NCEES Sample Exam
Posted 04 April 2011 - 06:57 PM
Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:22 PM
What equations for k are you referring to?
Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:30 PM
Yes you are right. They bypassed the interaction diagram. This is because the actual bending (applied) is less than the pure flexural (M, P=0) capacity of the wall. Unless you have a pretty good idea about when to consider the axial load small, I will always calculate the three points of the interaction diagram: (P, M=0); (P_bal, M_bal); (M, P=0) .
Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:28 AM
The 2006 Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures derives a direct solution that is a bit involved and is similar to the solution NCEES provided for this problem. A reinforcing tensile stress and a masonry compression stress, M/bd^2, are found compared and then solved for M. That moment capacity is then compared to the applied moment. It is very tedious...
Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:38 PM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:08 PM
Is the new NCEES Structural Sample Questions & Solutions (NCPSE5) any different from the old one?
Does it have all the horrible erratta errors the last one did?
The new book is a complete exam, instead of half of an exam. It mirrors the change in the exam format with 40 multiple choice morning sections and written afternoon sections. There are still errors, but fewer and (somewhat) less blatant. It is worth while to purchase.
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