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Expansion Joint in Concrete – Types and Characteristics

Expansion Joint in Concrete – Types and Characteristics

Expansion joints are placed in concrete to prevent expansive cracks formed due to temperature change. Concrete undergoes expansion due to high temperature when in a confined boundary which leads to cracks. Expansion joints are provided in slabs, pavements, buildings, bridges, sidewalks, railway tracks, piping ...

Quick Setting Cement- Phenomenon and Uses.

Quick Setting Cement- Phenomenon and Uses.

It is one of the type of cements where the initially set in 5 mins and final set is achieved in 30 mins, which is used in the special conditions of construction like in running water. In this article we ...

Portland Pozzolana Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses

Portland Pozzolana Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses

Portland Pozzolana cement is integrated cement which is formed by synthesising OPC cement with pozzolanic materials in a certain proportion. It is commonly known as PPC cement. In this article we discuss about the properties, manufacture, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages ...

Economy of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

Economy of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

Purpose of high performance lightweight concrete utilization is to reduce cost or enhance functionality of the structure or the combination thereof. The economy of high performance lightweight concrete is discussed. One might argue that, the production of high performance lightweight concrete ...

Applications of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

Applications of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

High performance lightweight concrete is produced by carefully mixing specified amount of cement, sand, lightweight aggregate, different pozzolans such as fly ash, silica fume, shale, metakaolin, calcined clay and superplasticizer. Various applications of high performance lightweight concrete are discussed.