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Hydrophobic Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses

As the name of the cement denotes, hydro means water and phobic means against. Hydrophobic cement is obtained by grinding portland cement clinker with a...

Air-Entrained Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Advantages

Air-entrained portland cement is a special cement which has air bubbles introduced in the cement or concrete that provides the space for expansion of...

White Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses

White cement is same as that of grey Portland cement but the only differ is in the colour and fineness. This colour of this...

High Alumina Cement – Manufacture, Characteristics and Uses

High Alumina Cement is manufactured by grinding the clinkers of alumina and calcareous material such as lime by fusing or sintering process. This cement...

Shear Strength of Soil by Direct Shear Test

Direct shear test or Box shear test is used to determine the shear strength of the soil. It is more suitable for cohesionless soils. Shear...

Blast Furnace Slag Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses.

Blast furnace slag cement is the mixture of ordinary Portland cement and fine granulated blast furnace slag obtained as a by product in the...

Sulphate Resistant Cement – Composition, Properties, Uses and Advantages.

Sulphate Resisting Cement is a type of Portland Cement in which the amount of tricalcium aluminate (C3A) is restricted to lower than 5% and...

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