting of Black spot, it being a phenomenon that is primarily govern by the geometric structure of the road and the connecting links a modification in the geometry or by providing restrictions on traffic flow the accident risk can be lowered down. Further it is to be noted that traffic conditioning is required to maintain a smooth flow that won’t lead to hazards on account of Human errors. Its is our observed fact that in our country traffic calming agents which should be a object to calm the traffic and add safety to the transport system is not applied efficiently, our system lags in the efficient employment of these tools to regulate the flow. There are speed breakers placed which are in very bad conditions; oversized, not properly dressed, no prior indication, odd locations and these speed breakers also add up to the risk factors. The rising traffic and the risk associated with transport can be mitigated by the application of technology and advancement in the field of sciences, by employing technology to monitor and provide measure to manage traffic, by issuing strict traffic regulations the accident rate can be reduced.
The most important Among all is by training people about the hazards and how to be safe in such environments.

Scopes of Development

“Future is what you think it to be, Until it becomes the Present”

Being positive is the essence of developing good future, in an age where technology is dominating most of our activities, making it safe and comfortable soon would our roads be operated by the computers making it efficient in all directions. There could be algorithms developed that monitor traffic and predict solutions considering all parameters constraining traffic flow and also emergency situations.
It is to be taken into account that in the future the roads would be much safer that they are right now, if all security and safety measures are adopted. We would be travelling at a high speed with high safety standards that would be maintained by technology. Soon we’re approaching in the era of cars without any drivers which is said to be more safe as it eliminates the human errors and lags in reflexes require to prevent damages.

So thats’ all we’d wanted to share
Thanks for reading, we’d like to have your comments especially for scopes of development in this region that affects the lives of each one travelling on the roads.

Prof. Jitesh Dhule
Rutuja Gawade
Amol Pawar
Swapnil Borge
Nazim Ansari
Sayyed Shadaab

Monday, 5 June 2017

[How to] Publishing A Research Paper | Practical Advice

First Paper is Always a Memorable Benchmark

Research is Addictive, You’ll need more and more of it!

Having published 3 research papers I guess I’m eligible to provide information on this “Frequent Asked Question”. So without any further time-pass lets just get into the topic.

Publishing A Research Paper

Why is A common Question

       It is a great way to express your works and communicate with a larger set of audience for your works through active research oriented websites. having connections with top people and learning from them as well as being a mentor to others.
    Generally students are expected to publish research papers as a part of their academic requirements, they publish their project works, seminars, etc. This is usually to inculcate a sense of technical documentation and improve their logical skills. Publishing a research paper adds a great load to your CV or Re’sume making you more appealing as a candidate for a job. So get ahead!

How To Start

      You don’t need to be a scientist or a graduate for doing so, even under-graduates can make miracles happen (Microsoft, Dell, Facebook, ……).  Publishing a research work isn’t just a job reserved for the scholars though it suits them. Simply any student with some concept and facts backing that concept can publish a research paper.
    To start all you need is a great concept and the willpower to prove it. Documentation is just an ordinary labor you’ll have to deal somehow. So just get an idea or concept, it could also be a comparative study, Case Study or anything else depending upon the niche you wish to pursue.
Basically I have divided the entire procedure into 4 simple steps, like the four columns supporting a structure Winking smile

Step 1 Determination of Topic and other specifications
Step 2 Conducting the study/ research
Step 3Organize and present the work in proper format
Step 4Finally Publish in a journal

      So in the step-wise procedure…

Step 1:

Determination of Topic and other specifications

         For Publishing a research paper your topic could be a research and development work, A new concept that you've developed/working upon, Case studies or comparative studies. So finalize your area of work. This may include accumulating all the recourses that you need to conduct the study.
Step 2:

Conducting the study/research

          You need to present proper facts and observations in the paper and for that It is essential that you conduct proper research, analysis, literature review and experiments. Conduct all the required calculations and experiments and record your observations or inferences. I personally remember well how we’d used the dark room of our Physics lab in our College. Also you’ll need to carry out simulations if you’re not able to practically conduct any concept. In one of our projects we’d tested the concept on software subjecting the model to all real-time conditions. So publish a paper that could receive citations, it is required that the thesis is backed well by all facts. You may refer to the literature from other peoples work and it is actually better if you do this as a main process so that you can have better idea on what would be the scopes of development that you could propose. So this phase could be said to be one of the most uncertain situation in the entire procedure.

