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EFFECT OF TRANSIT TIME ON READY MIX CONCRETE

Ready mix concrete is generally produced in large quantity and is transported to distant places for placement in structural elements. Sometimes the distance can be in many kilometers or miles. So, the effect of this transit times can reduce the ...

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Behaviour of Concrete in Extreme Fire

Concrete does not ‘melt’ in the majority of extreme fire conditions but it could do so in conditions such as created by, for example, a thermic lance (steel burning in a pure oxygen environment). However, this is exceptional and is not ...

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CONCRETE MIX DESIGN USING CRUSHED SAND

The process of selecting suitable ingredients of concrete and determining their relative amounts with the objective of producing a concrete of the required, strength, durability, and workability as economically as possible, is termed the concrete mix design. The proportioning of ...

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MICROPILES FOUNDATION INSTALLATION METHOD

Micropiles are deep foundation used when very limited space or headroom is available for execution with conventional pile rigs. These piles are also called as minipiles, pin piles, needle piles and root piles. Micropiles are small diameter bored cast-insitu piles of ...

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What is Shear Wall? – Its Types and Location in Buildings

What is a Shear Wall? Shear wall is a structural member in a reinforced concrete framed structure to resist lateral forces such as wind forces. Shear walls are generally used in high-rise buildings subject to lateral wind and seismic forces. In reinforced concrete ...

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