Description

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.

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
350
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780857099884
Electronic ISBN:
9780857099891