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Engineering is a term applied to the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied to the efficient use of the materials and forces of nature. Engineers are the ones who have received professional training in pure and applied science.Before the middle of the 18th century, large-scale construction work was usually placed in the hands of military engineers. Military engineering involved such work as the preparation of topographical maps, the location, design, and construction of roads and bridges; and the building of forts and docks; see Military Engineering below. In the 18th century, however, the term civil engineering came into use to describe engineering work that was performed by civilians for nonmilitary purposes.

Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering fields. Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc. Among the important subdivisions of the field are construction engineering, irrigation engineering, transportation engineering, soils and foundation engineering, geodetic engineering, hydraulic engineering, and coastal and ocean engineering.

Civil engineers build the world’s infrastructure. In doing so, they quietly shape the history of nations around the world. Most people can not imagine life without the many contributions of civil engineers to the public’s health, safety and standard of living. Only by exploring civil engineering’s influence in shaping the world we know today, can we creatively envision the progress of our tomorrows.

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  • Escort Beylikdüzü July 11, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Sir I want crushing strength of penna cement

  • sila k. biwott July 12, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Am a finalist B Tech civil Eng i want to know much about culverts technology i want to specialize in hydraulics

  • Bhavani Chattu October 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Does tidal energy harvesting comes under hydraulic engineering?

  • Jay Pandiy October 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Can anybody give detailed information regarding GP2 grouting powder. How does it offer such high early strength without addition of chlorides? Plzz give detailed information

  • Bhavani Chattu October 31, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I want some journal papers of hydraulic engineering..

  • yogendra kumar sahu November 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

    i study in diploma in civil in 2nd year. how the find out the tensile strength of cement & steel.

    • Teja reddy May 11, 2016 at 11:16 am

      you can’t find the tensile strength of cement directly, it can be found by conducting compressive strength of cement on cement cube of size 7.07 cm using 1:3 ratio of cement to sand and then from that u can take the tensile strength as 15% of compressive strength

      • Teja reddy May 11, 2016 at 11:21 am

        and U can find the tensile strength of steel by using the universal testing machine(UTM), In that a steel bar is placed of known cross sectional area and then on that a tensile load is applied with the help of loading device in the UTM and then tensile strength is = load/ cross sectional area

    • MUNIYAPPAN.K June 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      It’s nothing but refer IS 456:2000

  • Raviteja mukkara November 11, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Hi friends this is raviteja mukkara vvvv happy and good afternoon.ok concrete is a mixer of cement,course and fine aggregate it is general one OK my ? is Y we are not using wood and small dry tree pics in concrete

    • hasan November 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Friend the major reason is that the cement will not form a better bound with the pieces. Even if u cut it in an appropriate size then in the long run it will deteriorate due to water, termites, temperature and humidity etc.. And also the wood is not in as plenty as stones.

    • Prakash December 2, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Because wood is a bio degradable material and it will decompose over time. It will not take any load

    • ashok March 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Hi sir good mring
      Wood pieces are weak in compression

  • MARISELVI.M December 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I want earthquake engineering journals.

  • akulapally sudhakar December 4, 2015 at 10:51 am

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  • BHARGAVISEHWAN December 7, 2015 at 10:53 am

    why should we add sand in concreate????instead of that can we add anything

    • chandu December 11, 2015 at 3:48 am

      we can replace sand with so many things partially or completly for example now a days we are using saw dust obtined from granite quarries we can also replace the sand with rubber reserch is going on

    • satre January 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      for there should be course aggregate to take the load and the fine aggregate is supposed to fill the vacant and distribute the load

    • Ajmal Hussain May 5, 2016 at 2:40 am

      To fill the voids in concrete mix

    • kavish May 11, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Because it fills the voids which not fill by coarse aggregate simultaneously it reduces the amount of cement required.. Yes we can use stone chips having size not more than 6mm it gives better results and available at cheaper rate than sand..

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  • rahul dixit December 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    what is hydruallic deapth bacially not in mathmatically form what siginifacance of it in open channel flow

  • rahul dixit December 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    in chezzy and manning equnations slope is what (energy slope or bed slope)

  • Rahul dixit December 12, 2015 at 6:58 am

    What is the physical meaning of hydraulic death not in mathematical for (a/p) what is actual use in open channel

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    It’s very important to Civil engineering

  • ranjit gomane December 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    plz tell me details of road con.

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  • Tammy February 14, 2016 at 6:22 am

    what does a visual structural inspection consist of

  • bivash March 13, 2016 at 12:19 am

    may I get details of crank, hook used in Rcc

  • KUMAR March 14, 2016 at 4:23 am

    what was diff b/w bending stirrups 90 & 135 degree ?
    and why ?

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