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This book serves as an indispensable guide for engineers, scientists and researchers, exploring the fundamental aspects of corrosion in reinforced concrete. Its originality lies in the coupling between the reinforcement corrosion of reinforced concrete and its mechanical behavior.The authors describe the specific theoretical foundations of the corrosion of steel in concrete and its interactions with the structural aspects, including service cracking and defects in the placement of concrete. The book contains a study of the mechanisms of degradation of the mechanical behavior of reinforcements and the reinforced concrete composite, such as reduction of ductility, bearing capacity, redistribution of efforts by formation of plastic hinges and increase in the beam deflection in service. A diagnostic method based on corrosion-induced crack detection is presented in the book, and then paired with a recalculation method which allows us to predict the different aspects of the residual mechanical behavior. Several end-of-life ELS and ELU criteria are described, and the authors propose an approach to estimate the residual lifetime. Finally, the book presents the cathodic protection that allows the progression of corrosion to be contained within the corroded structures. As well as academics, this book is aimed at civil engineers who are faced with the issue of corrosion in aging structures.
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  • 1. Introduction 2. Materials of Ultra-High Performance Concrete 3. Ultra-High Performance Concrete Slabs 4. Ultra-High Performance Concrete Columns 5. Ultra-High Performance Concrete Filled Columns 6. Conclusions and Future Works.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081024959 20180416
Development of Ultra-High Performance Concrete against Blasts: From Materials to Structures presents a detailed overview of UHPC development and its related applications in an era of rising terrorism around the world. Chapters present case studies on the novel development of the new generation of UHPC with nano additives. Field blast test results on reinforced concrete columns made with UHPC and UHPC filled double-skin tubes columns are also presented and compiled, as is the residual load-carrying capacities of blast-damaged structural members and the exceptional performance of novel UHPC materials that illustrate its potential in protective structural design. As a notable representative, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) has now been widely investigated by government agencies and universities. UHPC inherits many positive aspects of ultra-high strength concrete (UHSC) and is equipped with improved ductility as a result of fiber addition. These features make it an ideal construction material for bridge decks, storage halls, thin-wall shell structures, and other infrastructure because of its protective properties against seismic, impact and blast loads.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081024959 20180416
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Eco-efficient Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Infrastructures provides an updated state-of-the-art review on eco-efficient repair and rehabilitation of concrete infrastructure. The first section focuses on deterioration assessment methods, and includes chapters on stress wave assessment, ground-penetrating radar, monitoring of corrosion, SHM using acoustic emission and optical fiber sensors. Other sections discuss the development and application of several new innovative repair and rehabilitation materials, including geopolymer concrete, sulfoaluminate cement-based concrete, engineered cementitious composites (ECC) based concrete, bacteria-based concrete, concrete with encapsulated polyurethane, and concrete with super absorbent polymer (SAPs), amongst other topics. Final sections focus on crucial design aspects, such as quality control, including lifecycle and cost analysis with several related case studies on repair and rehabilitation. The book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, civil and structural engineers, architects, structural designers and contractors working in the construction industry.
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viii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
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ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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xxviii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction.- Thermal bending of concrete rectangular thin plate with four edges supported.- Thermal bending of concrete rectangular thin plate with free boundary.- Thermal buckling of the concrete rectangular thin plate with free boundary.- Thermal vibration of concrete rectangular liquid storage structures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811044717 20180312
This book discusses the thermal-elastic mechanics problems of concrete rectangular thin plate. Using theoretical derivation combined with numerical examples, it explains in detail the analytical solution of the deflection, bending moment, thermal vibration and thermal buckling of concrete rectangular thin plate. To facilitate application, the book also includes deflection and bending moment calculation tables of concrete rectangular thin plate with four edges supported and with free boundary conditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811044717 20180312
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x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : spectatorship after abstract art
  • Concrete art and invention
  • Time-objects
  • Subjective instability
  • The instituting subject
  • Conclusion.
During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator a greater role than ever before in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, 'Abstraction in Reverse' traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomas Maldonado, Jesus Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous artworks prior to the act of viewing, these artists presented a range of projects that required the spectator in order to be complete. Importantly, as Alberro shows, these artists set aside regionalist art in favor of a modernist approach that transcended the traditions of any nation-state. Along the way, the artists fundamentally altered the concept of the subject and of how art should address its audience, a revolutionary development with parallels in the greater art world.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (viii, 439 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
Contains 37 peer-reviewed papers on the testing and characterization of bound and unbound pavement materials. Topics include: laboratory and field characterization of asphalt binders and mixtures; base/subgrade materials; concrete pavements; undbound layer stabilization methods; and recycled materials and in -place recycling techniques.
