2nd Edition

Cement-Based Composites Materials, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Second Edition

By Andrzej M. Brandt Copyright 2005
    544 Pages
    by CRC Press

    544 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Cement-Based Composites takes a different approach from most other books in the field by viewing concrete as an advanced composite material, and by considering the properties and behaviour of cement-based materials from this stance. It deals particularly, but not exclusively, with newer forms of cement-based materials. This new edition takes a critical approach to the subject as well as presenting up-to-date knowledge.

    Emphasis is given to non-conventional reinforcement and design methods, problems at the materials' interfaces and to the durability of structures. High strength composites and novel forms of cement-based composites are described in detail. After a basic introduction the book explores the various components of these materials and their properties. It then deals with mechanical properties and considers characteristics under various loading and environmental conditions, and concludes by examining design, optimization and economics with particular emphasis on high-performance concretes. Researchers, graduate students and practising engineers will find this book valuable.

    Composites and Multiphase Materials
    Concrete-Like Composites
    Components of Cement Based Composites
    Reinforcement of Cement-Based Composites
    Structure of Cement Composites
    Strength and Deformability Under Short-Term Static Load
    Cracking in Cement Matrices and Propagation of Cracks
    Fracture and Failure of Material Structures
    Behaviour of Cement Matrix Composites in Various Service Conditions
    Design and Optimization of Cement Based Composites
    High-Strength Concrete and High Performance Concretes
    Application and Development of Cement-Based Composites


    Andrzej M. Brandt is a professor emeritus at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research in Warsaw, Poland, and former Chairman of the Committee for Civil Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is Chairman of ISO/TC98 and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Paisley University UK.