Sustainable Concrete

Sustainable Concrete Name University Abstract The research on sustainable materials has mainly been based on wastes from industrial processes and recyclable materials and how they can be used in construction. The primary objective has been to ensure the utilization of materials that ensure the preservation of the environment, save materials and ensure that the materials used are durable. Some of the cementitious components used are rice husk ash, silica fume and fly ash and have been shown to make concrete more durable. Sustainable concrete requires little energy, leads to minimize waste production, is made from materials that exist in abundance in nature, is made with recycled or recyclable...

Parramatta light rail traffic management optimization for accident mitigation

Parramatta Light Rail Traffic Management Optimization for Accident Mitigation A thesis by Submitted for partial fulfillment for the Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering (Honor’s Degree) To the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering School of Engineering, (university) By Name University Logo Name of University September 2018 Declaration by Student I, (Student name), hereby declare that the work presented herein is original work done by me and has not been published or submitted elsewhere for the requirement of a degree Program. Any literature date or work that was done by others are cited within this thesis and are given due acknowledgment and listed in the reference...

Road Pavement Design Report

Road Pavement Design Report Executive Summary A road pavement also referred to as a road surface, is a durable surface material that is laid on a surface that is required to sustain foot traffic or vehicular traffic or both. Such surfaces include roads and walkways. Different methods are used in Australia and other parts of the world in the design of pavements, and with the current advancements in technology, the making of pavements has been significantly revolutionized. This engineering report encompasses four pavement design technologies that can be implemented to ensure sustainability and efficiency in the design of pavements. One of these pavement design technology is the design of an unbound...

Engineering Report

Parramatta Light Rail Feasibility Report Executive Summary The Parramatta Light Rail project is recommended to be implanted within the defined locations to improve the general infrastructure that leads to economic growth. This report provides an extensive insight into the project. It is captured in this report that the "Business Connect program" for the transport for the NSW section will be responsible for linking various business activities directly to the Department of Industry. The introduction of several business entities in the Sydney CBD means that people will have to cover reduced distances to access the proposed light rail services. The proposed light rail system will positively impact the...

Design of Lightly-Trafficked Pavements

DESIGN OF LIGHTLY-TRAFFICKED PAVEMENTS By Name Course Instructor's Name Institution Location Date Abstract The design of the pavements depends on the location where the bus pad is being made. Construction engineer sometimes approves the pavement with the proper checking of the site features. Sometimes the pad has the wrong design, but the engineer approves the budget but cuts the expenses of the correct design. Turning of the blind eye when approving the pavements leads to the collapsing of the structures. Sometimes the engineers add unwanted layers to the pavements to make it strong. Addition of extra layers adds load to the foundation which reduces the reliability of the pavement. The...

Comparison between BS8110 and Eurocode BS EN1992 in the Bending and Deflection of Reinforced Concrete Slabs

BENDING AND DEFLECTION OF REINFORCED CONCRETE SLABS By Name Course Instructor Institution Location Date Introduction The deflection of beams in structural applications is a physical phenomenon that depends on several factors such as the span, thickness and the loading characteristics of the beam. The load carrying capacity of slab depends on the load applied to the beam and the beam characteristics (Al-Sunna, 2012). The load causes bending stress within the power-transmitting member that varies from zero (0) at the center of the slab to a maximum at the surface of the slab. The slab will fail as a result of bending stress if it is not properly designed. The bending test can be used to...

Civil Engineering

Fly Ash Impact on the Environment Student’s Name Institutional Affiliations Fly ash is a product that is obtained through the burning of coal. It is made up of fine particles that are forced out of the boiler chamber with flue gases. The ash that settles to the base of the heater is known to as the bottom ash. Huang & Lo (2017) posit that recycling of fly ash is becoming a significant concern in the recent days as a result of ever-growing landfilling costs as well as the interest in making sure there is sustainable development. It is utterly essential to note that fly ash is captured by using electrostatic precipitators or through particulate filtration prior to the fly gas makes its way...