Advanced Concrete Technology 3


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: 978-0-7506-5105-9

Table of Contents

MIX DESIGN: Review of methods and philosophies; mix design for special purposesSPECIAL CONCRETES: Lightweight concrete; autoclaved aerated concrete, no-fines concrete, lightweight aggregate concrete and foamed concrete; High strength concrete; Refractory concrete; High density and radiation-shielding concrete; Polymer concrete; Fibre-reinforced concrete; Mortars; renders; Recycled concreteSPECIAL PROCESSES AND TECHNOLOGY FOR PARTICULAR TYPES OF STRUCTURE: Sprayed concrete; Underwater concrete; Grouts, grouting and grouted concrete; Mass concrete; Slipform construction; Pumped concrete; Concrete for liquid retaining structures; Vacuum process; Concrete coatings and surface treatmentsREADY-MIXED CONCRETE: Types of plant; truck-mixer efficiency; effects of prolonged agitation; quality control; acceptance and complianceEXPOSED CONCRETE FINISHES: Types of surface finish; methods of production; weatheringREPAIRING CONCRETE: Diagnosis, materials and techniques.FORMWORK: Principles of design; concrete pressures; linings (including controlled permeability formwork); release agents; formwork for exposed concrete finishes; tolerancesCONCRETE PLANT: Batching plant and ancillary equipment for improving accuracy; mixers; distributing plant; vibratorsPRECAST CONCRETE: Review of types of small and large products; methods of compaction other than vibration; mix design and curing; special formwork requirements; masonryCONCRETE ROADS: Methods and materials for pavements; cement-bound materials; testing materials.INDUSTRIAL FLOORS: Materials and construction procedures; screeds and toppings; testingPRINCIPLES OF REINFORCED AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE: Stress/strain distributions; simple beam behaviour; limit state concepts; reinforcement and prestressingAlternative reinforcement