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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.

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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


     
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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! 


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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
Building.floor.membertype.memberid.memberlocation.remarksifany

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,



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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
Cantilever
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.
Yay!

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.



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