Note from Andy: In this post, Ian gives a very detailed overview for the design of retaining walls. If this topic is not one of the things that you come across regularly, you should definitely check it out!
Introducing New Writer – Ian Riley
Note from Andy: I am very excited to announce that Ian Riley (“TehMightyEngineer” from EngineerBoards.com) will be contributing periodically to help adding more technical information to Structural Engineer HQ! Ian has had a wide range of structural engineering experiences under his belt. In this post, he will introduce himself and will talk about why he is helping […]
Determine the Capacity of a Reinforced Concrete Beam with Tension Reinforcement
In the last post, I talk about how to determine the required reinforcing for a rectangular beam. To elaborate more on the same topic, I am going to show you how to actually calculate out the capacity (using my handy dandy flowchart). This most likely is just a refresher for many of you but it […]
Reinforced Concrete Design (with Flowchart) – Concrete Beam with Tension Reinforcement Only
Have you heard of Mu/4d? That’s something I learned at work from one of my bosses who has been a licensed SE since 1984! It’s basically a quick way to check your numbers for concrete flexure (which I will show you later in the post). Apparently that’s how engineers used to do quick checks – […]
How to study for the SE exam?
OK, now that you have decided to take the exam and have just paid your registration (or exam) fees. It’s time to start studying! I hear you scream: “But the exam is months away!” “Is it enough if I just take a course…?” “I think I should be studying but I am really not sure […]
Why should you take the SE exam (and why not)? [Part II]
In Part I, we have talked about the benefits, uncertainties, and cost/effort. Let’s put that all together and see what it all means and the steps you can take to help yourself make an informed decision.
Why should you take the SE exam (and why not)? [Part I]
I know the feeling. Everyone around you seems to be passing the exam with flying colors and now it’s your turn. It has been a few years since you passed your PE and it’s time to decide whether you should take the next step. Deciding to take the exam was a big decision for me. […]
NCEES SE Exam “Acceptable” Results
For the past couple of days since I got the NCEES notification, first thing I do everyday when I wake up is to check the License Lookup.
What is the SE exam?
SE exam is very extensive and covers a huge variety of topics. To the best of my abilities, I am going to try and explain what it’s all about.