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Segregation of Concrete – Causes and Prevention

Segregation of concrete is the separation of cement paste and aggregates of concrete from each other during handling and placement. Segregation also occurs due to over-vibration or compaction of concrete, in which cement paste comes to the top ...

Test to Determine Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete

Modulus of elasticity of concrete is defined as the ratio of stress applied on the concrete to the respective strain caused. The accurate value of modulus of elasticity of concrete can be determined by conducting a laboratory test ...

How to Strengthen Existing Concrete Walls?

Strengthening of existing reinforced concrete walls becomes necessary either when they lose their strength and capacity to take up the stipulated loads or when you need to increase their load carrying capacity. This kind of rehabilitation is mostly ...

How Stresses are Transferred from R.C. Columns to Footings?

A proper understanding of the transfer of stresses(generated due to applied loads) from columns to the footings or piles is crucial for the design of sound footings. Factored forces and moments at the base of columns are transferred to the ...