MAY 2013 MEETING
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Technical Program (1.0 PDH)
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Continuing Education Certificates will be provided at the end of the meeting for attendees that are current members and who have made reservations.
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How to use Mathcad to do contour and surface plots for foundations
Mr. Clark worked three years in the pre-stressed concrete manufacturing industry as a quality control inspector and engineer. He next spent about one year with an A & E firm in Oklahoma City working on foundation designs and interstate highway bridge design, and about three years in the petrochemical design field at Bechtel in Houston working as a structural design engineer. He spent 12 years with Owens Corning Fiberglas' Non-corrosive Products Division in its Product Development Group in Conroe, TX, working in the areas of fiberglass tanks and buried FRP tanks and pipe.
Mr. Clark holds two patents in Fiberglass underground storage tanks: No's 4,561,2921 - Design of Fiberglass Double Walled Storage Tanks, and 6,167,608 B1 Tank Upgrading Method and Tank Assembly.
John Clark formed Clark Engineers in 1989, and has subsequently consulted on a broad range of structural areas. These range from general civil and structural engineering to specific forensic failure investigations of foundations and buried tanks, to specialized stress analysis, testing and product design of manufactured structural products, encased buckling analysis of buried structures, composite sandwich structures, and mechanical engineering for manufacturing plants.
Mathcad is an incredibly powerful live mathematical calculator. We have developed a number of design and analysis tools for Mathcad. The elevation plot sheet is one of these sheets. The surface plots provide a three dimensional view of the elevation variation. Also there is a polynomial data fit routine that helps to smooth out the irregularity's from construction variation.
To read summaries of previous FPA Presentations by John M. Clarke, please click
November 2005 - Homebuyers Guide for Foundation Evaluation
February 2002 - Design of Buried Structures and Some Similarities to Residential Foundation Design