: THAPAR UNIVERSITY CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL,UCE301 SEPT. 2014 PAPER Notes | EduRev
Tizapar University Patiala
Department of Civil Engineering
BE-CIE (Third Semester) MST UCE301:CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIAL
September 24, 2014
Time: 02 Hours; MM: 30 Name of Faculty: Dr. Neelam Pathak
Note: - All questions are compulsory and assume any missing data, if required.
Q.No.1 (a) What do you mean by the term 'consistency' of the cement? Explain in detail,
the process of determining the consistency?
What is meant by Ordinary Portland Cement 43 grade? What is the effect of
fineness on the hydration reaction of cement?
Explain the various types of supplementary cementitious materials.
Q.No.2 (a)What is the significance of the 'grading of aggregates' & fineness modulus
value in a concrete mix? Determine the fineness modulus of aggregates with
the following sieve analysis result:
Sieve 10 4.75 2.36 1.18 600 300 150 <150
mm mm mm mm micron micron micron micron
0 15 45 55 90 165 95 35
What are the functions of admixtures? What are its types? Explain the
retarding admixtures used in the concrete mix.
What are various constituents of cement? Explain the functions of each
Q.No.3 (a) Explain the process of producing concrete in detail with neat sketches.
(b)How the compaction factor apparatus can be used for measuring the
workability of the fresh concrete in the lab and also explain the various
factors which affect this property of concrete?
Q.No. 4 (a) Explain in detail, the various steps involved in designing the concrete mix as
per Indian Standard Method?
What is meant by the term segregation and bleeding in concrete? How can
these be avoided?
What is the difference between normal concrete and self-compacting
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