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Powered by Question2AnswerWhich is the best cement ultratech or coromandal king in PPC segment...and most important WHY???
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Cement qualityEngg. Materialshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4653/which-best-cement-ultratech-coromandal-segment-importantSun, 04 Aug 2019 04:54:30 +0000How to calculate slope level for two way ramp if the ramp is linear at start,curved at mid and linear at end .
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How to calculate the slope level for two way ramp if the ramp is linear at the start, curved at mid and linear at the end .My email is nawabzada200@gmail.comSurveying & Levellinghttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4529/calculate-slope-level-ramp-ramp-linear-start-curved-linearWed, 24 Jul 2019 06:22:17 +0000where is the steel bars fixed in beams and columns?
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where is the steel bars fixed in beams and columns?Reinforced Concretehttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4509/where-is-the-steel-bars-fixed-in-beams-and-columnsSun, 21 Jul 2019 04:32:50 +0000What type of structure can I use to replace a retaining wall
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Hello<br />
We have a retaining wall that is compromised. We would like to use fencing or containment material like the type you see on highways that contain far more than we need to contain. <br />
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Can this material be installed at a residential location?<br />
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The wall is about 100 feet long, 2 feet tall and graduates up to 9 feet on the other end.<br />
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Thank youCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4506/what-type-of-structure-can-i-use-to-replace-a-retaining-wallSat, 20 Jul 2019 08:27:54 +0000RCC highway road can sustain what intensity of earthquake before developing major cracks
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A highway road developed cracks in earthquake with intensity of 3.7 where the epicentre of the earthquake is 100 km away from the place of accident.Concrete Technologyhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4446/highway-sustain-intensity-earthquake-before-developing-cracksFri, 05 Jul 2019 04:23:12 +0000Pipes embedded in wall
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ACI 6.3.9 — In solid slabs, piping, unless it is for radiant heating or snow melting, shall be placed between top and bottom reinforcement.<br />
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How about wall? Piping should placing between reinforcement?Reinforced Concretehttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4411/pipes-embedded-in-wallSat, 08 Jun 2019 16:32:41 +0000What are the disadvantages in substituting a beam made of spruce wood for one made of oak wood?
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So the construction beams are in need of maintenance, therefore changes will be made in the materials used, oak will be changed to spruce. What are some disadvantages that may occur?Engg. Materialshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4393/what-disadvantages-substituting-made-spruce-wood-made-woodFri, 31 May 2019 11:42:39 +0000I am doing UG final year project in GeoTech regarding soil liquefaction on QUAKE/W. I am not able to operate on this software properly. If someone can please share a hand. would be much obliged.
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there are no experts of this software in my university.Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/4193/geotech-regarding-liquefaction-software-properly-someoneFri, 24 May 2019 07:32:02 +0000Name and differentiate between three methods of hazards identifications in the work place
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Hazards identifications involves the foreseeing potential causes of harm in the workplace to employees., employers and the public members.Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3973/differentiate-between-three-methods-hazards-identificationsMon, 20 May 2019 04:39:07 +0000Why anchorage length is equals to Ld plus 10dia. for beam steel in exterior columns as per Is 13920?
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Detailing as per IS code.<br />
Why anchorage length is equals to Ld plus 10dia. for beam steel in exterior columns as per Is 13920?Reinforced Concretehttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3971/anchorage-length-equals-10dia-steel-exterior-columns-13920Wed, 15 May 2019 10:39:01 +0000A 7-inch non-reinforced concrete pavement is subjected to a wheel load that produces a bending moment of 3,500 lb-in per inch of slab.
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A 3-inch hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay is placed on the pavement as shown below. The concrete has a modulus of elasticity of 4,000,000 psi and the HMA has a modulus of elasticity of 700,000 psit Assume that there is full bonding between the layers and that the moment remains the same after overlay. The decrease in the maximum tensile stressCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3970/reinforced-concrete-pavement-subjected-produces-bendingThu, 09 May 2019 23:01:59 +0000How to repair corrupted edb files ?
