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Category : Tests on Concrete

Articles on Tests on concrete as a construction material for suitability to various civil engineering works for strength and durability.

V Funnel Test on Self Compacting Concrete

V funnel test and V funnel test at T 5 minutes on Self Compacting Concrete The equipment for V funnel test on self compacting concrete consists of a v shaped funnel as, shown in Fig. An alternative type of V-funnel, the ...

HOT WEATHER CONCRETING

Placing Concrete in Hot Weather Caution needs to be applied when placing concrete in hot weather. Without the proper care, concrete may have reduced strength and will be very prone to cracking due to rapid drying. It also may ...

COLD WEATHER / WINTER CONCRETING

Placing Concrete During Cold Weather If the temperature of fresh concrete is 55ºF., or greater -- and if the concrete is maintained at a temperature of 55ºF. or higher -- then winter concreting should be trouble-free. Approximate set time ...

Construction of Mosaic Flooring

For the construction of a mosaic flooring, a concrete base is prepared and over it lime surkhi mortar is spread to a depth of 5 to 8 cm and leveled.The area over which this is spread is restricted to a ...

CONSTRUCTION OF TERRAZZO FLOORING

Terrazzo flooring consists of (1) Concrete bed, (2) Mortar bed, 1 cm of cement mortar (cement sand mixture 1:3), (3) Metal strips, (4) Marble cheeps 3 to 6mm.

CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE FLOORING

The concrete flooring can be constructed either (i) Monolithically i.e. base layer is laid and then immediately a concrete topping is provided. (ii) Non –Monolithically i.e. the topping is laid after the base has set. Below is ...