This article introduces the concrete mix proportioning procedure as per the Indian method. The procedure is explained step by step with the exact references, tables, and charts. In addition, an example is provided at the end of the article.
This article introduces fiber reinforcements for concrete, and presents a comprehensive classification according to their source. You will learn more about natural fibers, and how they can be used on concrete, in addition to man-made fibers and their further classification. You will also discover much more about common fibers such as steel fibers, carbon fibers, and polypropylene fibers.
This article introduces the definition and classification of admixtures for concrete. You will learn more about the types of admixtures, how they are classified, what are they used for, and what is their chemical composition.
This article introduces artificial pozzolans, industrial by-products and treated calcined materials, how they are classified, and how pozzolanic they are.
This article defines a pozzolanic action and a hydraulic action, and introduces natural pozzolans of volcanic and sedimentary origins, how they are classified, and how pozzolanic are they.
This post introduces the characteristics and role of the main cement compounds in hydration and how they affect some fresh and hardened properties.