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Types of Road Patterns & Its Importance

Roadway patterns are very essential in the development of the settlements of a city. However, recent development in cities does not give importance to the study of the road patterns that give rise to numerous roads that are not interconnected, housing schemes and commercial developments built far away where roads are very distant from the center of the town. The

Definition and Types of Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is a structure that retains (holds back) any material (usually earth) and prevents it from sliding or eroding away. It is designed so that to resist the material pressure of the material that it is holding back. An earth retaining structure can be considered to have the following types: Gravity Walls Reinforced Gravity Walls Concrete Cantilever retaining wall Counter-fort / Buttressed retaining wall Precast concrete retaining wall Prestressed retaining wall

What are Road Cracks? How they are Formed

The common causes of pavement deterioration and degradation are overloading, seepage, improper or poor road surface drainage, lack of proper road maintenance, lack of proper design, adverse climatic conditions and some other factors. Road distresses disturb and adversely affect the traffic flow and traffic safety leading to poor performance of the road. They also

Ready Mixed Concrete - Definition and its Types

Ready mixed concrete production is a process, whereby, mixing and transportation of concrete is combining together and the product is delivered to the site, at the right time in the mould straight away. IS-4926, the definition of ready mixed concrete is: “Concrete delivered at site or in to the purchaser’s vehicle in a plastic condition and requiring no further treatment

Types of Paints

Paints can be classified into different types on the basis of: Their Function Binder or Medium Pigment Used Sheen Appearance Based on Binder/Medium Acrylic Latex Paint Latex Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Shellac Based Paint Spirit Based Paint Epoxy Paint Polyurethane Alkyd Resin Tung Oil Paint Linseed Oil Paint Distemper Emulsion Chlorinated Rubber

Types of Precipitation Based on Lifting Mechanism

Although moisture is always present in the atmosphere but it is condensed only when air is cooled and saturated with some water vapors. Usually mechanism by which air is cooled to cause precipitation is the lifting of air mass. Precipitation is often classified according to the factor responsible for lifting of air to higher altitudes. Following are the various types of

Shapes, Types & Properties of Open Channels

Open channel can be said to be as the deep hollow surface having usually the top surface open to atmosphere. Open channel flow can be said to be as the flow of fluid (water) over the deep hollow surface (channel) with the cover of atmosphere on the top. Examples of open channels flow are river, streams, flumes, sewers, ditches and lakes etc. we can be said to be as

Types of Supports for Loads

Roller supports are free to rotate and translate along the surface upon which the roller rests. The surface may be horizontal, vertical or slopped at any angle. Roller supports are commonly located at one end of long bridges in the form of bearing pads. This support allows bridge structure to expand and contract with temperature changes and without this expansion the forces

Types of Base Course - Granular, Base, Macadam, Water Bound

A mixture of soil particles ranging in size from coarse to fine. Processing involve crushing oversized particles and screening where it is necessary to secure the desired grading. The requirements of a satisfactory soil aggregate surface are; Stability, Resistance to abrasion, Resistance to penetration of water, Capillary properties to replace moisture lost by surface evaporation

Methods of Surface Treatment of Roads and Highways

Although the best type of surface course is pre-mix carpet for highway maintenance. The surface treatment methods are employed when: Intensity of traffic is not very high. the pro-mix mixers are not easily available due to long transportation or technical reasons. when the cost is high.

Types and Classification of Bricks

Classification of Bricks Based on Quality Based on uses Based on Composition Based on Manufacturing Process Tests for Bricks Compression Test Soundness Test Water Absorption Test Efflorescence Test Dimensional Tolerance Composition of a Brick Normally, brick contains the following ingredients by weight

What is Varnish and Types of Varnishes

Varnishes are more or less transparent liquids which are used to provide a protective surface coating in much the same way as paints do” At the same time they allow the original surface to show but add a lustrous and glossy finish to it. All varnishes have basically the same

Types of Bitumen and Importance of Bituminous Materials

Bitumen is an essential component of any pavement and is used widely throughout the world. It can be termed as the building block of the pavements without which all the pavement materials would behave independently and thus will be deemed useless. Almost ninety percent of bitumen is used in road construction. It is usually available in dark colors ranging from brown

Purposes and Functions of Foundations

The low artificially built part of a structure which transmits the load of the structure to the ground is called foundation. OR A foundation (also called a ground sill) is a structure that transfers loads to the earth. Foundation of a structure is always constructed below the ground level so as to increase the lateral stability of the structure. It includes the portion

Highway Maintenance and its Types

Preserving and keeping each type of roadway, roadside, structures as nearly as possible in its original condition as constructed or as subsequently improved and the operation of highway facilities and services to provide satisfactory and safe transportation, is called maintenance of Highways. Generally following factors affect the maintenance of pavements.

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