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xxxvi, 768 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • 1 Introduction, Chemistry and Mechanisms Alan B. Poole 2 Assessment, Testing and Specification Philip Nixon & Benoit Fournier 3 So-Called Alkali-Carbonate Reaction (ACR) Paddy E. Grattan-Bellew & Tetsuya Katayama 4 Prevention of Alkali-Silica Reaction Michael D.A. Thomas, R. Doug Hooton & Kevin Folliard 5 Diagnosis, Appraisal, Repair and Management Bruno Godart & Mario R de Rooij 6 United Kingdom and Ireland Ian Sims 7 Nordic Europe Jan Lindgard, B Grelk, Borge J Wigum, J Tragardh, Karin Appelqvist, E Holt, M Ferreira & M Leivo 8 Mainland Europe, Turkey and Cyprus Isabel Fernandes, OEzge Andic-Cakir, Colin Giebson & Katrin Seyfarth 9 Russian Federation Vyatcheslav R Falikman & Nikolai K Rozentahl 10 North America (USA and Canada) Michael D.A. Thomas, Kevin J. Folliard & Jason H. Ideker 11 South and Central America Eduardo M. R. Fairbairn 12 Southern and Central Africa Mark Alexander & Geoff Blight 13 Japan, China and South-East Asia Kazuo Yamada & Toyoaki Miyagawa 14 Australia and New Zealand Ahmad Shayan (Australia) & Sue Freitag (New Zealand) 15 Indian Sub-Continent Ajoy K Mullick 16 Middle East & North Africa Ted Kay, Alan B Poole & Ian Sims.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317484424 20171218
  • 1. Chemistry and Mechanisms of AAR 2. Assessment, Testing and Specification 3. Diagnosis and Appraisal of Structures 4. The So-Called Alkali-Carbonate Reaction (ACR) 5. Prevention of Alkali-Silica Reaction 6. Management, Protection, Repair & Rehabilitation 7. Global Variations 8. United Kingdom and Ireland 9. Nordic Europe 10. Europe Mainland and Turkey 11. Russia & Neighbouring Asian Countries 12. North America 13. South & Central America 14. Southern and Central Africa 15. Japan, China & SE Asia 16. Australia and New Zealand 17. Indian Sub-Continent & South Asia 18. Middle East and North Africa.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315708959 20171218
Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review is unique in providing authoritative and up to date expert information on the causes and effects of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) in concrete structures worldwide. In 1992 a first edition entitled The Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete, edited by Professor Narayan Swamy, was published in a first attempt to cover this concrete problem from a global perspective, but the coverage was incomplete. This completely new edition offers a fully updated and more universal coverage of the world situation concerning AAR and includes a wealth of new evidence and research information that has accumulated in the intervening years. Although there are various textbooks offering readers sections that deal with AAR deterioration and damage to concrete, no other single book brings together the views of recognised international experts in the field, and the wealth of scattered research information that is available. It provides a `state of the art' review and deals authoritatively with the mechanisms of AAR, its diagnosis and how to treat concrete affected by AAR. It is illustrated by numerous actual examples from around the world, and comprises specialist contributions provided by senior engineers and scientists from many parts of the world. The book is divided into two distinct but complementary parts. The first five chapters deal with the most recent findings concerning the mechanisms involved in the reaction, methods concerning its diagnosis, testing and evaluation, together with an appraisal of current methods used in its avoidance and in the remediation of affected concrete structures. The second part is divided into eleven chapters covering each region of the world in turn. These chapters have been written by experts with specialist knowledge of AAR in the countries involved and include an authoritative appraisal of the problem and its solution as it affects concrete structures in the region. Such an authoritative compilation of information on AAR has not been attempted previously on this scale and this work is therefore an essential source for practising and research civil engineers, consultant engineers and materials scientists, as well as aggregate and cement producers, designers and concrete suppliers, especially regarding projects outside their own region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317484424 20171218
This book is unique in providing authoritative and up to date expert information on the causes and effects of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR) in concrete structures worldwide. Although there are a number of text books offering readers short sections that deal with this particular type of deterioration and damage to concrete, no single book other than this gathers together the consensus views of recognised international experts in the field, and the wealth of scattered research information that is available. It provides a `state of the art' review and deals authoritatively with the mechanisms of AAR, its diagnosis and the methods of treatment of this problem where it develops in concrete. It provides accurate information on the most recent research results concerning AAR as it affects concrete structures and covers the practical approaches of dealing with the problem. It is illustrated by numerous actual case study examples taken from many parts of the world.The book has been compiled from the expert contributions provided by senior engineers and scientists from many parts of the world. It is divided into two distinct but complementary parts. The first five chapters deal with the most recent findings concerning the mechanisms involved in the reaction, methods concerning its diagnosis, testing and evaluation, together with an