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Syllabus | B.Tech Civil Engineering | Concrete Technology | 13010406



Concrete Technology Learning Schedule
13010406 Pre-requisites: — 3 0 0 3



Concrete is one of the most vital materials used in construction. Concrete is made up of cement, coarse aggregate; fine aggregate, water and admixtures. The strength of concrete is directly depends upon the properties of these materials and their proportion in the concrete. In this course students will learn the various properties of concrete ingredients and various properties of concrete itself and their testing including non-destructive testing such as ultrasonic pulse velocity test, rebound hammer test etc. They will also learn the various mix design methods to design the concrete for different construction works.


  1. To understand the properties of ingredients of concrete.
  2. To study the behavior of concrete at its fresh and hardened state.
  3. To study about the concrete design mix.
  4. To know about the procedures in concrete at different stage.
  5. To understand special concrete and their uses.


On completion of this course, the students will be able to

  1. To identify suitable materials to be used in the cement concrete by conducting various tests as per BIS code.
  2. Test all the concrete materials as per BIS code.
  3. Design the concrete mix using ACI and BIS code methods.
  4. Determine the properties of fresh and hardened of concrete.
  5. Design special concretes and their specific applications and use of admixtures.
  6. Ensure quality control while testing/ sampling and acceptance criteria for pre and post construction work.
  7. Use of non-destructive testing equipment.



Section A

Unit I: Introduction

Concrete materials, Cement: Field and laboratory tests on cement, Types of cement and their uses, different tests for aggregates. Methods for manufacturing of cement- Wet and dry process. Hydration of cement, Bogue’s compound.

Unit II: Admixtures

Accelerating admixtures, Retarding admixtures, water reducing admixtures, Air entraining admixtures, colouring agent, Plasticizers. Batching, Mixing, Transportation, Placing of concrete, curing of Concrete

Section B

Unit III: Behaviour of Concrete

Strength of concrete, Shrinkage and temperature effects, creep of concrete, permeability of concrete, durability of concrete, Corrosion, Causes and effects, remedial measures, Thermal properties of concrete, Micro cracking of concrete.

Section C

Unit IV: Mix Design

Factors influencing mix proportion, Mix design by ACI method and I.S. code method, Design of high strength concrete.


Section D

Unit V: Special Concrete

Light-weight concrete, Fibre reinforced concrete, Polymer modified concrete, Ferro cement, Mass concrete, Ready-mix concrete, Self-compacting concrete, Quality control, Sampling and testing, Acceptance criteria.

Text Books

  1. Shetty, M.S., Concrete Technology, Theory & Practice, S.Chand and Co.
  2. Gambhir, M.L., Concrete Technology, Tata McGraw Hill.
  3. Santakumar A.R., Concrete Technology, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.



1. Nevile, Properties of Concrete, Longman Publishers.