Advanced Concrete Technology 2

Concrete Properties

Edited by

  • John Newman, Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
  • B S Choo, School of the Built Environment, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

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 to come.
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Practitioners in the concrete and cement industry. Academics and postgraduate students of civil engineering and related subjects


Book information

  • Published: October 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5104-2

Table of Contents

FRESH CONCRETE: Rheology of concentrated suspensions, pastes, mortars and concretes; workability, segregation and bleeding. Theory and principles governing the correct placing and compaction of concreteSETTING AND HARDENING CONCRETE: Plastic settlement and plastic shrinkage; exothermic characteristics; early age thermal movements; CuringStrength development; maturity, accelerated curing; assessment of safe stripping times; Hot and cold weather concreting.PROPERTIES OF HARDENED CONCRETE: Strength; deformation under load; elasticity; Creep; drying shrinkage and other volume changes, thermal propertiesDURABILITY OF CONCRETE AND CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION: Durability concepts; pore structure and transport processes; Reinforcement corrosion; Fire resistance; Frost damage; Acid, soft water and sulphate attack. Delayed ettringite formation; Alkali silica reaction; Methods of providing durable concrete; short-term tests to assess long-term behaviour. Specifying and achieving cover to reinforcement