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  • Test on Aggregates
    There are may test on aggregates needs to be perform before using in construction. Aggregates plays important role in construction. But highly important in payment construction. Aggregates influences to great extend to load transfer in pavement. Aggregates should be hard, … Read more
  • Stripping Value Test, Bitumen Adhesion Test
    Normally bitumen adheres to aggregates when aggregates are free from dust, debris, foreign particles and moisture. In absence of water, bitumen performs well adheres to aggregates. But in presence of water the adhesion with bitumen and aggregates start to decrease. … Read more
  • Specific gravity and water absorption of aggregates
    Specific gravity and water absorption of aggregates are most important properties of aggregates which needs to be considered while designing concrete and roads. Specific gravity is important to find out quantity, quality and toughness of aggregates Water absorption is important … Read more
  • Soundness test of aggregate
    Soundness test of aggregate Objective: To determine the resistance of aggregate against weathering action and to check durability of aggregates. IS Code: IS: 2386 part-V. Apparatus: Balance: 500gm (0.1gm least count)             5000gm (1gm least count) Oven Sieve: 80 mm, … Read more
  • Los Angeles Abrasion test
    Abrasion Test of Aggregates IS Code: IS 2386 part-IV Los Angeles Abrasion test Principle of Los Angeles Abrasion test: To find out the percentage of wear due to rubbing action of aggregates and steel balls. Determination of Los Angeles Abrasion: … Read more
  • Composition of cement
    Composition of cement Ingredients of cement. What is Cement Made of – Composition of Cement There are eight major iIngredients of cement.. The following image is showing the ingredients of cement: The general percentage of above mentioned Ingredients of cement.s … Read more
  • Bogues Compound: Types, Significance and uses
    Bogues Compound The bogues compound, which is responsible for hydration and forming bonds are listed below, Percentage of Bogues Compound Compound Denotation Chemical Formula Percentage Characteristics Responsible for lateral strength (After 7 days)Mostly used in hydraulic structures and bridges C3A … Read more
  • Properties of Cement:
    Properties of Cement: A. Physical Properties of Cement: Fineness of Cement Soundness of Cement Consistency of Cement Strength of Cement Setting Time of Cement Heat of Hydration Loss of Ignition Bulk density When cement is mixed with water, the water … Read more
  • Introduction to Cement
    Definition of cement: Cement is nothing but fine man-made powder which can used for as binder in different type of construction work.  Introduction to Cement: History of Cement: Ingredients of cement: Properties of cement: Cement Chemistry Cement is chiefly of … Read more
  • What is Cement Mortar???
    Introduction to Cement Mortar (What is Cement Mortar) Proportion of Cement Mortar The proportion of cement mortar is depending on different components like The good cement mortar can be achieved by adding correct and simple ratio of raw materials like … Read more
  • What is Lime Mortar???
    Introduction (What is Lime Mortar): Lime mortar is ancient Indians first used mortar for temples, forts and historic structures. Lime mortar is typically used as plastering, masonary (either stone or bricks) and as a binding material. There are two types … Read more
  • Special Purpose Mortars:
    Special Purpose Mortars: Mortar is classified into various types of mortars depending on binding materials used, building materials, nature of applications and density of mortar. But there are some special types of mortars are also available in market depending on … Read more
  • Classification Of Mortars:
    Mortars are classified into following types depending on binding materials used, building materials, nature of applications and density of mortar. Classification Of Mortars: Classification Based on Types of Binding Material: Mortars are classified into following depending on binding materials used … Read more
  • 1. Mortar In Construction
    Building mortars are mixtures of sand and binding materials, usually used for making joints in stones and bricks. (Sometime for other purpose too) Definition: It is a mixture or homogenous paste obtained by mixing fine aggregates such as sand and … Read more
  • 4. Crushing test on Aggregates
    The Crushing test is used to test crushing strength of pavement materials. This test is very important test for road works as it specifies the crushing strength of aggregates. IS code: IS: 2386 Part IV (Method of test for Aggregates) … Read more