Brittle Matrix Composites 10

Brittle Matrix Composites 10

1st Edition - November 12, 2012

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  • Editors: A M Brandt, M A Glinicki, J Olek, C K Y Leung
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099891

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The subjects of the symposia are on composite materials behaving as brittle, normal and special conditions of exploitation. Brittle matrix composites are applied in various domains and the series of symposia are closely related to their applications in civil engineering. In the last decades their importance is increasing along with their variety and the use of most advanced methods of testing. Papers include concretes, fibre concretes and ceramics, particularly their composition, microstructure and fracture processes. Various new and advanced engineering problems are presented in the papers.


Materials scientists; civil engineers

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    International Advisory Panel

    Keynote Paper

    Chapter 1: Effects of mechanical properties of ASR damaged concrete on structural design

    Chapter 2: Influence of alkali silica reaction on the chemistry of pore solutions in mortars with and without lithium ions

    Chapter 3: The effect of super absorbent polymers on the performance of immature cementitious mortars

    Chapter 4: Evaluation of durability to wet/dry cycling of cement mortar composites reinforced with nanofibrillated cellulose

    Chapter 5: Electric and thermoelectric properties of cement composites with expanded graphite

    Chapter 6: Modelling of fracture in fibre-cement based materials

    Chapter 7: Design of UHPC using artificial neural networks

    Chapter 8: Kinetics of sintering for a class-F fly ash: a sintering model

    Chapter 9: Numerical simulation of chloride-induced corrosion initiation in reinforced concrete structures with cracks

    Chapter 10: The role of deicing salts on the non-linear moisture diffusion coefficient of cementitious materials during drying

    Chapter 11: Influence of mineral additives on concrete carbonation

    Chapter 12: Influence of blended cements on the concrete resistance to carbonation

    Chapter 13: Reactive powder concrete – change in compressive strength and modulus of elasticity at high temperature

    Keynote Paper

    Chapter 14: Tensile behaviour of different high performance fibre reinforced cements

    Chapter 15: Study on the properties of cement mortars with basalt fibres

    Chapter 16: The influence of non-metallic and metallic fibres on the mechanical properties of cement mortars

    Chapter 17: Modelling the influence of composition on rheological parameters and mechanical properties of fibre reinforced polymer-cement mortars

    Chapter 18: Influence of fibres on rheological and mechanical properties of self-compacting concrete

    Chapter 19: Assessment of pore characteristics in virtual concrete by path planning methodology

    Chapter 20: Microhardness testing procedure applied to blended cement based matrix

    Chapter 21: The measurement of sedimentation of cement mix components using D-cube electrical resistance tests

    Chapter 22: Shape assessment in concrete technology by Fourier analysis

    Chapter 23: Comparative study of compressive and tensile basic creep behavior of concrete

    Chapter 24: Safe cement composites SRCC - the rope effect in HPFRC concrete

    Keynote Paper

    Chapter 25: Influence of mixture composition on shrinkage cracking of lightweight self-consolidating concrete

    Chapter 26: Shape simulation of granular particles in concrete and applications in DEM

    Chapter 27: Durable concrete structures with cracks which heal themselves

    Chapter 28: New eco-mechanical index for concrete structures

    Chapter 29: Influence of aggregate type on the durability of concrete made of blended cements with calcerous fly ash

    Chapter 30: Porosity of green concrete based on a gap-graded blend

    Chapter 31: Characteristics of secondary flexures in uniaxial tension test of concrete

    Chapter 32: Behavior of hybrid fiber ECC panels subjected to low and high velocity projectile impact—a review

    Chapter 33: Experimental study of shear failure mechanism in concrete beams

    Chapter 34: Modelling of fracture process zone and related energy dissipation during quasi-brittle fracture

    Chapter 35: Influence of calcerous fly ash on concrete resistance to migration of chlorides

    Chapter 36: Chloride penetration resistance of concrete mixtures with recycled concrete aggregates

    Chapter 37: Durability of cellulose-cement composites assessed by accelerated testing under temperature and moisture variations - effects of blending by rice husk ash

    Chapter 38: Behavior of polymer modified reactive powder concrete exposed to oil products

    Index of contributors

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2012
  • Published: November 12, 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099891

About the Editors

A M Brandt

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland

M A Glinicki

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland

J Olek

Affiliations and Expertise

Purdue University, USA

C K Y Leung

Affiliations and Expertise

Hong Kong University, China

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