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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 ...

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 ...

SHAPE TESTS

Flakiness index and Elongation Index of Coarse Aggregates ...

FIRE PROOF CONCRETE

At the high temperatures experienced in fires, hydrated cement in concrete gradually dehydrates, reverting back to water (actually steam) and cement. This results in a reduction of strength and modulus of elasticity (stiffness) of concrete. In some fires, spalling of ...