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8 Points to Remember when Concreting in Rainy Season

Be it the season with extreme heat, extreme cold or inclement rains, Civil Engineers should be accustomed to fight all kinds of seasonal fluctuations. These fluctuations bring in different impediments in front of the constructor which are necessary ...

How to Calculate Weight of Steel Bars?

The total weight of steel bars can be determined by calculating the unit weight of each bar. This is calculated after the final estimation of total steel required for a construction project.In this ...

Test for Silt Content in Sand

Sand or fine aggregate is one of the most important construction materials at any construction site. Its selection should be done very carefully as it contributes to the strength of various important mixtures like concrete, plasters and mortar. ...

Stress-strain Curve for Steel Bars

The stress-strain curve describes the behavior of steel bars under loads. It is created by testing steel specimens. A steel specimen is gradually pulled through a testing machine until it breaks, and stress and corresponding strains are recorded. ...

Universal Testing Machine – Components and Functions

A Universal testing machine (UTM) is used to test the mechanical properties (tension, compression etc.) of a given test specimen by exerting tensile, compressive or transverse stresses. The machine has been named so because of the wide range ...