Step 3:

Organize and present the work in proper format

        Having all the data you need to indent it in a proper format that has been specified by the journals you’d wish to publish your paper with. This simply involves compiling of all data into a single file with proper headings, descriptions, tables, figures, etc. Common templates can be found on the web and particularly on the website of the publications. So adjust your manuscript as per the templates and included all the citations of works that you’ve referred or used while preparing your manuscript. Conduct all spelling checks and provide captions to all figures and tables also provide a short description about it in the corresponding paragraphs or text.

Final Step:

Publish in a journal

        With the manuscript ready, seek a journal of your choice and niche of your work. Generally I prefer having it in IJIRSET, though it would be much better if you could find a journal with higher Impact factor. Impact factor is like the app ratings in the Google Play store, it determines the status of the publication. Impact factor is dependent on a number of factors explaining it would be a new post, we’ll have it sometime later; for now assume higher the impact factor better is the journal. So aim for a journal with high impact factors.
There are basically two categories of Journals:
  1. Open Source
  2. Subscription Based

Open Source Journals
     These are freely available and could be referred or used by anyone, anywhere just as the Open source software. The reader doesn’t need to pay anything or purchase any subscription to access the journals. These are often referred to as ‘Open Access Journals’. The fee or the charges for publishing in these sort of journals is borne by the publisher/Author i.e. the person who prepared the research paper.
Subscription based
      These require you to have a subscription in order to access the libraries, most institutes have some package subscriptions with such publications that allow the users to access the journals for free on their intranet. My college does has a subscription with ASCE, Sci-Direct, etc. check out your college library for information on this topic. Having a subscription allows you to access top quality research material from the best research scholars. The user is the payer here and in most cases the author doesn’t needs to pay anything for publishing the paper.
Now after having selected the journal you need to conduct the following:
1. Handle them your manuscript: In order to publish the work the publication needs to have the matter or content. You’ll have to either upload or email your publisher with the manuscript.
2. Review of Manuscript:  This is done by the publication, they have a panel of reviewers who actually go through the entire content and check for technical faults, indentation errors, plagiarism and copyright issues. After having the review they provide you with a reviewers guideline referring which you need to make the necessary changes to your manuscript.
3. Payment: After doing all the changes and submitting the final manuscript, depending upon the type of Journal you need to make the payment which is either online or offline through challans.
4. Issuing of Publication Certificate: Congratulations! once you’ve completed with the above steps, your paper will be published and the publication will award you with a publication certificate.
And with this the entire adventure ends….
Please comment with your experience and Queries regarding the procedure, we’d be glad to answer your doubts…

Check This Video For Details on the Publication Procedure:

Thanks for reading..


Friday, 2 June 2017

Estimate the Time Remaining To Receive Your Payment from YouTube

How Long Will It take

Most People have turned to YouTube to generate passive incomes but least of those realize that there's a long period of haul before they make any returns from their efforts on the website. Even I make videos and tutorials which are both fun and a great experience to learn more stuffs. YouTube is one of the best learning space that provides a rich environment to develop almost all the skills that you need. Me personally having been a learned a lot of stuffs from YouTubers.

While studying a subject in engineering I realized that we need to have an estimate of the period of return or recovery period. In project management and Engineering economics we'd learned that the feasibility of any project depends on the Criteria such as Payback Period, Internal Rate of Return, Net Present Value, etc. I decided to put this stuffs to real test and experiment if It really works out.

I've been in touch with a few YouTubers who usually brag about their YouTube earning and how they're making a sustainable living out of it. To me its certainly impossible to have an entire dependence on YouTube for finances. For the many new youtubers like me whos Monthy 28 Day revenue is around $0.60-$1.00 it is important to realize that it'll be a long journey to receive the first threshold payment that is $100 (equivalent to 6000 INR Appx.).


