Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures

Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures
Author: Pierre-Claude Aïtcin,Robert J Flatt
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN 10: 0081006969
ISBN 13: 9780081006962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures Book Review:

Science and Technology of Concrete Admixtures presents admixtures from both a theoretical and practical point-of-view. The authors emphasize key concepts that can be used to better understand the working mechanisms of these products by presenting a concise overview on the fundamental behavior of Portland cement and hydraulic binders as well as their chemical admixtures, also discussing recent effects in concrete in terms of rheology, mechanics, durability, and sustainability, but never forgetting the fundamental role played by the water/binder ratio and proper curing in concrete technology. Part One presents basic knowledge on Portland cement and concrete, while Part Two deals with the chemical and physical background needed to better understand what admixtures are chemically, and through which mechanism they modify the properties of the fresh and hardened concrete. Subsequent sections present discussions on admixtures technology and two particular types of concrete, self-consolidating and ultra-high strength concretes, with final remarks on their future. Combines the knowledge of two leading authors to present both the scientific and technology of admixtures Explains what admixtures are from a chemical point-of-view and illustrates by which mechanisms they modify the properties of fresh and hardened concrete Presents a fundamental, practical, and innovative reference book on the topic Contains three detailed appendices that can be used to learn how to use admixtures more efficiently

Concrete Admixtures Handbook 2nd Ed

Concrete Admixtures Handbook  2nd Ed
Author: V.S. Ramachandran
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 1183
Release: 1996-12-31
ISBN 10: 0815516541
ISBN 13: 9780815516545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Admixtures Handbook 2nd Ed Book Review:

Since the publication of the first edition ten years ago, significant developments have occurred in the use of admixtures in concrete. Eight new chapters and a full update of the preceding ten chapters bring this book up to date; reflecting the relative advances made in the science and technology of different groups of admixtures. The increased role and development of admixtures in concrete technology is evidenced by a number of conferences, publications, and novel admixtures available in the market place. These developments in the field caused the modification of many chapters in the first edition in order to reflect the advances. Although individual chapters refer to standards and specifications of admixtures, those only interested in the standards or techniques used in investigating admixtures will find the second chapter (Research Technologies, Standards, and Specifications) useful. Admixtures are not as inert as may be presumed. They may chemically interact with the constituents of concrete and affect the properties of the fresh and hardened concrete and its durability. The third chapter deals with these aspects. It was important to devote a chapter to recent attempts in developing new admixtures.

Concrete Technology New Trends Industrial Applications

Concrete Technology  New Trends  Industrial Applications
Author: A. Aguado,R. Gettu,S. Shah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1994-11-10
ISBN 10: 9780419201502
ISBN 13: 0419201505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Technology New Trends Industrial Applications Book Review:

This book forms the Proceedings of an RILEM workshop in Barcelona in November 1994. It is structured as a series of presentations/reviews by some of the leading international researchers and technical experts of the concrete world. Coverage ranges from developments in materials science, through performance and behaviour of concrete, to manufacturing and construction.

Concrete Admixtures

Concrete Admixtures
Author: V.H. Dodson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475748434
ISBN 13: 9781475748437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemical Admixtures for Concrete

Chemical Admixtures for Concrete
Author: Sandra Senft,Sandra Gallegos,Daniel P. Manson,Carol Gonzales
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 1999-06-24
ISBN 10: 0203017242
ISBN 13: 9780203017241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Admixtures for Concrete Book Review:

Chemical admixtures are used in concrete mixtures to produce particular engineering properties such as rapid hardening, water-proofing or resistance to cold. Chemical Admixtures for Concrete surveys recent developments in admixture technology, explaining the mechanisms by which admixtures produce their effects, the various types of admixtures avail

Lea s Chemistry of Cement and Concrete

Lea s Chemistry of Cement and Concrete
Author: Peter Hewlett
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1092
Release: 2003-11-12
ISBN 10: 9780080535418
ISBN 13: 0080535410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lea s Chemistry of Cement and Concrete Book Review:

Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete deals with the chemical and physical properties of cements and concretes and their relation to the practical problems that arise in manufacture and use. As such it is addressed not only to the chemist and those concerned with the science and technology of silicate materials, but also to those interested in the use of concrete in building and civil engineering construction. Much attention is given to the suitability of materials, to the conditions under which concrete can excel and those where it may deteriorate and to the precautionary or remedial measures that can be adopted. First published in 1935, this is the fourth edition and the first to appear since the death of Sir Frederick Lea, the original author. Over the life of the first three editions, this book has become the authority on its subject. The fourth edition is edited by Professor Peter C. Hewlett, Director of the British Board of Agrement and visiting Industrial Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Dundee. Professor Hewlett has brought together a distinguished body of international contributors to produce an edition which is a worthy successor to the previous editions.

Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures

Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures
Author: Mustafa Tokyay
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1498716555
ISBN 13: 9781498716550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures Book Review:

Supplementary cementing materials and other mineral admixtures are being used in increasing amounts in both cement and concrete. Their main technical benefits are that they enhance the workability of fresh concrete and the durability of hardened concrete. Indeed, they affect almost every property of the concrete. Their economic and ecological benefits may be just as significant, and their use can be expected to increase as concrete remains the most common construction material. Cement and Concrete Mineral Admixtures concentrates mostly on natural pozzolans, fly ashes, ground granulated blast furnace slag, silica fume and limestone powder, namely the most commonly used mineral admixtures. Others such as metakaolin, rice husk ash, expanded clays and shales are also discussed. Their chemical, mineralogical, and physical properties are outlined. The influence of mineral admixtures on the hydration of cementitious systems, and the properties of fresh and hardened concrete in which they are used are emphasized. International standards are reviewed. The basics of concrete mix proportioning with mineral admixtures are outlined. The possibilities of using mineral admixtures as constituents of special concretes such as self-compacting, reactive powder, roller-compacted concretes and special non-portland, low-cost, low-energy and/or low-CO2 cements such as alinite, calcium sulfoaluminate, and belitic cements and alkali-activated binders are also covered. The book is a comprehensive reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the fields of cement and concrete, and for cement and concrete practitioners.

Admixtures for Concrete Improvement of Properties

Admixtures for Concrete   Improvement of Properties
Author: E. Vazques
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2004-11-23
ISBN 10: 0203008758
ISBN 13: 9780203008751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Admixtures for Concrete Improvement of Properties Book Review:

Chemical admixtures are used to modify the properties and behaviour of fresh and hardened concrete. They enable more economic construction and the achievement of special properties such as high strength or durability. This book presents new research information from an International RILEM Symposium on six main topics: workability, setting, strength, durability, other properties and technology.

Sprayed Concrete Technology

Sprayed Concrete Technology
Author: Simon Austin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780203477120
ISBN 13: 020347712X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sprayed Concrete Technology Book Review:

"Sprayed Concrete Technology" forms the proceedings of the International Conference organised by the American Concrete Institute and the Sprayed Concrete Association in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 1996.

Advanced Concrete Technology

Advanced Concrete Technology
Author: Zongjin Li
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780470902431
ISBN 13: 0470902434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Concrete Technology Book Review:

Over the past two decades concrete has enjoyed a renewed level of research and testing, resulting in the development of many new types of concrete. Through the use of various additives, production techniques and chemical processes, there is now a great degree of control over the properties of specific concretes for a wide range of applications. New theories, models and testing techniques have also been developed to push the envelope of concrete as a building material. There is no current textbook which brings all of these advancements together in a single volume. This book aims to bridge the gap between the traditional concrete technologies and the emerging state-of-the-art technologies which are gaining wider use.

Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete

Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete
Author: Pierre-Claude Aïtcin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN 10: 0203940482
ISBN 13: 9780203940488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete Book Review:

Linking theory to practice, this book provides a better fundamental understanding of Portland cement and hydraulic binders which is necessary to make better concrete. It has been clearly demonstrated that concrete durability is closely linked to its water/binder ratio and proper curing during the first week after casting. In this rigorously presented work, Pierre-Claude Aïtcin explains the complexity of the hydration reaction and how to make, use and cure durable and sustainable concrete. This book also details the problems with Portland cement composition at present and outlines the concept of an ideal hydraulic binder which is technically and ecologically efficient, as well as being long-lasting and robust. Binders for Durable and Sustainable Concrete is a practical and innovative reference text which will be particularly relevant to engineers and chemists working in the Portland cement, concrete and admixture industries. This book will also be of interest to academics and graduate-level students in Civil Engineering departments who specialize in Portland cement and concrete technology.

Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete

Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete
Author: Ali Nazari,Jay G Sanjayan
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN 10: 012804540X
ISBN 13: 9780128045404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete Book Review:

Handbook of Low Carbon Concrete brings together the latest breakthroughs in the design, production, and application of low carbon concrete. In this handbook, the editors and contributors have paid extra attention to the emissions generated by coarse aggregates, emissions due to fine aggregates, and emissions due to cement, fly ash, GGBFS, and admixtures. In addition, the book provides expert coverage on emissions due to concrete batching, transport and placement, and emissions generated by typical commercially produced concretes. Includes the tools and methods for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases Explores technologies, such as carbon capture, storage, and substitute cements Provides essential data that helps determine the unique factors involved in designing large, new green cement plants

Concrete Mixture Proportioning

Concrete Mixture Proportioning
Author: Francois de Larrard
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1999-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780419235002
ISBN 13: 0419235000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concrete Mixture Proportioning Book Review:

The design of concrete mixes is becoming increasingly complex, with the addition of new materials in the compounds, such as organic admixtures, fibres and supplementary cementitious materials. Moreover, the list of properties which concretes are required to possess for certain applications has increased, and interest is developing in rheology, durability, deformability and whole-life behaviour. This book presents a number of simple models for the understanding of a concrete system, and provides the techniques for developing more sophisticated models for the practical design of concrete mixes.

Handbook of Polymer Modified Concrete and Mortars

Handbook of Polymer Modified Concrete and Mortars
Author: Yoshihiko Ohama
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1995-12-31
ISBN 10: 0815517696
ISBN 13: 9780815517696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Polymer Modified Concrete and Mortars Book Review:

Mortar and concrete made with portland cement has been a popular construction material in the world for the past 170 years or more. However, cement mortar and concrete have some disadvantages such as delayed hardening, low tensile strength, large drying shrinkage and low chemical resistance. To reduce these disadvantages, polymers have been utilized as an additive. Polymer-modified or polymer cement mortar (PCM) and concrete (PCC) are the materials which are made by partially replacing the cement hydrate binders of conventional cement mortar or concrete, with polymers. This book deals with the principles of polymer modification for cement composites, the process technology, properties and applications of the polymer-modified mortar and concrete, and special polymer-modified systems such as M DF cement, antiwashout underwater concrete, polymer-ferrocement, and artificial I wood. The polymeric admixtures or cement modifiers include latexes or emulsions, redispersible polymer powders, water-soluble polymers, liquid resins and monomers. This book describes the current knowledge and information of polymer-modified mortars and concretes, and discusses or reviews the following items in detail: 1. Principles of polymer modification for cement composites. 2. Process technology of polymer-modified mortars and concretes. 3. Properties of polymer-modified mortars and concretes. 4. Applications of polymer-modified mortars and concretes. 5. Special polymer-modified systems such as MDF cements, antiwashout underwater concretes, polymer-ferrocements, and artificial woods.

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Niranjan Karak,Henk Jonkers
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN 10: 0081002092
ISBN 13: 9780081002094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials Book Review:

Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the next 40 years will increase around 100 %) currently used in around 15% of total concrete production contains chemicals used to modify their properties, either in the fresh or hardened state. Biopolymers are materials that are developed from natural resources. They reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There is a worldwide demand to replace petroleum-based materials with renewable resources. Currently bio-admixtures represent just a small fraction of the chemical admixtures market (around 20%) but with environmental awareness for constituents in construction materials generally growing (the Construction Products Regulation is being enforced in Europe since 2013), the trend towards bio-admixtures is expected to continue. This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on biopolymers and their influence and use as admixtures in the development of eco-efficient construction materials. Provides essential knowledge for researchers and producers working on the development of biopolymer-modified construction materials Discusses the various types of biopolymers currently available, their different production techniques, their use as bio-admixtures in concretes and mortars and applications in other areas of civil engineering such as soil stability, wood preservation, adhesives and coatings All contributions are made from leading researchers, who have intensive involvement in the design and use of biopolymers in construction materials

