Civil works – HC Ingenieria http://hcingenieria.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:49:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hcingenieria.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-20.png Civil works – HC Ingenieria http://hcingenieria.com/ 32 32 Two doctors from Kavindapady Gh suspended: Minister of Health | News from Coimbatore https://hcingenieria.com/two-doctors-from-kavindapady-gh-suspended-minister-of-health-news-from-coimbatore/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:49:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/two-doctors-from-kavindapady-gh-suspended-minister-of-health-news-from-coimbatore/ Erode: Two doctors from Kavindapady Government Hospital have been suspended for going to Hogenakkal during their working hours, said the Minister of Health My Subramanian tuesday. Talk to reporters in Namakkal that day, the minister said going to Hogenakkal was their personal business. “But doing this during their working hours is a mistake.”The suspended doctors […]]]>

Erode: Two doctors from Kavindapady Government Hospital have been suspended for going to Hogenakkal during their working hours, said the Minister of Health My Subramanian tuesday.
Talk to reporters in Namakkal that day, the minister said going to Hogenakkal was their personal business. “But doing this during their working hours is a mistake.”
The suspended doctors were Senior Assistant Surgeon A Shanmugavadivu and Chief Civil Surgeon T Dinakar.
On Sunday, a team of doctors and nurses from Kavindapady government hospital traveled to Hogenakkal, leaving Dinakar’s son, Ashwin, a doctor at a private hospital, to tend to patients at the hospital.
Erode District Collector H Krishnanunni learned of the incident and ordered an investigation against the doctors and nurses by a team led by a Joint Director of Medical Services.
The minister said a separate investigation will be opened against Dr Dinakar for allowing his son to tend to patients in his absence.
Earlier, the minister handed over a medical kit to a woman in Kedamalai, a tribal hamlet, under the Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam (home health care). Along with it, 75 lakh beneficiaries received the kits.
The minister further said that civil works were underway at Namakkal district government medical college and hospital at a cost of 17 crore. “The work will be completed in two months. The college will operate in its own right from the next academic year.

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Encroachments Block Launch of Laser Show | News from Trichy https://hcingenieria.com/encroachments-block-launch-of-laser-show-news-from-trichy/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:47:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/encroachments-block-launch-of-laser-show-news-from-trichy/ Cheated: Almost a year after installing a laser light and sound show system in Rock fortit is Teppakulam tank, the commissioning of the ₹8crore edutainment entertainment project is expected to be further delayed. Indeed, the encroachments around the reservoir bunds hinder the visibility of the proposed spectacle which will tell the story of the city. […]]]>

Cheated: Almost a year after installing a laser light and sound show system in Rock fortit is Teppakulam tank, the commissioning of the ₹8crore edutainment entertainment project is expected to be further delayed. Indeed, the encroachments around the reservoir bunds hinder the visibility of the proposed spectacle which will tell the story of the city. The local body will only start the installation after clearing the hundreds of encroachments, which is unlikely any time soon.
Proposed in 2019 under the Heritage Tourism Development Project under the Smart Cities Mission, the 5-acre Teppakulam Reservoir was fitted with laser lights and a floating control room in August 2019. ‘last year. A trial was carried out and minor pending civil works were completed in the following weeks, but the laser show has yet to see the light of day.
The Trichy Society said that visitors will have the opportunity to view the show and listen to the audio from the ghats adjoining Vanapattarai Street. Since it will be projected from the middle of the reservoir, the event will also be able to be viewed by spectators around the reservoir bunds, thus broadening the reach of the program. However, the civic body claimed after an assessment that the encroachments adjacent to the fences on all four sides of the tank would render the laser show ineffective.
“Leaving aside the commissioning of the laser light show, the Trichy society and the police must evict encroachments around Teppakulam to protect the historic reservoir from lingering pollution,” N Ramakrishnan, Founding Secretary, MGR Nalpani Mandram, said. Hundreds of fish have died in the tank due to plastic pollution. While crowding out encroachments is inevitable to protect the tank and command the laser show, the Trichy company drags its feet on it.

