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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.

Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers for Concrete Construction

The main impetus for development of carbon fibres has come from the aerospace industry with its need for a material with combination of high strength, high stiffness and low weight.Recently, civil engineers and construction industry have begun to realize that ...

FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMER

An FRP composite is defined as a polymer that is reinforced with a fibre. The primary function of fibre reinforcement is to carry load along the length of the fiber and to provide strength and stiffness in one direction. FRP ...

COMPOSITES IN CONSTRUCTION

Composite is a mixture of two or more materials that differ in form, chemical composition and essentially insoluble. There are two categories of constituent materials: matrix and reinforcement. The reinforcement imparts its special mechanical and physical properties to enhance ...

Compressive Strength of Mortar -Mix Ratio and Cube Test

Compressive strength of mortar is determined by using 2 inch or 50mm cubes as per ASTM C109 / C109M - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars.Mortar is a combination of cement, sand mixed with water. It ...

Initial Setting Time of Cement as per IS 4031, IS 269

Initial setting time of concrete is the time period between addition of water to cement till the time at 1 mm square section needle fails to penetrate the cement paste, placed in the Vicat’s mould 5mm to 7mm from the bottom ...