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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.


INTRODUCTION Universal testing machine (UTM) is called so because of the versatility of its application. The following tests can be performed with it:- 1. Tension Test. 2. Compression Test. 3. Bending Test. 4. Hardness Test. ...


AIM To determine the Brinell Hardness number HB of the given specimen. EQUIPMENT Brinell hardness tester RAB-250, Brinell microscope and indentors (2.5mm and 5mm ball) DESCRIPTION OF MACHINE The Brinell Hardness Tester consists of a ...

Verification of Clerk Maxwell’s Reciprocal Theorem

To verify clerk- Maxwell's Reciprocal Theorem and to determine the Young's modulus of beam arterial of the apparatus.EQUIPMENT REQUIREDClerk-Maxwell's reciprocal' theorem apparatus Tire weight Dial gaugeTHE THEOREMClerk-Maxwell's reciprocal theorem state that in a linearly elastic structure, the deflection at ...


AIM To determine the modulus of rigidity (Shear modulus) of the material of the spring. EQUIPMENT I. Spring Testing Machine, 2. Dial gauge. DESCRIPTION OF THE MACHINE The spring testing machine has two ...


AIM To determine the shear modulus of the material of the given wire. EQUIPMENT 1. Torsion Pendulum. 2. Cylindrical wire. 3. Stop watch. 4. Venire Calipers. 5. Screw gauge. ...

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 ...