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HS2 | Detailed designs for Birmingham’s bifurcated viaduct unveiled https://hcingenieria.com/hs2-detailed-designs-for-birminghams-bifurcated-viaduct-unveiled/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 05:19:47 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/hs2-detailed-designs-for-birminghams-bifurcated-viaduct-unveiled/ Detailed designs for a new twin viaduct to carry HS2 services to Curzon Street station via central Birmingham have been revealed and will be presented to the City Council’s Planning Committee today. Consent is already in place for the viaduct via the HS2 Act, but HS2 Ltd is seeking planning committee approval for the details. […]]]>

Detailed designs for a new twin viaduct to carry HS2 services to Curzon Street station via central Birmingham have been revealed and will be presented to the City Council’s Planning Committee today.

Consent is already in place for the viaduct via the HS2 Act, but HS2 Ltd is seeking planning committee approval for the details. The application relates only to the railway bridges and associated jetties, as the work underneath was granted as part of the Curzon Street application. Proposed landscaping plans will be submitted at a later date.

The structure, created by BBV (Balfour Beatty Vinci JV), will comprise two consecutive viaducts extending from Curzon Street station to the existing Cross City line.

The first viaduct, known as the No. 3 Curzon Viaduct, leaves the rear of Curzon Street station in four separate bridges. They then join around the crossing point of the Digbeth Branch Canal to form the second viaduct, known as the Lawley Middleway Viaduct.

The four-pronged Curzon No. 3 Viaduct will be approximately 300m in length and the superstructure will be constructed as a cast-in-place concrete deck.

The Lawley Middleway Viaduct will be approximately 213m long. This element of the structure would be constructed with a steel deck.

Another viaduct, known as Curzon Viaduct No. 2, will then continue from the end of the Lawley Middleway Viaduct, but will be consented to in a future planning application.

At the intersection with the canal, the superstructure has been designed to include caissons which seek to both minimize the amount of concrete needed in the structure and provide visual interest when viewed from below.

The two viaducts will be supported by 35 reinforced concrete piers. In addition to these, four bespoke tripod piers are proposed for the section of the viaduct which crosses the Digbeth Branch Canal. These tripod pillars would be made of weathered steel as an ode to historic canalside cranes.

On either side of the railway line, apron parapets are proposed. Above the section of the bridge that crosses the Digbeth Branch Canal, the lower third of the parapet features a design that references patterns found in the ironwork of Birmingham’s historic bridges.

Cross section showing weatherproof steel tripod pillars and historic bridge motif

When the proposed bridge is divided into four sections, a lighter parapet is proposed on the inside edge of each section of the bridge. These parapets would be made with a combination of precast concrete and steel. This approach was taken to seek to increase natural light below deck.

The application indicates that there is an ambition to maximize the possibilities of creating usable and flexible public space under the viaduct.

The viaduct will pass near many heritage properties. It will run parallel to and briefly above the Grade II listed 1838 railway viaduct which spans the Digbeth Branch Canal and reaches Curzon Street station. The station itself is Grade I listed and the historic part of the Lawley Street railway viaduct is also nearby. Historic England reports that it is pleased that its concerns have been taken into account in the new plans.

The previously discovered train maintenance roundhouse – the oldest in the world – also lies under the viaduct, but was covered over until the work was completed.

The planning officer recommended approval of the plans.

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How Engineers Can Avoid “Improper” Filling of Masonry Arch Bridges https://hcingenieria.com/how-engineers-can-avoid-improper-filling-of-masonry-arch-bridges/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:57:28 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/how-engineers-can-avoid-improper-filling-of-masonry-arch-bridges/ A leading academic has called for more education around masonry arch bridges, as well as supporting new guidelines on how to treat these structures. Speaking at NCE’s Future of Bridge conference, Matthew Gilbert, Director of the Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Center at the University of Sheffield, pointed out that National Highways’ approach to filling […]]]>

A leading academic has called for more education around masonry arch bridges, as well as supporting new guidelines on how to treat these structures.

Speaking at NCE’s Future of Bridge conference, Matthew Gilbert, Director of the Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Center at the University of Sheffield, pointed out that National Highways’ approach to filling in bridges was “inappropriate”.

He told the conference that bridges are currently being reinforced unnecessarily and that there are alternatives to infilling.

