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What is Proof Stress? Importance and Determination

Proof stress of a material can be defined as the stress at which the material undergoes plastic deformation. Proof stress is determined as the stress corresponding to 0.2% of strain from the stress-strain curve of the given material. ...

Safe Bearing Capacity values of Different Soils

The capacity of the soil to allow the loads coming from the foundation is called bearing capacity of the soil. The gross pressure at the base of the foundation at which soil fails is called ultimate bearing capacity. ...

Water Absorption Test on Roofing Tiles

Water absorption test is the measurement of moisture quantity that roofing tile may absorb. If water absorption is too high, the tile may suffer from cracking which is not desirable. So, this test reflects the suitability of the tile for application; ...

Workability of Concrete by Kelly Ball Test

Kelly ball test also called as a ball penetration test is performed on freshly mixed concrete to measure its workability. It is a quick simple field test and is considered as an alternative to the slump test. The ...

Tests on Limestone

In the construction industry, Lime is one of the best binding materials available and is used widely for different purposes such as mortar making, plastering, whitewashing, etc. Lime obtained by the calcination of limestone, which occurs naturally. Different ...