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Concrete Technology

ABOUT THE COURSE

The course on “Concrete Technology” focuses on concrete making materials including supplementary cementitious materials. Concrete production process also forms a part of the discussion. Going through the course one would develop first-hand knowledge on concrete production process and properties and uses of concrete as a modern material of construction. The courses will enable one to make appropriate decision regarding ingredient selection and use of concrete.

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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee

INTENDED AUDIENCE

BE/ME i.e. B,Tech/M.Tech

PRE-REQUISITES

A basic Civil Engineering Materials course

INDUSTRY SUPPORT – LIST OF COMPANIES/INDUSTRY THAT WILL RECOGNIZE/VALUE THIS ONLINE COURSE

L&T ECC, Ultra Tech Cement, JK Cements, ACC, Star Cement and all other cement companies. CPWD and all other PWDs.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR



B.Bhattacharjee, B.Tech(IIT KGP:1978), M.Tech. (IIT D:1982) and Ph.D. (I ITD:1990)
Field Experience: M/s Gammon India Limited:1978-80. 
Professor Bishwajit Bhattacharjee is working with the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi (India). His research interests pertain to the domains of cement and concrete technology, building science, sustainable construction, and health monitoring of structures. His publications in these areas are well cited. He is also a recipient of the Indian Concrete Institute’s Life Time Achievement Award.
COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1:     Introduction concrete as a material, ingredients, Production, composition, and properties; cement chemistry. 
Week 2:     Types of cements; special cements, aggregates :properties, tests and standard
Week 3:     Water reducers, air entrainers, set controllers, specialty admixtures – structure properties, and effects on concrete properties; Introduction to supplementary cementing materials and pozzolans.
Week 4:     Fly ash, blast furnace slag, silica fume, and metakaolin – their production, properties, and effects on concrete properties; other reactive and inert mineral additives. 
Week 5:     Basic principles; IS method; ACI method; new approaches based on rheology and particle packing.
Week 6:     Batching of ingredients; mixing, transport, and placement; consolidation, finishing, and curing of concrete; initial and final set – significance and measurement; workability of concrete and its measurement
Week 7:     Compressive strength and parameters affecting it; Tensile strength – direct and indirect; Modulus of elasticity and Poisson’s ratio; Stress strain response of concrete.
Week 8:     Modulus of elasticity and Poisson’s ratio; Stress strain response of concrete. Creep and relaxation – parameters affecting; Shrinkage of concrete – types and significance; parameters affecting shrinkage; measurement of creep and shrinkage
Week 9:     Introduction to durability; relation between durability and permeability;
Week 10:   Chemical attack of concrete corrosion of steel rebars; other durability issues
Week 11:   Properties and applications of: High strength – high performance concrete, reactive powder concrete; Lightweight, heavyweight, and mass concrete;
Week 12:   Self-compacting concrete, fibre reinforced concrete; self-compacting concrete;  other special concretes.


REFERENCE BOOKS

1. Neville, A.M. and Brooks, J.J.," CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY", ELBS .1990.
2. Neville, A.M., "PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE", PITMAN. 1983.
3. Brandt, A.M., "CEMENT BASED COMPOSITES: Materials, Mechanical Properties and  Performance", E & FN Spon. 1995.
4. Newman, K., "CONCRETE SYSTEMS in COMPOSITE MATERIALS".EDT BY L.Holliday.  Elsevier Publishing Company. 1966.
5.  Powers, T.C., "THE PROPERTIES OF FRESH CONCRETE".JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. 1968.
6. Mehta, P.K., "CONCRETE   Structure, Material and Properties" Prantice Hall Inc.1986.
7. Soroka, I., Portland Cement Paste And Concrete, Macmillan Press London 1979
8. Newman, John & Choo, Ban Sang. “ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY-Constituent Materials” Elsevier  2003.
9.  Newman, John & Choo, Ban Sang. “ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY-Concrete Properties” Elsevier  2003.
10. Newman, John & Choo, Ban Sang. “ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY-Testing and Quality” Elsevier  2003.
11. Wesche, K., "FLY ASH IN CONCRETE Properties and Performance." E & FN SPON 1991
12. Malhotra, V.M. and Ramezaniaanpour, A.A., "FLY ASH IN CONCRETE", CANMET. 1994.
13. Popovics.S., "FUNDAMENTALS OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE: A Quantitative Approach VOL 1 FRESH CONCRETE" JOHN WILEY & SONS.1982.
14. Schiessl.P., "CORROSION OF STEEL IN CONCRETE" Chapman and Hall.1988.
15. Holland,T.C., "SPECIFICATIONS FOR SILICA FUME FOR USE IN CONCRETE". CANMET/ACI. 1995    
16. Sarja, A. and Vesikari, E., "DURABILITY DESIGN OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES" E & FN SPON. 1996.  
17. Shah, S.P., and Ahmad, S.H., "HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE AND APPLICATIONS" EDWARD ARNOLD. 1994.
18. Malier, Y., "HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE From Materials to Structures " E & FN SPON. 1992.
19. Berkeley, K.G.C. and Pathmanaban, S., "CATHODIC PROTECTION OF REINFORCEMENT STEEL IN CONCRETE" BUTTERWORTHS. 1990.
20. Hannant, D.J., "FIBRE CEMENTS AND FIBRE CONCRETE"
21. Bentur, A. and Mindes, S., "FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENTITIOUS COMPOSITES" 
  

CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exams : October 28 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Exam for this course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.