“Anecdotally, you hear about [bridges being strengthened unnecessarily] very regularly,” he said. “Filling a population of redundant bridges has been in the news. I think these interventions were inappropriate – huge amount of material and the fill is not stiff enough to provide support for the bridge.

“It will stop catastrophic collapse if it happens, but in general it’s a very crude engineering solution and I don’t think it would be high on my list of preferred options.”

Last week, local planning officials urged Eden District Council to refuse the National Highways’ request to retain the controversial Great Musgrave Bridge infill.

With a formal ruling expected this week, the council’s deputy director of development has recommended it be denied as it causes ‘considerable detriment’ to the appearance of the structure and ‘does not complement or enhance the area’ . If the board votes against the request, National Highways would be required to remove the infill.

The infill of the 8.4m single-span masonry arch bridge was carried out by Amco Giffen on behalf of National Highways between May and June last year. It has since sparked controversy, with local campaign groups calling for the work to be canceled and engineers expressing ‘shame’ at their profession after images of the filling appeared in national media.

Last month, a report by masonry bridge specialists Bill Harvey Associates concluded that the bridge was not weak at the time of filling, posed no threat to public safety and suggesting that it was at risk of collapse was ” absurd”.

Regarding identifying a more appropriate course of action for masonry arch bridges, Gilbert said he “wasn’t familiar with the assessment process” for bridges that have been filled in. by national highways, so he did not know “exactly what had been undertaken”, but he had heard that “some crude assumptions were made”. He said National Highways “potentially wanted to change the status of a large number of passives to non-passives.”

“It’s kind of an accounting exercise rather than an engineering problem,” he said.

During the session, Gilbert presented the new and improved guidelines for the assessment of masonry arch bridges contained in CIRIA C800. Almost half of all bridge spans in the UK are masonry construction, but inaccurate valuation has led to the unnecessary demolition and replacement of many bridges.

Gilbert said engineers cannot be expected to ‘miraculously’ ‘gain an understanding of the full complexity of railway structures that they may not have dealt with at university and in their offices. “. As such, he said the advice is a way to bring them up to a standard, although there will always be cases where consultation with other professionals is needed.

He also feels there is an argument for the subject to be brought back into university courses.

“We’re talking in the coming years about building less and making the most of what we have and masonry arch bridges currently make up almost half of all spans in the UK,” Gilbert said. “There is a strong argument that this should be a central topic again. For new construction where required, masonry arch bridges are a very attractive option, particularly if you can source the stone locally. because you have a very low carbon solution compared to concrete.

“Working in an academic institution, I know the programs are very crowded, so it’s tricky. But looking at the environment we face, we have to spend more time on the existing structures – whether it’s buildings or bridges – and less to new construction because that’s the balance the industry faces.”

Despite much criticism, National Highways has always stood by its decision to fill in the Great Musgrave Bridge. An internal review of the embankments carried out at the end of last year deemed the work “necessary”. Last month, Hélène Rossiter, Historical Railways Estate program manager for National Highways, said “the infill was crucial to public safety and made the future use of the structure viable”.

If National Highways were to remove the infill, it has compiled a list of five potential reinforcement options and, following the fallout from Great Musgrave, National Highways has also developed a new way to assess abandoned railway bridges and tunnels under its control. .

The new way of working will see decisions on major works planned for the historic railway estate reviewed in conjunction with experts from the heritage, environment and active travel sector who have been selected to form a stakeholder advisory forum.

The forum includes the Department for Transport (DfT), Sustrans, Railway Paths Ltd, Railway Heritage Trust, The HRE Group, Heritage Railway Association, Natural England, Historic England (also representing Cadw), Historic Scotland and ADEPT.

