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  • chapter 1. How good is your quality?
  • chapter 2. Variation in concrete strength due to cement
  • chapter 3. Variation in concrete strength due to water and air content variation
  • chapter 4. Mixing-water control
  • chapter 5. Variation in concrete strength and air content due to fly ash
  • chapter 6. Variation in concrete performance due to aggregates
  • chapter 7. Basic statistics
  • chapter 8. Variation in concrete performance due to batching
  • chapter 9. Variation in concrete performance due to manufacturing
  • chapter 10. Variation in concrete performance due to testing
  • chapter 11. Internal concrete testing
  • chapter 12. Using job-site test results for improving concrete quality
  • chapter 13. Impact of specifications on concrete quality
  • chapter 14. Impact of concrete quality on sustainability
  • chapter 15. Elements of a quality management system for a concrete producer.
"This book aids concrete producers in improving the quality of ready mixed concrete. It quantifies the benefits of improved quality in terms of cost savings, increased efficiency and consistency, and sustainability. It shows the relation between concrete quality and concrete strength variability, and discusses the components of variability (materials, manufacturing, testing) and how one could methodically relate component changes (for example, changes in cement quality, or mixing water content) to variability in concrete strength and other properties. It also recommends specific steps that producers might take to reduce component variability and achieve a more consistent product"-- Provided by publisher.
  • chapter 1. How good is your quality?
  • chapter 2. Variation in concrete strength due to cement
  • chapter 3. Variation in concrete strength due to water and air content variation
  • chapter 4. Mixing-water control
  • chapter 5. Variation in concrete strength and air content due to fly ash
  • chapter 6. Variation in concrete performance due to aggregates
  • chapter 7. Basic statistics
  • chapter 8. Variation in concrete performance due to batching
  • chapter 9. Variation in concrete performance due to manufacturing
  • chapter 10. Variation in concrete performance due to testing
  • chapter 11. Internal concrete testing
  • chapter 12. Using job-site test results for improving concrete quality
  • chapter 13. Impact of specifications on concrete quality
  • chapter 14. Impact of concrete quality on sustainability
  • chapter 15. Elements of a quality management system for a concrete producer.
"This book aids concrete producers in improving the quality of ready mixed concrete. It quantifies the benefits of improved quality in terms of cost savings, increased efficiency and consistency, and sustainability. It shows the relation between concrete quality and concrete strength variability, and discusses the components of variability (materials, manufacturing, testing) and how one could methodically relate component changes (for example, changes in cement quality, or mixing water content) to variability in concrete strength and other properties. It also recommends specific steps that producers might take to reduce component variability and achieve a more consistent product"-- Provided by publisher.
Book
1 online resource.
Concrete is the second most used building material in the world after water. The problem is that over time the material becomes weaker. As a response, researchers and designers are developing self-sensing concrete which not only increases longevity but also the strength of the material. Self-Sensing Concrete in Smart Structures provides researchers and designers with a guide to the composition, sensing mechanism, measurement, and sensing properties of self-healing concrete along with their structural applications.
Concrete is the second most used building material in the world after water. The problem is that over time the material becomes weaker. As a response, researchers and designers are developing self-sensing concrete which not only increases longevity but also the strength of the material. Self-Sensing Concrete in Smart Structures provides researchers and designers with a guide to the composition, sensing mechanism, measurement, and sensing properties of self-healing concrete along with their structural applications.
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  • chapter 1. State of the art in polymer concrete
  • chapter 2. Polymer concrete based on a vulcanized polybutadiene matrix
  • chapter 3. Polymer concrete based on an organo-silicate matrix
  • chapter 4. Nonisocyanate polyurethanes based on cyclic carbonates
  • chapter 5. Crack-resistant and anticorrosive coatings based on vulcanized water dispersion of chlorosulfonated polyethylene
  • chapter 6. Epoxy-rubber coatings with nano-heterogenic structure
  • chapter 7. Nanostructured binder for acid-resistant building materials
  • chapter 8. Waterborne fire-protective and heat-stability coating compositions.
Preface: "At the beginning of the twenty-first century, nanoscale engineering has become a driving force for discovery and innovation, not only in electronics and medicine, but also in materials and civil engineering. In the past 25 years, technology for corrosion protection has been advanced by the development of more corrosion-resistant structure materials and protective coatings. The authors of this book are well-known scientists in this area. Professor Oleg Figovsky is a leading inventor with more than 500 patents in the area of materials and civil engineering. The authors have published a lot of articles on these topics in the last 10 years, but a complete book was not published. This book was written for engineers, students, and others who are interested in advanced materials, and reports the current status of advanced polymer and silicate polymer concretes and compounds. The scope of this book includes rubber concrete based on nanostructured polybutadiene binder and silicate polymer concretes based on nanostructured organosilicate binder. It examines their physical, mechanical, and technological properties, their behavior upon exposure to harsh environmental factors, and the issues of durability and reliability. Additionally, the scope of this book includes novel polymer and silicate polymer coatings for corrosion and fire protection. One of the more important parts of this book is the chapter in which the authors present data regarding non-isocyanate polyurethane material for monolithic flooring and protective coating--the first nanostructured environment-friendly polyurethane coatings. The emphasis in this book is on the service abilities of novel concretes and protective compounds for various environments, such as those involving water, pollutants, and acid"-- Provided by publisher.
