NIT Trichy Civil Engineering Syllabus Concrete Technology

NIT Trichy Civil Engineering Syllabus

Concrete Technology

Introduction – Concrete materials – Cement: Physical tests on cement – Concrete materials – Tests on aggregates – Quality of Water for mixing and curing – use of sea water for mixing concrete Mix Design – factors influencing mix proportion – Mix design by ACI method and I.S. code method – Design of high strength concrete.

Admixtures – accelerating admixtures – Retarding admixtures – water reducing admixtures – Air entraining admixtures – coloring agent – Plasticizers. Batching – Mixing -Transportation – Placing of concrete – curing 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.

Special Concrete – light weight concrete – Fibre reinforced concrete – Polymer-polymer modified concrete – Ferrocement – Mass concrete – Ready mix concrete- Self compacting concrete- Quality control – Sampling and testing-Acceptance criteria


1. Shetty, M.S., Concrete Technology, Theory & Practice, S.Chand and Co, 2004.
2. Gambhir, M.L., Concrete Technology, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.
3. Nevile, Properties of Concrete, Longman Publishers, 2004.
4. Santakumar A.R., Concrete Technology, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2007.

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