Gritt chamber – Types and Uses
Grit Chambers are one of the most commonly used types of equipment in the wastewater treatment process. In this blog, I will walk you through the mechanism, types and uses of grit chambers. Before diving deep into grit chambers, make sure that you go through these blogs so that you know what exactly happens in…
Tensile structures – Definition and types
Tensile structures or Tension in structures refers to the internal force created within a structure due to an applied load that tends to pull or stretch the structural members apart.
Azeotropes – Definition, Types, Properties and Methods of Separation
Azeotropes or azeotropic mixtures have always been a topic of interest due to their unique properties and the inability to separate them completely using conventional distillation. A classic example of azeotropes occurs in winemaking wherein an Ethanol-water mixture forms an azeotropic mixture at 96% Ethanol by volume which prohibits its further purification by distillation. In…
Types of beams – Top beam types explained
Types of beams popularly used In construction and engineering are classified based on their shape, the way they are supported, their structural behaviour etc. The beam is a horizontal or sloping structural member that supports a load and resists bending.
Types of Cement for Concrete – Top 15 Cement Types
Cement is an integral part of all types of construction ranging from huge skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, etc to small residential buildings. It is one of the oldest and most used binding materials and an integral ingredient used in the construction sector. There are different types of cement available in the market. Each type of cement…
GATE CE: Exam Date, Notification, Eligibility and Online Coaching
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most prestigious national-level entrance exams in India. Every year, the exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on a rotational basis.
Flushing door/Flush door – Types and applications
Flushing door or flush doors are internal doors with a basic and elegant form, a level surface, and minimum decoration. The door panels are flush with the frame, hence the name “flush door.” Flush doors are popular in modern architectural design because of their clean, minimalist appearance and adaptability.
Driven piles – Features, Types and advantages
Driven piles support structures and transmit loads to underlying soil or rock, as they are a type of deep foundation used for this purpose. Contractors use driven piles, made of steel, concrete, or wood, to support structures and transmit loads to underlying soil or rock. They also call them displacement piles.
Camber in roads – Types of Road Cambers
Camber in roads is the slope or angle built into the road surface, typically seen on curved or sloped sections of the road. This slope is designed to provide several benefits, including improved drainage, enhanced vehicle stability, and better driver visibility.
Development length formula as per IS 456
Development length is an essential concept in civil engineering that refers to the length of reinforcement required to transfer the force from the steel reinforcement to the surrounding concrete. It is crucial in ensuring that the reinforcement is effectively bonded to the concrete to resist the applied forces. “The development length depends on several factors,…
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