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Advanced concrete technology. Processes

Author: B S Choo; John Newman
Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.
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Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's Advanced Concrete Technology Course, these four volumes are a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia and industry has been brought together to produce this unique series. Each volume deals with a different aspect of the subject: constituent materials,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Advanced concrete technology. Processes.
Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003
(OCoLC)49594094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B S Choo; John Newman
ISBN: 9780080490014 0080490018
OCLC Number: 159935747
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; List of contributors; Part 1: Mix design; Chapter 1. Concrete mix design; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Initial laboratory tests of concrete; 1.3 Comprehensive mix design of ready-mixed concrete based on laboratory trials; 1.4 Comprehensive mix design of concrete based on materials properties; 1.5 MixSim --
a computerized comprehensive method of mix design; 1.6 Special concretes; 1.7 Simplified mix design methods; 1.8 Ready-to-use mix designs; 1.9 Summary; References; Further reading; Part 2: Special concretes; Chapter 2. Properties of lightweight concrete. 2.1 Introduction2.2 No-fines concrete (NFC); 2.3 Aerated and foamed concrete; 2.4 Lightweight aggregate concrete; References; Chapter 3. High strength concrete; 3.1 Aims and objectives; 3.2 Introduction; 3.3 Materials technology of HSC; 3.4 Materials selection and mix design; 3.5 Properties of HSC; 3.6 Production and use of HSC; 3.7 Examples of use of HSC; 3.8 Summary; References; Further reading; Chapter 4. Heat-resisting and refractory concretes; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Calcium aluminate cement (CAC) versus Portland cement (PC); 4.3 Refractory limits of calcium aluminate cements. 4.4 Refractory and heat-resisting aggregates4.5 Heat-resistant concretes; 4.6 Insulating concretes; 4.7 Abrasion and heat-resisting concretes; 4.8 High-temperature refractory concrete; 4.9 Low- and ultra-low cement castables; 4.10 Self-flow castables; 4.11 Installation of heat-resisting and refractory concretes; 4.12 Applications; References; Chapter 5. High-density and radiation-shielding concrete and grout; 5.1 Objectives; 5.2 Introduction; 5.3 Uses and applications; 5.4 Definitions and standards; 5.5 Aggregates; 5.6 Mix design; 5.7 Production, transporting and placing. 5.8 Concrete properties5.9 High-density grouts; 5.10 Quality management; 5.11 Specifications; 5.12 Summary; References; Chapter 6. Fibre-reinforced concrete; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Properties of fibres and matrices; 6.3 Post-cracking composite theory; 6.4 Theoretical stress-strain curves in uniaxial tension; 6.5 Principles of fibre reinforcement in flexure; 6.6 Steel fibre concrete; 6.7 Mix design and composite manufacture; 6.8 Properties; 6.9 Testing; 6.10 Applications; 6.11 Polypropylene fibre-reinforced concrete; 6.12 Mix design and manufacture; 6.13 Properties of fresh concrete. 6.14 Properties of hardened concrete6.15 Applications; 6.16 Glass fibre-reinforced concrete; References; Further reading; Chapter 7. Masonry mortars; 7.1 Aims and objectives; 7.2 Historical background; 7.3 The requirements of mortar; 7.4 Properties of mortar; 7.5 Constituents of mortar; 7.6 Mortar standards and application documents; 7.7 Mortar mix design; 7.8 Basic masonry design for durability; 7.9 Site problems; 7.10 Summary; References; Chapter 8. Recycled concrete; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 BRE Digest 433 and the properties of recycled aggregate; 8.3 Methods of recycling and quality.
Responsibility: edited by John Newman, Ban Seng Choo.

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Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's Advanced Concrete Technology Course, these four volumes are a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia and industry has been brought together to produce this unique series. Each volume deals with a different aspect of the subject: constituent materials, properties, processes and testing and quality. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the books will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years t.

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