Category: Tests & Experiments

Mortar is an intimate mixture of binding material, fine aggregate and water. When water is added to the dry mixture of binding material and the inert material, binding material develops the property that binds not only the inert material but also the surrounding stones and bricks. If the cement is......

Lime is an important binding material used in building construction. Lime has been used as the material of construction from ancient time. When it is mixed with sand it provides lime mortar and when mixed with sand and coarse aggregate, it forms lime concrete.   TYPES OF LIME AND THEIR......

Brick is obtained by moulding good clay into a block, which is dried and then burnt. This is the oldest building block to replace stone. Manufacture of brick started with hand moulding, sun drying and burning in clamps. A considerable amount of technological development has taken place with knowledge about......

Stone is a ‘naturally available building material’ which has been used from the early age of civilization. It is available in the form of rocks, which is cut to required size and shape and used as building block. It has been used to construct small residential buildings to large palaces......

Bamboo and Steel are structural materials with different engineering qualities used for the construction of buildings and other engineering construction related purposes. The rapid growth and maturity rate of bamboo, sustainability, aesthetics, and acceptability; its strength properties, low cost, makes it worth investigating as a substitute structural material for steel.......

Workability of concrete is defined as the ease and homogeneity with which a freshly mixed concrete or mortar can be mixed, placed, compacted and finished. Strictly, it is the amount of useful internal work necessary to produce 100% compaction. Another similar term used to describe a freshly prepared concrete is......