appraisal of current methods used in its avoidance and in the remediation of affected concrete structures.The second part of the book is divided into nine chapters covering each region of the world in turn. They have been written by experts with specialist knowledge of AAR in the particular region and give a state of the art and authoritative appraisal of the problem and its solution as it affects concrete structures in every country within each of these regions.The authoritative compilation of information on this topic has not been attempted previously on this scale and is therefore a reference source essential to professional civil engineers, consultant engineers, aggregate producers, designers, cement and concrete producers. It also forms an authoritative source reference book where technical and legal issues of dispute arise anywhere in the world.In 1992 a first edition entitled Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete was published in a first attempt to cover this concrete problem with a global perspective, but the coverage was incomplete. This new completely rewritten edition offers a fully complete and universal coverage of the global situation concerning AAR and includes a wealth of new evidence and research information that has accumulated in the intervening years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315708959 20171218
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112 pages ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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228 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
In our expectations, concrete is always rough and grey. Therefore, how to increase its public acceptance is architects' great consideration. Many architects have tried actively; some mix concrete and other materials in a proper proportion clean concrete surface combined with carefully manufactured wood or metal makes it easier to be acceptable. The perfection and abstraction of concrete are also more influential to those who are familiar to contemporary art trends. Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Concrete examines the proper use of concrete as an architectural and design tool.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910596524 20170327
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (p. 142-170) : digital, PDF file.
The study aims at evaluating the bond durability of a carbon microfiber (CMF)-reinforced alkali-activating calcium aluminate cement (CAC)/fly ash F (FAF) blend cementitious material adhering to carbon steel (CS) under stresses induced by a 350°C heat-25°Cwater cooling cycle. This cementitious material/CS joint sample was originally prepared in an autoclave at 300°C under a pressure of 8.3 MPa. For comparison, two reference geothermal well cements, Class G modified with silica (G) and calciumaluminum phosphate (CaP), were employed as well reinforced with CMF. In the CAC/FAF blending cement systems, the CAC-derived cementitious reaction products preferentially adhered to CS surfaces, rather than that of FAF-related reaction products. CMF played a pivotal role in creating tough interfacial bond structure of cement layer adhering to CS. The bond toughness also was supported by the crystalline cementitious reaction products including sodalite, brownmillerite, and hedenbergite as major phases, and aragonite, boehmite, and garronite as minor ones. The brownmillerite as an interfacial reaction product between cement and CS promoted the chemical bonding of the cement to CS, while the other phases served in providing the attractive bonding of the cement to CS. The post-stress-test joint samples revealed the formation of additional brown-millerite, aragonite, and garronite, in particular brownmillerite as the major one. The combination of chemical bonding and self-advancing adherence behavior of the cement was essential for creating a better interfacial bond structure. A similar interfacial bond structure was observed with CaP. The crystalline phase composition of the autoclaved cement revealed apatite, zeolite, and ferrowyllieite as major reaction products, and aragonite and al-katoite as the minor ones. Ferrowyllieite was identified as cement/CS interfacial reaction product contributing to the chemical bond of cement, while the other phases aided in providing the attractive bond of cement. After a stress test, two phases, ferrowyllieite and aragonite, promoted the self-advancing adherence of cement to CS. However, the effectiveness of these phases in improving adherence performance of cement was less than that of CAC/FAF blend cement, reflecting the fact that the bond durability of CAC/FAF blend cement was far better than that of the CaP. In contrast, the autoclaved silica-modified G cement consisting of xonotlite, and 0.9 nm-to-bermorite and riversideite, with calcite as the crystalline reaction products, had no significant effect on improving the shear bond strength and the bond’s toughness. No interaction product with CS was found in the cement adhering to CS. After a stress test, the calcite phase acted only to promote the self-advancing adherence of cement, but its extent was minimal compared with that of the other cements, thereby resulting in poor bond durability.
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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Engineering Library (Terman)
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1 online resource (vii, 196 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
This collection contains selected papers on forensics and construction engineering presented at the First Congress on Technical Advancement. Topics include: construction material properties and evaluation; modeling construction projects; failure incident site documentation and assessment; and road and bridge failures