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Concrete Microstructure, Properties, and Materials

ISBN-10: 0071462899
ISBN-13: 9780071462891
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $129.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 9/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 659
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.510
Language: English

This textbook presents the art and science of concrete in a simple, clear, hands-on manner, focusing on the following: Cement and concrete are predicted to be the premier building material of the 21st Century; Includes unique diagrams, photographs, and summary tables; Updated to include new chapters on non-destructive methods for concrete; future challenges in concrete technology; an increased number of examples of concrete applications; and new developments in durability.

Foreword
Preface
Microstructure and Properties of Hardened Concrete
Introduction
Preview
Concrete as a Structural Material
Components of Modern Concrete
Types of Concrete
Properties of Hardened Concrete and Their Significance
Units of Measurement
Test Your Knowledge
Suggestions for Further Study
Microstructure of Concrete
Preview
Definition
Significance
Complexities
Microstructure of the Aggregate Phase
Microstructure of the Hydrated Cement Paste
Solids in the hydrated cement paste
Voids in the hydrated cement paste
Water in the hydrated cement paste
Microstructure-property relationships in the hydrated cement paste
Interfacial Transition Zone in Concrete
Significance of the interfacial transition zone
Microstructure
Strength
Influence of the interfacial transition zone on properties of concrete
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Strength
Preview
Definition
Significance
Strength-Porosity Relationship
Failure Modes in Concrete
Compressive Strength and Factors Affecting It
Characteristics and proportions of materials
Curing conditions
Testing parameters
Behavior of Concrete Under Various Stress States
Behavior of concrete under uniaxial compression
Behavior of concrete under uniaxial tension
Relationship between the compressive and the tensile strength
Tensile strength of mass concrete
Behavior of concrete under shearing stress
Behavior of concrete under biaxial and multiaxial stresses
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Dimensional Stability
Preview
Types of Deformations and their Significance
Elastic Behavior
Nonlinearity of the stress-strain relationship
Types of elastic moduli
Determination of the static elastic modulus
Poisson's ratio
Factors affecting modulus of elasticity
Drying Shrinkage and Creep
Causes
Effect of loading and humidity conditions on drying shrinkage and viscoelastic behavior
Reversibility
Factors affecting drying shrinkage and creep
Thermal Shrinkage
Factors affecting thermal stresses
Thermal Properties of Concrete
Extensibility and Cracking
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Durability
Preview
Definition
Significance
General Observations
Water as an Agent of Deterioration
The structure of water
Permeability
Permeability of hardened cement paste
Permeability of aggregate
Permeability of concrete
Classification of the Causes of concrete Deterioration
Surface Wear
Crystallization of Salts in Pores
Frost Action
Frost action on hardened cement paste
Frost action on aggregate
Factors controlling the frost resistance of concrete
Freezing and salt scaling
Effect of Fire
Effect of high temperature on hydrated cement paste
Effect of high temperature on aggregate
Effect of high temperature on concrete
Behavior of high-strength concrete exposed to fire
Deterioration of Concrete by Chemical Reactions
Hydrolysis of the cement paste components
Cation-exchange reactions
Reactions Involving the Formation of Expansive Products
Sulfate Attack
Chemical reactions in sulfate attack
Delayed ettringite formation
Selected cases histories
Control of sulfate attack
Alkali-Aggregate Reaction
Cements and the aggregate types contributing to the reaction
Mechanisms of expansion
Selected case histories
Control of expansion
Hydration of Crystalline MgO and CaO
Corrosion of Embedded Steel in Concrete
Mechanisms involved in concrete deterioration by corrosion of embedded steel
Selected case histories
Control of corrosion
Development of a Holistic Model of Concrete Deterioration
Concrete in the Marine Environment
Theoretical aspects
Case histories of deteriorated concrete
Lessons from the case histories
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Concrete Materials, Mix Proportioning, and Early-Age Properties
Hydraulic Cements
Preview
Hydraulic and Nonhydraulic Cements
Chemistry of gypsum and lime cements
Portland Cement
Manufacturing process
Chemical composition
Determination of the compound composition from chemical analysis
Crystal structure and reactivity of the compounds
Fineness
Hydration of Portland Cement
Significance
Mechanism of hydration
Hydration of the aluminates
Hydration of the silicates
Heat of Hydration
Physical Aspects of the Setting and Hardening Process
Effect of Cement Characteristics on Strength and Heat of Hydration
Types of Portland Cement
Special Hydraulic Cements
Classification and nomenclature
Blended portland cements
Expansive cements
Rapid setting and hardening cements
Oil-well cements
White and colored cements
Calcium aluminate cement
Trends in Cement Specifications
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Aggregates
Preview
Significance
Classification and Nomenclature
Natural Mineral Aggregates
Description of rocks
Description of minerals
Lightweight Aggregate
Heavyweight Aggregate
Blast-Furnace Slag Aggregate
Aggregate from Fly Ash
Aggregates from Recycled Concrete and Municipal Waste
Aggregate Production
Aggregate Characteristics and Their Significance
