What are Stresses in Soil, Over burden Pressure, Total Stress, Effective Stress, Pore water Pressure

The Structural loads are supported on soil through foundations. These loads produce stresses and resulting strains or deformations in the soil below the foundation. The deformation in the vertical direction is usually termed as settlement, which occurs due to the vertical stresses.Stresses in a Soil MassThe stresses which produce excessive…continue reading →

What is Roller Compacted Concrete?

Recently while working on a dam project I go through a term called Roller Compacted Concrete. Mostly abbreviated as R.C.C but it must not be confused with Reinforced Cement Concrete. The word is enough to define itself; roller compacted concrete is a relatively stiff concrete mix that is spread with…continue reading →

Method of Population forcast and Population Projection

Population prediction is a very important aspect in environmental engineering that helps in determination of certain factors that helps in future planning and for accurate determination of the certain requirement in future. The current population of any society can be estimated with census where as future predictions can be obtained with…continue reading →

What are Groundwater Zones, Aeration, Saturation, Pheratic Zone, Vedose Zone

Groundwater is enormous and significant source of fresh water that owns huge share regarding water requirement of humans. Soil being a porous and non-porous medium allows movement of water through interstices and pores through various phenomenon.In terms of groundwater hydrology, the underground soil water is classified in to two basic…continue reading →

Download The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction by L.F. Webster

The definitions in the book have been compiled to be of use to those working in a wide range of professions related to civil engineering and trades involving architecture, engineering, surveying building, heavy construction, forestry, surface and open-pit mining, and public works. \"Download The Wiley Dictionary of Civil Engineering and Construction\"@import…continue reading →

Characteristics of a Good Formwork

Concrete being plastic material in fresh state, has to kept within an enclosure (moulds) till it gain reasonable strength, this temporary structure which has to be built for any concrete member is called “Formwork”.Click me to read more about the Form work defintion and other defintionsCharacteristics of a Good FormworkBasic…continue reading →

Fatigue (Alligator) Cracking

The word Fatigue means repetitive action of loads, thus fatigue cracking by names means cracking due to the repetition of loads. As the pavement is subjected to number of vehicles of different sizes and loads the stress keeps on pilling up and thus the cracks appears which are interconnected in…continue reading →
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