Home » Blog » Doubts » Plate girder Plate girder 24th October 2017 1 Doubts what is a plate girder? its applications and uses. what is a retaining wall? difference between cantilever and counterfort retaining wall.their applications and uses. water tank and their types. Previous: Understanding how electrons turn to glass Next: The Simple Tips For Anti Aging Skin Care One Comment Finger POINTengg says: 25th October 2017 at 11:46 am The plate girders is a type of beam built from plates of steel that are either bolted or welded together. The plate girder are typically I-beams made up from separate structural steel plates which are welded or bolted or riveted together to form the deep vertical web with a pair of angles each edge to act as compression and tension flanges. http://www.shortspansteelbridges.org/~/media/Images/SSSBA/Steel%20Solutions/Pedestrian%20Bridge%20Drawing.jpg Plate girder bridges are suitable for short to medium spans and may support railroads, highways, or other traffic. Types of Plate Girder: 1.Deck type plate girder 2.Half through plate girder 3.Multi-span plate girder Application: Bridge construction in roadways, highways, pedestrian etc Uses: 1. Heavy loading capacity. 2. Great stability and long fatigue life. 3. Speedy erection. Retaining Wall: Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting the soil mass laterally so that the soil can be retained at different levels on the two sides. A retaining wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil, when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds the angle of repose of the soil. http://www.allanblock.com/newsletter/images/AB-Ashlar-Pattern,-Lisburn,-Antrim,-Limestone-Blend-5.jpg Types: 1.Gravity 2.Cantilevered 3.Sheet piling 4.Board pile 5.Anchored Difference between Cantilever and Counter Cantilever Retaining wall Counter fort Retaining wall 1.Stem/toe/heel bend like cantilever slab Stem/Heel bend like continuous slab 2.It does not require any support Counter fort are provided as support 3.Economical below 6-7 m height Economical above 7 m height 4.Uniformity of stress is not maintained Uniformity of stress is maintained Uses: 1.Preventing soil erosion 2.Stability 3.Visual Interest Applications: 1.culvert walls 2.Flood wall 3.Tunnel portals and approaches Water tank: A water tank is a container for storing water. Types: 1.Chemical contact tank 2.Ground water tank 3.Elevated water tank Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.