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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. ...

7 Common Design Faults Causing Damage to Concrete

There are number of common design faults that lead to the damage of concrete and hence the capacity of the structural member would be reduced. In adequate structural design, inadequate cover, improper joint detailing, incorrect placement of embedments ...

Reinforcement Treatment Methods for Corrosion Protection

Treatment of reinforcements with proper materials and agents one of the defensive layers against corrosion attacks in aggressive environments. There are many reinforcement treatment methods for instance anticorrosive treatment using acid or alkali agents and fusion bonded epoxy ...

How Fine Aggregate Affects Mix Design of Concrete?

Fine aggregate is on of the major constituents of concrete which can influence concrete mix design substantially. Various factors such as fine aggregate fineness modulus, moisture content, specific gravity, and silt content affect the mix proportions of concrete. Fineness modulus specifies how ...

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; ...