Sunday, 28 May 2017

SD1 Project Termwork Archieve - Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Excel | TE Civil

Designing Something like this was the Part of the Project

While in the 5th Semester that is in the 1st semester of Third year A project to design an industrial truss along with a few more elements was assigned to us. A group of 3 members to analyse and design the structural frame of the industrial shed.

To expedite our works and improve our overall efficiency we opted for the use of software and typically our best hands on software Microsoft Excel

Check out the video below to learn about the initial design procedure

So without wasting any more time here I present before you the entire folder of the files and drawings that we'd created during the course of our project, please note that these files may be wrong or having errors. They're meant only for the purpose of reference.

Basically it involved a lot of manual labour to design the excel template but once it was done I was simply able to modify the members and as I'd included the logical checks by just changing the members I was able to find the most economical member, avoiding the huge amount of calculation.

A few glimpse of the excel sheet:

Finally was able to implement the axial load analysis on Excel after a lot of trial and error on paper!

Hope you found this post useful...


Friday, 26 May 2017

Practice with Me! | Mastering Stadd Pro through Trail And errors

Practice makes a man perfect and the best and the  cheapest way to learn anything is to get into the stuff and conduct trial and errors or simply stumble around with the environment!
In the video below all I did is tried to applied what I'd learned:

I wish to express my gratitude to Prof. P.M. Kulkarni for teaching me this Software.


Friday, 5 May 2017

Foundation Engineering (SPPU) | Learning Aids

It's undeniable that reading improves your imagination but a little dose of my multimedia could add the delicious topping to the pizza of knowledge. 

After reading and brainstorming for some time I finally resorted to my ultimate weapon, YouTube Videos to have a glimpse of what the concepts actually are and how are they practically implemented. With no surprise to the fact that a number of doubts and uncertainties were cleared... 

Finally having benefited myself I'd wanted to share the stuffs I found useful in the Internet Jungle. 

Check Out the YouTube playlist below:

Hope this makes Foundation Engineering interesting and easy...

If the above videos aren't visible or having errors we recommend you to click here to launch the playlist in the YouTube app if you're using mobile device else on the YouTube website.

Finally I would end up with a quote from my teacher Prof. Noorina Tarannum  

On a construction site everyone knows what is happening above the ground surface but the only thing that differentiates a Civil Engineer is the knowledge of whats happening below the surface, in simple terms foundation.

As you can see the playlist is incomplete and I would like to add a few more videos to it. To be updated of the changes/additions we recommend you to perform the following:

1. Add the playlist to your YouTube library for quick access/updates.
2. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
3. Review this post in a few days.

Thanks for reading hope you found it useful, share it with others and also comment about your experience.

After all, what is more rewarding for good other than Good.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

SD2 Project TermWork Archieve | TE Civil

Me, Using two screens for excel and AutoCAD 

        In the Third year of my Civil Engineering I'd performed a couple of projects as my termwork for the second semester, I'm sharing those with a vision that they could be referred and could contribute towards a mutual development
         Challenges help you learn something more adventurous and new! I've Used two Screens for this TermWork Submission! :-) 

Checkout The Files Below

 Else Click Here to Access the Documents

The softwares used for this project were as follows:

  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Stadd Pro
  • Microsoft Word
While calculating the loads an alternative method was used to estimate the loadings on the that are to be transferred from the slabs to the beam. Using AutoCAD the plan was traced and the area was calculated:
Learn more from the following Video:

Microsoft Excel was used to calculate the loadings  as well as designing the beams and columns.

On Stadd I'd Made the model but failed to analyse it. I do wish to work on the analysis of the structure using Stadd Pro.

Stadd Pro Rendered Model For the Project
Well All this was the software and calculations, the final works end with sheets. All the structural calculations are to be represented on a drawing and which involved some intense hours of drawing...

My Drawing Set-up

        Hope you found this post useful and please let me know if there are any scopes for development available.  Gags! I call errors to be scopes of development :-).

Would appreciate your comments, if you like this blog I'd recommend you to check out other useful stuffs on this blog.

      I'm grateful to my Guide Prof. Swapnil Walzade sir for guiding us throughout this project an encouraging us to carry the #Jugad that we've been doing...


