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Causes of Excessive Deflections in Reinforced Concrete Slabs

Deflection of reinforced concrete slabs is acceptable to a certain limit which are specified by applicable Codes such as ACI, IS Codes and Euro Codes. These codes to specify the amount of deflection which is acceptable. When the deflection limitation is ...

Applications of High Density Radiation Shielding Concrete in Construction

High density radiation shielding concrete is produced by blending heavy weight aggregate, cement, water, and special additives. Applications of radiation shielding concrete is discussed. Aggregates for high density concrete for radiation shielding are iron shot and steel punching which are utilized ...

Long Term Properties of Geopolymer Concrete with Low Calcium Fly Ash

Geopolymer concrete has been employed in many applications for example earth retaining structures and water containing structures. Properties of geopolymer concrete with low calcium fly ash is discussed. Geopolymer is composed of alkaline liquid and source materials which is either natural ...

Wooden Concrete Formwork Design Criteria with Calculation Formulas

Wooden formworks are generally used for construction due to its ease of use. Different criteria for design of wooden formwork and their calculation is discussed. Formwork is substantially significant temporary construction element in the construction of structures. It provides necessary support ...

Construction Automation – Applications and Advantages in Construction

Construction automation helps in quality control and reduces construction time. Various applications and advantages of automation in construction is discussed. Need of Construction Automation and its Benefits The scope of construction automation is wide and involves the entire construction stages for instance ...

Strength and Failure of Bituminous Pavement Materials

Structure of Bituminous Pavements Flexible road structure is a combination of several layers, which serves the purpose of distributing the loads from the traffic (both dynamic and static) to the underlying layers in a level so that the layers can bear ...

Performance of Cable Supported Bridges During Earthquakes

Cable supported bridges perform better during earthquakes compared to other types of bridges. There are seismic weak points in cable supported bridges which are likely to become source of damages when the structure experiences an earthquake. It is thought by most bridge ...