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Aging dams, including some in New Mexico, could soon benefit from a $7 billion federal loan program | Local News https://hcingenieria.com/aging-dams-including-some-in-new-mexico-could-soon-benefit-from-a-7-billion-federal-loan-program-local-news/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:45:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/aging-dams-including-some-in-new-mexico-could-soon-benefit-from-a-7-billion-federal-loan-program-local-news/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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Digital tool gives surgeons a pre-theatre rehearsal https://hcingenieria.com/digital-tool-gives-surgeons-a-pre-theatre-rehearsal/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 21:14:53 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/digital-tool-gives-surgeons-a-pre-theatre-rehearsal/ Ben Fergusson. Image: University of Sydney “The jaw is a complex area – necessary for speaking, eating, chewing and performing tasks that require both finesse and strength. Because of its complexity, we want to give orthognathic surgeons the best tools to they are poised for success – hoping to reduce repeat surgeries and improve patient […]]]>

Ben Fergusson. Image: University of Sydney

“The jaw is a complex area – necessary for speaking, eating, chewing and performing tasks that require both finesse and strength. Because of its complexity, we want to give orthognathic surgeons the best tools to they are poised for success – hoping to reduce repeat surgeries and improve patient outcomes,” he said.

“A bone implant design may work in one patient, but fail in another. If this were you, you would probably want a team of surgeons and biomedical engineers to perform a simulation and evaluation of the medical device in your body before it was actually implanted.

The surgical planning tool combines computer-aided design (CAD) tools with high-fidelity computer-aided engineering models and optimization algorithms that can accurately simulate the medical device under physiological load.

Mr. Ferguson’s supervisor, Professor Qing Li, said: “In addition to pre-surgical planning, this simulation data can also help the surgeon to optimize the design of the medical device, helping him to solve the problems that inevitably arise when designing a device that must respond to several designs. and medical goals,” Ferguson said.

“It’s a careful balancing act. For example, an implant may need to mechanically stimulate surrounding tissue to improve healing, but mechanical stimulation may then increase the risk of implant failure. Our algorithms and our data-driven approach helps surgeons develop an optimal design without having to rely solely on intuition.

The researchers recently teamed up with Professor Jonathan Clark AM, Chairman of Reconstructive Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse to help translate the new technology into clinical reality. Professor Clark said: “Australia has been a leader in jaw reconstruction since Dr Ian Taylor’s groundbreaking mandibular reconstruction in 1974. Since then, jaw reconstruction has evolved dramatically: digital tools have been integrated into preoperative planning, allowing surgeons to create more precise devices, with better esthetic and functional outcomes for patients. »

“What’s really exciting about this tool and this data is that it offers the ability to scale technology beyond form, to also include biomechanical modeling, which can help predict tissue response. bone to physiological loads. This type of analysis – called CT-based finite element modeling – will be of great importance as we move away from using patient bone. for reconstruction and start integrating custom scaffolding in the future. »

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Mr. Ferguson’s latest article was published in the Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

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Power Mech Projects making progress after receiving LoA for five projects worth Rs 521.95 Crore – Udaipur Kiran | Latest news from Udaipur https://hcingenieria.com/power-mech-projects-making-progress-after-receiving-loa-for-five-projects-worth-rs-521-95-crore-udaipur-kiran-latest-news-from-udaipur/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 05:03:43 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/power-mech-projects-making-progress-after-receiving-loa-for-five-projects-worth-rs-521-95-crore-udaipur-kiran-latest-news-from-udaipur/ Power Mech Projects is currently trading at Rs. 974.50, up 6.35 points or 0.66% from its previous close of Rs. 968.15 on BSE. Power Mech Projects The certificate opened at Rs. 978.00 and touched a high and a low of Rs. 985.95 and rupees. 967.35 respectively. So far, 495 shares have been traded over the […]]]>

Power Mech Projects is currently trading at Rs. 974.50, up 6.35 points or 0.66% from its previous close of Rs. 968.15 on BSE.

Power Mech Projects

The certificate opened at Rs. 978.00 and touched a high and a low of Rs. 985.95 and rupees. 967.35 respectively. So far, 495 shares have been traded over the counter.

Rs. 10 face value ESB Group “B” stock touched a 52-week high of Rs. 1094.70 on 18-Oct-2021 and a 52-week low of Rs. 660.00 on 08-Jun-2021.

Last week, the high and low of the certificate stood at Rs. 1000.60 and Rs. 953.70 respectively. The current market capitalization of the company is Rs. 1424.22 crores.

Sponsors holding the company amounted to 63.69%, while institutions and non-institutions held 12.24% and 24.07% respectively.

