Author Archive: Namita

Factors affecting Compaction of Soil

Placing of soil over the reinforcement material

Factors affecting Compaction of soil Compaction of the soil is the process where the dry density of soil is increased by reducing air content or air voids present in the soil. This process is an essential part of the construction…
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Methods of Underwater Concrete Repair | Concrete Structures Rehabilitation Underwater

Repair of underwater structures

Methods of Underwater Repair of Concrete Structures Underwater concrete structures are prone to damage due to many reasons. There are some methods which are specially adapted to repair these damages. Care should be taken to ensure that the damaged area…
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Types of structural supports | Boundary Conditions

Hinge support in sydney harbor bridge

Types of supports Defining the boundary conditions in aamodel is one of the most important part of preparing an analysis model, irrespective of the software that you use. Supports are an essential part of building your model to ensure accurate…
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Characteristics of Good Building Stone | Construction Aggregate Properties

Building stones used in construction

Characteristics of Good Building Stones Every building stone which is used for construction, cannot satisfy all the ideal requirements. For example, when the stone satisfies the requirement of strength and durability, it may not do the same with other necessities…
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Reinforcements in a Reinforced Concrete Beam | Shear Links | Reinforcement

Reinforcements in a Reinforced Concrete Beam In RCC beams, elements are designed to resist the loads that cause bending moment, shear forces and sometimes in some cases, it also causes torsion along their length. It’s a known fact that concrete…
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Movable bridges | Special Types of Movable Bridges | Photos

Pontoon retractile

Movable Bridges & Types Movable bridges are the bridges which can change their position and sometimes even the shapes so as to allow the passage of vessels and boats in the waterway. This type of bridge has lower cost of…
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Ground Improvement with Sand Compaction Piles | Advantages

Sand compaction piles

Sand Compaction Piles Sand compaction piles are one of the potential methods for improving ground stability, preventing liquefaction, reducing settlement and similar applications. This method involves driving a hollow steel pipe into the ground. The bottom is closed with a…
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Retaining Wall | Types of Retaining Walls | Design Considerations

Anchored retaining wall

Retaining wall Retaining wall is structures that is constructed and designed to resist the lateral pressure of the soil. Apart from soil, the lateral pressure is caused by the pressure of liquid, earth filling, sand, or other granular material filled…
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