Foam Concrete Foam concrete also known as light weight concrete, low density concrete is special type of concrete having low density varies from 400 kg/m3 to 1000 kg/m3. The density is usually...
bendable concrete

Bendable Concrete? What? How is it even possible? We all know that concrete is a brittle material poor in tension so how can it bend? ConFlexPave answers the questions! Nanyang Technological University...

Durability Durability of concrete can be defined as its ability to resist weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion or other process of deterioration and hence retains its original shape, dimension, quality and serviceability. Deleterious...

ITZ ITZ in civil engineering terminology is known as interfacial transition zone or intermediate transition zone. This is the phase present in concrete where two different phases meet with each other. As...

DETERMINE THE INITIAL AND FINAL SETTING TIME OF CEMENT   EQPT/MATERIAL Vicat Apparatus with Initial Set Needle Final Set Attachment Stop Watch Portland Cement Water  PROCEDURE Neat cement paste shall be formed by mixing...
Concrete Cloth

Technology is improving day by day in every field and Civil Engineering is no exception. Several companies including Concrete Canvas has come up with the idea of Concrete Cloth. What Exactly is...

Objective Slump test is used to measure the consistency of concrete mix. Indirectly it is used to check whether workability of concrete mix is up to desired level or not. Equipment Used Slump Cone Tamping Rod Spatula Brush Procedure Cone...

Mineral admixtures play an important part in making of High Strength Concrete systems. Before going to mineral admixtures, I will clarify the difference between admixtures and additives Concrete admixtures vs additives: Anything which is...

Problems With Conventional Concrete Pavements With urbanization on its peak, we are seeing large numbers of paved surfaces being made. Although these pavement are necessary and need of time but there are...
compressive strength of cement mortars

TO DETERMINE THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF CEMENT USING MORTAR CUBES   EQPT/MATERIAL Weighing balance Glass cylinder Trowel/spatula Cube mould (2” x 2” x 2”) Cement, sand passing US sieve # 20 and retained...

Cracking in concrete Concrete is the world's most popular building material, durability of concrete structures however always remained a concern. Irrespective of how carefully it's mixed or reinforced, cracking is inevitable in all...

Boeing announced that they've created world lightest metal in 2011 with scientists from HRL laboratories.  The new metal found is known as microlattice. It is claimed to be 100% lighter than styrofoam...

Concrete Mix design is complete science and it is based on a lot of research. Popular Mix Design method is highlighted in ACI 2011 committee report. It is a systematic approach...

Diamond was known to be the hardest material found on planet earth but not any more. A group of scientists have discovered a new form of carbon which they say is...

Taiwan was hit by a strong 6.4 magnitude on Saturday 10th Feberuary 2016. It is estimated that this tragic accident caused almost 116 deaths according to Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. Weiguan...

Introduction Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite systems, consist of fibers embedded in a polymeric matrix. They are used for Flexural and Shear strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) members. Since the late 1980s,...

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Civil engineering has come a long way since its evolution. Starting from the simple structures to the skyscrapers today, the world has witnessed immense...