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How much Cover block should be provided in slab and beam ?

Monday, August 28, 2017 22:53 No Comments

How much Cover block should be provided in slab and beam ? While concreting, steel bars should be given proper cover from sides and bottom. Concrete cover is provided by placing precast cover blocks under the steel bars.

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Characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.)

Monday, August 28, 2017 22:47 No Comments

Characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.) Reinforced cement concrete may be defined as the Type of concrete in which steel bars are provided to provide tensile strength to the concrete.  Following are the characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.)

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Definition of Admixtures | Use of additives and admixtures in concrete

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 21:31 No Comments

Admixtures used in Concrete Admixtures are the substances which are added in the concrete in addition to its ingredients to enhance its performance.

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Total & differential settlement | Requirements of foundation design

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 19:55 No Comments

Substructure Substructure or foundation is a part of the structure, usually placed below the ground surface and transfers the load to the underlying soil or rock. Differential settlement

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Definition of Slender and Short Columns

Thursday, April 12, 2012 20:22 4 Comments

Short Columns Columns in which the strength is governed entirely by the strength of materials and the geometry of the cross-section are called short columns. Short columns mainly carry compression loads. They are generally used in construction.

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Component materials, Constituents and Manufacturing process of Cement

Thursday, January 5, 2012 19:19 No Comments

Component materials: Component materials required for cement making are Limestone, shale, slate, clay, chalk – Lime (60%), silica (20%), alumina (10%).

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Significance of Elastic Modulus of Concrete

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 17:21 No Comments

Elastic Modulus of concrete: The modulus of elasticity or “Young’s Modulus” is defined as the slope of the stress-strain curve within the proportional limit of a material. For a concrete

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Sources of moment in columns

Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:48 No Comments

Sources of moment in columns: Bending moment in column arises due to different reasons:

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Procedure of structural design | Preliminary structural configuration

Monday, September 12, 2011 10:33 No Comments

Procedure of structural design: Structural design is said to be a uniform arrangement of the structural members and their sizes

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