Bridge definition | Function and Cost | What happens when bridge fails ?

Friday, January 15, 2016 20:46
Posted in category Structural Engineering

Bridge definition

Bridge is a structure which covers a gap.

It is a structure carrying a path way or road way over a depression or obstacle.

Function Continue Reading »

Definition of Shoring | Inclined, Horizontal and Vertical shores

Sunday, January 10, 2016 9:43

Definition of Shoring

Shoring is the construction of a temporary structure required to support an unsafe structure.

Why Shoring is required ?

It is provided to get stability of a structure temporarily during construction, repair or alteration.

Such situations arises when Continue Reading »

Damp proofing course DPC | Causes and materials of DPC

Friday, January 1, 2016 15:51

Damp proofing course

A continuous water proof layer is provided above the ground level to prevent moisture to come up which is called damp proof course or simply DPC.

In order to prevent dampness in the building, damp proof courses DPC are provided at various points of entry of moisture into a building. At present, all building are provided withdamp proof courses. So the provision of DPC prevents the entry of moisture from walls, floors and basement of a building.

Causes of dampness in a building Continue Reading »

Deep Foundation | Pile foundation, Pier, Caisson or well foundation

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 20:37

Deep foundation

When the depth of foundation is equal to or greater than its width, the foundation is termed as deep foundation.

The deep foundation are of the following types:

  1. Pile foundation.
  2. Pier foundation.
  3. Caisson or well foundation.

1.Pile foundation Continue Reading »

Shallow foundation | Spread, Combined, Strap and Raft foundation

Monday, November 16, 2015 14:28

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Substructure Foundation and basement 

Definition of Shallow foundation

The foundation may be broadly classified as shallow foundation and deep foundation. Continue Reading »

Construction stages and Responsibilities of Construction team

Sunday, November 15, 2015 22:42

Construction Stages

Following are various stages in every construction work.

  1. Conception or Continue Reading »

Softening of Water | Hard Water | Temporary and Permanent Hardness

Saturday, November 14, 2015 15:18

Softening of Water

Water treatment for the removal of water hardness or dissolved impurities from water, is known as softening of water.

Hard water

Water contains chlorides, sulphates and bicarbonates of calcium and magnesium is referred as hard water.

The hardness may be temporary or permanent. Continue Reading »

The Research Process | Eight steps you need to carry out research

Friday, November 13, 2015 14:20
Posted in category Research methodology

Definition of Critical Neutral Axis and Actual Neutral Axis

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:57
Posted in category Mechanics of Solids 1

Critical Neutral Axis

The critical neutral axis of a section is based on the principle that the neutral axis is situated at the center of gravity of a given section.

Actual Neutral axis Continue Reading »

Definition of Point Load | Uniformly distributed and Varying Load

Saturday, November 7, 2015 22:34
Posted in category Mechanics of Solids 1

Definition of Concentrated or Point load

A load acting at a definite or specific point of a beam is known as point load or concentrated load. 

That is called concentrated because that load is focusing on a single point.

Uniformly distributed load Continue Reading »