Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Historical Development Fibers have been used to reinforce brittle materials from time immemorial, dating back to the Egyptian and Babylonian eras, if not earlier. Straws were used to reinforce sun-baked bricks and mud-hut walls, horse hair was used to reinforce plaster, and asbestos fibers have been used to reinforce Portland cement mortars. Research … 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

What is an Admixture | Functions of Admixtures

Chemical Admixtures In Concrete

What are Admixtures Admixtures are artificial or natural materials added to the concrete besides cement, water and aggregate to improve certain property of concrete during casting or setting or service stage. To improve the properties of the concrete required. It can be divided in 2 groups that is: Chemical Mineral   Functions of Admixture As … Read more