This course explores the materials science of concrete, and attempts to bring about the understanding of concrete behavior from a fundamental perspective. The first part of the course discusses the structure and properties of concrete making materials. This is followed by mixture proportioning of high performance concrete, and a study of selected topics regarding fresh and hardened concrete behavior. The final part of the course deals with long term performance issues, related to creep, shrinkage and durability of concrete.
INTENDED AUDIENCE:Post-graduate students, and final year undergraduate students PREREQUISITES: Basic course on Construction Materials in UG level. Additional course on Concrete Technology (UG level) is optional. INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Civil contracting firms, Ready mixed concrete companies, Cement companies, Construction chemicals companies, Materials research laboratories etc.
WEEK 1 : Cement production and composition WEEK2 : Cement chemistry WEEK3 : Aggregates for concrete WEEK4 : Chemical admixtures WEEK5 : Chemical and Mineral admixtures WEEK6 : Mineral admixtures WEEK7 : High performance concrete mixture proportioning WEEK8 : Topics in fresh concrete WEEK9 : Topics in hardened concrete WEEK10 : Creep and shrinkage WEEK11 : Durability of concrete WEEK12 : Durability of concrete