Description

Estimating, modelling, controlling and monitoring the flow of concrete is a vital part of the construction process, as the properties of concrete before it has set can have a significant impact on performance. This book provides a detailed overview of the rheological behaviour of concrete, including measurement techniques, the impact of mix design, and casting.

Part one begins with two introductory chapters dealing with the rheology and rheometry of complex fluids, followed by chapters that examine specific measurement and testing techniques for concrete. The focus of part two is the impact of mix design on the rheological behaviour of concrete, looking at additives including superplasticizers and viscosity agents. Finally, chapters in part three cover topics related to casting, such as thixotropy and formwork pressure.

With its distinguished editor and expert team of contributors, Understanding the rheology of concrete is an essential reference for researchers, materials specifiers, architects and designers in any section of the construction industry that makes use of concrete, and will also benefit graduate and undergraduate students of civil engineering, materials and construction.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed overview of the rheological behaviour of concrete, including measurement techniques, casting and the impact of mix design
  • The estimating, modelling, controlling and monitoring of concrete flow is comprehensively discussed
  • Chapters examine specific measurement and testing techniques for concrete, the impact of mix design on the rheological behaviour of concrete, particle packaging and viscosity-enhancing admixtures

Readership

Civil engineers and government departments with an interest in architectural engineering, construction and materials and infrastructure; practitioners in the cement and concrete industry; advanced undergraduate and graduate students of civil engineering, materials and building engineering; researchers, materials specifiers, architects and designers in any sector of the construction industry which uses cement and concrete.

Table of Contents

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introduction

Part I: Measuring the rheological behaviour of concrete

Chapter 1: Introduction to the rheology of complex fluids

Abstract:

1.1 Solids

1.2 Newtonian fluids

1.3 Suspensions

1.4 Fluids with slightly non-Newtonian character

1.5 Yield stress fluids

1.6 Thixotropy

1.7 Viscoelasticity

1.8 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Introduction to the rheometry of complex suspensions

Abstract:

2.1 Rheometry

2.2 Characterisation of simple yield stress fluids

2.3 Characterisation of thixotropic yield stress fluids

2.4 Advanced techniques for the study of local flow properties

Chapter 3: Concrete rheometers

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Rotational rheometers for concrete

3.3 Comparison of concrete rheometers

3.4 Modeling of concrete rheometers

3.5 Conclusions

3.6 Acknowledgments

Chapter 4: From industrial testing to rheological parameters for concrete

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The slump test family and its limits

4.3 The LCPC BOX test

4.4 Conclusions

Chapter 5: The rheology of cement during setting

Abstract:

5.1 Hydration: chemical reactions and kinetics

5.2 Rheology of cement pastes

5.3 Parameters influencing mechanical efficiency of calcium hydrosilicate (CSH)

Part II: Mix design and the rheological behaviour of concrete

Chapter 6: Particle packing and the rheology of concrete

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Compacity and porosity

6.3 Packing of mono-size spheres

6.4 Packing of identical particles

6.5 Packing of non-identical particles

6.6 Particle packing models

6.7 Fibre and grain mixture

6.8 Effect of particle size distribution on rheology

6.9 Conclusions<

Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095282
Print ISBN:
9780857090287
Print ISBN:
9780081016459

About the editor

N Roussel

Dr Nicolas Roussel is a researcher at the Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transport, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR), France. He is well-known for his research on the rheology of concrete.

Reviews

Anyone wanting to understand the rheological behaviors of concrete, including measurement techniques, the impact of mix design and casting, now has this book for reference., The Indian Concrete Journal