SCMS School of Engineering and Technology Department of Civil Engineering
Date: 12th May 2020
A webinar on the topic “Economical and durable concrete using blended cements” was organised by the Department of Civil Engineering, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology on 12th May 2020 from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. The speaker was Er. Sebin Jose who is currently the Assistant General Manager, Customer Services, Zuari Cements. There were 55 participants for the webinar including students and faculty of the department of Civil Engineering. The webinar provided insights into blended cement concrete for durable corrosion free concrete structures in aggressive environments.
Webinar started with the discussion on the basic concepts of ordinary portland cement, its manufacturing process and properties. Use of different materials to be added as ingredients for manufacturing blended cements was also dealt with. A comparison of the properties of concrete with ordinary portland cement and blended cement was made. Different advantages of using blended cement in concrete were explained in detail and the discussion mainly focussed on pointing out advantages of blended cement in durability and economical aspects. Chemical reactions that contribute to the strength development in concrete using blended cement were also explained.
The session concluded with a doubt clearance session where the students got the opportunity to clear their doubts regarding the use of blended cements. The problems related to the mixing of ordinary portland cement and blended cement in construction sites was a topic of discussion.