Useful Events in Pune


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

SD2 Visit Report 2 | (How I Applied The Styles Feature in Word)

Learn How the Styles in word can be used:

    Mircosoft word comes along with a great loads of useful features, one such is the style function in word. Simply refer the above PDF and you'll notice that the headings are and sub-headings are all made uniformly. Also there is complete hierarchy in the document, styles makes it easy and simple to implement that in the document and much more than that you can even modify the designs of the document. I simply love what Microsoft Office Products offer and each time I use them they provide something more than I ever expect from it.

To Be super-user and have more idea on what I've mentioned above we strongly recommend that you see the following video:

Thats All we wanted to offer for now, more details tricks on using Microsoft Word to appear soon on this blog, do keep visiting...


Image Credits:
Sagar Khot


Friday, 14 April 2017

APDB TermWork Archieve | SE Civil

In the second year of my Civil Engineering I'd performed a couple of projects as my termwork for the second semester, I'm sharing those with a vision that they could be referred and could contribute towards a mutual development
 I'd be glad to hear about your comments especially for any scopes of development. Please note that all the above files are just an archive of the data that I'd created inorder to complete the termwork and may contain a number of errors.


Monday, 10 April 2017

Design of Columns Using Spread Sheets

Use the following links to download the spreadsheets:

Spreadsheet for Columns With Axial Loads Only

Spreadsheets for Columns with Uniaxial Bending along with Axial Loads

Spreadsheet for Columns with Biaxial Bending along with Axial Loads

Details on how to use and modify the spreadsheets shall be shared in some time.

Please prompt for bugs if any...

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Water Treatment Plant Excel Template

        Water Treatment plants are required to treat the water to the citizens before supplying it so that the water is free from the impurities, bacteria and viruses. Generally these plants are set-up and maintained by the government agencies, in Pune its the PMC that regulates the activities of the plant. 

         Designing such a plant is a difficult task and so a number of softwares are  available and are also custom developed to deal with this task. As a part of the Termwork even we were supposed to design a plant using a software. Here comes Microsoft Excel to our Rescue, we'd prepared our own MicroSoftware :-) using excel!

Excel Template to calculate the various parameters involved in the design of  a water treatment plant.

It is an a macro enabled excel template consisting a number of redirects, data validation and other stuffs...

The design or the formatting of the above template is consisting the following elements only
  1. Screen Chamber
  2. Aeration Tank Design, Cascaded type aeriator
  3. Sedimentation Tank
  4. Slow Sand Filter

     The template is so developed that only the fields that require inputs are accessible and also the  provides suggestions for recommended values.

Mean while you might like to checkout the following videos:

Please provide us with your feedback in the comments section below, also notify us for any bugs or zones for development.

Note: In no case shall be the developer of this template be liable for any claims for failure or errors.


Friday, 31 March 2017

Survey Termwork Submission Archive | SE Civil

In the second year of my Civil Engineering I'd performed a couple of projects as my termwork for the first semester, I'm sharing those with a vision that they could be refered and could contribute towards a mutual development
I'd be glad to hear about your comments especially for any scopes of development. Please note that all the above files are just an archive of the data that I'd created inorder to complete the termwork and may contain a number of errors.


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Visit To Water Treatment Plant | WTP Nigdi - Environment Engineering Visit

Water Treatment Plant Nigdi

Department of Civil Engineering, Trinity College of Engineering and Research had organised a visit to the water treatment plant as an industrial visit under the subject of Environmental Engineering.

The visit provided a great experience and insights into the industrial application of concepts taught in the four walls of a class room.

It is an Editable PDF so please look out for field where you would be required to provide your name, class and date of visit!

Water Treatment Plant | Pimpri Chinchwad

We did learned a lot of concept and also enjoyed the visit

We express our sincere gratitude to the PCMC Water Treatment plant Management for providing us with such an opportunity.

Pics and Other Graphics in the Report Provided by:
Laxmikant Maid
Promod Phad
Gaurank Patil
Sayyed Shadaab


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Dsynchronize | Your sync companion

Cloud is one of the best available tool to keep your stuffs accessible on the go. But! the Internet is not always available and the cloud services may sometimes attract a little discomfort. 

