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STANDARD CONSISTENCY OF CEMENT

To determine the quantity of water required to produce a cement paste of standard consistency. The standard consistency is that consistency, which will permit the vicat plunger to penetrate to a point 5 to 7mm from the bottom of the vicat ...

BEAM CHARACTERISTICS

There are a number of properties of a beam that an Engineer should be aware of as they dictate beam behaviour when subject to a load and ultimately represent possible areas or mechanisms for failure. The main ones being:...

CIRCULAR PRESTRESSING

Circular Prestressing” is employed to denote the prestressing of circular structures such as pipes and tanks where the prestressing wires are wound in circles. In contrast to this term, “linear prestressing” is used to include all other types of prestressing, ...

THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES IN CONSTRUCTION

COMPOSITE MATERIALS. Composite material can be defined as multiphase material, formed by combination of materials differing in composition which remain bonded together, but retain their identities & properties, without going into any chemical reaction. The composite material don’t dissolve but they are ...

SEMINAR / PROJECT TOPICS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Pushover analysis – cyclic loading, deterioration effect in RC Moment Frames in pushover analysis Rehabilitation – Evaluation of drift distribution Analysis of large dynamic structure in environment industry Theoretical study on High frequency fatigue behavior of concrete Seismic analysis of interlocking blocks in walls Estimation ...

CRACKING IN WALLS

There are cracks in all buildings, some minor and insignificant, some requiring expensive repairs and in some extreme cases the only solution is total demolition of the building.This article is intended to put ...

RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE

To obtain good quality concrete using recycled aggregate it is necessary to follow the minimum requirements defined by the respective Building Standards. Acceptable properties of aggregates are an elemental base for concrete quality, however adequate mix proportions and concrete production ...

MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD OF ANALYSIS

In the moment distribution method, every joint of the structure to be analysed is fixed so as to develop the fixed-end moments. Then each fixed joint is sequentially released and the fixed-end moments (which by the time of release are ...

SOIL IMPROVEMENT

Soil improvement in its broadest sense is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. This may be either a temporary process to permit the construction of a facility or may be a permanent measure ...

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 ...