Power Mech Projects has received Letter of Award (LoA) for the five projects worth Rs 521.95 crore. The first project is civil, structural and architectural works for the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) system at the existing 1×800MW North Chennai Thermal Power Plant, Stage-III, Chennai, Tamil Nadu for BHEL worth of Rs 119.00 crore.

The second project is for the execution of full site services and erection works for the entire coal, limestone and gypsum processing plant for the THDC Khurja Super Thermal Power project (2x660MW) located in the village from Dushahara Tehsil Khurja, Dist. Bulandshehar, Uttar Pradesh, received from Thyssenkrupp Industries India. The order is for Rs 57.72 crore.

The third project is for the supply of structural steel fabricated elements and sheets for the coal, limestone and gypsum processing plant package for the THDC Khurja Super thermal power project (2x660MW) located in the village of Dushahara Tehsil Khurja, Dist. Bulandshehar, Uttar Pradesh, India received from Thyssenkrupp Industries India for Rs 126.91 crore.

The fourth project is for the construction of PEB sheds, structures, buildings, supply, assembly and commissioning of machinery and facilities as part of the establishment of a POH workshop for electric locomotives in Dabhoi , Vadodara, Gujarat, awarded by RVNL for a consortium of PMPL for Rs 113.32 million.

The fifth project is for ETC of boiler balance erection works, TG auxiliaries, critical piping, LP-MP piping works at 2×800MW Unit 2 Godda, TPS, Jharkhand for Rs 105.00 crore.

Power Mech Projects is an integrated power infrastructure services company. The Company’s activities include three business segments: erection works, operation and maintenance (O&M) services and civil works.

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Agency decision offers big setback to Okefenokee mining plan https://hcingenieria.com/agency-decision-offers-big-setback-to-okefenokee-mining-plan/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 11:24:00 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/agency-decision-offers-big-setback-to-okefenokee-mining-plan/ SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency has delivered a big setback to a company’s controversial plan to mine near the edge of Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge. A government memo said Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers is reasserting jurisdiction over Twin Pines Minerals’ proposal to mine minerals just outside Okefenokee, […]]]>

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency has delivered a big setback to a company’s controversial plan to mine near the edge of Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge.

A government memo said Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers is reasserting jurisdiction over Twin Pines Minerals’ proposal to mine minerals just outside Okefenokee, home to the largest US wildlife refuge in east of the Mississippi River.

Scientists have warned that mining near the bowl-shaped edge of the swamp could damage its ability to hold water. They urged the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the project a permit. But the agency said in 2020 it no longer had that authority after regulatory rollbacks under then-President Donald Trump reduced the types of waterways eligible for protection under Clean Water. Act.

Trump’s rollbacks were later dropped by federal courts. President Joe Biden’s administration has sought to restore federal oversight of development projects that under Trump had been allowed to circumvent regulations aimed at preventing the pollution of waterways or the drying up of wetlands.

Michael Connor, the Army’s assistant secretary for civil works, said in Friday’s memo that earlier rulings waiving the corps’ jurisdiction over the Georgia mining plan and another mine project in outside of Tucson, Arizona had been canceled.

Connor wrote that both projects would have to start over with new applications for federal permits. He said previous rulings allowing them to bypass federal regulators “are not valid” because tribal governments with ancestral ties to the proposed mine sites were not consulted.

The Twin Pines project in Georgia will require consultation with the Muscogee Creek Nation before it can move forward, the memo says.

“We have said since the day we announced our plans that we will follow the regulations before us at all times,” Steve Ingle, president of Twin Pines, said in a statement. He added, “We intend to go ahead with our application and meet all the requirements.”

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff, a Georgia Democrat who has fought the mine project outside Okefenokee since taking office last year, called the decision a major victory.

“I am pleased to announce the restoration of protection to this wildlife refuge and its surrounding wetlands,” Ossoff said in a statement late Friday. “The Okefenokee is a natural wonder and one of the most precious lands in Georgia. I will continue to fight to protect it for future generations.”

