By C. R. Scott
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Dowel A reinforcing bar embedded in two concrete sections which transfers stresses and holds the sections together. Duct The void in a prestressed concrete girder in which the prestressing tendon is placed. Effective Width In composite construction, the width of a concrete slab which functions as the top flange of a composite T-shaped section. Efflorescence A white substance which forms on the surface of concrete due to water seeping into cracks. Elastic Deformation Deformation which takes place when stress is proportional to strain (elastic), allowing the recovery of the original shape after loads have been removed.
Segmental Concrete Girder A girder composed of concrete units, which are generally precast and post-tensioned to form an integrated unit. Seismic Relating to earthquakes as in seismic forces.
An introduction to soil mechanics and foundations by C. R. Scott