MS 31 Concrete

MATERIAL SCIENCE:

"Concrete"
ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Concrete

Lesson 31 of 33. The composition, production and application of the composite materials of concrete and asphalt will be explained. The various factors affecting the curing of concrete will be explained along with the ways concrete can fail.

Knowledge Check:
What is “clinker” material?
What occurs if there is too little water or too much water mixed with the concrete?
Why does concrete frequently need steel reinforcement?
How can asphalt be produced from oil?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.