Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials

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9780071462891: Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials

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

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Presents the art and science of concrete in a hands-on manner. It predicts cement and concrete to be the premier building material of the 21st Century. It includes diagrams, photographs, and summary tables. It includes chapters on non-destructive methods for concrete, challenges in concrete technology and examples of concrete applications.

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CD-ROM with 1000+ PowerPoint slides, videosbonus material, and more

The Definitive Text on Concrete –- Fully revised and updated

This comprehensive resource presents the properties, behavior, and technology of concrete in a straightforward and hands-on manner. The Third Edition of Concrete: Microstructure, Properties, and Materials offers a three-part approach, beginning with a section on the microstructure and properties of hardened concrete, followed by a several chapters on concrete-making materials and concrete processing, and concluding with the latest advances in concrete technology, mechanics, and nondestructive testing methods. Each chapter opens with a preview of the material to be covered and closes with a self-test to reinforce the topics learned in the chapter. The book is filled with hundreds of diagrams, photographs, and tables.

New Coverage of:

  • Nondestructive testing methods for concrete
  • New developments in concrete durability
  • High-performance concrete, self-consolidating concrete, high-volume fly-ash concrete
  • Future challenges

The CD-ROM contains:

  • Line drawings used in the book
  • 1000+ PowerPoint slides
  • 47 short videos illustrating many topics presented in the book
  • Bonus materials not found in the book

Everything You Need to Know About Concrete, Including:
Introduction to Concrete * Microstructure of Concrete * Strength * Dimensional Stability * Durability * Hydraulic Cements * Aggregates * Admixtures * Proportioning Concrete Mixtures * Concrete Processing and Properties at Early Ages * Nondestructive Test Methods * Recent Advances In Concrete Technology * Special Types of Concrete * Advances in Concrete Mechanics * The Future Challenges in Concrete Technology

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