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2140608: Concrete Technology

Jan-May 2018
Assignment 1 (Due Date: January 30, 2018)

Q.1 Describe the Dry process of manufacturing of Ordinary Portland Cement


(OPC).
Q.2 Describe the Wet process of manufacturing of Ordinary Portland Cement
(OPC).
Q.3 Describe what are the different challenges faced by concrete industries to
process improvement and energy efficiency for sustainable development.
Q.4 What are sustainability and the framework for cement industries to be
sustainable?
Q.5 Explain various types of cement and their uses.
Q.6 Enlist the major compounds of OPC cement and describes their
importance.
Q.7 What are the major Bogue’s compound of cement? Discuss their role in
hydration process of cement.
Q.8 Explain phenomena of hydration of cements and also explain how water –
cement ratio influence to cement paste structure.
Q.9 What is a role of calcium chloride and gypsum in the reaction of cement?
Q.10 What is gel – space ratio or hydrate – space ratio and how does it validates
Abram’s law of water – cement ratio?
Q.11 What is soundness of cement? Explain its testing procedure in detail with
sketch.
Q.12 What is standard consistency of cement? Explain test procedure in detail.
Q.13 What do you understand by setting time of cement? Explain initial and final
setting time of cement and its testing procedures with neat sketch.
Q.14 Explain fineness of cement. Describe fineness test by Blaine air
permeability method.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad.


2140608: Concrete Technology
Jan-May 2018
Assignment 2 (Due Date: February 6, 2018)

Q.1 Justify the statement: “Strength of aggregate plays important role in quality
and strength of concrete”.
Q.2 Explain various characteristics of the aggregates?
Q.3 Explain the effect of size, shape, texture and grading of aggregate on
concrete.
Q.4 Write short notes on Alkali-aggregate reactions.
Q.5 What is grading of aggregate and its significance?
Q.6 Define fineness modulus. Give particle range of fineness modulus for
coarse and fine aggregates.
Q.7 What is fineness modulus? Find the fineness modulus for the given sample
of aggregates and give its significance as per the result.

Sieve size. 80 mm 40 mm 20 mm 10 mm 4.75mm


Mass retained. (In gms) 00 00 90 801 109

Q.9 Define fineness modulus of aggregate and calculate its value for the
following test result. Explain its utility.

IS sieve (mm) 40 20 10 4.75 2.36 1.18 0.60 0.30 0.15


% wt. retained 5 30 50 60 80 96 99 100 100
% passing 95 70 50 40 20 04 01 00 00

Q.8 Write short note on Gap Graded aggregate.


Q.9 Write short note on Recycled Concrete aggregates.
Q.10 Write short note on Crushed sand.
Q.12 Explain various standard test on aggregates with their characteristics and
significance.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad.


2140608: Concrete Technology
Jan-May 2018
Assignment 3 (Due Date: February 13, 2018)

Q. 1 Explain workability of concrete and factor affecting workability in details.


Q. 2 Enlist various test specified by IS code for measure the workability of
concrete and also explain each test in detail.
Q. 3 Explain manufacturing of concrete and differentiate between volume
batching and weigh batching in concrete mix procedure.
Q. 4 Explain role of plasticizers in concrete. Explain in brief various types of
plasticizers used for preparation of concrete.
Q. 5 What are essential precaution should be carried out during mixing,
transportation and compaction of concrete.
Q. 6 Explain segregation and bleeding in concrete. How its influence the
strength parameter of concrete.
Q. 7 Explain mechanism and uses of various types of vibrator used for
compaction of concrete.
Q. 8 Explain need of concrete curing and state the different method of curing of
concrete. For precast concrete structural members, which type of curing
method you will recommend.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad.


2140608: Concrete Technology
Jan-May 2018
Assignment 4 (Due Date: February 20, 2018)

Q. 1 Explain properties of harden concrete in detail.


Q. 2 Explain elastic properties of concrete.
Q. 3 Explain relation between modulus of elasticity and strength of the concrete.
Q. 4 What do you understand by shrinkage and creep of concrete? Explain
factor affecting shrinkage and creep of concrete. What is minimum
permissible value of shrinkage and creep recommend by IS code 456:2000.
Q. 5 Explain factor affecting compressive strength of concrete in detail.
Q. 6 Explain various test use to evaluate properties of harden concrete and
capping of specimen.
Q. 7 Explain various types of joint provided in concrete.

