Tag Archives: Properties of Concrete

What is Concrete and what are the Properties of Concrete

What is Concrete and what are the Properties of Concrete Concrete is a mixture of portland cement, water, aggregates, and in some cases, admixtures. The cement and water form a paste that hardens and bonds the aggregates together. Concrete is often looked upon as “man made rock”. Concrete is the most widely used construction material… Read More »

Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design

Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design •Concrete design in Australia follows AS 3600; •Concrete behaviour varies depending on whether it is in tension or compression; •The strength of concrete is given in terms of the characteristic strength; •Characteristic strength is defined in AS 3600 as “the value of material strength, as assessed by standard test,… Read More »

Cement & 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 »

Concrete in Brief

Concrete in Brief Properties of concrete Easily mixed, handled, transported, placed in position and compacted Segregation Separation of constituent materials of concrete Creates larger voids and reduces the durability and strength. Bleeding Water from concrete comes out of the surface Produces pores in concrete and reduces strength. Strength Compressive strength, tensile strength, flexural strength. Elasticity… Read More »

British Method of Mix Proportioning

British Method of Mix Proportioning Current method of mix design of concrete is that revised by Dept. of environment (UK) in 1988. British Method recognizes the durability requirements of mix selection. The design is applicable to normal weight concrete made with Portland Cement only or Blast furnace slag/fly ash. Refer the ppt attached for step… Read More »