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Explosive Spalling of Concrete Structural Elements during Fire

When structural concrete elements are exposed to fire, it is possible that explosive spalling of concrete takes place. The explosive spalling of concrete is occurred when free water (water that is not employed for hydration reaction and remained unused in ...

Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings

Fire safety and property protection systems for buildings requires knowledge and understanding of hazards to decrease the potential fire occurrence and its risk to life and property during fire. Importance of Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings When fire is ...

Artificial Island Construction Methods, Design and Advantages

Artificial Island is an artificially man-made structure that has not formed naturally. This type of islands can be constructed anywhere, any size and shape and can be used for infrastructure, tourism and industry purpose. History of Artificial Island Artificial Island may have ...

Types of Bitumen Emulsion-Uses, Advantages and Manufacture

What is Bitumen Emulsion? Bitumen emulsion is a mixture of fine droplets of bitumen and water. But as the bitumen is a petroleum product it doesn’t mix with water and as it is sticky in nature, it doesn’t easily gets disintegrated ...

Factors Affecting Durability of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)

There are various factors which affects the durability of fiber reinforced concrete such as temperature, weathering, corrosion, freezing and thawing etc. are discussed. Durability of concrete element is the ability of the member to resist aggressive environment, accidental event, and impact ...