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2140608: Concrete Technology
Jan-May 2018
Assignment 5 (Due Date: February 27, 2018)

Q. 1 Explain Strength and durability aspect of concrete.


Q. 2 Define durability of concrete and its significance.
Q. 3 How w/c ratio influence the durability of concrete.
Q. 4 Define permeability of concrete and explain the factors affecting
Permeability.
Q. 5 Explain various types and causes of cracks in concrete.
Q. 6 Explain plastic shrinkage and formation of crack in detail.
Q. 7 Explain thermal shrinkage and formation of crack in detail.
Q. 8 Explain sulphate attack on concrete and methods of controlling sulphate
attack
Q. 9 Explain Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in details.
Q. 10 Explain concrete in sea water.
Q. 11 Explain carbonation in details.
Q. 12 Explain chloride attack in details.
Q. 13 Explain corrosion of steel and its controls.
Q. 14 Explain: What is effect of freezing and thawing on concrete?
Q. 15 Explain briefly the procedure for the damage assessment of structural
element.
Q. 16 What measures are taken by IS code to ensure durable structure.
Q. 17 Explain factors affecting strength of concrete.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad.


2140608: Concrete Technology
Jan-May 2018
Assignment 6 (Due Date: March 13, 2018)

Q. 1 Give advantages of quality control. Explain factor affecting it.


Q. 2 List factors affecting the choice of mix design.
Q. 3 Explain principle of mix design. Explain parameters and factor influencing
mix design.
Q. 4 Define nominal mix concrete and design mix concrete. Describe step by step
procedure of IS method of mix design.
Q. 5 Define: (i) Mean (ii) Variance (iii) Range.
Q. 6 Design a concrete mix using DOE method for a reinforced concrete work
for the following data:
 Desired slump = 50mm. k=1.65
 Wet density of concrete is 2400 kg/m3
 The proportion of fine aggregate is 30%.
 Required characteristic compressive strength = 35 MPa at 28 days
 Type of cement used = sulphate resisting Portland cement
 Maximum size of aggregate = 20mm
 Type of aggregate = uncrushed
 Specific gravity of aggregate = 2.65
 Fine aggregate confirms to the grading zone III with percentage passing
600
 micron sieve being 70%
 Exposure condition is moderate.
 Standard deviation is 5.0 and defective rate is 5%
 Take water cement ratio as 0.48.
 Determine proportions of ingredients without fly ash

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Q. 7 Using IS method of mix design, find out proportions of concrete for
following data:
 Grade of Concrete: M 25
 Degree of Control: Good
 Maximum size of Aggregate: 20 mm
 Specific gravity of Cement: 3.15
 Specific gravity of FA: 2.62
 Specific gravity of CA: 2.64
 Condition of Exposure: Moderate
 Workability: 0.90 CF
 Note: 5% of the low results are acceptable and W/C ratio for 28 days
strength of concrete is 0.49
Q. 8 Design a concrete mix for M30 grade of concrete for severe exposure
condition for RCC work as per IS: 10262-2009 for 1 bag of cement for the
following data.
 Maximum size of aggregate (Angular) : 20 mm
 Water-Cement ratio : 0.48
 Specific gravity of Cement : 3.10
 Specific gravity of Fine Aggregate : 2.6
 Specific gravity of Coarse aggregate : 2.65
 Water Absorption of Fine Aggregate : Nil
 Water Absorption of Coarse aggregate : 0.50%
 Free surface moisture on Fine Aggregate: 1%
 Compaction Factor :0.85
 Targeted Slump: 50 mm
 Sand Zone: III
 Take standard deviation: 5
 Tolerance factor: 1.65

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad.


2140608: Concrete Technology
Jan-May 2018
Assignment 7 (Due Date: March 20, 2018)

Q. 1 What is RMC? What are its advantages?


Q. 2 Write short note on Self Compacting Concrete.
Q. 3 Explain Pre-packed Concrete.
Q. 4 What is shotcreting? Explain dry mix process of shotcreting.
Q. 5 Differentiate between volume batching and weigh batching in concrete
mix procedure.
Q. 6 List various methods of concreting under water and explain tremie
method.
Q. 7 Define admixture and state purpose of adding admixtures in concrete.
Q. 8 Write short notes on cold weather and hot weather concreting.
Q. 9 State different types of special concreting techniques and explain ready
mix concrete.
Q. 10 Discuss the properties of vacuum concrete.
Q. 11 State different types of special concrete and describe light weight
concrete.
Q. 12 Write short notes on high performance concrete and fiber reinforced
concrete.
Q. 13 Name the materials used for repairing of cracks. List various crack repair
techniques and explain any one in detail.
Q. 14 Enlist factors affecting properties of fibre reinforced concrete.
Q. 15 Explain importance of plasticizers in concrete.
Q. 16 Describe polymer concrete and its application.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad.


2140608: Concrete Technology
Jan-May 2018
Assignment 8 (Due Date: March 27, 2018)

Q. 1 Write short note on destructive, semi destructive and Non-destructive test.


Q. 2 Explain Non-destructive testing (NDT).
Q. 3 Explain ultrasonic pulse velocity test.
Q. 4 List various Non-Destructive tests for assessment of strength of concrete.
Q. 5 Explain rebound hammer test.
Q. 6 Explain the Guniting or Shotcrete.
Q. 7 Explain micro concrete and its uses.
Q. 8 Explain pull out test of concrete.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad.