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Concrete Technology

By Prof. B. Bhattacharjee   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 600
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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:   BE/ME i.e. B,Tech/M.Tech
PRE-REQUISITES:           A basic Civil Engineering Materials course
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:    L&T ECC, Ultra Tech Cement, JK Cements, ACC, Star Cement and all other cement companies. CPWD and all other PWDs.
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Materials Technology
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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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.

Books and references

Building Materials, P.C. Varghese, Prentice-Hall India, 2555.
Neville, A.M. and Brooks, J.J.," CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY", ELBS .1990.
Neville, A.M., "PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE", PITMAN. 1983.
Brandt, A.M., "CEMENT BASED COMPOSITES: Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance", E & FN Spon. 1995.
Newman, K., "CONCRETE SYSTEMS in COMPOSITE MATERIALS".EDT BY L.Holliday. Elsevier Publishing Company. 1966.
Powers, T.C., "THE PROPERTIES OF FRESH CONCRETE".JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. 1968.
Mehta, P.K., "CONCRETE Structure, Material and Properties" Prantice Hall Inc.1986.
Soroka, I., Portland Cement Paste And Concrete, Macmillan Press London 1979
Newman, John & Choo, Ban Sang. “ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY-Constituent Materials” Elsevier 2003.
Newman, John & Choo, Ban Sang. “ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY-Concrete Properties” Elsevier 2003.
Newman, John & Choo, Ban Sang. “ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY-Testing and Quality” Elsevier 2003.
Wesche, K., "FLY ASH IN CONCRETE Properties and Performance." E & FN SPON 1991
Malhotra, V.M. and Ramezaniaanpour, A.A., "FLY ASH IN CONCRETE", CANMET. 1994.
Popovics.S., "FUNDAMENTALS OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE: A Quantitative Approach VOL 1 FRESH CONCRETE" JOHN WILEY & SONS.1982.
Schiessl.P., "CORROSION OF STEEL IN CONCRETE" Chapman and Hall.1988.
Holland,T.C., "SPECIFICATIONS FOR SILICA FUME FOR USE IN CONCRETE". CANMET/ACI. 1995
Sarja, A. and Vesikari, E., "DURABILITY DESIGN OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES" E & FN SPON. 1996.
Shah, S.P., and Ahmad, S.H., "HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE AND APPLICATIONS" EDWARD ARNOLD. 1994.
Malier, Y., "HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE From Materials to Structures " E & FN SPON. 1992.
Berkeley, K.G.C. and Pathmanaban, S., "CATHODIC PROTECTION OF REINFORCEMENT STEEL IN CONCRETE" BUTTERWORTHS. 1990.
Hannant, D.J., "FIBRE CEMENTS AND FIBRE CONCRETE"
Bentur, A. and Mindes, S., "FIBRE REINFORCED CEMENTITIOUS COMPOSITES"

Instructor bio

Prof. B. Bhattacharjee

IIT Delhi
Prof. 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 certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
29 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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