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Category : Building Materials

Building materials provides information on various modern construction materials that are used these days. It also gives information about aggregates, cement, bricks, woods, reinforcement, light weight aggregates, recycled aggregates and other modern materials used in construction industry.

THE CHARPY IMPACT TEST

Objective: To test the resistance of the material towards an impact load Apparatus: Charpy Testing machine, a rod of mild steel and a rod of carbonate steel.Introduction:The Charpy impact test is one of the impact-testing that is used to determine the resistance towards ...

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PENETRATION VALUE OF BITUMEN

AIM: (i) To determine the consistency of bituminous material (ii) To assess the suitability of bitumen for use under different climatic conditions and various types of construction. APPARATUS: (i) Container: A flat bottomed cylindrical metallic dish 55 mm in diameter and 35 mm in ...

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DETERMINATION OF LOS ANGELES ABRASION VALUE

DETERMINATION OF LOS ANGELES ABRASION VALUE AIM: (i) to determine the Los Angeles abrasion value. (ii) to find the suitability of aggregates for use in road construction. APPARATUS: The apparatus as per IS: 2386 (Part IV) – 1963 consists of: (i) Los Angeles Machine: It consists ...

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WOOD AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Wood as a Construction Material:· Used extensively for buildings, bridges, utility poles, piles, floor, trusses, roofs– Natural, and– Engineered wood products (laminates, plywood, strand board.)· Low ...

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