Twin Pines, based in Alabama, was awaiting a permitting decision from the Georgia Division of Environmental Protection, the sole regulatory agency overseeing the project ahead of the federal government’s decision on Friday, which restores authority to Army Corps regulations over 556 acres (225 hectares) of wetlands in the proposed mining area.

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge covers nearly 630 square miles (1,630 square kilometers) in southeast Georgia and is home to alligators, bald eagles and other protected species. The swamp’s wildlife, cypress forests and flooded grasslands attract about 600,000 visitors each year, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which operates the refuge.

Two decades ago, chemical giant DuPont scrapped plans to mine outside the Okefenokee after encountering fierce resistance. Twin Pines wants permits to mine a small fraction of the acreage pursued by DuPont. Ingle insisted that his company could operate the site without damaging the marsh.

Government scientists are skeptical. In February 2019, the Fish and Wildlife Service wrote that the proposed mine could pose “substantial risks” to the marsh, including its ability to hold water. Some impacts, he said, “may not be able to be reversed, repaired or mitigated”.

Conservation groups applauded the federal government’s decision.

“Mining at the gates of a rare ecological treasure like Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp defies common sense,” said Kelly Moser, a Southern Environmental Law Center attorney who specializes in drinking water issues. “And we are delighted that this announcement removes the threat to hundreds of acres of critically important wetlands.

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New design pattern promises improved safety and lower construction costs for LNG storage https://hcingenieria.com/new-design-pattern-promises-improved-safety-and-lower-construction-costs-for-lng-storage/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:16:42 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/new-design-pattern-promises-improved-safety-and-lower-construction-costs-for-lng-storage/ In collaboration with Arup research partners, the UTS team, led by Associate Professor Behzad Fatahi, Head of Geotechnical Engineering and Transportation, together with PhD student Ms. Noor Sharari, developed a rigorous computer simulation technique taking into account complex loading conditions, such as earthquakes and ground structure. and liquid-structure interactions. “The UTS high-performance interactive computing facility […]]]>

In collaboration with Arup research partners, the UTS team, led by Associate Professor Behzad Fatahi, Head of Geotechnical Engineering and Transportation, together with PhD student Ms. Noor Sharari, developed a rigorous computer simulation technique taking into account complex loading conditions, such as earthquakes and ground structure. and liquid-structure interactions.

“The UTS high-performance interactive computing facility allowed our team to simulate the entire system, including nearly half a million nonlinearly behaving elements,” said Associate Professor Fatahi.

“We can now optimize the design of these energy storage reservoirs against large earthquakes, improving their safety and security and mitigating the significant environmental and economic consequences of failure.”

There are currently around ten major LNG production facilities in Australia serving local demand, with nearly 100 million tonnes of LNG exported overseas each year.

LNG is usually contained in a vertical circular steel container made of high ductility materials such as 9% nickel steel, while a second container, often of reinforced concrete, is required for external protection and weather sealing. steam or confinement.

Associate Professor Fatahi said the most common locations for LNG tanks are coastal regions, which often have poor ground conditions, requiring deep pile foundations. Thus, building LNG plants can cost billions of dollars and there is a strong demand to minimize construction costs while ensuring safety and security.

“Our model can increase the reliability of LNG tank designs to avoid catastrophic failures similar to the damage caused to LNG tanks in Japan after the 7.5 magnitude Niigata earthquake, which resulted in fires and explosions uncontrolled with severe environmental pollution,” he said.

“We have developed an analysis and design method encompassing LNG, inner and outer tanks, foundations and the interaction between them, using a single computer model capable of modeling the entire tank system in a single stage.

“In addition, our findings, recently published in the Earthquake Engineering Bulletin and Performance log of built facilitieshave shown that optimizing the design of LNG tanks can lead to a reduction in the construction costs of these megaprojects.

“This will provide an opportunity to build more of these large energy storage facilities, contributing to better global energy security and a growing economy.

“The war in Ukraine, recent flooding on the east coast affecting mine workings and power plant supply, seasonally low levels of renewable energy production and plant outages have all contributed to the current challenge of the energy supply and the sharp rise in prices in Australia.

“Building more LNG storage facilities can allow Australia to store more energy at the right time and use it when demand is high without affecting our international export commitments.

