How to check consistency of Bituminous material and its significance

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 14:46

To find consistency of bituminous material, penetration test is performed. Continue Reading »

Definition of Geometrically Distorted and True model

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 23:35
Posted in category Hydraulic Engineering

True model

The models which are prepared with the same scale ratio in different directions are known as Geometrically true models. Continue Reading »

Definition of hydraulic similitude | Model and prototype

Monday, March 18, 2013 21:27
Posted in category Hydraulic Engineering

Definition of hydraulic similitude

Hydraulic similitude is an indication of a relationship between a model and a prototype. Prototype in case of hydraulic similitude is hydraulic structure.
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Definition of canal | Uses of canals

Monday, March 18, 2013 20:04

Definition of canal

It is an artificial channel constructed on the ground to carry water to the field either from a reservoir, tank Continue Reading »

What is construction management ? Resources of Construction

Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:59

What is construction management ?

The act, manner or practice in which a construction executive oversees, supervises or controls the organized process.

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Specific energy and critical depth

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 14:54
Posted in category Hydraulic Engineering

Specific energy

Specific energy at a particular section is defined as

The total head with respect to the bed of the channel.

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Definition of right of way

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 16:28

Right of way

The portion of highway in which no construction work excluding the road work is allowed.. Continue Reading »

Treated and untreated road shoulders | Why shoulders are provided ?

Sunday, March 10, 2013 14:02

Road shoulders

They may be defined as

Strips parallel along with the carriage way on both sides are known as road shoulders.

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Sources of asphalt | Types of Bitumen / Asphalt

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 21:29

Sources of asphalt

Native asphalt

It is a natural part of bitumen. Whenever crude petroleum is evaporated in the atmosphere due to rising of temperature or due to action of wind. Remaining residue is called native asphalt.

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Definition of bitumen or Asphalt

Thursday, February 21, 2013 21:58

Asphalt or Bitumen

The asphalt institute describes asphalt as

Strong cement, readily adhesive, Continue Reading »