Saturday

Grading of Aggregates for Different Construction Work

Grading is the representation of the particles size in a sample of aggregates. Good grading of aggregates implies that a sample of aggregate contains all the standard fraction in the required proportions.


Grading of Aggregates for Different Construction Work
Grading of Aggregates for Different Construction Work

Tuesday

Shotcrete and Gunite | Difference Between Shotcrete and Gunite | Features

Shotcrete and Guniting are important terminologies that are followed in the civil construction. The two methods have proven to be beneficial in the applications of soil stabilization, slope protection in swimming pool construction, fluid tanks, tunnel, in the works relating to concrete repair and many.

The difference between shotcrete and Gunite is actually a matter of concern in some countries of construction alone. Say the American Shotcrete Association(ASA) do not use the word guniting. They are only aware of Shotcrete, that can be carried out in the dry mix and wet mix.

Monday

What is Screed in Concrete Construction? | Screed for Rehabilitation | Properties and Composition

The screed can be defined as a construction element in flooring system that is introduced to bring the floor to the desired thickness or desired height or to make it suitable for a specified flooring. The screed can be also categorized as a rehabilitation method.

What is Screed in Concrete Construction? | Screed for Rehabilitation | Properties and Composition

Saturday

Top Understair Ideas

Space Under Stair is an area that is not created intentionally. It may be considered as a space that you never thought you had in your home. This space can be utilized and transformed to something that you wish to acquire.

The Space under the stair can be used as a:

  1. Storage Area
  2. Garden for Indoor Plants
  3. Small Bed Space or Sitting
  4. Aquarium 
  5. Liquor or Wine Rack
  6. Pet's House


1. Storage Area






Thursday

Structure of Hydrated Cement Paste (HCP) | Interfacial Transition Zone (ITZ) | Solids in HCP

The presence of water in cement will result in the hydration process (Exothermic Reaction - Heat Evolution). This reaction will result in hydration products of silicates and aluminates that will bring a hard mass over a period of time. This hard mass can be called as Hydrated Cement Paste (HCP).

Structure of Hydrated Cement Paste (HCP) | Transition Zone
Structure of Hydrated Cement Paste (HCP) | Transition Zone

Tuesday

Degree of Redundancy | Static and Kinematic Indetermiancy

In order to solve a indeterminate structure, it is necessary to simplify the structure to a simple system of simply supported beam or to a respective cantilever action system. This is done by cutting sufficient supports and the structural members. Thus the number of redundants is equal to the number of forces and the moments that is required in order to restore the continuity.


Monday

Hydration Products of Cement | Chemical Reaction | Significance

The reaction of cement when mixed with water is called as hydration. The main oxide and the Bouges compounds of the cement are the major ingredients which will influence the rate and the mechanism of the cement hydration and hence the hydration products.







Wednesday

Hydration of Cement | Heat of Hydration |Stages of Hydration of Cement

The hydration of cement is an exothermic reaction that is carried out when cement comes in contact with water. The reaction will result in several by-products that will contribute to the strength of the concrete or mortar formed.

Hydration of Cement | Heat of Hydration |Stages of Hydration of Cement
Fig.1. Hydration Reaction - Changing Microstructure of Cement 

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