Understanding the Rheology of Concrete

Understanding the Rheology of Concrete
Author: N Roussel
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN 10: 0857095285
ISBN 13: 9780857095282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Rheology of Concrete Book Review:

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. 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

Sustainability of Concrete

Sustainability of Concrete
Author: Pierre-Claude Aïtcin,Sidney Mindess
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2011-02-18
ISBN 10: 1482266695
ISBN 13: 9781482266696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability of Concrete Book Review:

Production of Portland cement is responsible for about seven percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The pressure to make the production of concrete more sustainable, or "greener", is considerable and increasing. This requires a wholesale shift in processes, materials and methods in the concrete industry. Pure Portland cement will need to be replaced by more complex binary, tertiary or even quaternary binders, including other types of cementitious materials. We can expect an increasing use of high performance concrete, primarily because of its high sustainability and durability. Much more attention will have to be paid to the proper curing of the concrete if we want to improve its life expectancy. Presenting the latest advances in the science of concrete this book focuses particularly on sustainability, durability, and economy. It explores the potential for increased sustainability in concrete from the initial mixing right through to its behaviour in complex structures exposed to different types of loads and aggressive environments.

Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology

Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology
Author: K. Sakai
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-02-25
ISBN 10: 0203860616
ISBN 13: 9780203860618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Design and Environmental Issues in Concrete Technology Book Review:

The two themes of integration of structural and durability design, and integration of concrete technologies in relation to global environmental issues are drawn together in this book. It presents the views of distinguished international researchers and engineers on these key topics as the 21st century approaches. Derived from a workshop on rational design of concrete structures held in Hakodate, Japan, in August 1995, the book provides a focus for debate about the ways in which concrete technologies around the world must respond to the necessity of ensuring that concrete construction achieves higher levels of durability, and about the growing imperative to meet higher environmental standards in concrete production and use.

Advanced Concrete Technology 1

Advanced Concrete Technology 1
Author: John Newman,B S Choo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 0080489982
ISBN 13: 9780080489988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Concrete Technology 1 Book Review:

BBased on the Institute of Concrete Technology's advanced course, the Advanced Concrete Technology series is a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia, and industry have come together to produce this unique reference source. This first volume deals with the constituent materials of concrete. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the book will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years to come. * Expert international authorship ensures the series is authoritative * Case studies and worked examples help the reader apply their knowledge to practice * Comprehensive coverage of the subject gives the reader all the necessary reference material

Lightweight Aggregate Concrete

Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
Author: Satish Chandra,Leif Berntsson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2002-10-28
ISBN 10: 081551820X
ISBN 13: 9780815518204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Book Review:

In spite of the increasing use and demand for lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC), there is still a lack of adequate explanations to understand the mechanisms responsible for the strength and durability properties of LWAC. This book is written to give an overall picture of LWAC, from the historical background, aggregate production, proportioning and production of concrete, to applications in structures. Physical properties and chemical durability are described in detail. The physical properties include density, strength, shrinkage, and elasticity. Chemical durability includes resistance to acids, chloride ingress, carbonation, and freeze-thaw resistance. Fire resistance is also included, which is seldom considered, but is a very important aspect of the safety of the structure. Microstructure development and its relation to the durability properties of LWAC generally are not highlighted in the literature. The development of bonds, the microstructure with different binder systems, and different types of lightweight aggregates are explained. They show how lightweight aggregate concrete differs from normal weight concrete. The chapters on chloride ingress and freeze-thaw resistance are detailed because of the use of LWAC in offshore construction. The economical aspects of using LWAC are also reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the fact that although the cost of LWAC is high, the total cost of construction has to be considered, including the cost of transport, reinforcement, etc. When these are considered then LWAC becomes cheaper and attractive. The life cycle cost of the concrete is another consideration for calculating long-term savings on maintenance costs.