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BULKING OF FINE AGGREGATE

AIM To study the behaviour of sand grains under varying percentage of moisture content . APPARATUES. 250 ml measuring cylinder ,weighing balance etc . PROCEDURE (i) Take 500gm (W1) of the aggregate. (ii) Keep the sample in an oven in a tray at a ...

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BULK DENSITY AND PERCENTAGE VOIDS OF AGGREGATES

Aim To determine the bulk density and percentage voids of aggregate . Apparatus (I)Balance -A balance sensitive to 0.5% of the weight of the sample to be weighed . (ii) Cylindrical Metal Measure- The measure shall be of 3,15 or 30 liters capacity ...

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SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF FINE AND CORSE AGGREGATES

AIM To determine the specific gravity of given sample of fine and coarse aggregates.   SPECIFIC GRAVITTY OF COARSE AGGREGATE. ApparatusA balance or scale of capacity not less than 3 kg, readable and accurate to 0.5 g and of such a type and shape ...

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SOUNDNESS OF CEMENT

AIM To determine the soundness of cement by the Le-chatelier method   APPARATUSLe- chatelier mouldThe mould consist of a small split cylinder of spring brass or other suitable metal of 0.5mm thickness forming of a mould 30mm internal diameter and 30mm height ...

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SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF CEMENT

AIM To determine the specific gravity is normally defined as the ratio between the weight of a given volume of material and weight of an equal volume of water.To determine the specific gravity of cement, kerosene which doe snot recent with ...

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Earthquake Zones in India

India being a large landmass is particularly prone to earthquakes. The Indian subcontinent is divided into five seismic zones with respect to the severity of the earthquakes. The classification of the zones has been done by the geologist and scientist as ...

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EARTHQUAKE & RELATED TERMS

Magnitude: Measure of the amount of energy released during an earthquake. It is usually expressed using Richter scale. Professor Charles Richter noticed that at a constant distance, seismograms records of earthquake ground vibration of larger earthquake have bigger wave amplitude than ...

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BEHAVIOUR OF BOX GIRDER BRIDGES

A general loading on a box girder, such as shown in fig 1 for single cell box, has components which bend, twist, and deform the cross section. Thin walled closed section girders are so stiff and strong in torsion that ...

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