What is concrete?
Concrete : An artificial stone-like material used for various structural purposes. It is made by mixing cement and various aggregates, such as sand, pebbles, gravel, shale, etc., with water and allowing the mixture to harden by hydration.
Minimize the cement content for cost-efficient concrete
Be capable of being placed and compacted properly with the equipment available
- Strength and Durability
Require minimum compressive strength
Concrete: Microstructure, Properties and Materials (Mechanical Engineering) - P.Kumar Mehta