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This present presentation deals with the technology of preparation of concrete and the properties of concrete.


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Early history of cement Components of Concrete Types of Concrete Concrete Mix Design Conclusion

Early History of Cement:

Early History of Cement In ancient times, egyptians mostly used material obtained by burning gypsum. Greeks and romans used the material obtained by burning lime stone. First cement was invented by Joseph Aspidin on 21 st October 1824.

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First cement factory was started at Portland in England. In India, cement was first manufactured in 1904 in Madras by South India Industrial Ltd. Next generation was started by Indian Cement Co. Ltd(1912 – 1913).

Manufacture of cement:

Manufacture of cement Two ways of Manufacturing cement Dry Process Wet Process (addition of Water)

Components of Concrete:

Components of Concrete Cement Aggregates Fine Aggregates Coarse Aggregates Water

Aggregates :

Aggregates Aggregates give body to the Concrete. They reduce Shrinkage and effect Economy. Aggregates occupy 70 – 80% of Volume of Concrete. Cement is standard component in concrete.

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Concrete can be considered as Two phases: PASTE phase AGGREGATE phase(contains Aggregates)

Shapes of Aggregates:

Shapes of Aggregates Rounded Aggregates – fully water worn Irregular Aggregates – having rounded edges Angular Aggregates – well defined edges Flaky Aggregates – with small thickness, angular

Types of Concrete:

Types of Concrete Fresh Concrete Hardened Concrete Special Concrete Light – Weight Concrete Fibre Reinforced Concrete Reinforced Cement Concrete High Density Concrete Self Compacting Concrete(scc)

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Light Weight Aggregate Concrete: 1. it contains light weight aggregates 2.used in preparing ccrt. Densities of 300 to 1900 kg/m3 Fibre Reinforced Concrete: 1. it contains fibre coating to reinforcements.

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Reinforced Cement Concrete: 1. it is mostly used in now a days because of its reinforcements SCC: 1. the main use of this concrete occurs because of property that it self compacts during placing of concrete.

Process of Manufacturing of Concrete:

Process of Manufacturing of Concrete Batching Volume Batching Weigh Batching Mixing Machine Mixing Hand Mixing Transportation Pumps and Pipelines

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Placing Form work Stripping time Under Water Concreting Compaction Hand compaction Internal vibrators Vibratory Rollers

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Curing Water Curing Steam Curing Electrical Curing Finishing Form work finishes Applied Finish Grinding and Polishing


Properties Workability – ease with concrete can be placed and compacted. Factors affecting: 1. Water Content 2.Size of Aggregates 3.Shape of Aggregates 4.Mix proportions 5.Grading of Aggregates 6.Surface Texture of Aggregates

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Strength of Concrete: w/c ratio Gel space Ratio Elasticity – conc. Cube subjected to compression and deformations are measured using guages . Creep – time dependent part of the strain resulting from stress.

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Shrinkage: various aspects of volume changes in concrete due to loss of moisture at different stages due to different reasons. Plastic Shrinkage Drying Shrinkage Autogeneous Shrinkage Carbonation Shrinkage

Concrete Mix Design:

Concrete Mix Design For a concrete technologist, he should have a minimum knowledge about CMD. CMD can be defined as process of selecting suitable ingredients of concrete and determining their relative proportions with object of producing concrete of certain minimum strength and durability as economically as possible.

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Two methods of Designing a Concrete Mix: American Concrete Institute’s Method Indian Standard’s Method


CONCLUSION Hence cement plays a key role over past 100 years, when human started construction. Cement is the most binding material used by human. Cement has more compression and steel has more tension. No other material is present, which can replace cement.

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