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Splitting Tensile Strength of Cylindrical Concrete specimen

The tensile strength of concrete is one of the basic and important properties which greatly affect the extent and size of cracking in structures.Moreover, the concrete is very weak in tension due to its brittle nature. Hence. it is not expected to ...

Chezy’s Constant and Manning’s Coefficient for Open Channels

OBJECTIVE:i. To find Chezy’s constant for open channels.ii. To find Manning’s Roughness coefficient for the given open channel.iii. To draw the following graphs for two different slopes of channel.iv. Chezy’s constant C vs. Reynolds number.v. Manning’s coefficient n vs. Reynolds ...

Determination of Darcy’s and Chezy’s Constant for Pipe Flow

OBJECTIVE: i. To determine the Darcy’s and Chezy’s constant for the given pipes, ii. To plot the following graph:Darcy’s constant ‘f’ vs Reynold’s number. Chezy’s constant ‘C’ vs Reynold’s numberEQUIPMENT:a) Pipes of 15, 20, 25 and 32 mm diameters ‘D’ ...

Tests on Hardened Concrete for Quality Check of Construction

Hardened concrete gains strength with time and testing these hardened concrete for quality check is important for structures. Different types of tests are available to check different properties of hardened concrete which are discussed. Properties of Hardened ConcreteEarly volume change ...


Quality control and safety represent increasingly important concerns for project managers. Defects or failures in constructed facilities can result in very large costs. Even with minor defects, re-construction may be required and facility operations impaired. Increased costs and delays are ...

Reinforced Concrete Slab Casting- Work Procedure

Casting concrete slab is considerably crucial task in building construction and requires great planning and accuracy, in addition to proper execution sequence. This article presents proper procedure on how to prepare and cast reinforced concrete slab. Materials and Machinery for Slab ...

Specifications of Brickwork in Superstructure

Brick masonry is widely used in the construction of superstructure. Materials used for masonry construction shall be of acceptable quality otherwise the masonry construction would not be able to serve its purpose. So,

Backfilling in Foundation : Types and Procedure

What Is Backfilling? In construction, backfilling is the process of replacing or reusing the soil that is removed during building construction to strengthen and support a structure’s foundation or any other structural member.[caption id="attachment_22335" align="aligncenter" width="600"]