Issues in Instruments Selection for Structural Performance Evaluation Tests

Specific instruments are required for structural performance evaluation. Issues while selection of instruments for these structural evaluation is discussed. When a specific structural concrete is design, necessary and required factor of safety are provided and theoretically the structure will be safe. ...

Methods of Testing Compressive Strength of Masonry

Testing compressive strength of masonry before construction and for every 464.5 m2 of masonry work during construction is required as per Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structure (ACI 530.1- 11) and under its quality assurance program, certification of ...

FINENESS MODULUS OF COARSE AGGREGATES AND ITS CALCULATION

What is Fineness Modulus of Coarse Aggregates? Fineness modulus of coarse aggregates represents the average size of the particles in the coarse aggregate by an index number. It is calculated by performing sieve analysis with standard sieves. The cumulative percentage ...

FINENESS MODULUS OF FINE AGGREGATES AND ITS CALCULATION

What Is Fineness Modulus of Sand (Fine Aggregate)? Fineness modulus of sand (fine aggregate) is an index number which represents the mean size of the particles in sand. It is calculated by performing sieve analysis with standard sieves. The ...

VARIOUS LAB TESTS ON BITUMEN FOR PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION

Various laboratory tests on bitumen is conducted to check quality and different properties of bitumen for pavement construction. Bitumen is a black or brown mixture of hydrocarbons obtained by partial distillation of crude petroleum. It is insoluble in water. It composes ...