“These storage facilities could also be used in the future for storing other types of energy such as hydrogen or ammonia as a hydrogen carrier,” said Associate Professor Fatahi.

The research team is now investigating the use of polymeric materials for seismic protection of large storage reservoirs for these emerging energy resources.

The team included Associate Professor Fatahi, supported by PhD student Ms. Noor Sharari from UTS’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with Dr. Aslan Hokmabadi and Dr. Ruoshi Xu from industry partner Arup.

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Law student named Fellow of Equal Justice Works 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps https://hcingenieria.com/law-student-named-fellow-of-equal-justice-works-2022-rural-summer-legal-corps/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 05:06:24 +0000 https://hcingenieria.com/law-student-named-fellow-of-equal-justice-works-2022-rural-summer-legal-corps/ Anna Hope Collie Elise Baroni Third-year law student Elise Baroni has been named a 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow of Equal Justice Works. Selected from 333 applicants, Baroni is one of 40 law students who will take part in the program this year. Baroni will be hosted by Legal Aid of […]]]>



Anna Hope Collie

Elise Baroni

Third-year law student Elise Baroni has been named a 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow of Equal Justice Works. Selected from 333 applicants, Baroni is one of 40 law students who will take part in the program this year.

Baroni will be hosted by Legal Aid of Arkansas, where she will join “Beyond Opioids—Breaking Legal Barriers for Families in Recovery,” a collaborative project between Arkansas Legal Aid Programs that supports those affected by the opioid crisis and other substance use disorders at the host organization. She will be based in Newport, Arkansas.

“I am truly thrilled to have the opportunity to be a Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow because I am able to continue to explore public service work and connect with future lawyers across the country who have a similar interest,” Baroni said. “I’m also glad this program exists and funds important projects in rural communities with little or no legal help, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”

The rural summer legal body is a partnership between the Legal Services Corporation and Equal Justice Works that supports dedicated law students who want to spend their summer solving pressing legal issues facing rural communities. Program participants, known as student fellows, spend eight to 10 weeks during the summer exploring their passion for the public interest while gaining valuable legal skills and experience at civil legal aid organizations funded by the Legal Services Corporation. After completing 300 hours of service under the program, participants earn a stipend of $5,000.

“The opioid epidemic has ravaged communities across the United States,” said Brooke Meckler, director of law school engagement and advocacy at Equal Justice Works. “We are grateful that Elise is joining our Rural Summer Legal Corps, where she will have the opportunity to support Arkansans and their families struggling with opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. .”

Baroni is president of the Criminal Law Society, a member of the Women’s Law Student Association, and editor of the Notes and Commentaries of the Journal of Food Law and Policy.

She was the Rose Law Firm 200th Anniversary Public Service Fellow in 2021 and worked with the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office.

“We are thrilled that Elise is devoting her summer to the legal needs of rural Arkansans,” said Annie Smith, associate professor of law and director of the Faculty of Public Service and voluntarily law school program. “Elise launched her public service career as one of our Public Service Summer Fellows working in the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office last summer. It is wonderful that Equal Justice Works has recognized her commitment, experience and skills and selected her for its highly competitive scholarship program this summer.”

About Equal Justice Works: Founded by law students in 1986, Equal Justice Works is a nonprofit organization that offers lawyers the opportunity to turn their passion for equal justice into a lifelong commitment to public service. As the nation’s largest facilitator of public interest law opportunities, Equal Justice Works brings together an extensive network of law students, attorneys, nonprofit legal aid organizations, and supporters to promote public service and inspire a lifelong commitment to equal justice.

About the School of Law: The law school offers a competitive JD as well as an advanced LL.M. curriculum, which are taught by nationally recognized faculty. The school offers unique opportunities for students to participate in pro bono work, internships, live client clinics, competitions, and food and agriculture initiatives. The school strives to identify, discuss and challenge issues of race, color, ethnicity and the impacts they have on students, faculty and staff members with the aim of create a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. From admitting the six pioneers who were the first African-American students to attend law school in the South without a court order to graduating governors, judges, prosecutors and professors who became President of the United States and Secretary of State, Law The school has a rich history and culture. Follow us on @uarklaw.

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