  • chapter 1. State of the art in polymer concrete
  • chapter 2. Polymer concrete based on a vulcanized polybutadiene matrix
  • chapter 3. Polymer concrete based on an organo-silicate matrix
  • chapter 4. Nonisocyanate polyurethanes based on cyclic carbonates
  • chapter 5. Crack-resistant and anticorrosive coatings based on vulcanized water dispersion of chlorosulfonated polyethylene
  • chapter 6. Epoxy-rubber coatings with nano-heterogenic structure
  • chapter 7. Nanostructured binder for acid-resistant building materials
  • chapter 8. Waterborne fire-protective and heat-stability coating compositions.
Preface: "At the beginning of the twenty-first century, nanoscale engineering has become a driving force for discovery and innovation, not only in electronics and medicine, but also in materials and civil engineering. In the past 25 years, technology for corrosion protection has been advanced by the development of more corrosion-resistant structure materials and protective coatings. The authors of this book are well-known scientists in this area. Professor Oleg Figovsky is a leading inventor with more than 500 patents in the area of materials and civil engineering. The authors have published a lot of articles on these topics in the last 10 years, but a complete book was not published. This book was written for engineers, students, and others who are interested in advanced materials, and reports the current status of advanced polymer and silicate polymer concretes and compounds. The scope of this book includes rubber concrete based on nanostructured polybutadiene binder and silicate polymer concretes based on nanostructured organosilicate binder. It examines their physical, mechanical, and technological properties, their behavior upon exposure to harsh environmental factors, and the issues of durability and reliability. Additionally, the scope of this book includes novel polymer and silicate polymer coatings for corrosion and fire protection. One of the more important parts of this book is the chapter in which the authors present data regarding non-isocyanate polyurethane material for monolithic flooring and protective coating--the first nanostructured environment-friendly polyurethane coatings. The emphasis in this book is on the service abilities of novel concretes and protective compounds for various environments, such as those involving water, pollutants, and acid"-- Provided by publisher.
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 388 pages) : illustrations.
  • Preface and listing of TC members
  • 1. Introduction and Scope, by John L. Provis
  • 2. Historical aspects and overview, by John L. Provis, Peter Duxson, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Zhihua Pan, Francisca Puertas, and Jannie S.J. van Deventer
  • 3. Binder chemistry - High-calcium alkali-activated materials, by Susan A. Bernal, John L. Provis, Ana Fern?ndez-Jim?nez, Pavel V. Krivenko, Elena Kavalerova, Marta Palacios, and Caijun Shi
  • 4. Binder chemistry ? Low-calcium alkali-activated materials, by John L. Provis, Ana Fern?ndez-Jim?nez, Elie Kamseu, Cristina Leonelli, and Angel Palomo
  • 5. Binder chemistry ? blended systems and intermediate Ca content, by John L. Provis, and Susan A. Bernal
  • 6. Admixtures, by Francisca Puertas, Marta Palacios, and John L. Provis
  • 7. AAM concretes ? standards for mix design/formulation and early-age properties, by Lesley S
  • C. Ko, Irene Bele?a, Peter Duxson, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Luis-Miguel Ordo?ez, Arezki Tagnit-Hamou, and Frank Winnefeld
  • 8. Durability and testing - chemical matrix degradation processes, by Kofi Abora, Irene Bele?a, Susan A. Bernal, Andrew Dunster, Philip A. Nixon, John L. Provis, Arezki Tagnit-Hamou, and Frank Winnefeld
  • 9. Durability and testing - degradation via mass transport, by Susan A. Bernal, Vlastimil B?lek, Maria Criado, Ana Fern?ndez-Jim?nez, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Marta Palacios, Angel Palomo, John L. Provis, Francisca Puertas, Rackel San Nicolas, Caijun Shi, Frank Winnefeld
  • 10. Durability and testing ? physical processes, by John L. Provis, Vlastimil B?lek, Anja Buchwald, Katja Dombrowski-Daube, Benjamin Varela
  • 11. Demonstration projects and applications in building and civil infrastructure, by John L. Provis, David G. Brice, Anja Buchwald, Peter Duxson, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Caijun Shi, Jannie S.J. van Deventer, J.A.L.M. (Hans) Wiercx
  • 12. Other potential applications for alkali-activated materials, by Susan A. Bernal, Pavel V. Krivenko, John L. Provis, Francisca Puertas, William D.A. Rickard, Caijun Shi, Arie van Riessen
  • 13. Conclusions and the future of alkali activation technology, by? David G. Brice, Lesley S
  • C. Ko, John L. Provis, Jannie S.J. van Deventer.
