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6 Special Cements for Concrete and Masonry Construction

6 Special Cements for Concrete and Masonry Construction

Special cements are used to serve some specific functions in concrete and masonry construction. These functions can be altering the setting or hardening behavior of concrete, produce different architectural effects, enhance workability, impart water retention and plasticity of masonry, ...

What are the Products of Cement Hydration? [PDF]

What are the Products of  Cement Hydration? [PDF]

The chemical reaction which takes place between cement and water is known as hydration of cement. This reaction is exothermic in nature, which means heat is released during the reaction, and the evolved heat is called as heat of ...

How to Develop High-Early-Strength Concrete? [PDF]

How to Develop High-Early-Strength Concrete? [PDF]

High-early-strength concrete can be developed using ordinary concrete constituents, special admixtures, and certain concreting practices. The high-early-strength concrete, which is also called fast track concrete, gains its specified strength at an early age compared to ordinary concrete. The time ...

Green Cement: Definition, Types, Advantages, and Applications

Green Cement: Definition, Types, Advantages, and Applications

Green cement is an environmentally friendly product that minimizes carbon footprint of cement production. Many attempts have been made to produce green cements and several green cement types have been produced. The majority of these are based on technological ...

Grades of Ordinary Portland Cement Based on IS Codes

Grades of Ordinary Portland Cement Based on IS Codes

Ordinary Portland Cement(OPC) is the most widely used cement in the construction world. It is the basic ingredient for producing concrete, mortar, stucco, and non-specialty grouts. Ordinary Portland Cement is graded based on its strength. The grade indicates the ...

Dry Pack Mortar- Applications and Advantages

Dry Pack Mortar- Applications and Advantages

Dry pack mortar, which is also called deck mud or floor mud, is a mixture of sand, cement, and water. It is used to repair small spots, creating thick bed mortar for tile and brick placement, and bed shower ...