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Definitions: W

Wall

The main function of a wall is to provide shelter to the interior of the structure from the outdoor elements. In modern structures, they do not usually have a structural function.

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Wash Out Test

The wash out test is a field test carried out to determine the concentration of steel fibre reinforcement in a concrete batch.

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Wearing Slab

A wearing slab is a structural concrete element providing a flat and level wearing surface to withstand loads, heat and vibration.

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Wearing Surface

A wearing surface is the top surface of a concrete slab, on which the racking and traffic operate; it can consist of the original concrete floor, screeds, dry shake toppings or a polished finish etc.

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Westergaard (Harold M.)

Harold Westergaard was a Danish structural engineer who pioneered many structural and geotechnical concepts used today in concrete flooring.

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Wheel Track Grinding

Wheel Track Grinding

Wheel track grinding is carried out in very narrow aisles (VNA) in the wheel paths of VNA forklift trucks to remove surface irregularities in the concrete, thereby enabling safe and efficient truck use.

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Whole Aisle Width Grinding

Whole Aisle Grinding

Whole aisle width grinding is carried out in very narrow aisles (VNA) to remove surface irregularities in the concrete, thereby enabling safe and efficient VNA forklift truck operation.

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