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CALIBRATION OF VENTURIMETER

OBJECTIVE:(i) To calibrate the instrument (by determining the constants K and n, assuming the actual discharge Qa = K HHg n ) (ii) To determine the coefficient of discharge (Cd) of given Venturi meter for different rates of flow. (iii) To study ...

FLOATING CAISSONS

In certain cities and even countries the demand for land and space is rapidly exceeding the supply. Maritime centers do not escape from this reality, the continuous expansion of commercial maritime traffic and activities in seaports due to increases ...

RATE OF FAILURE OF MODERN DAMS

Despite the difficulties, the International Congress on Large Dams (ICOLD) and its national affiliates, for example, the United States Committee on Large Dams (USCOLD) and the Australian Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD), have devoted a great deal of attention to ...

STACKED LOG CONSTRUCTION

Log houses originated in Europe where they were hastily erected as hunting cabins. Stacked log homes today are elaborate structures worth several hundred thousand dollars in some cases. Coniferous trees are ideal for constructing stacked log houses are the timber ...

PAPERCRETE

  PaperCrete is essentially a type of industrial strength paper maché made with paper and cardboard, sand and Portland cement. There are many varieties of PaperCrete possible. Essentially, the constituents when mixed in different proportions result in PaperCrete of varying properties. ...

CONSULTANCY IN CONSTRUCTION

Civil engineers commonly work as consultants by becoming employees or independent contractors for engineering consulting companies. These consultants most often provide design and analysis services. They plan and design buildings, bridges, highways, water treatment plants, harbors, railroads, and airports. They ...

STRENGTHENING OF R.C.WALLS

The dimensions of the wall and its reinforcement are in creased by the following steps: 1. Roughing the total area of the concrete surface. 2. Installing steel connectors for the whole surface at 25-30cm spaces in both directions. The diameter of the ...

TESTS ON HARDENED CONCRETE

Properties of Hardened ConcreteEarly volume change Creep Properties Permeability Stress-Strain RelationI. Early Volume Change (Shrinkage) What is the problem? >> May result in cracking Plastic Shrinkage Due to water loss from fresh paste by evaporation or from suction by dry surfaceVolume decrease ...

BEST PRACTICES IN CONSTRUCTION

What is Best Practice? Best practices is defined as ‘the policy, systems and procedures that, at any given time, are generally regarded by peers as the practice that delivers optimal outcome, such that they are worthy of adoption’. Best Practice is the ...

STABILITY OF STRUCTURE

Change in geometry of a structure or structural component under compression – resulting in loss of ability to resist loading is defined as instability. Instability can lead to catastrophic failure that must be accounted in design. Instability is a ...