Plumes are the behavior of the pollutants from the smokestack at the time of dispersion in the atmosphere. It is a part of air pollution meteorology. This occurs due to the critical relationship between atmospheric stability and pollutant concentrations. It doesn’t allow smoke to directly go to the upper atmosphere as it disperses on the… Continue reading Plumes: Causes and Its Types.
Rebar (reinforcing bar) is used to give strength to the concrete, which helps it to develop strength at the time of the tension. These reinforcing bars are usually made up of steel, as steel has flexibility, malleability as well as ductility. Though the concrete has compressive strength to use concrete in tension members, the reinforcing… Continue reading Rebar Sizes, Grades, And Types
Superelevation is used in highway engineering to make highways safe so that vehicles can maintain their optimal speed. They are basically used on the curve or bends on the highways to counteract the centrifugal force generated by the vehicle at the time of turning. They are very important for others to prevent overturning, skid, rollover… Continue reading What is Superelevation? It’s importance, Design & Analysis.
Hydraulic Cement is a type of cement that is used in structures that are below the grade or submerged in water. Hydraulic cement has great importance in this era where economics plays a very important role in construction as well as in the repair/maintenance of the structure. It is used in construction to stop leakage… Continue reading Hydraulic Cement:- Uses, Applications, Advantages & Disadvantages.
The underpinning of foundations is a method done when foundations get damaged or strengthen the foundation to construct furthermore floors on the existing building. Sometimes, foundations get damaged unexpectedly suddenly after the construction of the buildings. For the remedial or precautionary measure, a method of underpinning came into work. There are visible signs like cracks… Continue reading Underpinning of Foundations
Rebound Hammer Test also called Schmidt hammer Test is a type of non-destructive method test used to determine the compressive strength of concrete. RBT is used to determine the compressive strength of the concrete as per IS 13311 (part 2)-1992. RBT is done by the apparatus called rebound hammer. Rebound Hammer was invented by Ernst… Continue reading Rebound Hammer Test on Concrete: History, Principle, Advantages & Disadvantages
Manufactured Sand (M-Sand) is artificially prepared sand manufactured by grinding hard stones (granite) up to 4.5 mm. The hard stones crushed into cubes of rock with curved edges and washed properly. Sand is the second most widely used material in the world. Properties of m-sand is different from conventional river sand in numerological and physical… Continue reading Manufactured Sand (M-Sand)
Lateral Stability of Structures provides resistivity from the lateral forces applied by high-velocity winds, earthquakes on high-rise buildings. It seems easy to construct a building without engineering knowledge by simply casting columns joining beams and construct the whole building. This scenario completely changes in the case of high-rise buildings. It is necessary to design the… Continue reading Lateral Stability of Structures
Types of heavy equipment used in construction have their own importance for completing the project, maintain its quality, and proper safety of the workers working on the site. Every contractor does not have all the types of equipment for the construction as the time of construction plays a vital role to make the project economical… Continue reading Types of Heavy Equipment Used in Construction
Surkhi Surkhi Mortar’s main constituent is surkhi which is a waste material produced by powdering burnt bricks and has pozzolanic properties; it also enhances the waterproofing capabilities therefore used in the manufacturing of concrete as well as mortar. Also, Read: Self Compacting Concrete There are several pieces of evidence that shows the use of surkhi… Continue reading Surkhi Mortar: Definition, Uses, Tests