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The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home for Civil Engineers

The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home provides informational resources to Civil Engineers around the globe on various subjects such as construction management, Structural Engineering, Building Construction Tips, How to Guides for Civil Engineers etc.

Torsion Pendulum Test on Metal Wire

Modulus of Rigidity is the coefficient of elasticity of wire for a shearing force. In simple words, rigidity modulus of a metal wire is a measurement of the capability of a material to resist deformation when external tangential (parallel to the ...

Methods of Soil Investigation and Soil Exploration and their Details

Soil investigation and soil explorations are conducted for the purpose of site investigation to get clear information about the soil properties and hydrological conditions at the site. Site Reconnaissance Site reconnaissance is the inspection of the site and study of topography to ...

Properties of Aggregates and its Values for use in Construction

Properties of Aggregates and its Values for use in Construction Properties of aggregates such as bulk density, specific gravity, voids, water absorption and its values are presented in this article. 1. Aggregates: Bulk Density, Specific Gravity and Voids Bulk ...

Grading of Aggregates and Grading Limits

Grading of aggregates are determination of particle size distribution of aggregates. Grading of aggregates is an important factor for concrete mix design. These affect the concrete strength as well as durability. Proper grading is important for concrete construction. Following tables provides ...

Properties of Various Grades of Ordinary Portland Cement

Properties of 33, 43 and 53 grades of Ordinary Portland Cement such as fineness, setting times, soundness, expansion, compressive strength based on Indian, American and Eurocodes. Ordinary Portland Cement(OPC) is the most widely used cement ...

Concrete Workability for Different Placing Conditions

Workability Requirements for Different Concrete Placement: Requirement of concrete workability varies with different types of construction. Workability of concrete is decided by design engineers based on concrete strength requirements, durability requirements and ease of construction at site. For a construction with use ...