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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Development and Applications of Special Concretes

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


Concrete is no longer simply a mixture of water, cement, sand and coarse aggregate – the advent of chemical admixtures and better understanding of the hydration of cement, and other issues relating to properties of concrete, has made it possible to use several other ingredients and have led to the development of several special concretes and construction methods and use concrete in diverse environments. Building on the fundamental principles of normal concrete, this course explains how some commonly used special concretes have been developed and how they are used in different conditions. The course seeks to present a unified view of concrete materials, construction methods and construction environment and examine the matter on parameters such as quality control methods.
A) Pg Students Of Civil Engineering B) Practising Professionals In The Area Of Concrete ConstructionPREREQUISITES : The Course Will Assume Basic Understanding Of Concrete Materials And Construction Processes, Including Expected Performance, Quality Control, Etc.INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :It Is My Earnest Hope That All Industries Related To Planning, Design And Construction Of Projects Using Concrete Will Find The Material Relevant And Thought Provoking.



Week 1:Normal concreteWeek 2:Normal concrete (continued)Week 3:Special concretes (1) – Concreting in cold and hot weatherWeek 4:Special concretes (2) – Self-compacting and fiber reinforced concretes
Week 5:Special concretes (3) – Basic understanding of high strength concrete, mass concrete and shotcreteWeek 6:Special concretes (4) – Handling preplaced aggregate concrete and light weight aggregate concreteWeek 7:Special concretes (5) – Special topics I: Underwater anti-washout concrete; micro-concrete Week 8:Special concretes (6) – Special topics II: Expansive concrete, roller compacted concrete, concrete using recycled aggregate

Taught by

Prof. Sudhir Misra


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