Practically weight of 1 cum M:15 concrete mix is more than M:20 concrete mix. Do you agree? I'm asking this because i have seen this in my batching plant after loaded on transit mixture. Let me know what you think. Thank you. By, Kunal Kumar Gupta
- Asit asked 1 year ago
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I'm currently working on a new construction site and facing problem measuring the level of the construction. My question to all pro civil engineers that what technique could be used to measure the level in a building construction?
The main steel is reinforced in the shorter direction for slabs in building construction. Why it is not done in the longer direction?
Where 'Grillage Foundation' is used? What are the advantages of using Grillage foundation?
- Guest asked 3 years ago
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I'm a student so am still learning, anyway I think I know what a continuous beam is: a beam that spans more than two supports. I have a project to design a building however going through lecture notes for preliminary design I have come across this:
'Based on the practice of experienced designers a number of “rules of thumb” have been suggested to propose the initial size of members. For instance some designers use the following “rules of thumb” for the preliminary sizing of RC beams:
for simply supported beams: h>=L/16
for beams with one end continuous: h>=L/18.5
for beams with both ends continuous: h>=L/21
for cantilever beams: h>=L/8
where h= height of the beam, L= length of span'
Now I can't seem to find anything anywhere else that differs between continuous beams, and nor can I think what it might mean. I feel stupid asking this but no one seems to know and my lecturer has been ignoring me :/ I possibly thought he may not mean a continuous beam as such but be referring to an overhang but given that the building I am designing is a general grid layout I don't think anything is overhanging so am just a bit puzzled. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
- hmvv asked 2 years ago
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I'm stuck with the question. Where does the point of con-traflexture occurs in a loaded beam? Is it the place where bending moment is minimum or whether bending moment is maximum?
- revnicky asked 3 years ago
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I heard the word 'hacking' from a civil engineer friend but couldn't remember the exact meaning of the term. What does it mean?
- shahe asked 3 years ago
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I'm glad to join this group. I have a question to ask. Is anyone in this group familiar with POLLUTE software that is used to check the contamination of the ground. If so ! Is there any way we could do multiple simulations at one run ?? As of now what we do is giving one simulation value for one run . If there is are 500 simulation values then I need to copy the values from excel and paste them in POLLUTE and press run all the 500 times. Can somebody help me with this problem ? Thank you
Regards, Vajjarapu Harsha. M.tech., IISc Bangalore.
- Vajjarapu Harsha asked 3 years ago
Next fall will be my last year on my civil engineering degree. I am specifically interested in structural design and construction. I am starting to think about where I want to start my career. Hence, I would like know about the current opportunities that are arising in the field and any personal experience that could give perspective and an edge. All information is welcomed on any of the civil engineering field and personal options/anecdotes would be very interesting, I would just like to get a feel for the day in the life of a civil engineer.
Thanks you very much!!
- Wally asked 3 years ago