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Concrete Compressive Toughness and Flexural toughness, what is the difference?

When it comes to estimating and testing the strength of materials, people sometimes gets confused between toughness and strength so here is answer to the difference between compressive toughness and flexural toughness.Before understanding the compression and tension \”term\” you \”must\” know what is toughness and strength.First, I would like to clarify that toughness is…
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Difference Between Shear Wall and Column

Yesterday on our one social networking platform a student from India asked us a question “What is the difference between a Shear Wall and a Column”. Although the two structures are way too different from one another and one can’t expect to have confusion between these…
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Plinth Beam - Tie Beam - Difference - Everything you need to know

Basic difference between plinth beam and tie beam is that tie beam can be at any level but plinth beam is at plinth level. So Now i am going to discuss in depth about the following contents :- ContentsWhat is the purpose of beam in a Building?What is plinth level in building?What is plinth beam?Types of plinth beamPurpose of plinth beamPlinth beam heightWhat is tie beam?Purpose of…
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Shotcrete and Gunite Difference and Definition

The guniting is the most effective process of repairing concrete work which has been damaged due to inferior work or other reasons. It is also used for providing an impervious layer. The gunite is a mixture of cement and sand, the usual proportion being 1:3. A cement gun is…
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What is influence line Diagram? difference between bending moment diagram and influence line diagram

Concept of Influence line was developed by Winkler in 1867. Influence Diagram concept is used for analysis of structures that are subjected to variable or moving loads. Structures like bridges, culverts and even roofs of a house is also such structures that have live and moving loads. Definition Influence line is defined as; “a graph of a response function of a structure as a function of the…
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