This is a State of the Art Report resulting from the work of RILEM Technical Committee 224-AAM in the period 2007-2013. The Report summarises research to date in the area of alkali-activated binders and concretes, with a particular focus on the following areas: binder design and characterisation, durability testing, commercialisation, standardisation, and providing a historical context for this rapidly-growing research field.
  • Preface and listing of TC members
  • 1. Introduction and Scope, by John L. Provis
  • 2. Historical aspects and overview, by John L. Provis, Peter Duxson, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Zhihua Pan, Francisca Puertas, and Jannie S.J. van Deventer
  • 3. Binder chemistry - High-calcium alkali-activated materials, by Susan A. Bernal, John L. Provis, Ana Fern?ndez-Jim?nez, Pavel V. Krivenko, Elena Kavalerova, Marta Palacios, and Caijun Shi
  • 4. Binder chemistry ? Low-calcium alkali-activated materials, by John L. Provis, Ana Fern?ndez-Jim?nez, Elie Kamseu, Cristina Leonelli, and Angel Palomo
  • 5. Binder chemistry ? blended systems and intermediate Ca content, by John L. Provis, and Susan A. Bernal
  • 6. Admixtures, by Francisca Puertas, Marta Palacios, and John L. Provis
  • 7. AAM concretes ? standards for mix design/formulation and early-age properties, by Lesley S
  • C. Ko, Irene Bele?a, Peter Duxson, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Luis-Miguel Ordo?ez, Arezki Tagnit-Hamou, and Frank Winnefeld
  • 8. Durability and testing - chemical matrix degradation processes, by Kofi Abora, Irene Bele?a, Susan A. Bernal, Andrew Dunster, Philip A. Nixon, John L. Provis, Arezki Tagnit-Hamou, and Frank Winnefeld
  • 9. Durability and testing - degradation via mass transport, by Susan A. Bernal, Vlastimil B?lek, Maria Criado, Ana Fern?ndez-Jim?nez, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Marta Palacios, Angel Palomo, John L. Provis, Francisca Puertas, Rackel San Nicolas, Caijun Shi, Frank Winnefeld
  • 10. Durability and testing ? physical processes, by John L. Provis, Vlastimil B?lek, Anja Buchwald, Katja Dombrowski-Daube, Benjamin Varela
  • 11. Demonstration projects and applications in building and civil infrastructure, by John L. Provis, David G. Brice, Anja Buchwald, Peter Duxson, Elena Kavalerova, Pavel V. Krivenko, Caijun Shi, Jannie S.J. van Deventer, J.A.L.M. (Hans) Wiercx
  • 12. Other potential applications for alkali-activated materials, by Susan A. Bernal, Pavel V. Krivenko, John L. Provis, Francisca Puertas, William D.A. Rickard, Caijun Shi, Arie van Riessen
  • 13. Conclusions and the future of alkali activation technology, by? David G. Brice, Lesley S
  • C. Ko, John L. Provis, Jannie S.J. van Deventer.
This is a State of the Art Report resulting from the work of RILEM Technical Committee 224-AAM in the period 2007-2013. The Report summarises research to date in the area of alkali-activated binders and concretes, with a particular focus on the following areas: binder design and characterisation, durability testing, commercialisation, standardisation, and providing a historical context for this rapidly-growing research field.
Book
1 online resource.
  • Ingenieurleistungen als Erfolgsfaktor Bei Großprojekten Des Tunnelbaus / Georg M Vavrovsky
  • Empfehlungen zur Ermittlung der Nutzungsdauer, der Einwirkungen und zur Bemessung von Tunnelbauten / Konrad Bergmeister, Erich Saurer, Thomas Marcher, Sebastian Höser
  • Geologisch-Geotechnischer Planungsprozess von Tunnelbauten mit Schwerpunkt Tiefliegender Tunnel / Ulrich Burger, Ansgar Kirsch, Thomas Marcher, Chris Reinhold
  • Auswahl der Tunnelvortriebsmethode-Dynamisches Entscheidungsmodell / Matthias Flora, Peter Teuscher
  • Der Zyklische Vortrieb von der Planung bis zur Ausführung : ein Zusammenfassender Überblick / Robert Galler
  • Tunnelbau im Schildvortrieb : Verfahrenstechniken und Planungsgrundlagen / Markus Thewes
  • Numerische Simulation im Tunnelbau / Günther Meschke
  • Fertigteile im Tunnelbau / Oliver Fischer, Tobias Nevrly, Gereon Behnen
  • Spritzbeton im Tunnelbau / Wolfgang Kusterle, Johannes Jäger, Max John, Christian Neumann, Rudolf Röck
  • Spezielle Anforderungen an Beton im Tunnelbau / Rolf Breitenbücher
  • Tunnelausbruch : Wertvoller Mineralischer Rohstoff / Robert Galler, Klaus Voit
  • Nachhaltigkeit im Tunnelbau / Stephan Engelhardt, Manfred Keuser, Jürgen Schwarz
  • Kooperative Zusammenarbeit im Tunnelbau / Walter Purrer
  • Abdichtungen bei Unterirdischen Bauwerken / Alfred Haack, Dominik Kessler
  • Schall- und Erschütterungsschutz beim Schienenverkehr / Friedrich Krüger
  • Beton / Harald S Müller, Udo Wiens
  • Gründungen im Hoch- und Ingenieurbau / Rolf Katzenbach, Steffen Leppla
  • Baugruben / Achim Hettler, Theodoros Triantafyllidis
  • Stichwortverzeichnis.