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EdbMails EDB to PST utility<br />
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For more information and download, please visit: <a href="https://www.edbmails.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.edbmails.com/</a>Urban Town Planninghttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3969/how-to-repair-corrupted-edb-filesTue, 07 May 2019 12:57:03 +0000What would be the best way to solve a railroad issue in the middle of my city?
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Hi. I'm creating a proposal project for my English class. There is a railroad that cuts through the middle of my city and trains block traffic many times a day. I am proposing a type of underpass that goes underground. It's length is about 150 feet. Is this idea feasible? If so, how much would it cost. If possible, can you provide a better alternative to solve this issue? ThanksRailway Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3968/what-would-the-best-way-solve-railroad-issue-the-middle-citySun, 28 Apr 2019 17:00:08 +0000why trusses are not employed for short span
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Beams are designed for small spans and its uneconomical for larger spans. Hence trusses arches brideges areused. Why dont we use these for short spanStructural Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3965/why-trusses-are-not-employed-for-short-spanMon, 22 Apr 2019 06:14:28 +0000Study of pressure exerted by liquid at rest is termed as
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I got this McQ in public service commission someone could help me.Fluid Mechanicshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3954/study-of-pressure-exerted-by-liquid-at-rest-is-termed-asMon, 01 Apr 2019 02:10:59 +0000Does a civil engineer use trig notations for polar coordinates?
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I am currently going for my pre-engineering degree and some of the stuff in my classes, I have been told are not used in the field. Is that true?Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3953/does-civil-engineer-use-trig-notations-for-polar-coordinatesSat, 30 Mar 2019 21:40:11 +0000how much yield strength and ultimate strength of 40 grade and 60 grade?
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how much yield strength and ultimate strength of 40 grade and 60 grade?Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3950/how-much-yield-strength-and-ultimate-strength-grade-and-gradeTue, 03 Apr 2018 11:31:51 +0000calculating the water content
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From 750 kg mortar mix(200kg cement,485kg 0.5mm crushed sand, 65kg dune sand) at 0.4 wc ratio,<br />
how to calculate the water for 10kg of mortar mix at 0.4 wc ratioCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3948/calculating-the-water-contentMon, 13 Nov 2017 06:41:34 +0000Effect of carbonation of concrete is
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Effect of carbonation of concrete isConcrete Technologyhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3939/effect-of-carbonation-of-concrete-isWed, 08 Nov 2017 03:56:40 +0000Which specialisation is better- Ms in geographic information science and technology OR MS in building construction and facility management or
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For my masters degreeCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3932/specialisation-information-technology-construction-managementSat, 28 Oct 2017 20:41:27 +0000Using given forces to analytically tell if a building will collapse?
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If we were given forces such as rain snow wind and self weight will the building collapse if we summed all these forces? What if the circumstance was changed and with all the forces, the door was opened and the force of wind was relieved.Structural Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3931/using-given-forces-analytically-tell-building-will-collapseWed, 25 Oct 2017 15:36:56 +0000Define Frame?list any two types of frames
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frames and two types of framesStrength of Materialshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3930/define-frame-list-any-two-types-of-framesTue, 24 Oct 2017 13:07:11 +0000zone a and b in road cross section
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plz define the zone A,B and C in road x-section .Highway Design & Maintenancehttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3926/zone-a-and-b-in-road-cross-sectionTue, 17 Oct 2017 15:05:57 +0000design step for abutment pier
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Abutment and pier design for bridgeStructural Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3924/design-step-for-abutment-pierFri, 13 Oct 2017 09:44:44 +0000describe the factors affecting the initial setting time of cement
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describe the factors affecting the initial setting time of cementEngg. Materialshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3922/describe-the-factors-affecting-initial-setting-time-cementThu, 12 Oct 2017 21:03:37 +0000Difference between fresh and hardened concrete
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Difference between fresh and hardened concreteConcrete Technologyhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3920/difference-between-fresh-and-hardened-concreteSun, 08 Oct 2017 13:19:13 +0000what are the type of informal reports ?
