Concrete Materials

2nd Edition

Properties, Specifications, and Testing

Authors: Sandor Popovics
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815513087
eBook ISBN: 9780815516552
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1992
Page Count: 674
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This book presents an in-depth approach to concrete ingredients and their relationships to concrete by discussing their properties, pertinent test methods, specifications, proper use and selection, and solutions to problems in practice. The approach is practice oriented, and the book assists in the improved application of concrete through a thorough understanding of its ingredients. This is aided by the discussion of certain fundamental aspects and relationships in quantitative forms, and by also presenting the interpretation of research and experience. An extensive bibliography is included.

The book is a current, organized summary of knowledge concerning concrete-making materials, which will enable the engineer/user to make the best possible product using these materials.


Technologists, practitioners, engineers, architects, concrete manufacturers, material scientists, cement scientists, students.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Portland Cement - Types, Properties and Specifications Summary 2.1 Introduction 2.2 History of Portland Cement 2.3 Manufacture 2.4 Composition of Portland Cement Clinker 2.5 Types of Portland Cement 2.6 Blended Portland Cements 2.7 Technically Important Properties of Portland Cement - Testing and Specifications 2.8 Uniformity of Cements 2.9 Sampling 2.10 Storage of Cements
  3. Hydration of Portland Cement Summary 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Reactions in Early Hydration and Setting 3.3 Reactions in the Hardening Process 3.4 Mechanism of Hydration 3.5 Structure of the Cement Paste 3.6 Effect of Cement Composition on the Strength Development - Mathematical Models
  4. Hydraulic Cements Other Than Standard Portland Summary 4.1 Introduction 4.2 High-Alumina Cement 4.3 Expansive Cement 4.4 Special Portland Cements 4.5 Other Hydraulic Cementing Materials 4.6 Latent Hydraulic Materials 4.7 Fly Ash and Silica Fume 4.8 Selection of Cements 4.9 Future of Cements
  5. Water Summary 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Mixing Water 5.3 Water for Curing and Washing
  6. Admixtures Summary 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Classification 6.3 Air-Entraining Admixtures 6.4 Accelerating Admixtures 6.5 Water-Reducing Admixtures and Set-Controlling Admixtures 6.6 Polymers 6.7 Other Chemical Admixtures 6.8 Finely Divided Mineral Admixtures<BR


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About the Author

Sandor Popovics

Affiliations and Expertise

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA