Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials by P. Mehta, Paulo Monteiro

By P. Mehta, Paulo Monteiro

The Definitive textual content on Concrete -- absolutely revised and updatedThis complete source offers the houses, habit, and expertise of concrete in an easy and hands-on demeanour. The 3rd version of Concrete: Microstructure, houses, and fabrics bargains a three-part technique, starting with a bit at the microstructure and homes of hardened concrete, by means of a numerous chapters on concrete-making fabrics and urban processing, and concluding with the newest advances in concrete expertise, mechanics, and nondestructive trying out equipment. every one bankruptcy opens with a preview of the cloth to be coated and closes with a self-test to augment the subjects discovered within the bankruptcy. The e-book is stuffed with countless numbers of diagrams, pictures, and tables.New insurance of: * Nondestructive checking out equipment for concrete * New advancements in concrete longevity * High-performance concrete, self-consolidating concrete, high-volume fly-ash concrete * destiny demanding situations

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Concrete containing natural sand and gravel or crushed-rock aggregates, generally weighing about 2400 kg/m3 (4000 lb/yd3), is called normal-weight concrete, and it is the most commonly used concrete for structural purposes. For applications where a higher strength-to-weight ratio is desired, it is possible to reduce the unit weight of concrete by using natural or pyro-processed aggregates with lower bulk density. The term lightweight concrete is used for concrete that weighs less than about 1800 kg/m3 (3000 lb/yd3).

American Society for Testing and Materials, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 02 (Concrete and Mineral Aggregates), Philadelphia, PA, 2005. H. Jones, Engineering Materials 1, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 1996. J. Gray, and A. Bentur, The Science and Technology of Civil Engineering Materials, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, p. 384, 1998. , Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, 3d ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003. Chapter 2 Microstructure of Concrete Preview Microstructure-property relationships are at the heart of modern material science.

In the words of Steiger, the central figure is Time the conqueror, seated on an armored horse and surrounded by young and old, soldiers, lovers, religious practitioners, and many more participants in the diversity of human life, finally embracing death with outstretched arms. Lorado Taft made the model for this sculpture in 1920 after 7 years of work. About the choice of concrete as a medium of art, the builder of the sculpture, John J. Earley, had this to say: “Concrete as an artistic medium becomes doubly interesting when we realize that in addition to its economy it possesses those properties which are the most desirable of both metal and stone.

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