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 Self-healing Concrete | How Self Healing Concrete Works

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

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

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

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 Construction Waste Management | Construction & Demolition Waste | Classification

Effects of Capillary Water on Structures and Foundation | Preventing damage

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What is meant by Capillary water in buildings? Construction materials, like concrete, aggregates and sand, are porous and allows water molecules to rise due to capillary action. This creates a ring of dampness in base of buildings or structure including lateral walls due to accumulation of capillary water. The principle behind the capillary rise is … Read more Effects of Capillary Water on Structures and Foundation | Preventing damage

Maintenance of Residential Buildings | Types | Objectives | Checklist

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Why Inspection & Structural Maintenance is important? “ Life expectancy “ is not just a term associated with a living, breathing being, but even with an immobile non-living element, like a building. According to researchers, the general lifespan of a concrete building lies in the average range of 75 to 100 years. And for a … Read more Maintenance of Residential Buildings | Types | Objectives | Checklist

Lateral Torsional Buckling | Factors influencing LTB

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Lateral Torsional Buckling occurs in unrestrained beams. A beam is unrestrained when its compression flange is free to displace laterally and rotate. When I sections are used as beams or beam columns the compression flange is under compressive stress and has a tendency to buckle but it is attached to the tension flange which resists … Read more Lateral Torsional Buckling | Factors influencing LTB

Advantages of Precast Concrete and Factory Production | Quality | Cost | Time

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Precast Concrete and Factory Production The corporate goal behind the use of a production method that is to establish itself in the marketplace must be: to produce a product better or cheaper or faster than the competition. So what is the situation with construction using precast concrete elements? Improved quality Production in an indoor environment … Read more Advantages of Precast Concrete and Factory Production | Quality | Cost | Time

Preloaded Bolts (Pre-tensioned Bolts) | Advantages | Applications

Manual Pretensioning of Preloaded Bolts

Preloaded Bolt Bolts are tightened such that a high tension, usually above yield strength, is developed in the bolts, these are called preloaded bolts. The plates of the connection are thus clamped together and shear transfer between the plates is achieved through friction. Preload is the tension load developed in a fastener while tightening. The … Read more Preloaded Bolts (Pre-tensioned Bolts) | Advantages | Applications

6 Crucial Design & Construction Requirements of Formwork (Shuttering)

Formwork The function of formwork (Shuttering) is to hold freshly placed and compacted concrete till it has gained sufficient strength to be self-supporting. It also serves the purpose to produce a concrete member of the required shape, size and the desired finish. 6 Major Design and Construction requirements of Formwork The formwork should be sufficiently … Read more 6 Crucial Design & Construction Requirements of Formwork (Shuttering)