  • Ingenieurleistungen als Erfolgsfaktor Bei Großprojekten Des Tunnelbaus / Georg M Vavrovsky
  • Empfehlungen zur Ermittlung der Nutzungsdauer, der Einwirkungen und zur Bemessung von Tunnelbauten / Konrad Bergmeister, Erich Saurer, Thomas Marcher, Sebastian Höser
  • Geologisch-Geotechnischer Planungsprozess von Tunnelbauten mit Schwerpunkt Tiefliegender Tunnel / Ulrich Burger, Ansgar Kirsch, Thomas Marcher, Chris Reinhold
  • Auswahl der Tunnelvortriebsmethode-Dynamisches Entscheidungsmodell / Matthias Flora, Peter Teuscher
  • Der Zyklische Vortrieb von der Planung bis zur Ausführung : ein Zusammenfassender Überblick / Robert Galler
  • Tunnelbau im Schildvortrieb : Verfahrenstechniken und Planungsgrundlagen / Markus Thewes
  • Numerische Simulation im Tunnelbau / Günther Meschke
  • Fertigteile im Tunnelbau / Oliver Fischer, Tobias Nevrly, Gereon Behnen
  • Spritzbeton im Tunnelbau / Wolfgang Kusterle, Johannes Jäger, Max John, Christian Neumann, Rudolf Röck
  • Spezielle Anforderungen an Beton im Tunnelbau / Rolf Breitenbücher
  • Tunnelausbruch : Wertvoller Mineralischer Rohstoff / Robert Galler, Klaus Voit
  • Nachhaltigkeit im Tunnelbau / Stephan Engelhardt, Manfred Keuser, Jürgen Schwarz
  • Kooperative Zusammenarbeit im Tunnelbau / Walter Purrer
  • Abdichtungen bei Unterirdischen Bauwerken / Alfred Haack, Dominik Kessler
  • Schall- und Erschütterungsschutz beim Schienenverkehr / Friedrich Krüger
  • Beton / Harald S Müller, Udo Wiens
  • Gründungen im Hoch- und Ingenieurbau / Rolf Katzenbach, Steffen Leppla
  • Baugruben / Achim Hettler, Theodoros Triantafyllidis
  • Stichwortverzeichnis.
Book
1 online resource.
  • Einführung / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Berechnungsgrundlagen für Brückenbauwerke / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Gestaltung der Brückenbauwerke / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Planungsgrundlagen der Verkehrslastträger / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Lehrgerüste / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Überbauten der Brückenbauwerke / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Widerlager von Brückenbauwerken / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Stützen und Pfeiler / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Brückenlager / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Fahrbahnübergänge und Brückengeländer / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Brückenentwässerung / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Ausklang
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Stichwortverzeichnis
  • Nachweis der Verwendeten Bilder.
  • Einführung / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Berechnungsgrundlagen für Brückenbauwerke / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Gestaltung der Brückenbauwerke / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Planungsgrundlagen der Verkehrslastträger / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Lehrgerüste / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Überbauten der Brückenbauwerke / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Widerlager von Brückenbauwerken / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Stützen und Pfeiler / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Brückenlager / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Fahrbahnübergänge und Brückengeländer / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Brückenentwässerung / Ralph Holst, Karl Heinz Holst
  • Ausklang
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Stichwortverzeichnis
  • Nachweis der Verwendeten Bilder.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Corrosion in reinforced concrete structures / Paul M. Chess
  • 2. Corrosion in masonry structures / David Farrell
  • 3. Site appraisal to enable efficient cathodic protection design / John Broomfield
  • 4. Cathodic protection mechanism and a review of criteria / Kevin Davies and John Broomfield
  • 5. History and principles of cathodic protection for reinforced concrete / Paul M. Chess and John Broomfield
  • 6. Immersed cathodic protection design / Arnaud Meillier
  • 7. Design of a cathodic protection system for exposed reinforced concrete structures / Paul M. Chess
  • 8. Design of a cathodic protection system for masonry / John Broomfield
  • 9. Design of cathodic protection systems for new reinforced concrete structures / Richard Palmer
  • 10. Power supplies / Paul M. Chess and Frits Gronvold
  • 11. Monitoring cathodic protection in concrete and masonry structures / John Broomf ield
  • 12. Case studies of cathodic protection installations / Hernńi Esteves, Rene Brueckner, Chris Atkins, Tony Gerrard, and Ulrich Hammer
  • 13. Economic aspects / Paul Lambert.
