King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Civil Engineering Department

Seminar Announcement

 

You are cordially invited to attend CE Seminar

أنت مدعو لحضور محاضرات الهندسة المدنية

 

Tuesday, April 11th 2006

Building 4 Room 125

 

Presentation  # 01

10:00AM - 10:15 Am

Presenter

AbdulFattah Darwish

Topic

A New Prefab Panel as a flooring slab

 (Web Grid Core Panel )

Abstract

A new prefab panel out mainly of steel sheets and insulating material such that we got a very lightweight slab and very stiff to carry loads safely and to reduce total building slabs weights  to last edge  which is a big target we are looking for. 

 

Presentation  # 02

10:15AM - 10:30 Am

 

Presenter

Dia Eddin Nassani

Topic

Concrete Cracks

Abstract

The concrete cracks are caused due to many reasons as repeated thermal cycling, accidental overloading, drying shrinkage, inadequate design or construction, or some other causes.

This seminar is to provide guidance on classification of concrete cracks and discusses removal of the existing concrete, preparation of concrete surface to receive repair materials and methods for repairing the reinforcement bars.

Presentation  # 03

10:30AM - 10:45 Am

Presenter

Zakariya Saleh Al-Helal

Topic

ANCHOR BLOCKS OPTIMIZATION

Abstract

Thrust blocks, which usually built from concrete, are the most common restraints in use for pressurized pipes. Analysis and optimization of those blocks which saved ~50% of concrete material will be presented. Several tools with high flexibility built to supply the engineer with the proper and optimum dimensions of an anchor block for a given thrust force.