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What is Bacterial Concrete or Self-Healing Concrete?

Bacterial Concrete or Self-Healing Concrete (SHC) is a modern approach in civil engineering for repair purpose. As the name suggests, this type of concrete can heal itself when cracks appear after curing and hardening. In this article, I will discuss it’s brief history, mechanism, production, advantages, disadvantages and some other aspects. Before we get started, …

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Foundation Settlement Analysis in STAAD Pro

Foundation Settlement Analysis in STAAD Pro

Introduction A soil shear failure can result in excessive building distortion and even collapse. Excessive settlement can result in structural damage to a building frame nuisances such as sticking doors and windows, cracks in tile and plaster, and excessive wear or equipment failure from misalignment resulting from foundation settlement analysis. It is necessary to investigate …

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What is Water Cement Ratio – Guide & Calculation

Have you been told, “Add some water, the concrete looks very hard”? Is that right? Adding more water at the site level to increase the concrete workability?? Absolutely Not… What is Water-Cement Ratio? Water Cement Ratio means the ratio between the weight of water to the weight of cement used in the concrete mix. Normally water-cement …

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Unit Conversion in Civil Engineering

Introduction In the fields of civil engineering, unit conversion of various measurements is must have knowledge now-a-days. Therefore, we must know the basic conversion of different units. A unit of measurement is a definite magnitude of a quantity, defined and adopted by convention or by law, that is used as a standard for measurement of …

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How to Calculate Load for Design of RCC Structures

Loads In Buildings: In the design of any RCC structure, calculation of the upcoming load is the first and foremost step. The design load is considered for its design life. In this post, I will illustrate the basics of the design loads considered while designing of structures & the basic mathematics involved in their calculation. …

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