  • 1. Corrosion in reinforced concrete structures / Paul M. Chess
  • 2. Corrosion in masonry structures / David Farrell
  • 3. Site appraisal to enable efficient cathodic protection design / John Broomfield
  • 4. Cathodic protection mechanism and a review of criteria / Kevin Davies and John Broomfield
  • 5. History and principles of cathodic protection for reinforced concrete / Paul M. Chess and John Broomfield
  • 6. Immersed cathodic protection design / Arnaud Meillier
  • 7. Design of a cathodic protection system for exposed reinforced concrete structures / Paul M. Chess
  • 8. Design of a cathodic protection system for masonry / John Broomfield
  • 9. Design of cathodic protection systems for new reinforced concrete structures / Richard Palmer
  • 10. Power supplies / Paul M. Chess and Frits Gronvold
  • 11. Monitoring cathodic protection in concrete and masonry structures / John Broomf ield
  • 12. Case studies of cathodic protection installations / Hernńi Esteves, Rene Brueckner, Chris Atkins, Tony Gerrard, and Ulrich Hammer
  • 13. Economic aspects / Paul Lambert.
Book
1 online resource (xii, 700 pages) : illustrations
  • Cement Kinds and Principles of their Classification
  • Portland Cement Clinker
  • Hydration of Clinker Phases
  • Cement Hydration
  • The Properties of Cement Paste
  • Concrete Properties
  • Mineral Additions for Cement Production
  • Hydration of Cements with Mineral Additions
  • Special Cements
  • New Concretes.
This monograph describes cement clinker formation. It covers multicomponent systems, clinker phase structures and their reactions with water, hydrate composition and structure, as well as their physical properties. The mineral additions to cement are described as are their influence on cement-paste properties. Special cements are also discussed. The microstructure of concrete is then presented, and special emphasis is given to the role of the interfacial transition zone, and the corrosion processes in the light of cement-phase composition, mineral additions and w/c ratio. The admixtures' role in modern concrete technology is described with an emphasis on superplasticizer chemistry and its cement-paste rheological modification mechanism. Cement with atypical properties, such as calcium aluminate, white, low energy and expansive cements are characterized. The last part of the book is devoted to special types of concrete such as self compacting and to reactive powders.
  • Cement Kinds and Principles of their Classification
  • Portland Cement Clinker
  • Hydration of Clinker Phases
  • Cement Hydration
  • The Properties of Cement Paste
  • Concrete Properties
  • Mineral Additions for Cement Production
  • Hydration of Cements with Mineral Additions
  • Special Cements
  • New Concretes.
This monograph describes cement clinker formation. It covers multicomponent systems, clinker phase structures and their reactions with water, hydrate composition and structure, as well as their physical properties. The mineral additions to cement are described as are their influence on cement-paste properties. Special cements are also discussed. The microstructure of concrete is then presented, and special emphasis is given to the role of the interfacial transition zone, and the corrosion processes in the light of cement-phase composition, mineral additions and w/c ratio. The admixtures' role in modern concrete technology is described with an emphasis on superplasticizer chemistry and its cement-paste rheological modification mechanism. Cement with atypical properties, such as calcium aluminate, white, low energy and expansive cements are characterized. The last part of the book is devoted to special types of concrete such as self compacting and to reactive powders.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Plenary lectures
  • Constitutive and multiscale modelling of concrete
  • Advanced modelling strategies and paradigms
  • Time dependent and multiphysics problems
  • Performance of concrete structures.
  • Plenary lectures
  • Constitutive and multiscale modelling of concrete
  • Advanced modelling strategies and paradigms
  • Time dependent and multiphysics problems
  • Performance of concrete structures.
Book
1 online resource.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Effective total quality management system
  • 3. Concrete materials and tests
  • 4. Concrete mix design
  • 5. Construction quality control
  • 6. Nondestructive testing for concrete
  • 7. Steel structure quality control
  • 8. Nondestructive testing for steel structures.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Effective total quality management system
  • 3. Concrete materials and tests
  • 4. Concrete mix design
  • 5. Construction quality control
  • 6. Nondestructive testing for concrete
  • 7. Steel structure quality control
  • 8. Nondestructive testing for steel structures.
Book
xxii, 412 p. : ill.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Environmental issues
  • 3. Emissions and absorptions
  • 4. Recycling
  • 5. The environmental challenges : other items
  • 6. New possibilities and challenges
  • 7. The future.
