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Self Compacting Concrete

Kaushal Kishore
Materials Engineer, Roorkee

Self-compacting concrete (SCC) is a special type of concrete which can be placed and consolidated under it’s own weight without any vibration effort due to it’s excellent deformability, and which at the same time is cohesive enough to be handled without segregation or bleeding.

The workability of self-compacting concrete is measured by the usual slump cone having a base diameter of 200mm, top dia 100mm, and height 300mm. The slump cone is to be placed as usual upon a base plate square in shape is having at least a 700m side. Concentric circles are marked around the center point where cone is to place. A firm circle is drawn at 500mm diameter. Read More

Fare we’ll from my IIT, Roorkee Laboratory

Fare we’ll from my IIT, Roorkee Laboratory.
Whole civil engineering department was talking
A young boy is coming to hold my hand
I still remember it was raining
When Dr. Jai Krishna give my hand in your hands
My whole body thrilled while my hand was in your hands
I feel myself lucky and glad
A very handsome boy is going to be mine
God only knows for how much time
I was poor and totally nacked
You decorate and made me richest
I could not sleep whole night
As tomorrow you are going to leave me
I hear the sound of clappings
For your Praise from the head of IIT
but my heart was weeping
As soon I will not see you again
The. You come look at me
Look at the mechines you had installed
At a last look at me
You left me for ever
Believe me my love
You will always be in my heart
I will always be only yours
I will pray for your peaceful long and healthy life
God bless you.
– Kaushal Kishore

Indian Construction Industry Navratna Award 2017

We at are pleased to announce that our website supporter and regular contributor, Sir. Kaushal Kishore have been awarded “Indian Construction Industry Navratna Award 2017” for his Academic Contribution to the Indian Construction Industry by Builders Association of India

Indian Construction Industry Navratna Award 2017

We congratulate Sir. Kaushal Kishore and hope his work in civil engineering field gets more and more recognition and we here at continue to get his support and knowledge which will be of tremendous use to the upcoming engineers.

Care in Concrete Mix Design

Materials Engineer, Roorkee

While carrying out Concrete Mix Design, there are chances that we do not consider some technical points resulting the production of poor quality concrete. This is best illustrated by the following two examples. The Ist mix design is carried out carelessly, where as the 2nd mix design is worked out taking into consideration all technical points. In both mix design examples the materials and requirements are same as given below:

1. Cement, PPC, 7-days strength 36.5 N/mm2 and 28-days strength 46.8 N/mm2. Specific gravity 3.0
2. Aggregates grading are as given below:

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Materials Engineer
Kaushal Kishore is retired from IIT, Roorkee and now a Consulting Materials Engineer. He has over 50 years of experience in all types of Concrete Mix Design.

Vice President Project
Supertech Limited
Rakesh Sharma is Vice President Project of M/s Supertech Limited. He has 28 years of experience in Construction.

I.T. Park, Doon Square Mall at Dehradun, Uttarakhand is being constructed by M/s Supertech Ltd. For this site M-30 grade of concrete suitable for pumped concrete is required. Aggregates for construction was stored at site. Its analysis report is given in Table 2.

For laboratory trial 5 brands of PPC cement bags were taken from local market. They were identified as cement brand, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Two reputed brands of normal superplasticizers based on sulphonated naphthalene formaldehyde (SNF) were taken for trials. They were identified as SP (A) and SP (B) to find their compatibility with the given 5 brands of PPC cement identified as cement brand 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The behavior of concrete in the presence of superplasticizers is related to the amount and type of sulfate added to the clinker. The rheological and setting Behavior are changed depending on whether the sulfate is added as anhydrite, hemihydrates, or gypsum. The difference are explained by the different rates of dissolution of these sulfates.
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