Archive for the ‘Plain & Reinforced Concrete-II’ Category

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 3 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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