"Concrete is the second most common commodity in the world, after water, and by far the most common building material. The industry has a great deal of responsibility for sustainable development. This book demonstrates the importance of sustainable thinking, examines the range of challenges facing the concrete engineer, and outlines how they can be addressed. It balances account resource availability, technical viability, economical feasibility, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. It presents a holistic view of the environmental challenges and conveys the complexity of the topic, while giving examples of good practice in various aspects from around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
"In view of the development of world concrete and construction, we see an evolution of the focus in the direction of: Safety Durability Serviceability/Functionality Sustainability It is important in this context to learn at least two things: - All the focuses in the evolution process are closely linked to each other and function upon need instead of occurring and existing independently or replacing one by another. - The latest developed focus - Sustainability is not only evolved from the previous focuses but works as a function of them as well. We therefore believe that sustainability is not only an environmental performance, it is indeed a holistic thinking/approach that can be considered as the function of safety, durability, functionality and economical feasibility, environmental compatibility and social responsibility. The level/magnitude of each focus to sustainability varies depending on the specific requirement of the target and local boundary conditions"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Environmental issues
  • 3. Emissions and absorptions
  • 4. Recycling
  • 5. The environmental challenges : other items
  • 6. New possibilities and challenges
  • 7. The future.
"Concrete is the second most common commodity in the world, after water, and by far the most common building material. The industry has a great deal of responsibility for sustainable development. This book demonstrates the importance of sustainable thinking, examines the range of challenges facing the concrete engineer, and outlines how they can be addressed. It balances account resource availability, technical viability, economical feasibility, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. It presents a holistic view of the environmental challenges and conveys the complexity of the topic, while giving examples of good practice in various aspects from around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
"In view of the development of world concrete and construction, we see an evolution of the focus in the direction of: Safety Durability Serviceability/Functionality Sustainability It is important in this context to learn at least two things: - All the focuses in the evolution process are closely linked to each other and function upon need instead of occurring and existing independently or replacing one by another. - The latest developed focus - Sustainability is not only evolved from the previous focuses but works as a function of them as well. We therefore believe that sustainability is not only an environmental performance, it is indeed a holistic thinking/approach that can be considered as the function of safety, durability, functionality and economical feasibility, environmental compatibility and social responsibility. The level/magnitude of each focus to sustainability varies depending on the specific requirement of the target and local boundary conditions"-- Provided by publisher.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. An overview of structural dynamics
  • 3. Design principles, seismic actions, performance requirements, compliance criteria
  • 4. Configuration of earthquake-resistant R/C structural systems : structural behaviour
  • 5. Analysis of the structural system
  • 6. Capacity design : design action effects : safety verifications
  • 7. Reinforced concrete materials under seismic actions
  • 8. Seismic-resistant R/C frames
  • 9. Seismic-resistant R/C walls and diaphragms
  • 10. Seismic design of foundations
  • 11. Seismic pathology
  • 12. Emergency post-earthquake damage inspection, assessment and human life protection measures
  • 13. Seismic assessment and retrofitting of R/C buildings
  • 14. Detailed seismic assessment and rehabilitation of R/C buildings
  • 15. Technology of repair and strengthening
  • 16. Seismic risk management.
"This practical book presents current approaches to seismic analysis and design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures. It covers the earthquake resistant design of new buildings, and the assessment, repair and retrofit-strengthening of existing buildings. It also covers the post-earthquake damage assessment and evaluation of existing buildings and outlines the seismic risk mitigation procedures for urban regions. The book is for practicing engineers and graduate students"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. An overview of structural dynamics
  • 3. Design principles, seismic actions, performance requirements, compliance criteria
  • 4. Configuration of earthquake-resistant R/C structural systems : structural behaviour
  • 5. Analysis of the structural system
  • 6. Capacity design : design action effects : safety verifications
  • 7. Reinforced concrete materials under seismic actions
  • 8. Seismic-resistant R/C frames
  • 9. Seismic-resistant R/C walls and diaphragms
  • 10. Seismic design of foundations
  • 11. Seismic pathology
  • 12. Emergency post-earthquake damage inspection, assessment and human life protection measures
  • 13. Seismic assessment and retrofitting of R/C buildings
  • 14. Detailed seismic assessment and rehabilitation of R/C buildings
  • 15. Technology of repair and strengthening
  • 16. Seismic risk management.
"This practical book presents current approaches to seismic analysis and design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures. It covers the earthquake resistant design of new buildings, and the assessment, repair and retrofit-strengthening of existing buildings. It also covers the post-earthquake damage assessment and evaluation of existing buildings and outlines the seismic risk mitigation procedures for urban regions. The book is for practicing engineers and graduate students"-- Provided by publisher.

15. Concrete durability [2014]

Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Physical mechanisms of concrete degradation
  • 3. Chemical mechanisms of concrete degradation
  • 4. Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete
  • 5. Specification and design of durable concrete
  • 6. Construction of durable concrete structures
  • 7. Serviceability, repair and maintenance of concrete structures.
