Transport Properties of Concrete

Transport Properties of Concrete

Modelling the Durability of Structures

2nd Edition - November 5, 2020
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  • Author: Peter Claisse
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128202494
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226780

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Transport Properties of Concrete: Modelling the Durability of Structures, Second Edition, covers how to measure transport properties and use the results to model performance. The transport properties of concrete and measurements of the  ability of ions and fluids to move through the material. These properties largely determine the durability of concrete and of steel embedded within it, as well as the effectiveness of structures such as waste containment barriers. The book provides a comprehensive examination of the subject and will be of use to all concerned with the durability and effectiveness of concrete structures.

Key Features

  • Includes a new chapter on modelling the durability of concrete structures showing how both diffusion and pressure driven flow should be included
  • Covers the problems that occur when carrying out transport tests on concrete incorporating both traditional and newer cement replacements
  • Shows how properties such as permeabilty which are needed for modelling may be derived from in situ tests on structures

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Table of Contents

  • 1. The transport properties of concrete and the equations that describe them
    2. Computer models to predict the transport processes in concrete
    3. Surface tests to determine transport properties of concrete - I: the tests
    4. Surface tests to determine transport properties of concrete - II: analytical models to calculate permeability
    5. Surface tests to determine transport properties of concrete - III: measuring gas permeability
    6. Measurements of gas migration in concrete
    7. Water vapour and liquid permeability measurements in concrete
    8. Measurement of porosity as a predictor of the transport properties of concrete
    9. Factors affecting the measurement of the permeability of concrete
    10. Electrical tests to analyse the transport properties of concrete - I: modelling diffusion and electromigration
    11. Electrical tests to analyse the transport properties of concrete - II: using a neural network model to derive diffusion coefficients
    12. Electrical tests to analyse the fundamental transport properties of concrete - III: modelling tests without applied voltages
    13. Applications using measured values of the transport properties of concrete - I: predicting the durability of reinforced concrete
    14. Applications using measured values of the transport properties of concrete - II: modelling the effect of gas pressure
    15. Applications using measured values of the transport properties of concrete - III: predicting the transport of liquids through concrete barriers for waste containment
    16. Applications using measured vaules of the transport properties of concrete - IIII Modelling the durability of concrete structures

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: November 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128202494
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226780
  • About the Author

    Peter Claisse

    Peter A. Claisse is Professor Emeritus at Coventry University and the author of more than 100 publications on construction and materials, including the Woodhead title Transport Properties of Concrete: Measurements and Applications. He graduated with a degree in Physics from Oxford University and then spent the next 9 years working as a Civil Engineer on major UK construction sites including 4 years on the Torness nuclear power station. After obtaining a PhD in Civil Engineering at Leeds University, studying Silica Fume in concrete, he then went to the AEA Technology Harwell laboratory for 3 years to work on Nuclear waste containment. He was at Coventry University for 20 years, teaching Civil Engineering Materials and researching transport processes in concrete and the use of secondary materials in cement.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Emeritus, Coventry University, UK