CE8404 – NOTES & QP
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CE8404 – SYLLABUS
UNIT I CONSTITUENT MATERIALS
Cement — Different types — Chemical composition and Properties — Hydration of cement — Tests on cement — IS Specifications — Aggregates — Classification — Mechanical properties and tests as per BIS — Grading requirements — Water — Quality of water for use in concrete.
UNIT II CHEMICAL AND MINERAL ADMIXTURES
Accelerators — Retarders — Plasticizers — Super plasticizers — Water proofers — Mineral Admixtures like Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag and Metakaoline — Effects on concrete properties.
UNIT III PROPORTIONING OF CONCRETE MIX
Principles of Mix Proportioning — Properties of concrete related to Mix Design — Physical properties of materials required for Mix Design — Design Mix and Nominal Mix — BIS Method of Mix Design — Mix Design Examples
UNIT IV FRESH AND HARDENED PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE
Workability — Tests for workability of concrete — Segregation and Bleeding — Determination of strength Properties of Hardened concrete — Compressive strength — split tensile strength — Flexural strength — Stress-strain curve for concrete — Modulus of elasticity — durability of concrete — water absorption — permeability — corrosion test — acid resistance.
UNIT V SPECIAL CONCRETES
Light weight concretes — foam concrete- self compacting concrete — vacuum concrete — High strength concrete — Fibre reinforced concrete — Ferrocement — Ready mix concrete — SIFCON — Shotcrete — Polymer concrete — High performance concrete — Geopolymer Concrete