"As more importance is being placed on the whole-life performance of structures, demand is growing for long service lives with minimal maintenance requirements. Indeed it is increasingly common for infrastructure to be kept in operation beyond its originally intended service life. And over the past decade the introduction across Europe of new standards has drawn more attention to the issue of durability of concrete structures. Thus, the durability of construction materials is of more concern to civil engineers than ever before.Concrete is highly durable and also provides protection to steel reinforcement. However, concrete structures are frequently required to function in a wide range of multi-aggressive environments for long periods of service. And measures to optimize their durability performance often conflict with structural and aesthetic design requirements.This book examines each of the major physical and chemical mechanisms which threaten the durability of concrete and addresses the options available for achieving appropriate durability, with emphasis on the approaches addressed by standards. It also covers procedures for durability assessment and testing of structures, and repair and rehabilitation methods. It is has been written with an audience of graduate students and young professionals in mind"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Physical mechanisms of concrete degradation
  • 3. Chemical mechanisms of concrete degradation
  • 4. Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete
  • 5. Specification and design of durable concrete
  • 6. Construction of durable concrete structures
  • 7. Serviceability, repair and maintenance of concrete structures.
"As more importance is being placed on the whole-life performance of structures, demand is growing for long service lives with minimal maintenance requirements. Indeed it is increasingly common for infrastructure to be kept in operation beyond its originally intended service life. And over the past decade the introduction across Europe of new standards has drawn more attention to the issue of durability of concrete structures. Thus, the durability of construction materials is of more concern to civil engineers than ever before.Concrete is highly durable and also provides protection to steel reinforcement. However, concrete structures are frequently required to function in a wide range of multi-aggressive environments for long periods of service. And measures to optimize their durability performance often conflict with structural and aesthetic design requirements.This book examines each of the major physical and chemical mechanisms which threaten the durability of concrete and addresses the options available for achieving appropriate durability, with emphasis on the approaches addressed by standards. It also covers procedures for durability assessment and testing of structures, and repair and rehabilitation methods. It is has been written with an audience of graduate students and young professionals in mind"-- Provided by publisher.
Book
1 online resource (xxiii, 675 p.) : ill.
  • Part I. Microstructure and properties of hardened concrete
  • Part II. Concrete materials, mix proportioning, and early-age properties
  • Part III. Advances in concrete technology.
  • Introduction
  • Microstructure of concrete
  • Strength
  • Dimensional stability
  • Durability
  • Hydraulic cements
  • Aggregates
  • Admixtures
  • Proportioning concrete mixtures
  • Concrete at early age
  • Nondestructive methods
  • Special types of concrete
  • Concrete mechanics
  • Concrete in the era of global warming and sustainability.
  • Part I. Microstructure and properties of hardened concrete
  • Part II. Concrete materials, mix proportioning, and early-age properties
  • Part III. Advances in concrete technology.
  • Introduction
  • Microstructure of concrete
  • Strength
  • Dimensional stability
  • Durability
  • Hydraulic cements
  • Aggregates
  • Admixtures
  • Proportioning concrete mixtures
  • Concrete at early age
  • Nondestructive methods
  • Special types of concrete
  • Concrete mechanics
  • Concrete in the era of global warming and sustainability.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Advice to specifiers
  • 2. Cementitious materials
  • 3. Aggregates for concrete
  • 4. Chemical admixtures
  • 5. Properties of concrete
  • 6. Specification
  • 7. Testing
  • 8. Mix design
  • 9. Statistical analysis
  • 10. Quality control
  • 11. Unchanging concepts
  • 12. Troubleshooting
  • 13. Concrete future.
"The transformation in concrete technology predicted in the 3rd edition of Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification has arrived, making obsolete many currently published codes and official guidance. In response to these changes, Ken Day, James Aldred, and Barry Hudson present the thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition of this classic resource. Dr James Aldred represents the research, consulting, and specifying side. He is a Technical Director at AECOM, one of the world's largest engineering firms. Barry Hudson represents the production side. Barry is Director of Competency Center Materials at Heidleberg Cement in charge of concrete design and control for several major ready mix organisations in several countries.There has been a tendency to over-regulate concrete mixes which stifles innovation and effective quality control, often reducing performance. The book discusses the troubling trend towards adding performance requirements to existing prescriptive specifications. Many specifications now require additional criteria added in an attempt to improve durability or other properties. The book addresses head-on the matter of prescription vs performance specification and especially the specification of non-strength related performance such as durability. It also discusses the issues associated with sustainability and the impact of new concrete materials such as ready mixed geopolymer, magnesium oxide and calcium carbonate. If you need to know about producing, designing, controlling or specifying concrete, this is the book for you -- or you could wait a year or two for these concepts to be incorporated in official codes. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Advice to specifiers
  • 2. Cementitious materials
  • 3. Aggregates for concrete
  • 4. Chemical admixtures
  • 5. Properties of concrete
  • 6. Specification
  • 7. Testing
  • 8. Mix design
  • 9. Statistical analysis
  • 10. Quality control
  • 11. Unchanging concepts
  • 12. Troubleshooting
  • 13. Concrete future.
