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ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY

Date:

Time: 3 Hours

Max Mraks : 60
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Answer any FIVE Questions. All Questions carry equal marks.
All parts of the question must be answered in one place only
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 a What is understood by the term Transition Zone in concrete? How
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) does it influence the properties of concrete?
b What are Air-entraining Admixtures? What are the effects of air6
) entrainment on the properties of concrete?
2 a What are the effects of the shape and texture of aggregates on the 6
) strength and workability of concrete?
b Explain Gap Grading of aggregates.
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3 a What are the various factors which affect the workability of
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) concrete?
b What do you understand by the terms ‘bleeding’ and ‘segregation’ 6
) in concrete? How can the effect of these be reduced?
4 a Explain the behavior of concrete in uniaxial, biaxial and multi-axial 6
) state of stresses
b Mention the various Non-destructive tests on concrete. Explain the 6
) factors which influence ultrasonic pulse velocity of concrete.
5 a What are the common defects in making concrete and what are
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) the remedies for these defects?
b Briefly explain Quality Management System for Construction
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6 a What measures can be taken to make mix proportioning
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) economical and scientific?
b What tests are necessary to check the adoptability of a particular
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) mix proportion for field use?
7 a What is SCC? Describe the J-ring test with a neat sketch.
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b What is volume fraction and how does it affect the behavior in
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) tension, flexure, and shear?
8 a What is meant by smart concrete? Explain.
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b Explain the applications of Optical fibre sensors in Cement
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) Concrete

b Why do we determine the elongation index of aggregates? 4 ) 3 a List the different workability tests and explain one of them. 6 ) 5 a Explain the difference between prescription and performance 6 ) specification for concrete. All Questions carry equal marks.ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY Date: Time: 3 Hours Max Mraks : 60 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Answer any FIVE Questions. b Discuss the beneficial and harmful effects of creep of concrete. 2 a Discuss the importance of grading of aggregates with reference to 8 ) properties of fresh and hardened concrete. b Discuss the factors causing variations in the quality of concrete. 6 ) 6 a What measures can be taken to make mix proportioning 6 ) economical and scientific? b In mix proportioning why is it desirable to use the minimum 6 ) quantity of water? 7 a What is the difference between mix proportioning of normal weight 6 ) concrete and light weight concrete? b Explain the factors effecting the properties of fibre reinforced 6 ) concrete 8 a What is Building Instrumentation? What are its objectives and 6 ) organization? b Explain Structural Health Monitoring System and the role of 6 ) Sensors in SHM system. with 6 ) the help of a sketch. b With the help of a sketch. All parts of the question must be answered in one place only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1 a What do you mean by hydration of cement? Explain the 6 ) mechanism of hydration of cement. . explain the structure of hydrated cement 6 ) paste. b What is re-vibration? Is it detrimental to concrete? Where is it 6 ) practiced? 4 a What are the factors that affect strength of concrete? Explain the 6 ) importance of rate of loading on strength of concrete.