What comes handy is your flash-drive or 'Pendrive' that is the portable data devices. 

So having your data backed up on the portable devices could be the best possible way to have an accessibility on the go now that we have OTG phones and etc. 

How to have your data accessible all the time in your portable drives as these drives could get corrupted, misplaced or stop working for an unknown cause, then certainly its better to have a copy of the data on the core machine that you shall be using and for this there are a couple of tools available on the Internet. 

Previously Windows used to provide the 'Briefcase' to sync data between network or removable devices or for files at two different locations, it was a good service but it had a few problems such as the slow sync rate and slow copy, if you're copying from a folder to the briefcase the file copy would be very slow. 

As an alternative to this sync problem, I found Dsynchronize. A freely available software developed by Dimino I've been using since past 3 years and it has to an extent simplified my data sync. In the past and even now I see people copying files over and over to just replace the older version and in this process they mistakenly replace the required files. 

How is Dsynchronize useful? 

It provides a number of options like one-way sync and control over the delete, replace and add functions to get a proper grip over the data you'd like to keep an account on. 
It's a simple tool having a volume of a few Kbs and easy to run. 

How I use it? 

I have my core folder at my PC which is having all my works and the files I need, now what I've done is that I've added a same folder to my pendrive. Now run the Dsynchronize and for the first time you'll have to carry a little bit of adjustments like the source and destination directory location, etc. Once you've done with the setup then just a click to get your data backed up into the pendrive or from the pendrive to the PC without having to personally copy the files and search for the location. 

As you have the control over the add, replace and delete options it becomes easy to manage the files you'd like to modify and you'd like to keep as it is, though sometimes such features become a drag! 

Well all that being said I hope you liked the post and please leave your comment! 



Friday, 17 March 2017

What I learned from The IoT workshop | Civil Engineering Student attending computer & IT workshops

Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune had organised a 2-days workshop on IoT (internet of things) well and even I'd attended it.

It's unusual for civil engineering students to attend such hardcore computer workshops and certainly, people around me were surprised and Many of them advised me to change my field of study!

I learned a number of techniques and it was one of the best experience, here is what I found useful in my field!

Addressing and Identification Protocol:

I wanted to learn this for a long time, I mean actually not the Internet or computer one but the one that allows me to have a good command over the files and systems. In short, getting organised, The computer has a very good method which they call protocol to identify files or objects. This protocol is extremely useful in working with complex objects that include a series of modifications and let me remind you its a very confusing task to label an object which we change in every revision of our works.

Just an example,

My third year termwork includes the design of building, Structural Design 2.
Initally I made the architectural plan, then the structural plan, then calculated the slabs and beams. While doing so I realised some flaws and so modified it again, after that again I recalled that few panels were miss-placed so this process of renaming the structural members iterated over a number of cycles and my team-mates were pissed off!

we had to make a number of drawings for the first floor, second floor, third floor and etc.

This stage I refer to as the static addressing, where we had to change the labels of beams, columns and that change was to done over the entire plan. It was a tedious task.

Check out this enlarged view

Simply Confusing!

Now Inspired by the IPv6 and other addressing protocols we formulated the following:

Inspired by Internet Protocols, Labelling in construction plans from Shadaab Sayyed

This seems to be much more simple and easy to understand.
its like the IP address http://192.168..........

In my way for the slabs

We'll this gave us a dyanamic mode of editing, we could adjust the members locally without having to worry about its effect on the global (entire plan) also this system was efficient enough to pin-point the location of the concerned member by distributing it into quadrant systems.
Now we shall be using this addressing system throughout the calculation across excel, stadd and other softwares available,

Hope you like the post, your comment would be appreciated!



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Using AutoCAD to calculate load for from the slabs to the beams

       Slabs are the flexural members of a building or any structure supported by the beams or directly on the columns*. For the designing of the buildings, it is essential to calculate the loads that would be imposed on the beams due to the slabs.
This load is the dead-load of the slabs as in many cases the live load or the other associated loads are transferred using other methods. Currently, this post is regarding the dead load transfer only.

Load distribution methodology:

                The load from the slabs is distributed on the basis of the Yield Theory, the planes where the slab could possibly be deformed or cracked are considered to be the limiting zones of loading. Any slab is supported beams on either of its sides and their load is transferred to the beams in the following pattern.
Slab Type
Geometry Of Distribution
One Way
Rectangular Diving the Span Along the Midway
Two Way
Trapezoidal Diving the slab along the vertices with 45-degree inclination
The entire slab is supported by the beam

How can AutoCAD be useful for this Task?

Basically, the major share of the calculation is the estimation of the area from the geometry of the structure. Calculation of these areas could be tedious if done by hand. So whats’ the alternative?
1.       AutoCAD: Freely Available under student license for 3 years
2.       Planimeter: Costly and time-consuming.
On AutoCAD, you can just find the areas of those geometrical figures and then later by using excel convert them into their respective loadings.

Now How to implement the above on AutoCAD?

Watch this Video:###################################

Follow the steps:

1.       Using the polar tracking on with 45-degree project a line from the vertices to meet at the center for two way slab.
2.       After that complete the figure as per the instructions in the video.
3.       Then create a boundary in the figure simply press BO and then select the area to be bordered.
4.       Now that the boundary has been created the figure is covered by the polyline and the by using the list command LI the area and the perimeter can be observed.
5.       After having the areas you may use any mode of calculation but in my case, I prefer having Excel as it is extremely useful and saves the labour spent on repetitive tasks.

Hope you found this article useful…
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

School Assistant | Bootstrap Your Productivity at College

Ever missed a lecture? Or your phone sounded loudly in the midst of a lecture?

      We’re humans and such are bound to fall into such awkward situations! No matter how cautious you are these's always a probability that errors will occur.
      So as a student of engineering here is the tool I’ve been using since the past 2 years on to track my lectures and make sure I don’t miss any of them. Also not to mention I’d also tracked the attendance using the app. Yes, you heard it right, it’s a “free android App”. I use the App ‘School Assistant’ to alarm me about the lectures/lab classes.

Here are the features of the application:

1.       Adding Semesters, scheduling their duration.
2.       Adding subjects, teachers and classroom locations.
3.       Marking attendance to keep a note of how many classes you’ve attended and missed.
4.       Adding tests and assessments.
5.        An extremely cool feature, Turn down the volume of your phone i.e. switch to vibrate mode during classes.
6.       Providing push notifications about the lectures/classes about 2 minutes in advance so that you can rush off and reach on time!

Following are the screenshots of my set-up:

Now all you need to do is just download the app, set it for your lectures and boom! You’re done…
The set-up/configure might be a bit boring and you may end up creating a few errors so please be cautious. Also the developer has taken due care and efforts to make the app automated. It somehow knows the duration and classes as you’re feeding in your timetable making it easier for you to complete the rest.


If you’re from my Batch i.e. B2 TE-Civil(2016-17), TCOER you can download the timetable that I’d created for myself and then you just need to import the file into the application and save a lot of time and efforts.

Click here to download the timetable package..

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Irrolarea | Irrigation, Solar And Area Management

What does this concept involve?

       Basically, it includes the concept of solar sharing. How it could be used to make more output from the land. We all might be aware of the what a catalyst is, 'a substance which facilitates the reaction'. Similarly, we took another approach towards the solar farming concept, what currently is being done is that a land is taken and panels are just placed over it. What if you could use the land more efficiently and precisely. Agriculture in India is the primary occupation of a majority of the population and India being close to the equator receives the direct solar radiation and this solar radiation is certainly not much useful to the agriculture, plants need sunlight but only to a certain extent. Anything beyond the limit is harmful and useless. Our paper focuses on emphasising the concept of mutual re-inforcement for a sustained development. The side product of one could be the reinforcement for the other.

Check the Slideshow Below!

We'd published this paper in IJIRSET in the December 2016 online Edition.
Please navigate through the following links for more details.
View the abstract
View the Entire Paper

Check out our video on how we increased the output from the solar Panels


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