# Blog Archives

• Comments Off on What Makes Concrete Strong? – Pre-tensioned and Post-tensioned

### What Makes Concrete Strong? – Pre-tensioned and Post-tensioned

Concrete, despite its high compressive strength, only has about a tenth of its compressive strength in tensile strength. This means […]

• Comments Off on Isotropy and Anisotropy in Building Materials

### Isotropy and Anisotropy in Building Materials

Isotropy is the uniformity of a material’s mechanical properties in all directions, while anisotropy is the directional dependence of such […]

• Comments Off on Eco-Friendly Building Materials – Glued Laminated Timber, or Glulam

### Eco-Friendly Building Materials – Glued Laminated Timber, or Glulam

Although there have been many breakthroughs in new building materials, there is still nothing that can quite take the place […]

• Comments Off on Soundproofing Walls and Rooms for Beginners

### Soundproofing Walls and Rooms for Beginners

Soundproofing a room or house requires at least a fundamental knowledge of how sound travels as well as frequencies and […]

• Comments Off on Belt Friction and the Capstan Equation Made Simple

### Belt Friction and the Capstan Equation Made Simple

Belt friction is the kind of friction produced from wrapping a belt-like object around a cylindrical object, such as a […]

• ### Is it Possible to Build a Space Elevator?

First of all, what is a space elevator? Well, as the name suggests, it’s an elevator-like structure that extends from […]

• Comments Off on Calculate Tension and Reactive Forces in Suspended Cables

### Calculate Tension and Reactive Forces in Suspended Cables

Spanning large distances without vertical columns has always been a challenge for engineers, due in large part to the force […]

• Comments Off on How to Calculate Tensile Deformation

### How to Calculate Tensile Deformation

Materials science deals with the study of the properties of various materials and their individual characteristics. A good understanding of […]

• Comments Off on Alternating Current Vs Direct Current – Which One is Better?

### Alternating Current Vs Direct Current – Which One is Better?

What is the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) and what are their individual pros and cons? […]

• Comments Off on How is Electrical Power Measured – the Watt, Joule, and kWh

### How is Electrical Power Measured – the Watt, Joule, and kWh

Electric power is measured in watts, one of which is equal to one joule of work per second. Here, it […]

### Work Hardening and Metallurgical Annealing Made Simple

Also known as cold working or strain hardening, work hardening is a process by which a metal is strengthened due […]