why concrete is weak in tension ?

why concrete is weak in tension ?Rate This Post Basically, concrete is strong in tension – it is much stronger in compression (ten times). The reason is in the structure. Concrete is made of a collection of materials (several aggregate types, cement, pozzolans, water, air…), which are glued together with a cement paste.  The “interface”…


Is that possible to provide arch beam in building instead of traditional beams as arch action will provide extra load carrying capacity to resist higher load ?

Is that possible to provide arch beam in building instead of traditional beams as arch action will provide extra load carrying capacity to resist higher load ?Rate This Post First going through meaning of arch beam; 1. Arches are mainly provided to carry the load by means of arch action. 2. Arch action is resisted…


Is that possible to provide arch beam in building instead of traditional beams as arch action will provide extra load carrying capacity to resist higher load ?

Is that possible to provide arch beam in building instead of traditional beams as arch action will provide extra load carrying capacity to resist higher load ?Rate This Post First going through meaning of arch beam; 1. Arches are mainly provided to carry the load by means of arch action. 2. Arch action is resisted…


Why the bridges are designed as simply supporeted not continuous ?

Why the bridges are designed as simply supporeted not continuous ?Rate This Post The reason behind this includes; to reduce redundancy & allow free expansion, to reduce cost, to reduce calculations, to have ease in erection.


Why do we provide under reinforced section instead of over reinforced section ?

Why do we provide under reinforced section instead of over reinforced section ?Rate This Post First going through the meaning of under reinforced and over reinforced section,


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