A Forensic View to Structures’ Failure Analysis

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2015 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : K. M. Pathan, Sayyad Wajed Ali, Shaikh Zubair, Aasim Hasan Najmi
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K. M. Pathan, Sayyad Wajed Ali, Shaikh Zubair, Aasim Hasan Najmi, "A Forensic View to Structures’ Failure Analysis," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 2,  no. 1, pp. 25-31, 2015. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488352/IJCE-V2I1P104


The study of the structures’ failure is very much essential. Apart from judicial or professional necessity, the failure case study is also essential in learning lessons. With the advancement of theories and technologies in various interdisciplinary branches of science, it is now possible to know the root cause of failures of various structures. Forensic Engineering is amongst the examples of such interdisciplinary science. A systematic study and interdisciplinary research is carried out in this paper, in structure failure analysis in view of forensic science. According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) many amongst cases are reported of structure failures and hence, the cases are tackled by chemical analysis of various building materials like Cement, Mortar, Concrete, Steel, etc. The systematic procedure of chemical analysis for these building materials is carried out and report is finally submitted to the court. In this paper, the significance of chemical analysis for Cement and its various mix products (i.e. concrete, mortar, etc.) is discussed in advocating the reasons of the failure.


Forensic Engineering, Failure Investigation, Structure Failures, Chemical Analysis, Concrete


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