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PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE

Properties of concrete are influenced by many factors mainly due to mix proportion of cement, sand, aggregates and water. Ratio of these materials control the various concrete properties which are discussed below. Properties of Concrete are:Grades (M20, M25, ...

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FACTORS AFFECTING WORKABILITY OF CONCRETE

Factors Affecting Workability of Concrete Each and every process and materials involved in concrete mixing affects the workability of concrete. Workability of concrete is measured in terms of ease with which it can be mixed, transported to construction site, ...

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FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE OF CONCRETE MIX DESIGN

Concrete mix design is defined as the appropriate selection and proportioning of constituents to produce a concrete with pre-defined characteristics in the fresh and hardened states. In general, concrete mixes are designed in order to achieve a defined workability, strength ...

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CONCRETE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH VARIATION WITH TIME

Effect of Age on Concrete Strength The compressive strength of concrete is affected with its age. The concrete member capacity is usually a function of concrete cross-section dimensions, the steel bar area, the concrete compressive strength, and the steel reinforcement yield ...

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SEALING MATERIALS FOR JOINTS IN CONCRETE

  There are three types of joints in concrete construction, viz. construction joint, expansion joint and contraction joints. Learn more about Joints in Concrete Structures. Materials for joints in water retaining structures and water tight structures (1) Materials for joints in water ...

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Quality management systems in concrete construction should be the essential part of the construction project. Quality management system is nothing but a set of documents that provides detailed guidelines on quality management of concrete construction. It establishes systematic way of ...

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FACTORS AFFECTING CONCRETE CUBE & CYLINDER STRENGTH RATIO

The relation between compressive strength of concrete cube and cylinder is complex. The various factors including inherent variations in concrete quality and comparison between cube and cylinder strength affects the strength ratio. Factors affecting Concrete Cube and Cylinder Strength Ratios ...

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AVOIDING COMMON CONCRETING PROBLEMS

There are a number of problems which can occur in concrete as a result of improper mixing, placing, or curing. The following are common problems that are easily avoided if proper procedures are followed. Segregation is the tendency of the various ...

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TYPES OF CHEMICAL ATTACKS ON CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Chemical attacks on concrete structures causes deterioration of structure and its durability is affected. The life of structure reduces and it can lead to failure of structures. The various types of chemical attacks and their effects on concrete structures are ...

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