Tag Archives: Workability

Characteristics of Good Building Stone | Construction Aggregate Properties

Characteristics of Good Building Stones Every building stone which is used for construction, cannot satisfy all the ideal requirements. For example, when the stone satisfies the requirement of strength and durability, it may not do the same with other necessities such as ease of dressing. Hence it is the job of the site engineer to… Read More »

General Considerations for Workability of Concrete

General Considerations for Workability of Concrete Workability Workability represents consistency & cohesiveness of concrete General Considerations for Workability Water content The higher the water content, the higher will be the fluidity of concrete, which is one of the important factors affecting workability. a/c Ratio The higher the aggregate/cement ratio, the leaner is the concrete In… 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 »