Density and apparent specific gravity
Absorption and surface moisture
Crushing strength, abrasion resistance, and elastic modulus
Soundness
Size and grading
Shape and surface texture
Deleterious substances
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Admixtures
Preview
Significance
Nomenclature, Specifications, and Classifications
Surface-Active Chemicals
Nomenclature and chemical composition
Mechanism of action
Applications
Superplasticizers
Set-Controlling Chemicals
Nomenclature and composition
Mechanism of action
Applications
Mineral Admixtures
Significance
Classification
Natural pozzolanic materials
By-product materials
Applications
Concluding Remarks
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Proportioning Concrete Mixtures
Preview
Significance and Objectives
General Considerations
Cost
Workability
Strength and durability
Ideal aggregate grading
Specific Principles
Workability
Strength
Durability
Procedures
Sample Computations
ACI Tables in the Metric System
Proportioning of High-Strength and High-Performance Concrete Mixtures
Methods of Determining Average Compressive Strength from the Specified Strength
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Concrete at Early Age
Preview
Definitions and Significance
Batching, Mixing, and Transport
Placing, Compacting, and Finishing
Concrete Curing and Formwork Removal
Workability
Definition and significance
Measurement
Factors affecting the workability and their control
Slump Loss
Definitions
Significance
Causes and control
Segregation and Bleeding
Definitions and significance
Measurement
Causes and control
Early Volume Changes
Definitions and significance
Causes and control
Setting Time
Definitions and significance
Measurement and control
Temperature of Concrete
Significance
Cold-weather concreting
Hot-weather concreting
Testing and Control of Concrete Quality
Methods and their significance
Accelerated strength testing
Core tests
Quality control charts
Early Age Cracking in Concrete
Concluding Remarks
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Nondestructive Methods
Preview
Surface Hardness Methods
Penetration Resistance Techniques
Pullout Tests
Maturity Method
Assessment of Concrete Quality from Absorption and Permeability Tests
Stress Wave Propagation Methods
Theoretical concepts of stress wave propagation in solids
Ultrasonic pulse velocity methods
Impact methods
Acoustic emission
Electrical Methods
Resistivity
Electrochemical Methods
Introduction of electrochemistry of reinforced concrete
Corrosion potential
Polarization resistance
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Electromagnetic Methods
Covermeter
Ground penetrating radar
Infrared thermography
Tomography of Reinforced Concrete
X-ray computed tomography
Collapsing a three-dimensional world into a flat two-dimensional image
Backscattering microwave tomography
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Readings
Recent Advances and Concrete in the Future
Progress in Concrete Technology
Preview
Structural Lightweight Concrete
Definition and specifications
Mix-proportioning criteria
Properties
Applications
High-Strength Concrete
A brief history of development
Definition
Significance
Materials
Mixture proportioning
Microstructure
Properties of fresh and hardened concrete
High-strength, lightweight aggregate concrete
Self-Consolidating Concrete
Definition and significance
Brief history of development
Materials and mixture proportions
Properties of SCC
Applications
High-Performance Concrete
A brief history of development
ACI definition and commentary on high-performance concrete
Field experience
Applications
High-performance, high-volume fly ash concrete
Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete
Definition and the concept
Significance
Materials and mix proportions
Properties
Applications
Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
Definition and significance
Toughening mechanism
Materials and mix proportioning
Properties
Development of ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced composites
Applications
Concrete Containing Polymers
Nomenclature and significance
Polymer concrete
Latex-modified concrete
Polymer-impregnated concrete
Heavyweight Concrete for Radiation Shielding
Significance
Concrete as a shielding material
Materials and mix proportions
Important properties
Mass Concrete
Definition and significance
General considerations
Materials and mix proportions
Application of the principles
Roller-Compacted Concrete
Materials and mix proportions
Laboratory testing
Properties
Construction practice
Applications
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
Advances in Concrete Mechanics
Preview
Elastic Behavior
Hashin-Shtrikman (H-S) bounds
Viscoelasticity
Basic rheological models
Generalized rheological models
Time-variable rheological models
Superposition principle and integral representation
Mathematical expressions for creep
Methods for predicting creep and shrinkage
Shrinkage
Temperature Distribution in Mass Concrete
Heat transfer analysis
Initial condition
Boundary conditions
Finite element formulation
Examples of application
Case study: construction of the cathedral of our lady of the angels in California, USA
Fracture Mechanics
Linear elastic fracture mechanics
Concrete fracture mechanics
Fracture process zone
Test Your Knowledge
References
Suggestions for Further Study
The Future Challenges in Concrete Technology
Preview
Forces Shaping Our World-an Overview
Future Demand for Concrete
Advantages of Concrete over Steel Structures
Engineering considerations
Environmental Considerations
Concrete Durability and Sustainability
Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Technology for Sustainable Development
References
Index

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