TA: Dhaval PatelCONCRETE: exploring its versatility
This studio aims on developing understanding on concrete as a versatile material. The main objective is to enable students to identify right grade and type of concrete for different applications and products. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject and includes the latest developments in the field of concrete construction. It has been designed to provide students with a detailed understanding of concrete as a material for construction and various ingredients of it. It will deal with behavior of all ingredients in relation to physical properties, concrete production, various concrete placement methods and quality assurance during and after concreting operations. The properties of concrete and its constituent materials and the role of various admixtures in modifying various properties to suit specific requirements, such as RMC, FRC, Pervious concrete, light weight concrete, translucent concrete, bendable concrete, Geopolymer concrete etc will be treated comprehensively. Students will design and develop concrete for any of the applications prevailing in field with prototype development along with cost analysis.