QualityTests and Experiments on Concrete

Mostly concrete structures are failed due to poor workmanship which is a very tricky factor to control. Structures build with concrete has a life both from serviceability point of view and from structural point of view and this life depends solely on the quality of the material while placing.The quality…continue reading →

Los Angeles Abrasion Resistance Test

Abrasion is known as process of scraping or wearing something away, technically speaking; abrasion in geology is the mechanical scraping of a rock surface by friction between rocks and moving particles during their transport by wind, waves, gravity, running water or erosion. The intensity of this erosion effect depends on…continue reading →

Determine the water absorption of coarse aggregate

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:700); The limit of water absorption by coarse aggregates is determined so as to calculate the appropriate amount of water to be added to the concrete mix, thus modifying the water cement ratio. A bone dry aggregate would necessitate, while for wet aggregate water contents should be reduced.\"Determine the…continue reading →

Determine the moisture content of timber by oven dry method – Experiment

To determine the moisture content of timber by oven dry [email protected] url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:700); ApparatusOven, weighing device, timber specimen.Reference:D2016-(Reaffirmed in 1983)┬áScopeThis method covers the determination of the moisture content of the wood.BackgroundThe moisture content of timber is the quantity of moisture or water contained in it, expressed as a percentage of dry…continue reading →