Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice

Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice

M. S. Shetty

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Concrete technology is becoming a major branch of civil engineering. It is becoming the backbone of the infrastructural developments of every country. It has made tremendous advancements in the western and the eastern world. Though India is lagging behind, we are catching up fast with the rest of the world. It can be recalled that in the preface to the first edition (1982) I had mentioned that the cement production in India was 22 million tons. This was about eight decades after we first started manufacturing Portland Cement (1904). It is heartwarming to note that in the subsequent two decades after 1982 i.e. in 2004, the production of cement has crossed 120 million tons. Today we are the second-largest producer of cement in the world, only behind China. The quantity of concrete and other cement products made, utilizing over 120 million tons of cement to cater to the tremendous infrastructural development that is taking place in the country, is making the concrete industry one of the biggest in monetary terms. Western and Eastern countries have been making concrete of strength M40, M80, M100, and over. We have a long way to go to learn and practice the art and science of making High-Performance Concrete (HPC) yet. The recent revision of IS 456, code of practice for plain and reinforced concrete is guiding concrete technologists to make strong and durable concrete.




Content :
  • CEMENT
  • TYPES OF CEMENT AND TESTING OF CEMENT
  • AGGREGATES AND TESTING OF AGGREGATES
  • WATER
  • ADMIXTURES AND CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS
  • FRESH CONCRETE
  • STRENGTH OF CONCRETE
  • ELASTICITY, CREEP, AND SHRINKAGE
  • DURABILITY OF CONCRETE
  • TESTING OF HARDENED CONCRETE
  • CONCRETE MIX DESIGN
  • SPECIAL CONCRETE AND CONCRETING METHODS


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