Departmental Seminar : Concrete: Influence of Moisture and Temperature-From Making to Breaking!

Event Date

September 15, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Seminar
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
 
DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR
Concrete: Influence of Moisture and Temperature-From Making to Breaking!
Speaker : Prof. Ananth Ramaswamy

Date & Time : Septermber 15, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Venue : MMCR, ME Dept.

ABSTRACT:
The presentation will cover issues of concrete mixing process incorporating sustainable alternatives for cement replacement-supplementary cementitious materials;  workability using high range water reducers and  other chemical admixtures and their effects on the hydration process of such modified concrete. Influence of moisture  consumption and migration on the drying and hardening process of concrete resulting in  creep and shrinkage will be discussed. The significance of time dependent losses  (creep and shrinkage) on losses in prestressed concrete will be highlighted. The presentation will also cover effects of high temperature  exposure on hardened concrete  response leading to its degradation. Experimental results and modelling issues to predict the load deformation response under these coupled processes will be presented.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
 Prof. Ananth Ramaswamy is professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IISc.
Please visit http://civil.iisc.ernet.in/~ananth

ALL ARE WELCOME