Significance of Cyclone Resistant Buildings | Design Parameters

Do cyclones affect buildings?

Do cyclones affect buildings?

Seepage in Earth Dam | Seepage Analysis & Control Measures

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Seepage in Earth Dam Seepage in Earth Dams and seepage control are important aspects of dam design and construction. Seepage flow in the dam is defined as the movement of water from the upstream side of the dam to the downstream side through embankment of below the foundation or base. The seepage problem is most … Read more

Self-healing Concrete | How Self Healing Concrete Works

Self-healing Concrete

What is Self-healing Concrete? Self-healing Concrete is defined as a type of concrete that exhibits self-healing properties. Self-healing or self-repairing of concrete is that property by which concrete undergoes crack repair and rectification, either by autonomous or by autogenous methods. The characteristics of concrete that defines all of these activities is it’s durability. Durability is … Read more

Civil Engineering & The Internet of Things

When we think of technological advances in civil engineering, it tends to be with regard to equipment, materials, and hands-on applications. In recent years for instance, tech innovations in civil engineering might include the equipment used in modular construction, or the process of 3D printing, or the material achievements in modern marine geotechnology. These all … Read more

Model Analysis in Civil Engineering | Classification | Applications | Model Laws

Dam Model Testing

Model Analysis – Model vs Prototype The Model Analysis is carried out to analyze or find out the performance of hydraulic structures or hydraulic machines before its construction or manufacturing. Several tests and analysis are made using these models to obtain the required information. The Model is a scaled replica of a structure or machine and … Read more

Marine Geotechnology | Detailed Classification of Marine Soils

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Evolution of Marine Geotechnology The necessity to design foundations for offshore structures has resulted in the remarkable and rapid development of Marine Geotechnology by Geotechnical Engineers. Originating so slowly in the late 1950s, Offshore Geotechnology developed briskly in the 1960s and 1970s and now has a noteworthy role in Geotechnical Engineering. In contrast to the … Read more

Cold Weather Concreting | Placing Requirements | Protection Period | Antifreeze Admixtures

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Cold Weather Concreting As per ACI 306-R10, Cold Weather Concreting is defined as a concreting process – mixing, pouring and curing, below atmospheric temperature of 4o Celsius (40 o F) over the recommended protection period as per the specifications. Protection period is defined as the time required for the concrete to develop early strength of … Read more

All about Concrete Admixtures | Dosage & Cost | Admixture Market in India

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Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures are those ingredients or additives (other than aggregates, cement, water) added to the concrete during the time of mixing to enhance or alter its mechanical and material properties. The desired characteristics such as high workability, high compressive strength, setting time, and durability parameters can be altered by the addition of admixtures. … Read more

Construction Waste Management | Construction & Demolition Waste | Classification

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Construction & Demolition Waste The growth in the construction industry triggers waste production to exponential levels. The waste generated from the construction industry is commonly called as Construction & Demolition Waste or C&D waste. Most of the waste materials in construction industries are non-biodegradable and inert materials. Construction waste materials are heavy, dense, bulky in … Read more

Cracking in Masonry Walls or Brick Boundary Walls | Causes & Prevention

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Cracking in Masonry Wall and Brick Boundary Walls Brittle Cracking in Masonry Wall is one of the most common failure modes in brick wall structures. Stone and brick masonry walls are widely used for load bearing and non-load bearing applications. Brick masonry is most commonly used as load bearing structure for non-RC framed structures in … Read more