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Course Name Concrete Technology
Course Code 15CVL442
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Materials: cement – different types – chemical composition and physical properties – tests on cement – I.S. specifications – aggregates – classification – mechanical properties and tests as per I.S. – alkali aggregate reaction – grading requirements – heavy weight – light weight – normal weight – aggregate – sampling of aggregate – water – quality of water – admixtures – accelerators – retarders – water reducing agents – super plasticizers- use of silica fumes.

Properties of fresh concrete – workability – factors affecting workability – tests for workability – segregation and bleeding.

Unit 2

Properties of hardened concrete – factors affecting strength of concrete – strength of concrete in compression, tension and flexure – stress- strain characteristics and elastic properties – shrinkage and creep – durability of concrete – permeability – chemical attack – sulphate attack – resistance to abrasion and cavitation – resistance to freezing and thawing – resistance to fire – marine atmosphere – quality control – frequency of sampling – test specimens – statistical analysis of test results – standard deviation – acceptance criteria.

Manufacture of concrete – measurement of materials – storage and handling – batching plant and equipment – mixing – types of mixers – transportation of concrete – pumping of concrete – placing of concrete – under water concreting – compaction of concrete – curing of concrete – ready mix concrete.

Unit 3

Mix proportioning – nominal mixes – design mixes – factors influencing mix design – A.C.I method – I.S method – design for high strength mixes. Special concretes – lightweight concrete – high density concrete – vacuum concrete – shotcrete – Fibre reinforced concrete – polymer concrete – ferrocement – high performance concrete – self compacting concrete.

Introduction to Non-destructive test methods.

Text Books

  1. Neville. A. M. and Brooks. J. J., “Concrete Technology”, Pearson Education, 2004
  2. Santha Kumar, A. R., “Concrete Technology”, Oxford University Press, 2006.


  • Mehta, P. K. And Monteiro, P. J. M., “Concrete – Microstructure, Properties and Materials”, Tata McGraw Hill Edition, 2006.
  • Shetty, M. S, “Concrete Technology -Theory and Practice”, S. Chand & Co., New Delhi, 2009.
  • A. M. Neville, “Properties of Concrete”, Pearson Education, 2008.

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