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Advanced Concrete Technology

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As per Choice Based Grading System


Chap 1. Properties of Concrete

Cement and its types: general, hydration of cement, water requirement for hydration, alkali aggregate reaction. Aggregate: grading curves of aggregates.

Concrete: properties of fresh concrete, w/c ratio, w ...

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As per Choice Based Grading System


Chap 1. Properties of Concrete

Cement and its types: general, hydration of cement, water requirement for hydration, alkali aggregate reaction. Aggregate: grading curves of aggregates.

Concrete: properties of fresh concrete, w/c ratio, w/b ratio, gel space ratio, maturity concept, aggregate cement bond strength, curing and its method.

Chap 2. Properties of Concrete

Light weight concrete, ultra-light weight concrete, vacuum concrete, mass concrete, waste material-based concrete, shotcreting, guniting, sulphur concrete and sulphur infiltrated concrete, jet cement concrete (ultra-rapid hardening), gap graded concrete, no fines concrete, high strength concrete, high performance concrete.

Chap 3. Concrete Mix Design

Design of concrete mixes by IS code method - ACI method - Road Note No: 4 methods.

Design of high strength concrete mixes, design of light weight aggregate concrete mixes, design of fly-ash cement concrete mixes, design of high density concrete mixes.

Chap 4. Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Historical development of fibre reinforced concrete, properties of metallic fibre, polymeric fibres, carbon fibres, glass fibres and naturally occurring fibres. Interaction between fibres and matrix (uncracked and cracked matrix), basic concepts and mechanical properties: tension and bending.

Chap 5. Testing of Concrete

Properties of hardened FRC, behaviors under compression, tension and flexure of steel fibres and polymeric fibres.

Advanced non-destructive testing methods: ground penetration radar, probe penetration, pull out test, break off maturity method, stress wave propagation method, electrical/ magnetic methods, nuclear methods and infrared thermography, core test.

Chap 6. Durability of Concrete

Durability, Transport mechanism of fluids and gases in concrete, cracking in concrete - corrosion and carbonation induced cracking, Alkali Aggregate Reaction, degradation by freeze and thaw, chloride attack, sulphate and sea water attack (marine conditions). Hot and cold weather concreting.

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