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Technical report writing TodayProject Planning & Mgmt.http://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3913/what-are-the-type-of-informal-reportsTue, 26 Sep 2017 05:21:57 +0000super passage design
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discharge required =295m^3Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3904/super-passage-designMon, 18 Sep 2017 17:01:17 +0000How to design a floor consists both one way and two way slab panels?
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A floor consists both two way slab panels and one way slab panels.If the design is to be carried out according to BS 8110,how to decide the continuity of an internal two way panel?should it be considered as one edge discontinues panel or an interior panel? Does a two way panel adjacent to a one way panel in one way panel's shorter direction transfer a moment?Structural Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3893/how-design-floor-consists-both-one-way-and-two-way-slab-panelsSun, 10 Sep 2017 06:14:50 +0000need help fot calculate deflection
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hi guys <br />
i want to determine deflection of 2d shape that is a bent pipe , like triangle , that the BOTH ends of its are fixed , and a force applied on his head , Perpendicular on the plate of triangle , i want to calcualte deflection the head by formula .<br />
please help me . <br />
ty.Strength of Materialshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3887/need-help-fot-calculate-deflectionWed, 06 Sep 2017 10:08:41 +0000What happens when we increase the cover in a design of beam
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What happens when we increase coverReinforced Concretehttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3885/what-happens-when-we-increase-the-cover-in-a-design-of-beamMon, 04 Sep 2017 14:44:11 +0000I have a plan for a residential building with plan size 25' x 30'. Can anyone help me to find out the minimum distance for columns and the minimum span for beams??
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Please provide..Structural Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3881/residential-building-anyone-minimum-distance-columns-minimumMon, 28 Aug 2017 17:39:43 +0000A overhanginging beam( equal overhang on both side(a) ) is subjected to udl over its entire length(L). to get equal bending moment at support and at mid span, what should be the overhanging length with respect to L (i.e. xL, what is the value of x)
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both side equal overhang ( a)<br />
length L ( including overhang)<br />
distance between support = (L-2a)Strength of Materialshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3875/overhanginging-overhang-subjected-support-overhanging-respectWed, 16 Aug 2017 08:20:06 +0000I just want to ask if How much land is needed for a 4000 seating capacity gymnasium?
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Please answer my question its a big help for our feasibility study. Thank you!Civil Jobshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3874/just-want-much-land-needed-4000-seating-capacity-gymnasiumWed, 16 Aug 2017 06:52:07 +0000can any body tell me.... .How to calculate R.L of formation by using downward or upward gradient and R. L of ground for road work estimation
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Earthwork estimation on roads having a problem related to r.l of formation and here by using this r.l of formation depth or height was calculated I didn't understand what is calcution is behind on that..... So any one please help meSurveying & Levellinghttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3873/calculate-formation-downward-gradient-ground-estimationMon, 14 Aug 2017 05:57:38 +0000Volumetric stain is change in volume divided by original volume. There must be some volumetric strain when we blow balloon. But if we take Poisson ratio as 0.5 then it comes to be zero by using formula. How it is possible?
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Using formula of volumetric strain as a sum of linear strains in three directions.Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3856/volumetric-original-volumetric-balloon-formula-possibleFri, 28 Jul 2017 13:15:06 +0000structurally in which direction is preferable to load beams, short or tall edge of the column ?
