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Ingredients of concrete Cement-Chemical Composition-Hydration Process - Bogue’s Compound-Tests on Properties of Cement-Types of Cement - I.S. Specifications. Aggregates- Classification of Aggregate – Tests on Properties of Aggregates - Characteristics of Aggregate - I.S. Specifications. Water-Quality of Water - Characteristics of Water - I.S. Specifications. Admixtures – Classification of Chemical Admixtures – Properties and Limitations – Classification of Mineral Admixtures – Properties and Limitations - I.S. Specifications.
Properties of concrete Fresh Concrete: Mixing of Concrete-Workability-Factors Influencing Workability- Measurement of Workability for Conventional Concrete (Slump Cone, Compaction Factor and Vee-Bee Test) & Scc (V-Funnel, L-Box, U- Box, Slump Flow and J–Ring). Hardened Concrete: Water/Cement Ratio(Abram’s Law)-Gel Space Ratio-Tests on Hardened Concrete-Destructive Tests (Compression, Split Tensile and Flexural)-Semi Destructive Tests (Core Cutter and Pull Out Test) and Non Destructive Tests (Rebound Hammer-UPV - Radiological Methods)
Elasticity, Shrinkage and Creep Curing of Concrete -Methods of Curing-Effects of Improper Curing-Self Curing-Modulus of Elasticity-Poisson’s Ratio-Dynamic Modulus of Elasticity- Shrinkage and Various Types -Factors Affecting Shrinkage-Moisture MovementCreep of Concrete-Factors Influencing Creep.
Concrete Mix Design Proportioning of Concrete Mixes-factors influencing - Road Note. No. 4 and IS Code Methods- IS 456 provisions on Durability-Quality Control and Statistical Methods – Mix Design of High Strength concrete (using ACI method).
Special Concretes Light Weight Concretes –Light Weight Aggregate Concrete- Cellular Concrete - No Fines Concrete-High Density Concrete – Fiber Reinforced Concrete-Polymer Concrete-Self Compacting Concrete and its Mix Design using EFNARC guidelines.
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