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UNIT I   CONCRETE MAKING MATERIALS                                                     9
Aggregates  classification  –  IS  Specifications  –  Properties  –  Grading  –  Methods  of
combining aggregates – Specified gradings – Testing of aggregates – Cement– Grade of
cement– Chemical composition – Testing of concrete – Hydration of cement– Structure of
hydrated cement – Special cements – Water chemical admixtures– Mineral admixture.

UNIT II           CONCRETE                                                                                               9  
Properties of fresh concrete – Hardened concrete – Strength – Elastic properties – Creep
and shrinkage– Variability of concrete strength.

UNIT III          MIX DESIGN                                                                                                9
Principles of concrete mix design – Methods of concrete mix design – Testing of
UNIT IV          SPECIAL CONCRETE                                           9
Light weight concrete – Fly ash concrete – Fibre reinforced concrete – Polymer concrete
–Super plasticized concrete – Epoxy resins and screeds for rehabilitation – Properties and
applications – High performance concrete.
UNIT V            CONCRETING METHODS                                                                    9
Process  of  manufacturing  of  concrete  –  Methods  of  transportation,  placing  and  curing–
Extreme  weather  concreting  –  Special  concreting  methods  –Vaccum  dewatering  –
Underwater concrete – Special from work.
   Total: 45
1.         Neville, A.M., “Properties of Concrete”, Pitman Publishing Limited, 1987. 
2.         Shetty, M.S., “Concrete Technology”, S. Chand and Company Ltd., 2002.

1.        Rudhani,  G.,  “Light  Weight  Concrete”,  Academic  Kiado,  Publishing  Home  of                  
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1963.
2.        Gambhir,  M.L.,  “Concrete  Technology”  Tata  Mc.Graw  Hill  Publishers,  2008.

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