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i am designing a three storey building and i want to know in which angle to distribute columnStructural Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3844/structurally-which-direction-preferable-beams-short-columnTue, 11 Jul 2017 19:02:26 +0000High Moisture on floor
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Hi,<br />
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I have a godown which was used for urea storage for few years. this godown was not plastered and its floor was also of bricks laid down on soil.<br />
when it was not in use for urea storage anymore, we have plastered its walls and for floor we have used concrete and then plaster of cement around 8 years back.<br />
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Now problem is that too much moisture remains on floor throughout the year except summer. Moisture quantity is so much like somebody has watered the floor.<br />
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We have other rooms in the vicinity of this godown and there is not such problem.<br />
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Please tell me why it’s so and what can be the permanent solution for it.Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3843/high-moisture-on-floorTue, 11 Jul 2017 06:45:17 +0000how to read a contour map
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want to locate a buildingCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3840/how-to-read-a-contour-mapThu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:19 +0000How to find the equation of parabolic strand in a post tensioning beam
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The only thing given are the height at Anchorage and that at mid span and the length of the beamSteel Structureshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3839/how-find-the-equation-parabolic-strand-post-tensioning-beamWed, 28 Jun 2017 10:08:24 +0000How to find the length of a post tensioning parabolic strand if we just know the length and height of parabolic curve from one end to other?
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Can we find the length of parabolic prestressing duct in a girder if all we know is the height of the duct and the length of girderSteel Structureshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3838/length-tensioning-parabolic-strand-length-height-parabolicWed, 28 Jun 2017 08:35:07 +0000Can on sloped ground with 1.00 m to 2.5 m in a distance 35 m bottom of# isolated and partly combined bottom with designed depth at difference levels?or should be one level by increasing depth at higher end,or averaging?
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Dear sir,<br />
There is sloped ground with 1 to 1.2m difference in level .The designed foundation depth is 2.5 m .can I place bottom of isolated footing and partly combined fitting at different levels as per design depth,or they have to at one level by taking average GL or by consider depth design at lower level by increasing at higher end<br />
Regards <br />
K S Rao<br />
9437493945&#Building Constructionhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3834/distance-combined-designed-difference-increasing-averagingFri, 16 Jun 2017 13:36:40 +0000Difference between simple manometer and differential manometer?
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Please give me this answer point wiseCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3833/difference-between-simple-manometer-differential-manometerMon, 29 May 2017 13:55:04 +0000difference of transit rule and bowditch rue
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surveying traverse ruleCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3832/difference-of-transit-rule-and-bowditch-rueSat, 20 May 2017 06:41:45 +0000Theodolite calculations
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A theodolite has a multiplying constant of 100 and when set up at position A has a height of 1.20m. When sighted onto a vertically held levelling staff at position B, the horizontal centre line gives a reading of 1.40m and the upper and lower stadia lines read 2.00m and 0.80m respectivelly. If the angle of elevation of the instrument is 6°20'. , calculate the horizontal distance?Civil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3831/theodolite-calculationsThu, 18 May 2017 17:22:58 +0000Describe a section level two level section & three level section
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About width of level sectionCivil Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3825/describe-section-level-two-level-section-three-level-sectionThu, 04 May 2017 14:32:08 +0000Components of bunker
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Components of bunkerSteel Structureshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3824/components-of-bunkerThu, 27 Apr 2017 04:29:06 +0000what is formation level
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define formation levelBuilding Constructionhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3823/what-is-formation-levelWed, 26 Apr 2017 14:40:38 +0000the direct tensile force in the member is 0.12in/mm2 and its area of cross section is 200mm2. if the extension producedis 0.0012mm, what is the strain energy s in n-mm
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the direct tensile force in the member is 0.12in/mm2 and its area of cross section is 200mm2. if the extension producedis 0.0012mm, what is the strain energy s in n-mmSteel Structureshttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3822/tensile-member-section-extension-producedis-strain-energyTue, 25 Apr 2017 14:35:17 +0000we bought a land to build a house upon, only later to find that it was a sort of a landfill with mainly ash and sine waste lying below the surface. how to proceed?
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The land is actually near a small pond kind of thing. It's a small place lying on Chhotanagpur plateau.We need to go ahead with the construction of house.Structural Engineeringhttp://www.aboutcivil.org/answers/3820/bought-build-landfill-mainly-waste-lying-below-surface-proceedTue, 11 Apr 2017 16:05:09 +0000