"The transformation in concrete technology predicted in the 3rd edition of Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification has arrived, making obsolete many currently published codes and official guidance. In response to these changes, Ken Day, James Aldred, and Barry Hudson present the thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition of this classic resource. Dr James Aldred represents the research, consulting, and specifying side. He is a Technical Director at AECOM, one of the world's largest engineering firms. Barry Hudson represents the production side. Barry is Director of Competency Center Materials at Heidleberg Cement in charge of concrete design and control for several major ready mix organisations in several countries.There has been a tendency to over-regulate concrete mixes which stifles innovation and effective quality control, often reducing performance. The book discusses the troubling trend towards adding performance requirements to existing prescriptive specifications. Many specifications now require additional criteria added in an attempt to improve durability or other properties. The book addresses head-on the matter of prescription vs performance specification and especially the specification of non-strength related performance such as durability. It also discusses the issues associated with sustainability and the impact of new concrete materials such as ready mixed geopolymer, magnesium oxide and calcium carbonate. If you need to know about producing, designing, controlling or specifying concrete, this is the book for you -- or you could wait a year or two for these concepts to be incorporated in official codes. "-- Provided by publisher.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Types of concrete pavements
  • 3. Sustainability of concrete pavements
  • 4. Performance
  • 5. Subgrades, subbases, and drainage
  • 6. Selection of concrete materials
  • 7. Mixture design and proportioning
  • 8. Design fundamentals
  • 9. Highway pavement design
  • 10. Mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide
  • 11. Light-duty pavement design
  • 12. Pervious concrete pavements
  • 13. Airport pavement design
  • 14. Industrial pavement design
  • 15. Roller-compacted concrete pavements
  • 16. Transitions and CRCP reinforcement
  • 17. Subgrade and subbase construction
  • 18. Paving
  • 19. Finishing, texturing, curing, and joint sawing and sealing
  • 20. Concrete pavement maintenance
  • 21. Rehabilitation
  • 22. Overlays and inlays.
"This book addresses the design, construction, and performance of concrete pavements. It sets out best practices for the construction of economical, long life concrete pavement by engineers in the public and private sectors. It also outlines first alternatives for concrete pavement solutions, and identifies their performance and behavior parameters. The text addresses materials selection and mix design; as well as pavement construction. It emphasizes the coherence of these three elements: materials, design, and construction, and covers highways, airport, industrial, and light duty pavements"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Types of concrete pavements
  • 3. Sustainability of concrete pavements
  • 4. Performance
  • 5. Subgrades, subbases, and drainage
  • 6. Selection of concrete materials
  • 7. Mixture design and proportioning
  • 8. Design fundamentals
  • 9. Highway pavement design
  • 10. Mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide
  • 11. Light-duty pavement design
  • 12. Pervious concrete pavements
  • 13. Airport pavement design
  • 14. Industrial pavement design
  • 15. Roller-compacted concrete pavements
  • 16. Transitions and CRCP reinforcement
  • 17. Subgrade and subbase construction
  • 18. Paving
  • 19. Finishing, texturing, curing, and joint sawing and sealing
  • 20. Concrete pavement maintenance
  • 21. Rehabilitation
  • 22. Overlays and inlays.
"This book addresses the design, construction, and performance of concrete pavements. It sets out best practices for the construction of economical, long life concrete pavement by engineers in the public and private sectors. It also outlines first alternatives for concrete pavement solutions, and identifies their performance and behavior parameters. The text addresses materials selection and mix design; as well as pavement construction. It emphasizes the coherence of these three elements: materials, design, and construction, and covers highways, airport, industrial, and light duty pavements"-- Provided by publisher.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Deterioration mechanisms
  • 3. How to assess the status of a structure
  • 4. Evaluation of current and future conditions of the structure
  • 5. General procedures and materials for repair
  • 6. Design principles and methods according to EN 1504
  • 7. Execution and quality control
  • 8. Maintenance of concrete structures.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Deterioration mechanisms
  • 3. How to assess the status of a structure
  • 4. Evaluation of current and future conditions of the structure
  • 5. General procedures and materials for repair
  • 6. Design principles and methods according to EN 1504
  • 7. Execution and quality control
  • 8. Maintenance of concrete structures.

20. Curing concrete [2014]

Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Cementitious materials : chemistry and hydration
  • 3. Benefits of curing on concrete performance
  • 4. Curing in practice
  • 5. Measurement and specifications
  • 6. Real-world experience.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Cementitious materials : chemistry and hydration
  • 3. Benefits of curing on concrete performance
  • 4. Curing in practice
  • 5. Measurement and specifications
  • 6. Real-world experience.