Minimizing water and cement requirements in Concrete

Minimizing water and cement requirements in Concrete Goals of Determining the proper mix To determine the most economical and practical combination of readily available materials. To produce a concrete that will meet requirements under specific conditions of use. The majority of concrete used for agricultural applications is supplied by ready-mix producers. With an understanding of … Read more

Types of Portland cement and Uses

Types of Portland cement and Uses Portland cement was named for the Isle of Portland, a peninsula in the English Channel where it was first produced in the 1800’s. Since that time, a number of developments and improvements have been made in the production process and cement properties. The production process for portland cement first … Read more

What Is Cement? Manufacturing, Composition & their Functions

Cement Clinkers

What Is Cement? Manufacturing, Constituents & their Functions Material with adhesive and cohesive  properties. Any material that binds or unites  – essentially like glue Function Of Cement to bind the sand and coarse aggregate together  to fill voids in between sand and coarse  aggregate particle  to form a compact mass Types of Cement 2 types … Read more

Portland Cement

Portland Cement

Portland Cement What Is Cement???? Material with adhesive and cohesive properties or any material that binds or unites  – essentially like glue Function Of Cement are to bind the sand and coarse aggregate  together to fill voids in between sand and coarse aggregate particle to form a compact mass Types of Cement 2 types of … Read more

What is Ferro cement?

Ferro cement

What is Ferro cement? Definition “Ferro cement is a type of thin wall reinforced concrete, commonly constructed of hydraulic cement mortar, reinforced with closely spaced layers of continuous and relatively small size wire mesh. The mesh may be made of metallic or other suitable materials” -ACI Committee 549, 1980 Cement mortar is reinforced with layers … Read more

CO2 Emissions From Cement Production

Co2 chart

CO2 Emissions From Cement Production ABSTRACT Cement is an important construction ingredient produced in virtually all countries. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a by- product of a chemical conversion process used in the production of clinker, a component of cement, in which limestone (CaCO3) is converted to lime (CaO). CO2 is also emitted during cement production … Read more

Cement & Concrete Mix Design

Concrete Mix Design

Concrete Mix Design Concrete is a construction material composed of : Cement (commonly Portland cement) as well as other cementitious materials such as fly ash and slag cement. Aggregate (generally a coarse aggregate such as gravel, limestone, or granite, plus a fine aggregate such as sand). Water  and Chemical admixtures. The word concrete comes from … Read more