What is Concrete?
Do you know about the concrete? as I believe yes!. let’s go and learn more about the artificial material concrete.
As we know that most solid structures are made of concrete because its compressive strength is too high.
Definition of Concrete
Concrete is a composite material normally it is composed mainly of water, aggregate, and cement. Often, additives and reinforcements are included in the mixture to achieve the desired physical properties of the finished material.
When these ingredients are mixed together, they form a fluid mass that is easily molded into shape.
Over time, the cement forms a hard matrix which binds the rest of the ingredients together into a durable stone-like material with many uses.
Aim/Purpose of Mix Concrete
The aim is to mix these materials in measured amounts to make concrete that is easy to Transport, place, compact, finish and which will set, and harden, to give a strong and durable product.
The amount of each material (ie cement, water, and aggregates) affects the properties of hardened concrete.
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History of Concrete
There is no denying that since its discovery and growth, concrete and the technology around it have come a long way. We have placed together a list of noteworthy occurrences and findings in the history of concrete from the Great Pyramids at Giza to intelligent sensors for testing concrete temperature, maturity, etc.
Production of Concrete Material
As you know peoples a good quality concrete is essentially a great homogeneous mixture of cement, coarse and
fine aggregates and water which consolidates into a hard mass due to chemical action between the cement and water.
Each of the four constituents has a specific function.
- The coarser aggregate acts as a filler.
- The fine aggregate fills up the voids between the paste and the
- The cement in conjunction with water acts as a binder.
- The mobility of the mixture is aided by the cement paste, fines and nowadays, increasingly by the use of
The stages of concrete productionare: Batching or measurement of materials, Mixing, Transporting, Placing, Compacting, Curing and Finishing.