Definition of Concrete | Concrete History and Strength | Concrete Popularity

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 21:23
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Definition:Concrete   is a mixture of portland cement or any other hydraulic cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, and water, with or without admixtures.

Concrete History:

Concrete is an ancient material of construction, first used during the Roman Empire.

Concrete today is a sophisticated material to which exotic (foreign) constituents can be added and, with computer-controlled batching, can produce a product capable of achieving 50,000 psi compressive strength.

Concrete Popularity as a Universal Building Construction Material

i.Concrete is the second most consumed substance in the world after water.

ii.All over the world, approximately for 80% of the construction concrete is required,.

iii. The cement and water form a paste that hardens and bonds the aggregates together.

iv.Concrete is often looked upon as “man made rock”.

v.Concrete has strength, durability, and economy.

Definition of Concrete | Concrete History and Strength | Concrete Popularity
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2 Responses to “Definition of Concrete | Concrete History and Strength | Concrete Popularity”

  1. kaung myat zan says:

    June 14th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    what are the constituents of concrete and their function?

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