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…continue reading →

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 two.  However, we decided…continue reading →

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.DefinitionInfluence line is defined…continue reading →