Course Title: 
Advanced Concrete Technology
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Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Advanced Concrete Technology' is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Concrete as a composite material; Materials science aspects of the properties and behavior of Cement Concrete: physical and chemical aspects of cement hydration, type and morphology of hydrates; Chemical and Mineral admixtures for concrete. Rheological behaviour of fresh Concrete - Fresh and hardened concrete properties; elastic behavior, shrinkage, creep, behavior under various stress states. Durability - Permeability, chemical attack, acid attack, corrosion in concrete. -Modern trends in concrete manufacture and placement techniques, Methods of transportation, placing and curing-extreme whether concreting, Special concreting methods - Vacuum dewatering of concrete-Under water concreting. High performance and High Strength concrete; Self compacting concrete - Light weight concrete, Heavy weight and mass concrete, Heat resisting concrete, Fiber reinforced concrete. Sustainability- Recycling of concrete. Nondestructive evaluation of concrete structures; Cement based composites; Fracture mechanics of concrete.

  • Properties of Concrete, Nevile, A. M., Pearson, 2013.
  • Concrete: Microstructure, Properties and Materials, Mehta P.K. and Monteiro P.J.M, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2006.
  • Concrete Technology, A.R. Santhakumar, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Advanced Concrete Technology, Zongjin Li, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011.